Summer Brew
Woodstock Inn Brewery

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German Pilsner
Ranked #675
Ranked #45,851
3.2 | pDev: 13.13%
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
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4.04/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this in a can. On the bottom, the date looks like 06-25-2015 (I assume that was the date it was canned).

I'm confused as this beer is on BA's site as a pilsener, but can says "Summer Brew Ale". Also, the label lists ABV of 3.6%, not 3.8%. I took a photo of the can to upload, but even after resizing the file below 20k, it still fails to upload to the site.

Appearance is light golden color with a slight cloudiness. When poured, the head forms quickly and leaves a nice lace pattern on the class as it retreats.

The aroma is very light, with more hints of yeast than hops.

The taste has a wonderful yeast and bread like flavor that reminds me of fresh baked hard crusted Italian bread.

The finish is very crisp and clean. This is a very drinkable beer, and with the low ABV, it is very easy to grab a second one just as you finish your first one.

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 8/22/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz can with 05/12/14 stamped on the bottom. I assume that was the canning date. Sampled on July 19, 2014.

Slight hazy straw yellow pour with a full, fizzy white head. Bubbly carbonation. Looks like a pilsner.

The aroma has some grainy malts, toasted biscuit, cracker, and mild earthy hop character. But it smells pretty clean.

The body is light.

The taste has a more notable malt character than the aroma suggests but overall it is still mainly toasted grain, biscuit, some herbal quality, and a mild bitterness at the end. Very typical for the style.

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Summer Brew from Woodstock Inn Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 33 ratings