Motor City Summer Brew | Motor City Brewing Works

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Motor City Summer BrewMotor City Summer Brew

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Motor City Brewing Works
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by CharlesDarwin on 11-23-2011

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.68/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AddisonFC
3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of godawgs
3.12/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/11/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops and pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavor; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Wolverine48092
2.39/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of marcb105
3.04/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
2.94/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy orangey amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Very faint aromas of wheat and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and noted of caramel malts along with subtle hints of citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but nothing stands out as being overly interesting in the taste and the smell is almost non-existent.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of HardyA
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of 98green
1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
2.46/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a burnt orange hazy cloudy , slight lacing. every bottle tells you it has sediment. So it has floaters, looks like cloudy beer, kinda funky.

Smell- Can smell the alcohol for sure, Malt and citrus like the bottle descripts, but boozy smell over powers that for me

Taste- I dont like it, maybe you will. Not typical wheat flavor,,,,again earthy, Much like the other beer i had from this Brewery . Alcohol warming too. and that soapy taste again too? refreshing bland taste. Acidic slightly, metallic also , poured from bottle into a snifter could swear im drinking form a can? The taste is not bad I would prefer to drink something with flavor. Malt becomes more pronounced after warm up.

Mouth fell- Soapy? What with this place and this flavor? Maybe it is the type of yeast they use, I don't know but I dislike it. Loaded with small tight carbonation bubbles that gives it the refreshing feel. A cloying after taste that is less than desirable . Not overpowering but meh?!?!

Overall will not seek out or buy anything form this brewery until i can confirm that soapy taste is completely gone. For a Summer Beer this has no qualities to lead me to believe that it is. I am expecting citrus or lemon or orange as the label would lead you to believe. Like a refreshing wheat style shandy or something along that line , Not just something more than bland flavor with a kicked up abv.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of adamant1912
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of SerialTicker
2.92/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent beer. Drinkable... nothing spectacular.

I got this at the MCBW on tap as part of their sampler and I didn't think it was too bad. Not too strong on flavor, but pretty high on the ABV... was served with a slice of orange as well. No head, and minimal carbonation.

It's an A-OK made in Detroit beer.

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Photo of Czar_chasm
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of salinasa
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz Bottle - Dec 20, 2007. Aroma glows of light styrofoam and tangerine spritz. Weird. Lightly off. Comes out as a clouded pale orange with white soapy rim. Flavor is a thin, minimal cardboard, mineral and light, faint infection. Bland and terrible. Nothing really there and what is, isn’t working. Finishes on palpable wax. Thanks anyway Sean!

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Motor City Summer Brew from Motor City Brewing Works
Beer rating: 2.74 out of 5 with 19 ratings