Summer Ale | The St. George Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
56 Ratings
Summer AleSummer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The St. George Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
stgeorgebrewingco.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Style: English Style Summer Ale

Desc: medium body, straw to light gold color, medium malt character, light to medium biscuit flavor, slight malt sweetness, very light caramel flavor, medium perceived bitterness, med to high hop aroma, medium hop finish, medium carbonation

Added by oelergud on 07-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of jessaay
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmjivi221
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a caramel coloring with a ton of the body, and a fluffy, foamy, dense, off-white head. Aromas of light honey, lemon grass, basil, ginger, subtle citrus highlights, subtle caramel, and a bready backbone. Flavors are light and herbal forward, with a solid dose of tangy caramel in the backbone. Lemon and grapefruit provide citrus sweetness, with spiced overtones of lemongrass, all spice, grains of paradise, and clove. Light bodied and smooth, with a fruity sweet and herbal aftertaste. The finish is light, slightly effervesced, with a subtle herb linger. Decent beer.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much better than its rating. Dry taste and a nice hint of bitterness. Smooth yet decent body. Very nice.

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Bonnfire
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Thomas0790
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of hophugger
3.07/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark dirty gold color with good head. Slight caramel flavor and well balanced. Finishes with just a wee bit of bitter, leaving me wanting a touch more. What makes this s ummer ale?. I don't know. It tastes good in the summer?. Good brew, light and balanced, just don't look to much at the color, a little weird

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mralphabet
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured a murky copper color with a good fingers worth of head that settles to a nice layer with light lacing from start to finish.

S: I'm getting hints of sweet caramel, vanilla and bread.

T: I'm getting the malty sweet caramel right up front with hints of vanilla and a little bread, just like the smell... There is a little (very little) peppery hops showing up at the end, but the finish is pretty clean.

S: Medium bodied, soft and pretty smooth from start to finish.

D: Very tasty brew but oddly not very summer like to me.... More fall like, but in either case it is worth looking for.

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Photo of jereb33
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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Summer Ale from The St. George Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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