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Summer Session Ale | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mcallister on 08-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,331
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
161
pDev:
13.99%
Bros Score:
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at The Big Hunt.

Pours a light golden color, good carbonation, active bubbles.

Smells like a pilsner. Pulling out wheat, a brief hit of citrus.

The taste is grainy up front, a slight bitter finish. Very drinkable.

It's smooth, creamy finish. Session able for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored brew in the 14 oz "pint" shaker. Virtually no head. Fairly subdued carbonation. The flavor, however, is fairly robust for a Blonde. Some malt, but not very sweet. More of a watered-down Pale Ale, though not really crisp. Still, it's a drinkable and tangy quaff with a nice splash of hops.

This actually tastes better as it warms up. More tart and less flabby than a lot of Blondes. On tap at RFD in Washington, DC.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Kegatron
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ Kloby's Smokehouse (Laurel, MD) on 8/13/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear paler gold in the glass, with roughly a finger or so of bright-white head. This mostly retains with some foamy edging and thin wisps across the center, leaving back some light spotty lacing that sticks to the sides. The aroma smells grassy and fruity in the nose, with some light complimentary spice notes. Grains have a supportive sweetness to them underneath, while a bit of musty yeast hangs on the edges.

The taste is sweet with grains and even sweeter with fruit character. Hops have a moderately grassy and lightly citric presence to them. The finish has some dryness to it but I’m once again picking up that musty yeastiness here, which lingers on the palate a bit like a Lager would. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied overall, with some crispness to the carbonation on top, that then gives away to more of a creamy smoothness underneath. This generally has a pretty quenching feel that really helps this along.

This was OK. Honestly, the profiles here just came across as a bit boring and the strength of the fruit and malt together just gave the taste a certain amount of thickness that I wouldn’t consider overly sessionable. The body does keep this in the game a bit but I ultimately probably wouldn’t be interested in another glass of this.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of woodychandler
2.15/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

I know that I am supposed to be divesting myself of bottles, not buying new ones, but I needed to round out a mixed six and I had never had it before.

My aggro pour produced two fingers of fizzy, off-white head with limited retention, quickly falling to wisps. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had an interesting lemon-pineapple citrusiness. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin, not quite watery. The taste was oddly bitter, slightly sour, kind of citrus fruity. Finish was sort of tart and bitter, still citrusy, but just not quite right, especially for the style. I would have said that it was old, but I just bought it today. The numbers on the bottle read: "1413076142254" so I may follow up to see if there was a problem with the batch.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Have had this on tap at both the brewery and at Pickled Pig in Rehoboth.

A: Summer sessions is a slightly hazy golden color with a 1.5 finger, white/sudsy head. Moderate retention, but not much lacing.

S: Lightly hopped, some citrus coming through as lemon, light floral aroma, with a heavy hand of bready/doughy malt.

T: Not as hoppy as I was expecting, though they are present as some lemon zest and grass with a heavy dough/bready malt bill on the backend. Slightly bitter finish.

M:Light to medium bodied, carbonation level is high, giving it a bubbly mouthfeel. Fits for the style and the time of year I want to drink it.

O: Light, easy drinking, and enjoyable. Can't ask for much more. Would be a great beer for a BBQ on a hot day, if it were available for such a thing. For now, will have to look for it at local bars or grab it at the brewery when I go.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I honestly think I enjoyed this more than I thought I would because it wasn't a true to style blonde. A bit more grainy and hoppy than a purist, but not bad

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, floral. Taste is lemons, floral hops, some tartness, not really what I expect from this style. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall a refreshing beer, but otherwise mediocre.

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3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: yellow in color with a 1" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: a very mild lemon citrus aroma is all you can detect here.

Taste: very light grainy malt base with some lemon zest, grass, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Very crisp and refreshing throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this is a very easy drinking summer ale with a decent flavor profile. Very refreshing too.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BillRoth
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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Summer Session Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
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