Summer Session Ale | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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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

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Reviews:
27
Ratings:
156
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
33.73%
 
 
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Photo of goblue3509
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light brown color with a thin head and some lacing on the glass. The aroma is of a light floral hop and a citrus hop mix. Not too big but nice and inviting. The taste is of light florals again along with a citrus hop bite and a little sweetness. There is not the harsh hop bite you get with some apas. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall its an apa more my style not overly bitter and a little easier to enjoy. Only good things to say about this brewery so far.

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Photo of 8ense1
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised to find this unreviewed so far, as it has generated a following in the region around this brewery. This seasonal light ale is available only through growlers and the occasional draft at one of EVO's circle of pubs and taverns at unpredictable times from June to August.

Rather than a complex sipping brew, this one is straightforwardly drinkable. I find it a very attractive light tan ale, with enough character and hop bite to give it an individual character. Well carbonated but not fizzy, it has a subtle citrus kick, more lemony than the grapefruit of their IPA offerings, and at 4.6 ABV it is decidedly "sessionable" as the name suggests.

It's a craft beer analog to a Michelob Lite -- not a slam, as I used to drink this brand. What I mean is that it does not call attention to itself or insist on being the topic of conversation, but it goes down smoothly and compliments a good meal, ideally a basket of crabs banged and pulled apart on a table covered with brown paper. And, on occasion, one might without threat of desecration even put a little wedge of lemon or lime on the side of a glass offered to a guest.

It's not easy to find but well worth the search.

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Summer Session Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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