Summer Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
323
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Mehinaman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mallen009
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of fsck
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ineluctablemodality
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BeerisUber
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MacStinson
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jag21
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of woodenbones
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of towlea25
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of sharpski
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sipchue
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a golden yellow amber. Half finger head dissipates to a thin film leaving lacing. Aromatic hops noticeable on opening the bottle; aroma of aromatic hops and citrus, faint malt. Flavor is mild to moderate hops, a light malt body and citrus. Finishes with citrus and a moderate hop kick. Very nicely done. Definitely the nicest pale ale I've had. Bravo

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Photo of ZachT
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of howattp
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great all day drinking Summer beer.

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For such a simple beer, made with only pale malt and amarillo hops, there is a lot going on taste wise. This beer has citrus and grassy flavors and a good balance between hops and malt. Effervescent and perfect for a summer day. This is my go-to summer beer. So good!

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Photo of LSUOrleans
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atowle25
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with really nice head and some good lacing. One of my favorite aspects of this beer is the look. In fact, I'm not sure that I've seen a pale ale that looks this good. Smell is pretty mild. I get some floral notes, but it's fairly muted. Tastes great! Slight floral taste, but also a huge citrus taste that dominates - grapefruit, lemon, orange. Fairly pronounced bitterness, but it's very pleasant. I haven't had many pale ales but this is the best tasting one I've had thus far. Really really good stuff.

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Photo of Rutager
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy golden straw with half a finger of white head.

Smell. Nice bright citrus fruits, some toasty light grains, a bit of orange marmalade and pineapple and slightly floral. Smells goood.

Taste. Toasty light grains and citrus fruits. Light bitterness and just a bit of sweetness. Clean and very tasty.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with below medium carbonation.

Overall. Really nice beer and perfect for the season. The sun is shining and this beer pairs with it fantastically!

Great choice, ArchEnemyBrew! Thank you.

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Photo of Sky2625
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Locol Barley & Vine. Poured to a standard pint glass (this review from notes taken 7/30/11 - lost the notes, then found them...)

A - Poured a deep golden yellow, nearly amber with a foamy 1-finger near-white head. Several carbonation streams helped with already good retention. Heavy lacing.

S - Fresh scent, moderate piney hop well-balanced with an edge of citrus. Hoppier scent than your typical light yellow summer ale.

T - Citrusy/floral hop flavor to start, followed by mild but lingering bitterness balanced with mild malty sweetness, and finishes with a bit of sunny wheat/grain, and a flash of orange. Hoppier flavor than a typical summer ale, and the flash of orange is very nice.

M - Light to medium body, mild bite of carbonation, thirst-quenching and slightly crisp.

D - Very good. Sweet and bitter very well-balanced. It's thirst-quenching and refreshing.

Much better than your average summer beer, given it's flavorful and pleasant character.

Since I enjoy trying beers I've never had before, I tend to bemoan the opportunity cost of drinking something I've already had. But Solstice is one of the beers I feel hardly any compunction about returning to again and again.

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 323 ratings.
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