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Summer Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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344 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#3,875
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
344
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
44
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benbjb
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mhawg
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Kerfluffel
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SFdragon
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ctrevino
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of MJSJr
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SerialTicker
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap during happy hour at Safeco Field for $6.

Others say grassy, I say adjuncty. While I doubt adjuncts are used in this beer, the grass (more like hay) flavor comes off a little bit as a skunky adjunct beer. It's still pretty good, but I guess it's also faulted because I was double fisting it with a Workhorse IPA, which was just a much better beer. A decent summer beer, but this seems vastly overrated by BA. Maybe I was poured the wrong beer, but I'm pretty confident I wasn't.

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Photo of herman77
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a stange type glass. No date on the can. Beer pours a pale golden color, clear, with a moderate white head. Carbonation like soda. Faint but pleasant floral hop aroma. Taste is similar: delivers a solid dose of IBUs, floral (all Amarillo per the can). Result is fairly citrusy, too. Light on malt and mouthfeel, but moderate-high carbonation lends to a refreshing, easy on a warm night, beer. Nothing complex here, just a high quality execution of a simple style.

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Photo of bkyun224
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can brought back to Orange County via Seattle, on to the beer:

A soapy half-inch of head sits above this yellow dominated beer with a tint of orange. Good things come to whose who smell, and here, it smells like a fruit salad. Little waves of melon, cantaloupe, other fruity notes, and an accent of grass nearly leaves me to forget that there is still a liquid to drink. I was confused what I was drinking, a kölsch or a pale ale? The beer is dry with a touch of melon. It takes on a flowery and grassy flavor. Okay, I'm calling this half kölsch/half pale ale. The beer is light, however it doesn't offer any crispness. Sure, I was confused what I was drinking, but it sure does help in battle against the nearly 100 F afternoon.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good friend picked up a single 22-ounce bottle to try while he was out visiting family in Washington state earlier this month. Pours a hazy golden-yellow in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head. Aroma is of pine with grapefruit (though there is none in this brew). Taste follows the nose with the light hint of tangerine (which wasn't in the aroma along with floral hops with a hint of pine also. Bitter finish as would be expected. Medium-bodied with dent carbonation. Overall it was OK.

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Photo of ntalexan
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best Summer Ale I've had in a while. Does all the things you can ask for in a seasonal offering. Matches the season with refreshment and taste.

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Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer was a "throw-in" on my huge order with the good people at Malt and Vine. No doubt they were trying to clear out summer beers, but that would not stop me from enjoying it. The beer poured golden yellow color with a generous white head. It showed a certain degree of lacing in the glass with noted retention. In the aroma, one gets hoppy grapefruit notes. Obviously, this is a summer ale because of the fruity hop notes. Rather than a sweet fruity hoppiness, this one targets more tart citrus fruits in the hops. In the initial taste, one gets mild lemon, tart grapefruit, and a noted grassiness. This was a very bubbly beer, so the taste gets brushed away too quickly. The fruit notes fade quickly in the aftertaste, morphing into a grassy aftertaste. Overall an above average APA, though it did not exactly knock my socks off.

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 344 ratings
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