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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,857
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
344
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of dsshuck
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BorisNorris
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light gold in color with mild haze. Persistent, white head. Aroma is soft oranges and tangerines with just a little green bell pepper behind it all. More soft citrus and green peppers to the taste, and clean malt to back it up. Zesty bitterness on the end. Body is light and mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and dry. Overall, pleasantly balanced day-drinker that signals the start of warmer weather. Keep 'em comin'.

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Photo of pants678
2.41/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow, retaining head.

Slightly floral, nothing else.

Touch of citrus, hay or dough and spice but nothing identifiable. Same goes for the hops. Tame.

Very dry, too clean.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spoony
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz can (packaged May 31, 2016) to a nonic glass. Reviewed from notes dated July 11, 2016.

A-The beer pours with a tall, sticky, white head. Retention is OK and the beer leaves some chunks of lace on the glass. It is strangely murky and orange in color. I would prefer more clarity here.

S-Fortunately, the beer smells better than it looks. A nice hoppy orange, citrusy bite with a touch of lime is what I first smell. The beer suggests lemon grass with a little bit of doughy pale malt to balance the hops. Snappy and light, like you would expect for a summer beer.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. I taste lemongrass, orange, and white bread crust. It is snappy and sharp instead of bitter or heavy.

M-The body is light, crisp, and very drinkable.

O-This is another enjoyable Fremont beer. It beer lives up to the advertising as a great "summer ale." It is light, refreshing, and drinks easily without overloading your palate or your gut. It isn't simple, however, and you won't fee like you have wasted your calories or your time having a few of these.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of denver10
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilley4
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bombventure
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dshansen1184
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ballardbeer
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 MFMB
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprised by this beer a bit. Poured a murky dull yellow to orange. The nose is of citrus and a bouquet flowers. Taste is very crisp citrus (tangerine and grapefruit) light Mellon and fresh cut flowers. Crisp and dry mouthfeel. Good beer.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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