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:
335
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
42
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of NickSMpls
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on May 15th, today is July 27th, so we're good and it's still definitely summer around these parts. From the can, a hazy light amber pour an moderate head, good lacing and retention. We like the smell coming up -- citrusy and clean. Taste is right in the PA wheelhouse: light on the tongue with a healthy dose of hops overlaying a malt base. Not a complex beer, but a PA should not be something creating 3,000 character reviews, either. Refreshing and a good seasonal offering.

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Photo of Roadking1979
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sunshine in a can. As sessionable as a beer can get from the brewery that just nails it time after time.

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Photo of drone
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, golden amber. White, foamy head with streak lacing. Aroma is herbal and grassy, with some hints of orange. Flavor is melow, with some citrus & lemongrass coming through in the crisp, clean finish. Yeah, I'll have another.

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Photo of CoryR
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBAINx
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hychenglao
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BorisNorris
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
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 -40.3%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spoony
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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