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

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Added by barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
340
Reviews:
68
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
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28
Gots:
43
For Trade:
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Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grunt fill from Winco. Perfect beer to relax with after a day of yard work. Mildly hazy, medium gold body with frothy airy head which dissipates quickly. Up front grainy aroma, grain also features in the taste, not hoppy at all. Mild for an APA, ID land this one in the center of a triangle between APA, lager and pils.

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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 redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
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 flagmantho
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: crystal clear orangey yellow hue with a finger of pillowy white foam. Quite nice.

Smell: super bright Amarillo hop aroma with a great fruitiness. Citrus flavor reminds me of tangerines; just a great aroma.

Taste: bright citrusy hops on a crisp malt backbone. There is a nice bitterness here but it's not over the top. A very refreshing brew.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. More crisp than creamy, but that works just fine in this brew.

Overall: I really rather like this beer. It has got a fantastic aroma and is very refreshing -- a solid summer beer.

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

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

Photo of enelson
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Erik-P
3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at Alibi Room in Seattle.

Pours a light, pale yellow hue with a good head of creamy white. Solid, slightly sudsy lace. Very light bodied. Not bad.

"Not bad" is as bad as it gets, however. Everything is up from here, and quite dramatically. Nose is burstingly bright with zesty lemon and curacao zing, giving a sharpness but also a sweet, heady fragrance. Slight pepper comes through as well, adding another layer of bite. Delicious.

Taste is very light but very clean. Crisp neutral malt, layered with pleasant hop flavours. Lemon comes through again, along with a bright, clean herbal note. Minimal bitterness, but everything is balanced nicely anyway.

This has to be one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had. Such a good summer beer: I feel as though Australia, with our significant more summery summers, would really benefit from seeing this. It's just so clean, so refreshing and so drinkable. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of PEIhop
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at AThenia in Pike Place Market

A: Poured a nice deeper straw yellow color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Floral hops and some grain

T: Wow. I can see why this is a summer beer. Nice amount of floral hops takes me by surprise. I detected a bit bread and some light grains

M: Nice, crisp, light easy to drink and delicous

D: Yup, I enjoyed this..to fast

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Photo of WDJersey
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for sending this beer in a trade. Thanks Hollis!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale to golden bodied beer with massive white head. Thick lacing and a head with some decent staying power for the style.

Smell: biscuit malt and mellow hops. Tropical fruits and citrus.

Taste: This brew is so well balanced between the malt and hop profiles. Biscuity malts. Hops tasste of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and pine.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is super drinkable honestly it might be the most drinkable APA that I have ever drank. It clean and crisp also while being soft and delicate.

Overall: I really love this beer! Fremont seriously hit a home run. Talk about an under the radar beer.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Axnjxn
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bomber

6/18/13 bottling date into a new holland pint glass

pours a crisp bright yellow color with a big, lasting white head. quite the attractive summer pour.

smell is..actually good and hoppy with a hint of orange. very unexpected and pleasant.

the taste starts out with a good bit of hops followed by an intense malty, orangy backbone. very flavorful and refreshing. easy drinker with a body on the lighter side of medium and with medium carbonation. goes down extremely smooth.

overall im very impressed by this one. wasn't expecting much honestly after first seeing it, but boy was i wrong. this is a superb summer beer that i could drink all day!

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of maximum12
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bfg75 & pwnzilla for sending me bombers as extras a week or so apart. Since it's supposed to be 49 degrees tonight, I guess it's time to finish off the summer beers, eh? 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pops open & there's a yeast ring around the neck - odd, it's been upright for at least two weeks, must be sticky stuff. Pour is bright yellow, clear, left the last ounce in the bottle. Smell is pleasantly floral hops & bright citrus. Very nice.

Fremont Summer Ale is like perfume that smells great until it gets your allergies kick started & your nose starts to run. Or maybe that's just fall for me. That excellent nose morphs into a rather muddled pale. Light sweetness from the malts, lemony, bit of spice, citrus, ending up with a pretty good hop bite. Grows on me as the liquid level drops & it warms a bit. Drinkable.

Well-named beer. They could have gone Lawnmower, Patio, Cabin, but Summer works. Light, easy to sip, simple. Good, solid brew.

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
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