SummerBright Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enjoy Poolside or Sprinklerside. Breck Brew's SummerBright is the result. The craftsman's touch combines white wheat, two row pale and munich malt with the pacific northwest's most intriguing hops to create a bright, clean ale ideal for picnicking, evenings on the screen porch and enjoying the whims of the summer breeze.

Added by beernut7 on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,004
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
636
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
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Photo of GarrettB
2.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

July 6th, 2015 - Here at peak July, anything lighter and more digestible sounds appealing. That's what brings the Summerbright Ale to my lips. A brighter colder color, it looks appealing, and the scent intensifies the inviting appeal. Light wheat, corn bread, toast and savory cheese notes invite a sip, which offers a disappointingly bland flavor. The palate is busy with a heavy carbonation, and the lemon reveals a halfhearted lemon note, but the beer comes across more like a weak shandy with a mismatched mouthfeel than a cleansing, crisp summer beer.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sozz2
2.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Refreshing crisp taste, but hardly any flavor. Really boring and no taste.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.54/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: a straight forward wheat ale. Good, but not awesome.

Looks murky yellow in color. Cloudy. Thin head that dissipated.
Smells of wheat funk and little else.
Tastes good, but one dimensional. Classic wheat funk with a malty finish that doesn't last long.
Feel is light to medium, carbonation is lower than expected. Feel thins out at the finish

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice clean/clear yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some wheat/grass. The taste is malty, kinda yeasty, wheat/grass. Medium body. Overall, a nice tasty brew.

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Photo of LAp
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear yellow (with a faint orange tint) with a one-finger white head. Substantial carbonation gives the beer a sparkling approach, with trails of bubbles rising off of imperfections in the glass. The nose is very malt-dominated - distinctly lager- and wheat-beer-like. The flavor profile (after a long day of climbing) leans more towards the crisp lemon peel. Sampled late-afternoon with more discernment for the more granular points of the palate, the malt body dominates, and leaves the orange-peel and lemon-peel behind. Solid medium malt-based body. It's certainly an inoffensive beer, and one that does well after a day of activity outdoors. A great beer-and-pizza brew, but not one that holds its own in the tasting glass.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.09/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreedeSon
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of txmilligan
1.9/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Great pour, bright color, yellow that shades toward pale. Good clarity, fine head. Faint aroma, followed by nothing. No discernable flavor, no lingering aftertaste, nothing. A truly bland experience.

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Photo of cdman56
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cookies
3.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jpd026
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.74/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RossR
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aasher
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brocktune
2.91/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of godawgs
3.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 636 ratings