SummerBright Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

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

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2.8/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams glass with a nice full head developing which laced and lasted a short time. Appearance was golden, straw with a slight cloudy look. Aroma was very mild with hints of fruit and citrus. Tast was of mild citrus, fruit and some grain. Light mouthfeel and aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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2/5  rDev -37.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance - very light like a lager w/ virtually no head

smell - mild w/ slight mixed fruit

taste - very weak. No taste of grains whatsoever

mouthfeel - soft carbonation. a beer you could drink all night if the flavor was right.

overall - not one to find it's way back to my frig.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i think I probably like this one a little more than the masses here. fresh on tap its a really nice sessionable brew, and even though it snowed 6 inches last night, it brought me to summertime right away. it pours just slightly hazy, pale yellow in color, with an inch of short lived white head. the nose is fresh lemons and white wheat malt, a good combo for summer. there is also a brighter ale yeast that gives an interesting touch of spice, and a ton of carbonation, which contributes to a refreshing beer for summer. the lemon peel is strong in the flavor, not acidic, but tart for sure. it cuts some of the heavier wheat flavors, and leaves the brew with a zesty and clean finish. this isn't a particularly adventurous brew, but compared to some other breck seasonals, this one is a little more inspired, and one I may find myself enjoying quite a bit of as the warmer weather comes in. the body is light but the beers isn't watery. it also tastes a lot more fresh than breck beers usually do to me, not adjunct or preservative heavy, this is a more than adequate addition to the summer beer shelf.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.04/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I am pretty sure that this was part of a box that my local in-person trader, tone77, dropped off for me, but since he has not reviewed it, I am now unsure.

From the CAN: "Honest and Solid in Construction"; "Complete and Satisfying in Drinking"; "Malt Beverage brewed with orange and lemon peels".

The Crack and inverted Glug produced a finger of rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a hazy sunshine yellow. Nose had a citrusy smell like furniture polish, but not in a bad way. That is just what came to mind when I leaned into it. As the head fell, some nice lacing began to form. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the tangy citrus flavor was evident on the tongue, but it seemed kind of muted. Finish was semi-dry and citrusy, but I somehow felt like it lacked any real Ooomph. Oh well.

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SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.18 out of 5 based on 633 ratings.
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