SummerBright Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

BA SCORE
74
okay
631 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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SummerBright AleSummerBright Ale
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
Ratings:
631
Reviews:
218
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 631 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of RancidAggro
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On the back deck, enjoying a cool damp summer's night, watching fireworks from the neighbors. Let's see if this experience s enhanced by this beer.

Appearance : Slightly hazy but mostly transparent, lemon drop color, with a sticky head that clings to the walls of the pint glass and remains steady at about 1/2 finger. My standard 4 point score here for a "respectable and mildly impressive" appearance.

Aroma : Some musty damp aromas; soaked hay, what smells like clean linen (hey, like a...summer's...day!), some faint bread with yeast and then a crumb of lemon poppyseed muffin. The nose overall is pleasant, medium strength, and easy to detect. 4 points.

Flavor : There's a pretty stellar synergy of bright hop and wheat presence that is rocking my taste buds. It swirls around and you taste all of the flavors but none of them clash, only morph. The lemon and hop hit first, followed by a polite stab of sharpness, a pinch of Gose-like sourness, and then this glorious yeastiness takes over finishing strong with light bread crusts. The whole taste experience is solid and I'm very pleased here.

Feel : Unbelievably creamy. It borders on a Witbier style for creaminess. (And I love my Wits.) It ends refreshing - not exhausting the palate as some creamier beers do - and has a nip of pasty dryness that aids in the suspension of the wheat.

Overall : Now? A summer favorite of mine for sure. I will be picking more of this up to enjoy during the rest of the arid Great Plains summers, sitting on the back deck writing songs with my guitar. Hell I may even write a love song about this beer. Brb.

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Photo of E-McFarden
2.96/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of John_Squires
2.16/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Don't care for wheat beers and this was a skunkish wheat.

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Photo of twonder23
3.07/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris7482
3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of V1per41
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JPowell712
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a bad offering, but a little too weak and mild on the flavor for me. Off of the pour, I got a nice vibrant orange color, but the carbonation seemed low. The smell was subtle citrus and pepper. The taste was nice, I got a mild and crisp hop taste. This was not bitter at all. I also picked up hints of orange and/or lemon peel and pepper. Overall not a bad offering, I just found it a little dull and mild for my taste buds. I would say this is a very average middle of the road beer.

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Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice looking beer with a great aroma. Sweet citrus and orange juice on display with a bit of spice. The taste is totally disappointing though. It's not bad, just boring. Very mild and clean, so maybe good for the beach or a picnic.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matty412
3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Setting aside the "Summer" factor, this is definitely a solid ale. Not too crisp, still refreshing with a slightly tart /bitter aftertaste. Good drinking for sure! Cheers!

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Photo of Dilbert65
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Risenhower
3.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ufellc
3.59/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summer beer. Smells like lemon and malts, has a slightly citrus taste with a clean drink. Had a lingering mouthfeel giving it a decent body for a summer beer. Some floral notes

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Photo of 22Blue
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mchanz99
3.22/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerdemon2731
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JSBuckeye
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid wheat beer with a balanced clean flavor... Not to yeasty

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

SummerBright Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
3.18 out of 5 based on 631 ratings.
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