Summer Rays | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

Summer RaysSummer Rays
BA SCORE
3.64/5
81 Ratings
Summer RaysSummer Rays
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Summer Solstice

Added by schwaeh on 07-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,472
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
81
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Coho11
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of durwood64
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glass_house
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Molson2000
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: Pale straw, light gold in color. Excellent clarity with just a light filmy white head.

S: Clove and coriander with a slight hay smell. Almost get light hints of nutmeg and cinnamon

T: Lots of banana, clove, nutmeg, and light bits of cinnamon.

M: Very light and refreshing body is very watery and smooth.

O: I am not a huge fan of this style, yet this one is very refreshing. Not something I would want to drink multiples of, but it wouldn't be bad every once in awhile.

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Photo of MJSJr
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good summer brew. The quality is evident as far as ingredients are concerned and the beer has a nice sweet finish. Sure to be a good option in hot weather. Slightly above average craft summer brew.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness and slight wheat tang on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange peel, coriander, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grasss, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero alcohol warming as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a fantastic witbier! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerma
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice light beer nothing fancy.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pale yellow, slightly hazy with a one-finger head that settles somewhat quickly
S: Wheat, coriander, lemongrass and a hint of pepper
T: Matches the nose, maybe a touch heavy on the coriander
M: Light-bodied, spicy and crisp
O: I may be scoring this a touch higher than I should as I just mowed the lawn but boy is it refreshing. Would be better with a bit less coriander or more of the citrus pee3l

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Photo of vinylrooster
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Di got this beer and loves it

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Photo of Radome
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

L - Initially a pale golden color and clear, but when the bottle sediment is swirled and added it becomes a murky tan color. Head is off-white and not very persistent, although there is a lot of lacing.

S - Aromas of grainy wheat, orange peel and spices. Maybe some low, grassy hops. Low yeast note. Very good replication of the aromas of a Belgian wit.

T - Strong wheat cracker flavor mixed with a strong yeast character. Orange and spices stand out in the astringent finish. Flavors are true to the Belgian originals.

F - Thin body, as appropriate for the style. Moderate hops bitterness, with a strong astringency. No alcohol presence.

O - This is a hoppier take on the original, but there is an astringency (maybe from spices) that's a bit distracting to me.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadwow13
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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