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

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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
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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1
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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a LaChouffe tulip. The first pour resulted in a see-thru straw body with a few lazy streams of carbonation bubbling up. Not much in the way of foam on top; on looks alone, this could've pass for a glass of Natty Light. After I was able to swirl the second half of the bottle, I got a more proper hazy body. (Still no head, though.)

Clean grainy nose that promises a tastier beverage than the Natty Light, but nothing outrageous. Light spicy and orange notes. The flavor kicks things up a notch with a more substantial dose of clove and coriander than I was expecting. Toss in some orange and tangy wheat and you've got yourself a fairly tasty little brew here. A bit on the viscous side; a dose of carbonation might do this beer good. Not bad at all, though. I could see having a glass or 2 of this on a sunny spring afternoon.

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3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/30/12

Clear, pale gold color. Even with a purposeful pour, I wasn't able to get more than and 1/8th inch of bubbles to fizz. The meager head didn't last long, with a collar being the only substantial remnant.

The aroma is tame, but tidy. Airy notes of toasted wheat, coriander, clove and a touch of cotton candy. Decent, but nothing spectacular. The flavor has notions of the orange peel lacking in the aroma. Coriander moves in next, as does a mild peppery note. Wheat is toasty, grainy and dusty. Light fruit esters from the yeast. The feel is light; seems juicy at times. Carbonation is well mannered; probably on the low side for the style.

Overall impression: I'm seldom impressed by comparable beers, but this one holds up pretty well over the course of the glass.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy straw gold color with a slightly off white head. Head has ok retention and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Quite a bit of peppery spices, coriander, lemon, orange and a bit of wheat.

T- Really follows the nose really well, except there is a ton of bananas every where and spice. Quite a bit of yeast, spice and pepper round out the taste.

M- Light in body and carbonation.

O- Nothing terrible, but nothing I'd hunt down on a regular basis.

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Summer Rays from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
3.8 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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