Summer Ale
Montauk Brewing Company

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Montauk Brewing Company
New York, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,209
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3.53 | pDev: 11.33%
Sunday at 07:31 PM
May 13, 2014
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Notes: A light caramel malt blend with just the right amount of wheat gives this summer ale a bold yet refreshing finish. Experience the season as it was meant to be celebrated with Montauk Summer Ale.
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3.75 by Icemann383 from New York on Sunday at 07:31 PM
3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 27, 2022
3.27 by EMH73 from New York on Jul 23, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden color with a one finger, white head, sudsy rim retention, and moderate rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of fruit (maybe peach, lemon, and lime) and caramel.
T: More semisweet more than semidry. Lightly flavored with the fruit elements of the nose, caramel flavors favored in the mix. Light bitterness and little aftertaste.
M: Light bodied with solid, perststent carbonation. Thirst quenching
O: A nicely composed and executed light APA. A sessional ale that is good for drinking and relaxing.

Jun 27, 2021
3.53 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Aug 22, 2020
2.5 by wildman69 from New York on Jun 07, 2020
3.53 by NastyNorseman from New York on May 22, 2020
3.79 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Dec 06, 2019
3.8 by Stampy from New York on Oct 08, 2019
3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

Light fresh nose with a hint of wheat and lemon and a medium golden color and rocky white head. Runny lacing follows the first sip which is well balanced and refreshing. Finishes a hint bitter and piney. Very tasty. Crisp body and quality drinkability here. Not incredibly exciting but definitely worth a try.

Jun 02, 2019
3.25 by chiefz1 from New York on May 24, 2019
3.46 by Eychung from New York on May 13, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BarManager from New York

L: Poured from a can, producing an orange/golden color, with a slight head, and subtle lacing.

S: Mild aroma of barley, with hints of citrus.

T: Presence of toasty malts, with a mild zest and slight spiciness peaking through. Noticeable bitterness at the end, provided by the caramelized barley, and hops.

F: Light, creamy and smooth. Medium carbonation, allowing for a balance of flavors.

O: Clean like a lager, but a wonderfully light summer pale ale. Not overpowering with flavors of fruit or spices, allowing for the traditional ale style to be reborn in a summer can.

Oct 28, 2018
3.13 by Magnapinna from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2018
3.58 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 21, 2018
3.42 by caroscal from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
3.21 by Willmagz from Florida on Jul 19, 2018
3.48 by rpjterp from Virginia on Jul 09, 2018
3.67 by Alex11 from New Jersey on Jul 07, 2018
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4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pubscout from New Jersey

An excellent APA which provides a wonderful nose, great mouthfeel and refreshing, very slightly bitter finish. Lemon in the nose and on the palate makes this a perfect summer brew that does not taste either “shandy- ish” or radler-ish. Among the best I’ve had so far this season. Sometimes being in Long Island has benefits. Not sure if they outweigh the horror of the Belt Parkway, but if this were available in Jersey, I’d jump on a case right quick.

Jun 06, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rachey_Mikey from New York

A summer favorite

May 28, 2018
3.99 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Apr 18, 2018
3 by kelseyr713 from New York on Feb 25, 2018
4.14 by Jimmyy from New York on Feb 21, 2018
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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Blackop555 from Michigan

Pours orangeish. Foamy, medium, white head that lasts shortly leaving light lace.

Smells bready Malts, grainy and floral.

Tastes light toast malt, bready, grain, light floral, sweeter. Finish is semi sweet with a grainy linger. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

Aug 05, 2017
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2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by CrimeDog from New York

I'm not a fan of summer that's why.

Jul 30, 2017
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3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a soft semi-transparent yellow color. Carbonation streamed to the top pretty quick. Foamy little white head crushes immediately. Sliding lace. The aroma had some lemons, grain, honey, grassiness and a touch of wood. The flavor blended the prior mentioned flavors somewhat sweetly with some refreshing aspects about it. Somewhat of a crisp lemon sweet aftertaste. No finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a crushability about it that redeems the feel of this beer for what the brewer intends it to be. Overall, honestly, I don’t see this one as a bad one. I could see it by the grill if offered again, maybe not one to seek out though.

Jul 15, 2017
3.76 by GulDukat88 from New York on Jun 19, 2017
3.94 by Amedlin18 from North Carolina on May 28, 2017
3.72 by Antc2382 from New Jersey on May 28, 2017
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3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Pours with a mostly clear orange body from the can into a becher. Rising above the liquid is a thick and creamy white head that peaks at about a finger high with good retention. A massive amount of lacing sticks down the entire glass.

S- Mostly about the grains with toasted barley, light caramel, sweets, fresh mashed pale barley, biscuit and cracker off the top. To add some balance there is a hint of citrus hops, spice and fruit esters that feel right between apple and jammy raisin; they are very secondary.

T- Honestly takes on a bit of an English mild character from the grains used as there is toasty malts, some estery yeast notes and a bit of a buttery feeling. For the most part this is about the grains with breadiness, cracker, biscuit, the toast mentioned above and a decent bit of caramel sweetness. The hops all but go away here with just a smidge of citrus and bitter spicy hints.

MF- Silky and smooth light body with a very creamy texture considering the flavors at hand. This padding helps as the carbonation is very high. Ends bittersweet with both caramelized barley and herbal tea hop bitterness lingering.

What is a Summer Ale anyways? (not pointed at Montauk but at all brewers who make them) This one has some great maltiness with bold toast, caramel and freshly mashed pale barley carrying the flavor profile.

May 17, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Can. Nice, mild, easy drinking beer. Actually surprised it is a pale ale. I was thinking more of a blonde or something. Maybe even a kolsch. Really clean and bright. Low hop. Not bad.

May 06, 2017
3.5 by SkiBum22 from New York on Apr 24, 2017
3.7 by Stignacious from New York on Apr 16, 2017
4 by onlymurderers from Illinois on Sep 08, 2016
3.5 by fosters9 from New York on Aug 22, 2016
3.25 by Skellbop from New York on Aug 15, 2016
3.61 by JayGlogovsky from New York on Jul 31, 2016
Summer Ale from Montauk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 82 ratings