Summer Ale | Montauk Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Montauk Brewing Company
New York, United States
montaukbrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by 2Xmd on 05-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,825
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
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1
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36
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of BarManager
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Magnapinna
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caroscal
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Willmagz
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rpjterp
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alex11
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pubscout
4.43/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Rachey_Mikey
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A summer favorite

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Photo of Branlott42
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelseyr713
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jimmyy
4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of CrimeDog
2.92/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of SkiBum22
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skellbop
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Summer Ale from Montauk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 68 ratings