Summer Ale | Back East Brewing Company

Summer AleSummer Ale
BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 84 ratings
Summer AleSummer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
backeastbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hoppy blonde ale with Citra, Simcoe & Galaxy hops.

Added by Jason on 05-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,567
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
84
Liked:
56
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
11.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours an illuminated, hazy yellow hue. Small head, sample cup doesn't take kindly to lacing.

S-Not your normal Summer seasonal. This one has a vibrant, fruity/sweet nose of tropical hops and cracker malt. Hop forward but not intense.

T-More fruity hops that give off hints of pineapple and soft citrus. Sweet, doughiness rounded out by a hopped spice. The Galaxy, Simcoe, Citra trio really makes for some loopy flavors!

M-Sessionable. One small sample was not enough. Light bodied, tingly and relaxed bitterness.

O/D-A cool intro to Back East. I would love to pick up some cans of this for a beach trip or other Summer shenanigans.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BranfordBound
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had out of the 12oz can into a nonic pint glass. Light straw color on this with a white head and good lacing all around. Not a very strong aroma, some light malts, hints of sweetness. Taste is a lot like a hoppy pilsner, kind of like Prima Pils. Gentle cracker malts and some bitter hops that have some grassiness and a bit of juice. A nice summer ale, indeed.

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

Simcoe apparent in aroma but not prominent in the taste. Bitterness lingers, but not unpleasantly. A fine summer quencher, and a cool looking can!

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Photo of bbudnik
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMoeNay
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Extremely refreshing. This is a great choice for sitting by the pool, hanging out at a BBQ or chilling with friends at happy hour. Looks and acts like a pale lager but without adjunct garbage getting in the way. Malt qualities are expressed well, hints of grassiness and a Pilsner like finish. This is a session friendly beer that I recommend to people who like to fuss over beer and to people who have never fussed over beer.

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Photo of Bfrench6788
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costerman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Stum-pub
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Motozappa
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Robtobfest
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheChairman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PicoPapa
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a slightly murky burnt yellow color with 2 inches of thick head. Some lacing. The aroma is a bit fruity with some stone fruits and light citrus. A hint of sourness. The taste is bready, lightly toasted malts at first followed by some light fruity hops. Lemon and grapefruit. Nice bitter finish. Lots of carbonation and a bit dry. Not much of an alcohol presence. Overall, pretty solid beer that I will probably grab again.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JTomczak
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Photo of PoppinTabs
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on a hot humid day. Perfect to beat the heat. Just enough juicy hop flavor to please the taste buds but modest enough to make this a good crushable summer beer

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Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Summer Ale from Back East Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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