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Union Series: 3X Mild Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jhartley on 09-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
66
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
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Photo of Nolster
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours red amber with a small white head that laves good lacing. Smells of dark roasted grain with predominant chocolate and a tad of caramel. Tastes of chocolate and caramel, very deep taste. Beer is full bodied and just enough carbonation to make it smooth. Overall, a superb beer.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's time for another Summit Union Series beer, and this one is a mild ale, a 3X mild, to be exact.

Appearance: clear, deep amber, slim white head.

Aroma: earthy, herbal, malty. Low hops in this, minor fruit notes, definitely English hop character.

Taste: clean, smooth, and brimming with flavor. This is how you want your dark mild, a kind of brew practically unknown to the average craft consumer. If Surly Mild where ever canned, the local yokels would know a little more, but since it's so infrequently represented, it's a secret to most that you can have a dark, delicious, lighter bodied, and lower alcohol ale like this. Long, malty finish, medium body, very tasty.

Where's some info on this? The 6-pack carrier: 7.2% ABV. (What? That's not "mild"! Oh, yeah, it's "3X" mild, now I get it….but I didn't taste it.), OG: 17.5 Plato, 38 IBU. Expedition Base Malt, USA, Mild Ale Malt, UK, Amber Malt, UK, Experimental 06300 hops, USA.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark copper in color. Rich malty nose. The flavor is deeply malty with a solid bitter finish.

Now this is the kind of mild ale I can wrap my arms around - a triple mild!!!

Seriously, I see this as more of an ESB than a mild.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warmbier804
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Took me awhile to get around to reviewing this. Hopefully it hasn't lost too much hop character.
Aroma is a mix of hop and a spicy brown sugar malt quality. Interesting and enjoyable.
A smallish but rather dense head that is tan covers a quite clear amber orange to brown body. Some lacing and pretty sticky the head is.
Much matching of the aroma in the taste. This is pretty hop forward without excess in the bitterness (note not excessive, but there is a streak of mild finishing bitterness). There is a fun earthy character that lends a gritty image (husky, north woods, big machines and sweaty bodies). Still with the unique sweetness (like brown sugar or a rich toffee) but it too is not excessive - more hints in and out.
Even with a husky image it is not a big feeling beer coming in at a little less than moderate. Good steady carbonation.
A nice hearty ale.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Helgy
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snow81
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

7.2% abv? My old CAMRA mates would be aghast... Having said that these tended to be this way to some extent back in the day based on some articles I've read. One of my favorite ales over was Sarah Hughes Ruby Red mild & it clocked in at 6.5% if memory serves me...

Pours amber/caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Superior head retention & lacing

S: Pears and slight toastyness

T: Follows the nose, some breadyness, a little bit of booze & woody hops as well up front. Toastyness & toffee, a little dryness, more pears plus dryness. Finishes dry & fruity with leafy hops & more toastyness

MF: Fairly chewy, moderate carbonation, skews fruitty

Drinks fairly easy, not sure I would buy this again. The powdery dryness does little for me

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Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly dark, reddish amber brew, extremely clear, topped with a dirty white head. Good size, good retention, nice, short-lived lacing.

Aroma is malt-dominant: caramel, toffee, and biscuit, touched with honey. Not unlike a graham cracker. Light and floral hops.

Lots of dry biscuit, immediately giving way to huge waves of caramel and sweet brown sugar.

Silky, extremely drinkable brew. Long cloying retention; medium bodied. No alcohol presence at all.

A touch too sweet; could use a little more bitterness for balance. Very good beer overall.

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Union Series: 3X Mild Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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