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30th Anniversary West London-Style Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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38 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bsp77 on 08-12-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
38
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Nolster
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANiklaus
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLuckiestMan
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful beer. Exactly what I want in a pub ale... a beer you can really drink but with wonderful subtle complexities going on. Crisp, flavorful, great drink ability. This brew is malt forward, medium bitterness, dry and nutty with a slightly floral hop profile. Summit utilized Maris Otter heritage barley to brew this one for a classy old-school touch. A very nice regular crusher. I hope Summit doesn't retire this one. Cheers!

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Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I thought this was a really tasty, easy drinking beer. Hazy, straw color.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice balance of malty and hops. Entirely drinkable beer. Well done.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

30th Anniversary West London Ale pours a darker golden color with a small, long lasting and lacing head. The aroma is very mellow and has a mild hop note. Taste is no frills, creamy yet bitter at the end. Good body and feel. Overall a no frills beer.

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Photo of jera1350
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear yellow, good head.

Smell: Grassy, dry crackers.

Taste: Mild sweetness, fruitiness and toasted bread, grassy finish.

Overall: I picked up a 12 pack of cans of the latest 30th anniversary beer from Summit (haven't seen any 6ers). Summit is solid and this is a good, well-made beer. Not exactly a session beer but definitely could have several in a sitting. Nice pale ale, seems somewhat similar to their pilsner and summer ale. Light, grassy, tasty.

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Photo of megamick
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer that's a crusher with a lot of flavors. Nice hop profile. Great drinkability. This is a great offering from summit. Get it while you can!

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZAP
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent enough....herbal hops....light berries....dry finish....light bready, crackery malt dimension. Aroma is top notch. Not a personal favorite but pretty close to style if not a bit hoppier than expected.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale gold with a large head. The aroma offers up light berries - gooseberry and white grape - honey, earthy hops and dried orange. The flavor is full of crackery malts, with spicy, earthy hop oils, cedar, roast corn, and good bitterness. Overall the mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium balanced carbonation. Overall this is a very flavorful, sessionable beer, with greats sharp bitterness.

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Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Floral & bready, a little grain & pear once warm

T: Follows the nose,, nice flinty dryness up front, some pear notes as well. More pear & dryness, just a little aspirin & lemon as well as this warms. Finishes with cereal & pear notes, just a little bit of grassy hop as well

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, nice balance

Drinks alright, a passable version of this style; worth a try

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Photo of jakemn91
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garymuchow
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a nice drinking pub style ale. The color of urine, kinda', and mostly clear. Nice white head. A pleasing creamy malt character (in taste and feel) with a well balance but noticeable bitterness that lingers softly though the drink. The smooth and balanced character makes it quite a compliment to most food and I intend to enjoy many of this 12 pack (the only way I could purchase it) with a meal. Enjoyable herbal hop character. Smooth, smooth smooth, esp. for a smaller beer. Perfect for fall, but really good for any season

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNAle
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice floral, fruity, mildly citrus aroma. Clear golden-amber, with a slightly off-white 1/2 inch head. Moderate to light carbonation visible. A thicker mouth feel than I would have expected for the style, but still a light body. Taste is malts (not overly sweet), bread, nicely balanced with the hops. The hops flavor is complex, hard to pin down, but very good. Bitter and clean finish. Bitterness in the aftertaste that lingers a bit. The lower ABV means this beer can be enjoyed over and evening, and the sophisticated interplay of the hops and malts will keep the evening interesting.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i would love to know what makes this west london specific, i have not heard that designation before and could not get an explanation from anyone. i suppose it doesnt matter, its a really nice english ale, infinitely drinkable, more traditional than a lot of american takes on these beers tend to be, relatively hoppy for what it is, super smooth, and overall a really nice autumn offering. great frothy head on it, smooth medium body, lots of carbonation, and a relatively dry finish for a malt driven ale, they have done an excellent job putting this together. i get some paler english grains, maris otter type, a little caramel, and some european hops that are dosed american style, there is great bitterness here, a slight hint of citrus, bitter orange peel might be more accurate, not really the classic grassy complexion i was anticipating. the yeast is english through and through, giving a creamy breadiness to the beer and really making it come to life. i have been up and down on summit stuff, maybe just missing their best work more often than not, but this beer is awesome, a really nice english ale made here in the states, and if people would actually buy this kind of beer here, i would suggest that they add it to the all the time lineup, its really very good.

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Photo of TonyBaloney
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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30th Anniversary West London-Style Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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