Summit Summer Ale | Summit Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
306 Ratings
Summit Summer AleSummit Summer Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jera1350 on 05-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
306
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -66.3%

Photo of KnappStout
1.93/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was not a fan of Summit's Summer Ale, even though most are. Just not my taste.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of ChasterBlaster
2.76/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

What a disappointment. Here's why: I LOVE SUMMIT. And having such high expectations led me to expect too much from this incredibly mediocre brew.

Grabbing on of these guys and popping it open, pouring it into my pint glass was a nice experience. Downhill from there.

The smell is fine.

The taste starts off alright, crisp and refreshing. But the aftertaste is like licking a rusty piece of metal. Strong, unpleasant metallic tastes linger still (5 minutes since last sip)

The mouthfeel was ok because it was refreshing, but kind of gross at the same time, much like taking a swim with a bunch of hairy old men.

Overall, it did its job but nothing more. Definitely wont buy again, although I remain a fan of summit's other brews.

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2.88/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of MickeyD
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured into a clean pint glass

Appearance: Very light, golden in color lots of carbonation, very small head with good lacing

Smell: Almost no smell, very faint hops with no discernible malt.

Taste: Very light, slight hop but barely noticeable

Mouth feel: Very thin but goes down smooth.

Overall: Slightly above average beer. Goes down really easy. Not much taste however. I assume that this is true to the style after reading the description. This is my first experience with this style.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 306 ratings.
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