Summit Summer Ale | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Summer AleSummit Summer Ale
BA SCORE
44.7%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 311 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
Ranking:
#35,104
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
311
Liked:
139
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
11.6%
Alströms:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 60
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Summer Ale pours a bright straw color with a very small and barley lacing head. Malty and farmy aroma; pretty sweet. The taste is a bit creamy, malty, with a strange bitter bite near the end. Good body and feel. Overall, lighter for summer.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice, soft, white head. Nice, floral hop aroma. Golden color. Smooth, crisp floral hops and malt meld together perfectly. A touch of spicy hops in the finish.
Very straightforward brew. A touch of spicy hop atop malt with a bubbly, refreshing carbonation.

Great summer session bier.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass.

Pours a pale straw color with a huge, foamy head that slowly dissipates and leaves som scattered lacing.

The aroma is of lemon, grass and a little sour funk in the background that seems a bit off.

The taste is lemon first, then a bit of bitter with a grassy, dry finish.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp, a bit bubbly with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, a decent kolsch although, to me, something seemed slightly off. The can is fresh so that's not the issue. Not the best example of the style that I've had.

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3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatornation
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle BB 09/25/12

A- pours a light clear yellow color with a brilliant white head

S- malt floral hops bread and lemongrass

T- light floral hops with grain and bread light sweet malts

M- light on the palate low/medium carbonation

O- a session thirst quencher with mid Kolsch flavors, not my first choice for a kolsch or a summer beer for the matter

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3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent straw color with 2+ fingers of egg-shell colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Grassy, crackery notes

T: Follows the nose, some lemony notes too up front. As this warms mostly grassyness & a touch of pear & dryness. Finishes fruity, crisp & dry

MF: Light bodied, soft carbonation, crisp

An alright Kosch, like most of Summit's offerings; decent, drinkable, but not memorable. Fairly true to style

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summit Summer Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 44.7% out of 100 with 311 ratings
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