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:
#35,098
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
Photo of jpwobbles
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MadScientist
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A pale golden beer with a slight haze and a thin white head.

S: Not a lot in the nose but a faint sweetness and a light lemon ester. The fermentation esters are pretty clean and lager like in there absences that is.

T: A medium bitterness and faint sweetness in the middle but becoming a very dry beer. A moderate lemon, citrus flavor. The balance is slight towards the bitter and the finish is dry.

M: A little fluffy, being a slightly creamy beer with a medium-light body and a medium level of carbonation

O: A very good Kolsch. It's a style I struggle to describe because when it's done right is a light dry beer with some potential fruitiness that is great a Summer session beer, much like what we have here with Summits Summer Ale.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this from the bottle in a stange chilled.

The color is golden with good clarity and thick foam of white with very good retention and fine bead with lace that clings
The smell has a bready scent with herbal hop aroma and mild toast in the mix with light fruity element. The feel is very good with nice balance and low sweetness with a moderately high amount of carbonation and semi-bitter texture with a mostly dry finish.

The taste is crisp with dry malt paired with some pepper in the hop flavor and mild yeast accenting the dry quality . The malt brings a gentle toasted element with herbal flavor from the hops balanced yet there is a bready taste still present in to the dry and semi bitter finish. Overall this is a pretty solid take on the style with hops you don't see in every Kolsch -a nice nuance of hop synergy with malt in a lager-like crisp drinkable quality ale

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Photo of Tyecko
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlacementSix
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Omnium
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a cloudy straw color, nice one finger of fizzy white head, good lacing too.
S - No real good aroma here that stands out, a little light grain, some grassy tones, a little lemon peel, maybe some biscuit.
T - Taste is mild bitterness on some biscuit malt, a little grassy and floral on the end.
M - Crisp and refreshing, light bodied.
O - Excellent summer beer, probably my favorite, easily drinkable, very refreshing. Not the most on flavor, but definitely a good example of a kolsch.

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Photo of MrUse
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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