Summit Meridian Session Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Summit Meridian Session AleSummit Meridian Session Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jera1350 on 05-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 34
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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Serve in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a touch of haze to the lemon yellow body and a rocky snow white head that is supported by a gentle carbonation.

S- The clean malt aroma with a slight caramel malt note leads to a hominy/corn tortilla note and some fruity ester or hop note in the finish.

T- The slight sweetness of malt with some slightly juicy citrus pith that blends with a fruity esters finish.

M- This beer pours a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has an odd aroma and an interesting flavor but it is a bit soft. Easy to drink but needs a bit more character to be sessionable.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was meaning to try this one when it first came out but never got around to it. As it's been sitting on shelves for awhile now I had to pick some up when I found it discounted for $5 for a 6 pack. Bottle with a BB date of 9/23/13.

Poured into a pint glass this beer has a thick finger of sticky, frothy white head that laces the glass very nicely. Dark golden and hazy. Bubbly.

Aromas of lemon, yeast, esters and phenols with a nice bready maltiness.

Taste is definitely Belgian-esque. Yeasty, with a fruity lemon taste and a peppery phenolic bite. That lemony, yeasty flavor gives a taste that is normally found in wheat beers. Slight bitter finish. Crisp.

Nice body for a low ABV brew. Highly carbonated that matches the back end bitterness.

Overall a flavorful session beer as advertised. A high quality beer from Summit that I'll grab some more of before it disappears.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a sixer not far form the brewery in St. Paul. This is one of the best new MN beers I've had in a while. In short, it's interesting and delicious. There's a grassy citrus hops kick (not that strong, but pleasant), dry biscuity malts, and a mild Belgian spice. It's dry and lighter than most Belgians or pale ale, it's certainly session weight. I'm glad I didn't just buy a single, this is a damn tasty beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy blonde with a nice full white head. Aroma carries plenty of esters and has obvious Belgian yeast character. Banana and lemon aromas stand out. Flavor starts out mild and builds, with the yeast again as the main feature. Lemon, spicy clove, a bit of toasty malt with a mild bitterness tying things together nicely at the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty full, with mild carbonation. No discernible alcohol.

A bit heavier feeling than I’d like for this kind of beer, but I like what the approach they took here with newer malt/hop combo used in a smaller beer. Good start to the new Union Series.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight earthy malt, sweet malt, yeast, hops, floral, hint of spice, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, slight hop, citrus, slight earthy malt, hint of floral, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, great blend, and great complexity.

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Summit Meridian Session Ale from Summit Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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