Summit Light Lager
Rainier Brewing Co.

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3.8 | pDev: 16.05%
Rainier Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
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MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

16 oz can

Pours a pretty hefty finger of white head into my nonic. Retention is about average, fades within a few minutes. Initial lacing looks great. Body is pale yellow, crystal clear, with a medium-large amount of bubbles coming up. Looks pretty good so far.

As with regular Rainier, the nose has a significant hop presence compared to other adjunct lagers. Dare I say I’m starting to get THAT acquainted with them, I swear I drink good beer too. Some standard pale malt notes. Has kind of an off, dull character to it, not oxidized or papery, but just not a super bright or effervescent lager. All and all, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, the nose here is ok.

A tiny bit of bitterness hits, and then basically nothing else. There is no sweetness here at all, this tastes like mineral water. Maybe the thinnest beer I’ve ever drank. All things considered, it’s not that horrible, but the watery nature does feel like the beer just disappears without a trace the second I swallow it.

Mouthfeel and flavor are pretty related to the experience as a whole, but I would say the mouthfeel carries much more weight in this case, just not literally. The paper thin body is certainly a mouthfeel issue. Lack of ANY sugar is more astonishing than it is bad. Carbonation is high and that’s fine. The touch of bitterness is also welcome. Some good some bad, where does that leave us? Idk, I think the cons outweigh the pros here.

Drinkability is laughably high.

The appearance turned out decent. Patchy, web-like lacing. Some residual bubbles stayed on top of the body.

Overall a somewhat unique beer, as far as light lagers go. Not abysmal, but certainly paper thin, and the flavor tells you to not let the door hit your ass on the way out.

Mar 09, 2020
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Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with two fingers of white head. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is bready malt with some grassy hops.
Taste is sweet bready malt with grassy hop note.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is balanced and lightly dry.
Overall a tasty light lager. Specs: 110 calories, 8.3 carbs, protein 0.70gr. 3.8%abv.
Best by date: July 1, 2019.

Mar 25, 2019
Summit Light Lager from Rainier Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 5 ratings