Summer Paradise | Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Summer ParadiseSummer Paradise

Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Knapp85 on 06-28-2011

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by ghengisflan:
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2.87/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - Copper, clear ale with a persistent, thin head and many, small bubbles.

Smell - Smells a little malty-sweet. Nothing special here.

Taste - Unfortunately, tastes like an adjunct lager, but without the adjunct.

Mouthfeel - Nice, light but full mouthfeel.

Overall - Disappointing, but still an acceptable summer session beer that I would pick over the Millers of the world.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of alcohline_trip
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatname
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy to semi-transparent yellow color. A one finger white foamy dissipated and left no lacing. The smell had a sweet to sharp orange pulp and rind with a big lemon rind bitter and fresh. Light sweet pineapple helps to open up the aroma nicely. The taste was a nice sweet to bitter citrus to tropical fruit balances nicely. There’s barely any aftertaste or finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good as an APWA, light wheat is felt to help take away some of carbonation away. Overall, worthy crushable APWA. Send me fishing with this by my side.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another canned beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can/ Has a dark golden/light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of malts, a bit of lemons as well. Taste is bready, malty, some mild lemon, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, kind of lacks the wheat zing and tartness for the style, but an enjoyable beer none the less.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

-can. 3.8%

A: Pristine light orange with a quick paced macro-effervesce. Chalky white creamy-foam head of one inch stays moderately but fails to stick leaving any lace. Carbonation stays strong throughout the course of the drink.

S: Lemony tart hops and wheat from the can. In the vessel the aroma dissipates rather quickly.

T: Tart lemony hops, wheat, clean, light flavored.

M: Feels a bit watery on the mouthful, sorry for 3.8% can expect some thinness, but this is rather noticeable to the point of macro-intent.

O: Overall a 3.00 feels about right here, some points for trying to get the hops to come through in a light package, but still felt watery and barely a step above a light lager. To light and macro inspired for me, had much more flavor from similar drinks of similar abv, this is a mindless downer.

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Photo of psmithmkt
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Lambdon
2.77/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Once again, the now-lifted curse of The CANQuest (tm) rears its ugly head. One of the tenets of the program dictates that an approved picture must be in place before a review CAN take place. The problems occurred when there was an interminable delay in getting pics approved, relegating beers to standby. Since then, someone else has taken over the approval duties and things are moving much more quickly, but now I am playing catch-up.

From the CAN: "Summer Paradise is a crisp, slightly tart, wheat-based ale that makes one wonder how so much flavor could be bestowed upon each sip. This thrist-quenching ale keeps with the tradition of brewing easy drinking beers during warmer months. With just a hint of spices, within a backdrop of citrus, it will remind you of a summer in paradise."

My original CAN was old enough to grow a beard, so when this year's release came out, I simply replaced it, freeing me up to CANduct a standard review. The first step was a loud Crack!, revealing a brimful CAN. I commenced an inverted Glug which produced two fingers of fizzy, bone-white head that dissipated as quickly as it appeared. Color was a slightly hazy Pale Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a lemony tartness along with a biscuit malt smell and I thought of lemon muffins or lemon biscotti. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was very lemony and tart, but I was not getting the malt as strongly. The finish was semi-dry, lightly tart, somewhat refreshing, but I just felt like it lacked for Ooomph. It was boring and a shandy might have been better.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.82/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can, sampled at the Beer Yard, Wayne, PA.

Free sample, so whatever. Slightly hazed coppery pour, with a foamy white head. Lots of toasted wheat and grains in the nose, subtle citrus. In the taste, crackery malts, toasted wheat, some chewy orange pulp, coriander and pepper--pretty sure this was made with grains of paradise a la Sam Adams Summer Lager, hence the name. Light-medium body, and a bit chewy. Lacking the crispness I'd prefer in a summer-anything beer. Not necessarily undrinkable, but just not my style.

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Photo of epyon396
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phillyz
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Rutkiller
4.24/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super citrus! Great warm weather beer. Pours a yellow hazy color. Minimal head. Thin mouth feel, but nice for warmer days. Great brew!

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Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Summer Paradise from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Beer rating: 10.8% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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