Summer Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The delicious, refreshing taste of Summer Ale comes from a substantial portion of wheat malt added to a traditional barley malt mix which gives this delicious brew a unique tartness not found in many light ales these days. No surprise – this light, thirst-quenching brew is best enjoyed on hot summer days.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,517
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
416
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 416 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JaredKent
2.84/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden in color, go figure. Fits perfectly in the Golden Ale category. The head was a full inch tall, with decent, not great, staying power.

Scent: Very light malt. Basic malts, nothing to special. A bit of biscuit, nuttiness. A tiny touch of hops in the background.

Taste: Very clean, not much going on. Once again I get the malt with a hint of nut. Again a very minimal amount of hops. The taste is similar to a pilsner, though I guess that’s not too far off from a Golden Ale.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. Doesn’t linger on the palate at all.

Overall: Quaffability is key here. This is definitely something I could drink throughout a warm summer’s day. Not much going on, which I’ve come to expect from Summer Ales but this is as flat, flavor-wise, as they come. Nothing stands out. I will forget about this beer by tomorrow. If you want an easy drinking, take to the beach/cookout, warm day playing frisbee beer this will definitely fit the bill.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a very good summer ale.

A - Pours the same as most summer ales. Clear yellow with about a 1/2 inch of head that actually sticks around for a while.

S - Smell actually has some pronounced wheat and hops next to your typical lemon wedge and grain.

T - I like it for it's simplicity. The taste starts off with a light lemon not too sour or sweet mixed in with some wheat base and hops in the finish give it a nice bitter twang. They dialed down the harsh grainy flavors so it was very enjoyable.

M - Light and bubbly very easy to get down on a hot fishing day.

Overall this is really just a seasonal purchase and the price was right (mix and match of 9.99) but if I ever need a summer ale this one would be purchased again.

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Photo of thecheapies
2.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Head fizzled out really fast. Not enough bubbles to support it. 24-karat gold in color. 3.0

Faint grassy smells and a little salty/fishy aroma pulling through. Barely-discernible pale malt offers minimal sweetness. 2.5

Slight wheaty taste witha just a squeak of grassy hops. Very salty cracker. Crushed Saltine beer. Hint of berry fruitiness. 3.0

Thin, watery body. Medium carbonation. Boring. 2.5

Might or might not be a small step up from BMC. Pass on this one every time. 2.5

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Photo of jpcool9
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of beerman999999
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Cowman1211
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of abmhighrise
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of Brad007
3.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a blonde color with a one-finger head into my glass. Very much a blonde ale.

Light and refreshing with a limited hop bite (accurate for the style).

Ditto for the taste. Simple, sweet malt with a touch of hops. Nothing more, nothing less. Will appeal to those used to light lagers.

Lingering flavors are nothing out of the usual.

Worth a shot if you're not big on microbrews.

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Photo of Njstoutlover23
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jk3
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of Bkin
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MikeConklin
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of deonreds
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JxExM
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jsboates
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of joshtrich
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of tobelerone
3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale yellow, clear, with a small white head, so-so retention and modest lace.

Aroma: Light graininess, faint grassy hops, lemon, sweet malt.

Taste: Thin and slightly lemony, touch of sweeter malty caramel flavor, reserved citrus and grassy hoppiness mostly noticeable in the finish. Subtle underlying bitterness. A little bland overall.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side with good carbonation. Crisp and clean, but there’s something a little lacking here that keeps it from being truly quenching.

Overall: An easy drinking but ultimately forgettable blonde.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 416 ratings