Speight's Summit Lager | New Zealand Breweries Limited

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Speight's Summit LagerSpeight's Summit Lager
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Speight's Summit LagerSpeight's Summit Lager

Brewed by:
New Zealand Breweries Limited
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TubaManJack on 07-12-2009

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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1.41/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a very light gold colour with a filmy head of white foam. It's fine-bubbled, but only around the collar. Some lacing, but not a lot. To be honest, not very inspiring.

Lots of corn on the nose, a clean but unspiring adjunct sweetness. No aromatics, no hops, just a lot of cereal grain. Not a fan.

Light sweetness and a whole heap of nothing on the palate. Starts out with a light sugar water character, finishes with a very uninspiring carbonic acidity, rather reminiscent of the aftertaste of a puke. Mouthfeel thin as filtered urine.

My hatred for this beer grew and grew as I sample it, until I was sobbing in disgust that anyone would brew something so horribly devoid of character. I'm very pleased to be able to toss the rest down the sink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jeschaefer
2.54/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kschwerm08
3.96/5  rDev +57.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TubaManJack
2.78/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In NZ its Speight's response for a lager of sorts.

Appearance- A pale copper body with a traditional bubbly head that had a decent retention.
Smell- A nose of sour, damp grain bit just like everyother generic lager.
Taste- Like every other grainy lager.Mouthfeel- A thin and watery body with a bit of carbonation. Dry Finish.

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Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
1.77/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale golden colour, flat with no carbonation, thin ring of white foam where head should be. Lacing is nice and sticky, unfortunately it's the only thing here that's nice or sticky.

Nose is very nutty and malty with a good belt of honey and corn with maybe a pecan edge to it. Definitely has a bread yeast character to it as well but not overpowering. Nose is too sweet and simple, but OK characters. Definitely needs more, or better, hops.

Taste is a bit weird; sweet and sticky with honey on the front, bread yeast on the mid and some kind of watermelon phenolic ester on the back. Definitely no hops, and in fact very little finish as a result. Has a bit of an insipid soft-drink character on there and leaves you feeling hollow and uninspired. Actually makes me cringe a bit on the finish, it's quite unpleasant and really needs work, more malt and hops; I'd go so far as to say whatever flavour is here is created almost entirely by yeast.

Mouthfeel is thin and pathetic, no tingle or anything. Overall it's a weak effort, poorly constructed and quite repellant in drinking.

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Photo of dansmcd
2.29/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JennBushey
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Speight's Summit Lager from New Zealand Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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