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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The brewmaster's goal: the perfect ale for summertime quaffing, nothing more. SummerBright is the result. The craftsman's touch combines white wheat, two row pale and munich malt with the pacific northwest's most intriguing hops to create a bright, clean ale ideal for picnicking, evenings on the screen porch and enjoying the whims of the summer breeze.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Muddy Dull Yellow, Small Head, No Lacing. Skunky. Wheat Sour and Skunk. Major let down. Summer beer gone bad before summer end. No dates on labels, so God knows what ewer went wrong with it. Not a happy camper...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pale gold color out of the bottle with a thin white head. Dusty grain nose with some hop notes. Caramel sweetness with some English muffin and cracker malts, some puffed wheat cereal, some chalk and a lemon cookie finish. Nice enough summer wheat ale.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Can. Light orange and wheat malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large white head. Over-ripe orange and wheat malt flavor. No off flavors - just very light/bland.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours straw-colored. No head. Aromas are almost nonexistent; perhaps a hint of cut grass. No hop aroma. The taste is surprisingly flat and ordinary for a Breckenridge product, like a typical macrobrew. Slight lemony aftertaste; otherwise, very dry finish. Overall, very disappointing and ordinary. There are many, many better summer ales out there.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
btim40 (5) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Tasty beer and not very hoppy. I would've preferred a little mor hops but it was still good definitely a nice summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (1865) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Grabbed as part of flight at Stagshead mostly to lighten things up from porters and stouts. Pours yellow withbwhite head. Nose of light lemons. Tastes of citrus, hay, wheat, and watery. Not much going on

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Can. Aroma is relatively weak. Flavor is light, citrusy and refreshing. Nice zest to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Okay but not very flavorful or special. Good for a hot afternoon but probably won't buy again. The Derricks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1082) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
I poured a 12oz can into a tumbler glass. There was no apparent freshness date. It cost $2.70 ($0.23 per ounce).

Appearance: Pale blonde hue, nearly crystal clear, some carbonation visible. Forms a small, bright white, foamy head which actually laces the glass and doesn’t completely dissipates.

Smell: Generic summer beer aroma to the nth degree. Perhaps a hint of citrus, but almost lager-like.

Taste: There’s no reason I should be rating Breckenridge SummerBright Ale as low as I am. But there’s no reason a solid craft brewery like this should be putting out such a boring beer. All that’s really wrong with this beer is that it’s so unremarkable in every way. It’s needs to have a sliver of flavor worth savoring to honestly get a recommendation from me.

Trying to describe individual flavors here is challenging. It’s essentially the same as every summer ale, only milder (I didn’t know that was possible, either). No distinct spices, no maltiness per se, and certainly no hop character. At least it’s not off-putting with an adjunct flavor or something flawed. I’d definitely take this over a macro lager, but what’s here is not bad, just lame.

Drinkability: While Breckenridge SummerBright Ale might not be all that fun to drink, at least it’s not a challenge to do so. The mouthfeel is thin, relatively tepid and extremely smooth going down. It’s refreshing and leaves a fairly clean aftertaste. At only 4.5% ABV it’s sessionable for sure, but I’d need more flavor to want another one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Denver. Pour is clear straw with a frothy white head and great lacing. Wheaty, doughy, straw, lightly citrusy, and biscuity aroma. Taste is straw, wheat, lightly grassy, bread, dough, and biscuit. Light bodie with high carbonation. Easy to drink but nothing special - chuggable.


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