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Our hugely popular Summer Ale exploded onto the scene just two short years ago. Light, yet flavorful, this brew complements seafood, steak or salad equally well. Balanced, with an aromatic hop finish, the Summer Ale brings sunshine to your stomach.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 On tap at Jonathan’s in Augusta/Belgrade. Pours golden-copper with white head. Moderate lacing. Some hints of lemon/peach. Finishes nice. A solid example of the style and a great summer brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Reviewed from old notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden yellow to orange color with a slight transparency running about the body to allow a fair carbonation to be seen rising. The head dissipated within about a half minute leaving some slight lacing here and there. The smell had a nice blend of sweet citrus to light pine and a light caramel malt to combine. The taste was moderately sweet with a slight grassy edge and bitterness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still decent for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA I could do again in the Summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (698) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2013
12oz into a pint. Pours a highlighted orange/mild yellow. Head is tiny and goes down to a ring around the glass. Taste is welcoming tropic citrus, orange, grapefruit peels, and melon. All encompassing flavours entail a light summer session brew, as it should be. Yes, an easy drinker, yes, fulfillment was reaches, yet I am not yearing for more. A solid summer brew to keep the masses happy, and if you are a mass in Maine the luckier you are. decent brew here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Aroma of buttery bread and grassy caramel. Light golden orange color. Tame taste caramel malt and the minerals that are present throughout the Portland beer world. Soft, mellow body that lends itself to outdoor drinking. At home on the mower or the grill side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/14/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Casco Bay Summer Ale has a pure golden color, transparent with a fizzy 2 inch white head. The bubbles audibly pop and the head fades to nothing. Buttery pale malt, with a general fruitiness and soft floral hops make up the aroma. I like the transition of flavors, and it does have a little bit of a kick for a summer ale. It starts out sharp, with silky smooth pale malt, some light fruitiness, before the hoppyness comes into play. Generally bitter leafy hops eventually reveal a floral character. The finish is dry and bitter. The body is on par with the other Casco’s I have had. Bubbly carbonation is noticeable, but calling it crisp would be an overstatement. As the hoppy flavors come into play, the feel dries out somewhat. The extra hops and bitterness are a new take on the style, but I wasn’t really going for something hoppy here. Maybe another time I would like it better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
damzz (305) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pour is a slight orange with a small slightly off white head that quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing and a small ring that partially covers the beer. Nose is malt with slight, very slight hops. Carbonation is average. Taste is malty sweetness up front with slight hoppy aftertaste. The lightness yet flavorful taste of this brew and low gravity makes it perfect for a summer session beer or anytime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle. Poured with a small, off-white head, that quickly diminished down to an 1/8 inch foam. Nice golden-orange color and very clear. Aroma is of very light yeast and malt. Body is medium on the palate, slightly slick, with average carbonation. Very nice. Nice flavor, slightly sweet, with an average-lasting finish that was quite pleasant. Goes down very easy. A summer beer that is actually set apart from the rest... and one of the better blondes I’ve had in a while as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
7-12-08. Poured yellow orange with a diminishing head. Smelled of caramel and citrus zest. Tasted of some light fruit, caramel, and some zesty hops. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez R&M IGA (Eastport, ME). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une forte densité de bulles. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avce une pointe de caramel et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #1929)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4665) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Pours gold into a shaker. Off-white head recedes to skim surface. Caramel and citrus aromas. Crisp and refreshing with smooth caramel malt upfront and a slight hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13136) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Golden-amber. Peachy with a hint of caramel. Fresh, peachy with a slight fruitness and light pale malt balance.

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