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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Summertime Ale is a Kolsch-style ale, light and refreshing – perfect for a hot summer afternoon or warm summer evening. With a subtle fruit aroma, a hint of hops, a soft malt character and a slight dryness with a delicate pucker in the finish, this beer brings summer alive. 5.2% ABV, 23 IBUs. Best enjoyed fresh – drink it now, do not age. Store at 37F. Serve at 37-42F in a Kolsch glass (very similar to that used for a Tom Collins) or a pilsner glass. Try it with light cheeses such as butterkase, fresh mozarella, or harvarti. It also goes well with lightly smoked sausages, pulled pork sandwiches, or rich, sweet desserts like chocolate hazelnut torte or toffee caramel cheescake. Or try it with an authentic Neapolitan style pizza! Look for it on tap at Pizzeria Locale at 18th and Pearl in Boulder and at any of the fine stores that carry our beers.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wchesser (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Crystal Springs train wreck tasting. Light hazy straw yellow. Lots of head. Nose of light wheat, cracker. Taste follows. Clean enough, which is amazing for this style of beer from this brewery. Zero hops. What can I say...? It’s a kolsch, I guess. Would take a Coors Light over this on a hot day.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
onceblind (4643) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. Clear light gold with a peppery biscuity nose. Light flavor with a pale lager-like maltiness. Roughly as biscuity and light as a macro. Unfortunate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Draught at Old Chicago in Boulder, on October 8, 2012
Clear pale straw yellow color, big white head. Dry, herbal, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, very dry medium bitterness. Dry herbal scent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Decent flavor and aroma. Good balance this was an easy drinking Kolsch.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 500ml can, three days fresh. into a pilsner flute the body is pale gold and clean and the head is small and slow-forming; not a good sign. very pale but very clean nose: pale malt / cereals with a light noble hop touch and a quick waft of minerals. medium-low sweetness with medium-low bitterness and low acid; somewhat watery texture, medium-light body (some chewiness); mostly pale malt flavor with, again, light minerals and noble hops. lacks the flaws that the early batches contained, and while it’s easy to drink and quaff, it could stand to be hopped a bit more, there’s body for that. the head formation is probably my biggest criticism - it’s simply impossible to see any hop and yeast expression without it. previous rating was 2.5.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (1971) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a wisp of a head out of a pint sized superior package. Excellent. Aroma and flavor dominated by a kind of biscuit and grassy character. Coats the mouth in an unpleasant way, with some lemon sourness in the finish. Good for a hot day I suppose.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Bottle @ home. Crystal clear, light golden orange appearance with an off white head. Rich hay, straw, a touch fruity, grassy aroma. Somewhat lemon fruity, grassy, bland straw, pale malty flavor. Bleh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Bomber poured a clear golden yellow with a lingering ring of white foam./ Armas of straw, biscuit, light earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (5004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Bomber - who the hell makes a 6.3% kolsch? - had I know this, I probably would not have bought it - hazy gold with a soapy lace (why is my kolsch cloudy?) - the abv shows in the flavor, with a bit of alcohol apparent, making things a little harsh - the body is fairly hefty for the style and the yeast in here does’t help - kind of doughy - toasty grains, buttery diacetyl, some peppery hops - tastes kind of like a full bodied golden ale - yeast, sweetness and filmy texture left behind on the tongue - not at all the light refreshing, quaffable beer you want it to be - and what it IS is pretty darn messy, too, so I can’t even really enjoy it even without considering the style designation.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle with Carla. Pours a light yellow with white foam. Smells light. Tastes light with plenty of 2-row...


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