iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 12oz bottle, no date thanks to Eric (heemer77). Clear amber golden with a small off-white head that faded to a thin ring after about 10 seconds with no film. Aroma has some toasted grain and a bit of caramel. There is also the rubber from the top of the screw on growler caps--that bead of rubber, and a tinge of pear skin. Flavor has some corn and toasted grain with a bit of nondeScript fruity tang. Toasty finish with minimal hop bitterness. Lifeless body, save for the faintest tingle of carbonation that leaves the body a fair amount heavier than it actually is. Not any good.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. The body is dark amber with a lightly off white head. The aroma has some apples and caramel. There is also some light citrus. The taste is bitter orange peels with some nice black pepper spice in the finish. There is also a little bit of root vegetable character. The body is highly carbonated. A little strange.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light copper color with a fizzy diminsihed... "damn" the heads gone already, so I donít know what color it was, but is wasnít white, so something darker and not quite white head. Wait, if it is gone before I got a good look at it was it ever really ever there? To be honest, one of the more worthless heads I have ever encountered. It still gets a two because the liquid still looks good, but Iím thinking the body is going to suffer. Caramel and corn soup aromas. Not bad, but not clean and very amber like. Actually the palate is quite light and with a nearly not as much fizz as I would have expected. Flavors of lightly toasted grain, touch of dark corn syrup and floral hops. I donít find much that is Irish in this one. Generic sweetness in the finish and linger.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as "amber" as killians. Nose is of Bud Lite and pears. Not an offensive taste, but not much taste at all. Very lite malt and then just a hint of hops. (probably just from sitting on the summit loading dock) I could drink a shitload of these. Very lite bodied. Not very impressive, but the sixer wonít go to waste.
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On Tap. Light amber in color with a small head. Low aroma of of malt and hops. Taste is the same, more malt than hops and thin. A pretty bland brew that finishes weak.
markas101 (2087) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Pale amber colour, Standard macro aroma, sweet and watery tasting,not very interesting.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In bottle from Southswitch near Tower, MN. Very bland malt aroma. Very bland malt flavor. Tasted like a macro disguised as a micro. Went okay with wings, if only for the inherent water content in the beer. I did not taste the potatoes referenced on the label.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Kieranís Irish Pub, Minneapolis: Copper, nice head and lacing. Clean, easy drinking beer, typical I guess. Balance with a touch of caramel. The finish is toasty, meh.
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Autumn Brew Review í07
I wanted to sample this, mainly to rate the last available Summit beer and avoid having to purchase a whole bottle, or even worse, a sixer. Bland non offensive flavor. Faint hops. Potato - maybe - are you really going to taste it? Like rice or corn, itís pretty flavorless.
A bad marketing gimmick but Iím sure it works for some folk, not for most ratebeerians, Iíd guess though.
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Draft, ABR í07] Pours amber with a small white head. Very bland aroma. Taste is dominated by something that is strange and unpleasant--maybe the potato. Medium mouthfeel. Really not very good, ended up pouring out about half of my sample.