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 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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 (1170) - 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 (1231) - 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.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an attractive golden/copper with a thin white head. Very grainy and bready on the nose with a hint of alcohol which is surprising given its low ABV. Medium to light bodied. Grassy and grainy with a hint of roasted malt and caramel.
kyzr (1150) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber bottle pour with very small head. Grainy nose, not a lot of hop to the nose. Flavor was thin with a touch of toasted malt and very light hops. Very clean finsih.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Kieranís Irish Pub, Minneapolis, June 2007. It is indeed amber in colour with a thin white head. Touch of light cereal malt on the nose. Not much hop coming through. Much the same on the palate with the malt coming through a bit more strongly. Mouthfeel is clean and smooth with a sweetish undercurrent. A bit gassy for my taste. Might have picked up more had I left it to warm up a bit, but I was thirsty so it didnít last long. I would guess that the potato thing is more of a gimmick than a significant element of the fermentables. Pretty uneventful stuff but thereís nothing offensive about it.