kyzr (1156) - 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 (7482) - 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 Kieran’s 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 didn’t 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 there’s nothing offensive about it.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Kip’s, St. Louis Park, MN. Summit did something that isn’t a hop-monster -- knock me over with a feather. In fact, this is a malt-monster with nice balance - a slightly-bitter finish. Very drinkable. Summit, you made a beer I want to drink... Wow.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a bottle from Cellars LexLarp in St Paul, MN. What was this doing in the "import beer" section? Oh well... Pours a crisp clear reddish amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet bread and potatoes. Could use some sour cream! Flavor of a watered down ale with some earthy malt added. Finish is light and watery. Ah so so brew.
andrewtroth (25) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing and tasty, if a bit light. It lacks the unpleasant bitterness I usually associate with Summit’s brews. On draft at Old Chicago in Eagan, 3/7/07.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt, hops, and starch fill the aroma and taste. A very mild bitterness mixes with a nice malt throughout the travel in the mouth. The flavor also has a nice smoothness and taste from the potatoes.
Andrewkaveny (6) - Mankato, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a pretty orange-red amber color. It has a sweet aroma and an even sweeter taste with a slight metallic finish. All in all an enjoyable reasonably priced brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis, MN. Clear light amber color with thin white head that left some lace on the glass. Attractive malty caramel aroma and flavor with an almost buttery flavor at the end. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Very good beer on tap.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a spuddy route to say the least Im an irish fan so i drink lots of finneoos to help the poor suckers who cant afford one so i like this brew GET SURLY
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a true mastery of beer making. Think of a beer looking like Killian’swith a half way decent aroma of toasted caramel malts. The taste is...absent. I could probably chug this, it’s just not anything particularly exciting, or interesting.