cfrancis (2635) - Ottawa, Ontario, - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light yellow with a small frothy white top. Aroma is light and fruity with grassy notes. Taste is grassy and straw malts. Thanks to spinrsx for this.
Brandon1989 (400) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating this in December so i am a few months passed the best by date, however, the beer was still enjoyable. Harpoon Summer beer pours a clear golden color with lots of streaming bubbles with a medium white head that dissipated rather quickly leaving a small amount of lacing. The aroma is rather subdued (could be old bottle) but i pick up some breadiness and very mild lemon. The taste is quite refreshing and is on the sweeter side with some biscuit flavor to it. There is some hop bitterness to it right up front. I do pick up some lemon or citrus in the taste but it is very mild.
MarineOBeer (17) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth summer ale, but has a bad medicine after taste.
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Darkmagus82 (1927) - - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-25-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden straw color with a big billowy white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave patchy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of biscuit with some notes of wheat and lemon mixed within. Along with these smells is some grain and a little bit of grass as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a very mild and smooth, dry cracker flavor. Upfront there is a little bit of lemon and a small amount of graininess. The graininess increase and is joined by some more bitter hop flavors of a grassy nature as well as more bitter lemon taste. In the end, any sweetness that was upfront is largely gone with a taste of crackery malt and some bitter grassy and lemon flavors left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average to a bit thick in terms of its creaminess and thickness (at least for a kolsch of 4.8%) with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. A little thinner body and higher carbonation would have likely been better for the style; creating a more refreshing and session like feel that would match better the flavor profile.
Overall - Nothing too great here. It’s a little too bitter with a bit too much thickness for the style, which makes it not as refreshing as I would have hoped.
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Vermont brewery: Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is cereal malts and grains, with a touch of citrus. Taste is more of the same, but a bit more citrus than the aroma. Small hop profile, very light body. Decent example of a bad seasonal (summer) variety.
Jimsal27 (278) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Golden ale with white head. Aroma is malt yeast. Taste is malt forward with some earthiness. A bit watery but not bad.
Helsdon (244) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really? They all got together and came up with the name Summer Beer? Wow inspired. Just like this beer. Clear golden with a mini white head, mild hops, slight malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Little sweet a little bitter aftertaste. It’s just a straight beer.
Travlr (14668) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of straw and hay. Taste is similar. Light body.
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
TATE (329) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a faint amber with a thick white head. Minimal aroma,a little grass. Faint malty sweet beginning with a hop bitterness at the end. Seems we’ll balanced but very light with not a lot of flavor but okay.
yiannnos (1000) - , CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Golden colour. Light and crisp, sweet. A rather bland and boring beer.