Henry Weinhards Summer Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.95%
Our newest seasonal, Summer Ale, is inspired by the full-bodied Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany, known for their blonde color and smooth taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2010
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company--Henry Weinhard’s--Full Sail Brewing Company Contract Brewer--Henry Weinhard’s Summer Ale--Kolsch Style Beer--2009 12 oz. 4.95% ABV--22 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Kolsch--Dense rich lacy sustained white head. Clear thin bright enticing yellow color. Floral mild hop delicate malt ester front. Crisp nicely carbonated tangy dry sweet butter caramel mild fruit ester tasty Kolsch body. Crisp refreshing mild hop ends develops phenolic stank hint with over warming. Sampled 4/1/2010. 6-Pack $5.99.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz bottle into lager glass. Pours a deep bright gold hue with a thick pillowy head that sticks around for a long time and leaves some nice lace. Beautiful beer from the folks at Henry’s (is it really Full Sail?). Aroma is not so spectacular. I smell creamed corn, chalk, grain, Fruit Loops, cinnamon. On second thought, the aroma isn’t all that bad; lots of stuff reveals itself as it warms. Taste is sweet and sour. Highly carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel; a tad watery. I thought this was going to be a piece of crap, but it’s not too bad at all. No masterpiece, but it’s a very drinkable and attractive brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
$9 for 12 bottles! Hard to argue there. Yellow with thin head and some lacing. Light soft pepper aroma. Basic beer with good palate/body and light peppery edge. Pretty good beer for the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 New Summer seasonal ( different from the old Summer WHEAT ale). In appearance, pale golden with nice sized pure white head. Aroma very doughy, bread, some hop presence. Nice tasty bready malts , some under tones of hop. Nice after taste. Nice body on this . Overall a nice interpretation for Henry’s. Good drinking in the Oregon summer to come.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Probably one of the better batches to come out of the Weinhards’ brand as of recently. Bottle... Poured golden with a frothy, white head. Aroma wasn’t much, cracker-like malts and light fruits. Crisp and refreshing with a light palate and a balanced carbonation. A little bit of hops but mainly just crisp barley-malts for a smooth, bread-like finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2009
golden pour with a small layer of frothy head. Aroma of bready yeast and a light fruity smell. Very crisp with an initial sweet punch almost like a tart strawberry/fresh pineapple (followed by bready/yeasty lingering aftertaste. Probably a pretty good beer but I am not a big Kolsch fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2009
2009 Bottle - Not sure if this should be merged with the Summer Wheat, but oh well...pours a haxy golden with a medium white head...aroma is citric and grainy, lemon and malt with some raw graininess...flavour is similar, clean and bright, bready grain and malt with some lemon and dirt...tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle picked this bad boy up at Fredmeyer’s months ago in the 25% off cart. Pours out a light gold topped with a creamy white head. Aroma of grain, malts and ligth citrus. Taste grain, light malt and a little bitterness on the end. A good Sumer beer to bad it is winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raphael (1166) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Light malt, corn, distant hops. feels a little flat in the mouth. clear yellow with a quick white head. flavors of lemon-y hops, white bread. clean and not too clingy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2010
bottled. your standard light lager type beer but with some minor hints of wheaty and sweet flavor to make it decent.

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