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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A deep golden-orange hue provides the backdrop for a well-balanced, medium bodied ale. Hop flavor and aroma are distinctly American with a spicy, citrus finish.

Editor’s note: Sold as Mackinac Summer Ale (5% ABV) in Sweden. (2008)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with little head. Aromas are faint and kind of grassy with a little bit of caramel and lemon. Flavor is largely bitter with a little bit of a caramel malt presence, but this is pretty unspectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle, as Michigan Summer Ale. Light hazy amber colour with a white head. malty, light caramel sweet aroma with hoppy floral notes. Fruity sweet flavor with a light citric note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
pours amber . bread, sweet, watery finish. had high hopes at the beginning of the first sip but was dissapointed by the end. could use some more hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1176) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2009
Not much to say here. Average pale ale. Not sure about "distinctly American". Maybe if America is full over boring beer. Bottle from Jon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
12oz. bottle, pours hazy gold, aroma is light citrus and malt, not a significant hop presence, well balanced, light crisp refreshing, hop bitterness becomes evident on the finish, easy drinking pale, nicely done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (5693) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
June 2008 Beer of the Month Club

Overall Impression: Very average, decent Pale Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vomit (244) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2009
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 Not bad. Surely it is not on a par with Blatz. However I could definitely see myself getting loaded on this and driving my truck into a knotty white pine. Nice hoppy aroma and taste. Michigan is not just famous for the greatest NFL franchise apparently they make some pretty bitchin’ beers as well....long live Blatz!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Growler. Pours a warm amber golden color, with a small white head. Aroma is a lot of sweet malts, caramel, and a back drop of hops. Taste follows, a lot of malty sweet and caramel tastes up front and finished with a clean hoppy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle 0,355l as Michgan Summer Ale. Dark golden colored. A large fluffy head leaving patterns on the glass. Sweet hoppy & fruity aroma. Fruity flavor of citrus. Sweet but some fruity bitterness. Good! KI=6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottled. Medium amber in color upon pouring. Aroma is somewhat bready, with a little bit of hoppiness. Flavor is fairly bitter, but has a bit of a plastic flavor to it.

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