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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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)


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2456) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilligoose (3226) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1075) - 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.

3.9
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (3807) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
June 2008 Beer of the Month Club

Overall Impression: Very average, decent Pale Ale

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vomit (167) - 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!

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4032) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2490) - 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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