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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing off-white head. Breadish and malty aroma. Mild spiced too. Medium dry and breadish malt flavour with a light spice note. Medium dry and bitter into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Bottled as Michigan Mackinac Summer Ale. An amber beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt as well as light notes of butter and diacethyl. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and light notes of butter, leading to a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle as Mackinac Summer Ale. Clear amber coloured with a small off white ehad. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with notes of rye bread and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel, cardboard and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2008
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small white floamy head. Aroma is zest, mild spices and some grassyness. Some mild toffee and breadyness lurking in the background as it gets slightly warmer. Flavour is malts, grass and some mild fruity and flowery hops. The grassyness is quite dry and biting, and turns into a rather earthy/grassy mildly fruity thing in the finish. Long grassy and zesty aftertaste. Semidry palate. A standard US APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of joergen. Comes as "Michigan Mackinac Summer Ale". Clear warm dark amber golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium body with caramel and fruits and a fairly hoppy finish. 180808

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23727) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2008
Bottled (as Mackinac Summer Ale, 5.0%). Clearpale copper colour, rich firm head. Fresh hoppy nose with orange and canteloupe. Medium sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and notes of caramel. Medium bodied with with simple malt character. Finishes with balanced resiny bitterness. Lacks depth in the malt department.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2008
Pours a clear pale amber color with a longlasting white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle. Golden/copper color, rich white head. Hoppy fruity aroma. Floral hop flavor, some citrus, some caramel and some grassy notes. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops, caramel and malt. Nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle, as Mackinac Summer Ale. Pours a pretty, slightly orangey dark golden body with a quite lively carbonation culminating in a small dense beige head. Malty and bready nose with a moderate piney hop aroma. The bready aroma is of the dark ryebread kind, and there’s some metallic notes to it too. Full-bodied, silky and quite effervescent, with a bready malty initial flavor, quite caramel-sweet, followed by citusy and piney hops and a decent bitterness. Tropical fruits, some pine, and bitterness to go with the sweet and bready finish. It’s a refreshing beer, but too malty for an american pale ale, and it’s almost a bit boring too. (080826)

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