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Shaftebury Summer Solstice Ale

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Shaftebury Summer Solstice Ale
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Formerly brewed at Okanagan Spring Brewery (Sapporo)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Vernon, Canada

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
Shaftebury Brewing Company--Summer Solstice Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (2.75 / 5.0) Pilsner Ale. Very clear light golden color. Light lager like Saaz hop front. Very similar to domestic lager in taste with light fruit ale hints. Light bodied, tasty, nice hops. Clean light hop balanced finish. Sampled 7/5/2000.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8511) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
I donít ordinarily like Shaftebury, but this was okay. Pale golden colour with a faint chill-hazed appearance and a disappearing white head. Pale malty aroma, light floral hoppiness and some bready yeastiness. Flavour is actually pretty good, decent amount of malt and a clean finish. A fairly quaffable summer beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TimE (3273) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
Yellow with hints of honey, wow, please donít amaze me. I guess it would be Ok in the summer, but I can think of a few more hefes I would rather drink.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snowotter (1) - USA - OCT 13, 2003 does not count
Not bad...poured a golden yellow, but the head went south quickly. I agree with Tipsy McStager on this one...very weak palate. Mind you, it IS wet, it IS beer, and it ISN'T American!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
stinky, foul aroma. Pours a golden yellow, carbonation high, head mid range. This kind of tastes like a fruit beer, except all the fruit is rotten. Very weak palate and unusual aftertaste. Shaftebury is a brewery you want to avoid except for their cream ale.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2003
Golden amber body with a small off white head. Aroma was lightly malty and little else. Taste was sweet but thin. Finish was spicy and not really enjoyable.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crit (3360) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
Sparkling golden amber. Fast fading off white head. Nutty nose with light malt taste, but cigar butt off taste

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4656) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2002
Pleasant aroma as I poured the glass. The aroma died out quickly. Light but lasting head of white bubbles. For a light summer ale it has an intriguing spice flavour that I cannot place. ALmost a ginger taste that lingers. This weird taste takes it out of the summer guzzler category but not sure where it takes it to. As it warms the aftertaste is almost soapy. Very interesting and worth a sample but canít say I see a fit as a regular beer. SECOND BEER AND I CANT GET PAST THE SPICE AFTERTASTE!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2002
I havenít had this one since last summer actually, but iím going to go out and grab some (it comes with a free pint glass)


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