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Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Pale Lager
Dunedin, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 1.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speight’s Summit lager is a new liquid innovation from Speight’s Brewery. Our first lager brewed with only natural ingredients. A clean, crisp, refreshing golden lager with a 4% ABV. Pacific hallertau hops used to create an easy drinking taste profile.


3fourths' rating

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 On a menu as "Summer Lager". This is probably the closest thing to American Light Lager that can be found in New Zealand. Bud Light roughness, sweetness and sourness, a bounty of carrot and turnip DMS and sharp burnt corn kernels and a lingering sugar syrup / saccharine film. This is some foul adjunct bullshit right here.


1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
KyleCameron (20) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2013
Pretty light and boring, virtually no hop presence at all. Makes for a good quaffing beer in the sun. Little no no malt flavour.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
The head is medium. It smells sweet malty, just a bit fruity. The taste is malty, sweet, boring, fruity, citrus. Boring. 10/7/7/7/11/8

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
Subtle,smooth,crisp and clean lager. Its delicious and my kind of beer. Good job speights.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omega (639) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bland swilling beer that is not too offensive. Very little happening here. Would question the "premium" lager as a style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Piwo w kolorze przypomina racsej amber niz gold. No ale niewazne. Piana srednia i nawet puszysta. Wytrawne i nieco karmelowe. Dosc wyrazny smak toffi. Jesli jest to lager to jakby nieco uszlachetniony. Mi pasowalo.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2013
"Our first lager brewed with only natural ingredients". For flavour’s sake, bring back the un-natural, stat! Just kidding. This is the best this kind of brewer can hope for: utter lowest common denominator clean fault-free inoffensive blandness. Unfortunately, they will be well rewarded for their lack of passion.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2013
330ml can fom The Beer Cellar. Super pale and clear with a big white head. Grain and wet straw aromas found in most pale lagers. Medium bodied with a musty spunky flavour with the faintest hint of straw in the background. Certainly nothing to get excited about.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
better than their gold medal ale. that’s really all i have to say about this.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at Auckland Airport. Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is light malt and some straw. Taste is light sweet leading to a dry-ish finish with next to no bitterness. M’eh.


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