Spinnakers Summer Ale
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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Wheat Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
brewed with pilsner, Vienna & Canadian wheat malts juxtaposed to distinctive European crisp hops, this eclectic summer session ale has been brewed with the patio in mind. a crisp session ale brewed in conjunction with the tour de Victoria

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Easton70 (20) - - AUG 17, 2012
I bought this in a bottle from Parkgate in North Vancouver and I love the stuff. Itís really really pale and has no head at all so I was expecting an insipid brew with no or little flavour but I was really impressed with the taste. Itís light to begin with but has a really nice malty finish. Just right for a summer ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Draught at the brewpub
Pale blond color, hazy. Light aroma of grains and saline water. Dry mouthfeel, with a lightly crispy feeling too; respectable bitterness. Easy but refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
On tap at the Victoria brewpub. Generally not much to it--not even much wheat really. But it did have a nice body with a thick creaminess. Itís OK for a hot day I suppose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
On tap at Alibi Room. Pours a clear pale yellow. Aroma of cereal malts and light hops. Flavour reflects the aroma. Literally nothing else to say. Uneventful and very forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is very subtle / almost non-existent - light hops and cereal malt. Flavour is pretty unadventurous - cereal, grains and light hops. Nothing offensive, but nothing here really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4 ounce sample at the brewpub Taproom at 4 samples for $5.00CAD. Very good. Called Summer Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
Hazy amber, fast fading white head.Light aceric, citrus fruity nose. More of same in palate. Not much here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Spirit Merchant. Not being a fan of this new <5% ABV trend in town, I was skeptical of this beer - but, alas, its citrusy and lively in aroma. Some yeasty content. The palate begins tart with a sour grape or tart seeded strawberry. Very smooth. Total lawnmower beer. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Very pale lemony yellow, slightly hazy, brief white head. Lovely aroma of pineapple and guava with wheaty undertones. Palate is light, but still flavourful (i.e. not watery light), with nice wheaty malts complimenting the fresh fruity hop flavours. Finish is citric and dry. A terrific summer brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy yellow, white head. Light citric, strawlike aroma. A hint tartness, acidity complements the citric notes well, light spices retronasal. Light, yet chewy body. Fresh, perfect after a run.

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