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Summer Wine Surfing Monk

Summer Wine Surfing Monk
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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Holmfirth, England
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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NZ & AUS Hopped on a Belgian Yeast


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear pale gold with a massive white head, kind of like Sam Alladyce except heís not gold. Aroma is quite subtle, citrus hop flavours, flavour is also quite subtle, more hops, Belgian yeast, lemon, bit of dryness in the finish. Nice, drinkable, just didnít wow me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Retro review Bottle from Stirchley Wines; hazy amber pour with big airy white head, pineapple aroma, punchy fruit taste slight sourness, powdery yeast in the background, well decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
24th November 2012
Hazy orange - gold beer, massive white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Bitterish seltzer minerals. Fresh grapefruit, tangerine and a little orange peel. Mild sherbet lemon and a trace of lime. Finishes crisp with citrus bitterness. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
330ml Bottle - Golden with a foamy head. Lemon, yeast, spice and some notes of grapefruit in the aroma. Banana, lemon, yeast and grapefruit feature in the tangy, yeasty and slightly spicy taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Floral yeasty aroma, some citrusy hop notes. Taste is slightly monotonous and somehow narrowly concentrated and simultaneous yeasty, citrusy, acerbic and bitter hoppy, minimally spicy. Nice composition, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (628) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2013
33cl bottle. Pours bright hazy light orange with huge white head and loads of lacing. Aroma gives plenty of pungent Belgian yeast alongside some sweet pineapple, lemon, and refresher-bar-esque sugary tropical fruit. Taste has some lovely citrus fruit, pineapple and tangerine: lots of Belgian yeast character comes through and fizzes on the palate. Slightly tart and lightly funky. Very dry finish. Lingering citric bitterness and yeastiness. This is a great creation, but the bottle I had was nearing its BBE - I'm sure this would be a 4/4.1 when properly fresh. Good stuff Summer Wine!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 8, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Pours hazy burnished gold and fluffy white head. Enticing dry gooseberries and apricots nose. Some lime pith too. Fairly pithy bitterness develops into a long fruity finish. Light carbonation, medium body and plenty of character. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE 30/6/2013 - Pours clear orange with a massive foamy head. Aroma of stingy hops, exotic fruits, hints of funky yeast and grass notes. Taste is hoppy, crisp and fruity with hints of yeast and spicy notes. Finish is bitter, hoppy and slightly malty with some crisp and stingy fruity notes. Okay, quite balanced and tasty Belgian style IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
33cl bottle from Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Who would have thought 3 years ago when I had the Elbow Grease that Summer Wine would have turned into such a good brewery. This is hazy orange gold with a thick cream coloured head. Resiny hops mix with an estery Belgian yeast on the aroma. A tasty Belgian yeasty IPA. I like almost everything about this beer. The aroma, the mouthfeel the flavours the finish is particularly good mixing all the hop, yeast and stinging bitterness with some high citrus flavours too. Very drinkable and very likeable. Just a good beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 Bottle at home in London. Pours cloudy gold with an absolutely massive, white head. Seriously, this beer was 95% head at first pour before settling down. Nose holds lots of piss, big brett funk, some plastic, grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of manure, tangy citrus, bitter grass. Medium bodied with average, somewhat lively carbonation. Dry, bitter finish with lots of funk, poop, plastic, grass, orange, lemon, urine. Quite an interesting beer, and quite good, too. (3.9)

Tap at CPK - London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, foamy white head. Grass and yeast in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some pee, grass, dry yeast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild dryness to finish, further grass and piss. Very nice, very refreshing. (4.1)


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