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Summit Scandia Ale

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Summit Scandia Ale is a Scandinavian interpretation of a famous Belgian ale with spice notes of cardamom, coriander, and orange. Scandia Ale pours cloudy with a white head and has a refreshing and pleasing flavor profile.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottled@Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pale yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet wheat, mild grass, some slight gluelike notes as well as mild citrus. Flavour is very similar. Quite sweet, without too much balance.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Glad they chose to retire this over the hefeweizen. Slightly hazy yellow pour, white head. Aroma has notes of spice, sweet orange, esters. Taste is sweet orange and lemon zest, some spice notes but finishing sweet. Overall, cloyingly sweet and not as refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2010
12oz bottle 3/24/10 (binny’s Plainfield)-46° in tumbler-Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, coriander, and spices. Taste of the same with a bit more citrus coming on. This medium bodied brew is not bad. Was expecting better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear golden, some sediment, rich head. Fruity nose with light juicy tangerine and some coriander. Fairly light bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Light soapy and a bit lagerlike with it’s fruityness, but with unmistakable witbier flavours.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Pale straw, fairly cloudy, sudsy white head, small with spotty lacing.   Peppery nose, very subtle citrus and corriander aromas.   This is an odd one.   Its moreso peppery on the tongue than citrusy or spiced.   Very much like white pepper and subtle citrus zest.   Otherwise, it is fairly wheaty.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Lingering white pepper.   This is more of a Spiced Ale than a Belgian Witbier.   Yeah, quite peppery.   Decent, but certainly not expected for the style.   Thanks Bob for the bottle!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Tasted at Beer Dabble event in St. Paul. Hazy dark golden color. Puts an instant smile on your face with a nose full of citrus and spice. Malt and citrus caries the flavor with a goodly amount of spice and even a green tea floral flavor/aroma. Pretty complex. Dry finish. When you put it all together, while I enjoy thinking about what was in there, and enjoyed what I found, the total package was not the sum of its parts somehow . . .

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Poured from bottle into water glass at work. Pale cloudy yellow with moderate head and nice lacing. Orange, lemon, clove, coriander, pepper and maybe even other spices. More complex smell than many Wits but less sour notes. Tastes very similar to the smell. Orange and coriander are noticeable, as expected for a Wit, but lemon and pepper play a major role as well, likely due to the addition of Cardamom. Just barely sour, and might even taste slight banana. For me, this is just so much better than Summit Hefeweizen, their other summer seasonal. Pretty high carbonation, light to medium body, and fairly smooth for the style. This is the most refreshing, easy to drink Wit I have had. Really commend Summit for making something so different than what they usually do. Plus the addition of Cardamom is fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is fresh wheat and spicye. Flavour is wheat fresh spice, cardemom and coriander..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1249) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle, has a cloudy orange gold pour with a white head, aromas of vanilla, faint malt and spices, lemon citrus, and a touch of pepper, flavors of wheat, pepper, light bread and little sweetness, there was some lemon citrus on the tongue, medium mouth feel with some creaminess on the palate, there was more spice than I prefer but other wise a good Wit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5710) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle. Very light pour, barely with any color at all; nice head. Decent wheaty head. Drinks with a mild witbier character, but very much middle of the road -- whatever spices are here are very well hidden. I think even the most casual drinker would enjoy this -- clearly a swipe at Blue Moon. (#3648, 8/23/2009)


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