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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
I really like what I’ve had from Summit Brewing and have wanted to try this beer since it joined the lineup. Finally I was able to come across it as part of their Summer Sampler. A real nice Witbier, fairly true to style yet there is something different with this one that’s tough to place. Rich golden pour with an orange tint. Medium sized, white head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity with orange, lime, and banana. A touch of spicy coriander adds to an invigorating aroma. Zesty, fresh mouth feel that is quenching and satisfying. Good flavor, a mirror of the aroma. Fruity and spicy with a fresh, dry wheat quality. I did notice a faint bitterness within the aftertaste, perhaps a sturdy hop addition made it’s way into this recipe.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
popephred (257) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a hazy, golden yellow body with virtually no head (some white foam). Notes of orange and spice are evident in the nose, as is expected with the style. Mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, and slightly tart, with a palate of bread and citrus. I have had stronger flavor profiles, though this beer does deliver on most of what it wants to do.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
This white ale poured a very light yellow colour with a bright white smooth head. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, pineapple, yeast and lemon. First taste is smooth and creamy with flavours of spice, hopps and lemon. Palate is slightly yeasty with a bitter flavour that lasts into the palate.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
That1Guy (1971) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. So we were cooking a pizza at the same time we poured this one, and I thought the brew smelled like pizza. So I left the room. But it still smells like pizza. Don’t know what kinda spices they put in this, or if their orange peel evolved into a pizza smell, but it’s definitely there. Sucks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
Slightly hazy golden beer with a lasting white head. Strong spice aroma, coriander, cardemum, spruce and a touch of citrus. Dry and way over-spiced flavour.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours a murky dull orange with no head. Interesting very spicy aroma.... lots of sweet/hot cardamom, coriander, vanilla and orange. Flavor is exactly as the aroma indicates, except maybe a tad lighter. Tastes like a cardamom/coriander soda... semi-sweet. At first feels heavy in the mouth and then as you swallow it feels like there is no body at all, super light, sparkling soda carbonation. Odd beer... overly spiced for sure... reminds me very much of Coney Island Albino White and Wolavers Wit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Extremely light, somewhat spicy belgian. Hard to believe there’s any alcohol in there. Minimal nose and taste, but I feel like I could drink 30 of them... If I had to.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
This golden pour has a small white head. It smells of banana and tastes much the same. There is a little bit of spice in there that grows as it warms. It is smooth and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Pale gold body with a fine white head. Zesty aroma consisting of coriander, bananas, and steamed buns. Palate is light and oily up front with good carbonation leaking through. Very nice flavor. Some citrus, yeast, and spice for sure. Finishes clean and crisp. A good example of one of my favorite beer types.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Distinct coriander aroma and flavor. Otherwise a nice spicy, drinkable wheat beer.


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