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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Presenting our new summer brew, Summit Summer Ale! A balanced, highly drinkable session beer for casual and serious beer lovers alike. Clean, mellow bitterness balanced by slightly bready, toasted malt qualities. An inspired summer ale with elegant fruit and floral aroma.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Real light yellow color. Crip, slightly fruity aroma. Taste: an initial brief burst of lemon zest, offset nicely by just the right amount of bitterness which lingers after the floral fruitiness departs. This is a home run of a summer seasonal outing. I can see several of these being consumed on the patio or at a lakeside bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that some some night retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light spicy and grassy hops, and a hint of pear. Taste is light to medium bodied, fruity golden grain malt with a short lived spicy hop flavor. Finish has a quick sharp bitterness, a hint of white pepper, then a toasted golden grain malt aftertaste that slowly disappears. Much better than your standard lawnmower beer. This summer ale has a nice flavor profile

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (629) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with bright white head. Nose is light citrus. Taste is also citrus with some sweetness. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (37) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Light color. Very crisp aroma. Subtle hop presence, consistent with the style. Refreshing, easy drinking. The 4.5% ABV and crisp, refreshing taste means you could pound back more than a few of these on a hot summer evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1823) - - AUG 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review from Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a pale golden color with a big billowy white head. The head has a pretty decent retention lasting for a few minutes eventually fading to leave a moderate amount of lacing Smell – The aroma is of a bready wheat malt and some lemon citrus and a light herbal aroma. Taste – The taste begins crisp with a nice blend of wheat malt as well as some light citrus fruit notes. Some floral flavors come to the tongue, and with an increase in the lemon citrus, end up lightly bittering the taste. Toward the end a very light grassy flavor mixes with the others and leaves a clean taste on the tongue at the end. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light with a higher level of carbonation. A refreshing effervescent brew that is very easy to drink. Overall – A good summer session beer. It is very easy to drink with its smooth body, light abv and more simple but flavorful crisp taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7897) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
355ml bottle. golden slightly hazed pour. Smell is light fruits and citrus. Flavor is bready malt, citrus, bitter herbs. A really nice brew that is still good on this 70 degree day in late october.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from a liquor store in Hackensack, MN. Wonderfully fruity aroma with a hint of hops. Hazy gold with a thin white head and nice lace. Light in body but flavorful for a 4.9% brew. Good session quality. One of if not the best summer beers I’ve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Another really nice seasonal from Summit here. Pours clear pale yellow/blonde with a large white head. The aroma has pale toasted malt, light sweetness, flower/floral aspects, spice hops and a bit of perfume. The body is light and crisp with mildly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts a bit drier than the aroma with dry malt, crackers, spice, grass, sulfur and herbs. The finish gets more peppery and has some minerals. Quite nice for a snappy summer ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow color. Smell is of malts and grains. Taste is bready malts, grains, a touch of hops. Overall a refreshing summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Draft at paddy longs. Pours hazed golden yellow with white head. Aroma has a pleasant balance of grain and fruity yeast esters, banana, lemon, biscuit and pepper. Flavors are sweet honey grain with spicy and fruity esters, long lingering pepper that balances the initial sweetness making it crisp, refreshing, dry, and begging for another sip. Isn’t this a kolsh?


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