CanIHave4Beers (2765) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a small-ish head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nice, inviting enough with a huge doughy yeasty character and a nice earthy floral bit as well. The beer is lightly sweet smelling with some spice and very mild fruit.
The flavor is really very nice, floral and fairly dry with a nice dusty and toasty malt character. The hop character is a touch herbaceous but more floral than anything, the hops give this one a really pleasant bitterness that lingers a bit in the finish. Some mild lemon peel & doughy yeastiness are pretty in check here as well.
Pretty well done, decidedly akin to Belgian session ales while bringing some new but complimentary things to the table.
wlajwl (3331) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is very light Belgian yeast, spices and skunky/grassy. The flavor is bananas, fruit, malts and a dryish/grassy hop finish.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a clearish gold, some white head. Yeast on the nose, nice pepper to it. Pretty easy to drink, not bad.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden orange with a modest sized soapy white head. The aroma has fruity Belgian yeast, spicy / earthy hops, fall leaves and a bit of malt sweetness. Medium / light body that still has some slickness to it, but turns more crisp and biting on the finish with lots of carbonation. The flavor begins with the aspects I like about Belgian singles I havenít tasted in a while - dry caramel, earthy (with light fruit) yeast and light crackers. This one has a a bit of spicy / floral hops as well. The hops comes out a bit more with the finish. Cleaner and crisper than most Belgian ales. Really tasty beer & with the lower alcohol this could be a real nice one to have around.
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery. Lager aroma. Crystal clear like a lager.excellent lace. Explained as a session IPA with Belgian yeast. Tastes like a lager but has a moderate hop finish. Not bad.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is like a weak banana smoothie at first, but barley and something strange quickly show up. With swirling, very weak notes of sulfur and some crushed nettles show up. The taste is malt heavy and fairly bland. Moderate bitterness, Good mouthfeel. Finish length is average. This isnít a bad beer...just really forgettable and not my thing.
jeremyh70 (496) - Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange with two fingers of off white head and good lacing. The aroma has some spice and barnyard as well as lemon. Taste is initially sweet with some of the lemon character coming through, followed by barnyard and mild spiciness. Low bitterness on the back end that disappears as the beer finishes dry. Mouthfeel is crisp and semi creamy with a light/medium body and moderate carbonation. A easy drinker with a sweet but dry profile that is nice in a session ale. Not overly complex but tasty.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím excited about this new series from Summit, but this isnít the best start. Tried this one on tap at Sea Salt.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with a solid off-white head. Aroma of mild dark fruit, grapefruit and some floral hops. Flavor is really good for such a low ABV. Juicy, well-balanced dark fruit, mild malt sweetness and a nice citrus bite from the hops. Eminently drinkable. One of my favorite Summit beers so far.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to rocks glass samplers with a clear, light golden color, and a modest amount of white, bubbly head foam. Lightly sweet, light lemon, just a touch of banana detected, with floral and spice hints, and slight tartness. Moderately bitter, and light bodied. A quaffably sound brew.