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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Summit kicks off the new limited-release Union Series with Meridian Session Ale. Inspired by Belgian Enkel (single) style ales. Drinkable yet distinctive. Simple in design yet complex in character. Brewed with a single malt, Concerto Pale, that’s a rising star in the UK and a new hop variety called Meridian that was actually discovered by accident in Oregon (more on that story below). Of course, we called it Meridian Session Ale for a reason. So don’t let the whole single-minded thing keep you from ordering another round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
[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 isn’t a bad beer...just really forgettable and not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
I’m excited about this new series from Summit, but this isn’t the best start. Tried this one on tap at Sea Salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Pale colored with little head. Aroma is all Belgian yeast. Flavor similar Belgian yeast with some hops. Decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
boozedude (2227) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle into glass..copper clear pour with white head... strong clove aroma.. taste ..very clove with bitter finish.. weird

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, big thanks to Caleb! Clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, slight watery grains, hints of lemon, slight yeast notes, touch of grass, eh. Taste is a mix of watery grain, biscuit, bread, very slight banana, clove, slight yeast, finishing watery, slightly dry, yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gordon4152 (2) - Lenexa, USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
A great, clean crisp and very drinkable beer. Leaves the palate fresh and ready for another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3994) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Yellow, plain appearance. Moderate body, a bit silky, a bit of hopped tingle. Flavors are solid and drinkable; they may be right in claiming that it is somewhat distinctive. Notes of apple, caraway, caramel, grapefruit, vanilla. Reasonably good. Bottle.

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