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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Presenting Southern Cape Sparkling Ale, the latest in the limited-release Summit Union Series. Inspired by sparkling ales popular in the Southern hemisphere. Named after the Southern Cape hop farms in South Africa. With ingredients from Australia, New Zealand, Chile and South Africa for a refreshingly balanced ale thatís perfect for summer.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow color. Foamy head, decent lacing. Light and crisp on the tongue, dry finish, with just a hint of the fruitiness from the hops coming through. Has a sort of mineral taste to it, not unlike drinking sparkling mineral water. Pretty solid, itís something different than the same old.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On draught, a bunch of times... a long time ago. (from notes)
Pours a pale golden color with a good head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is peachy with some melon and a slight touch of some dank hoppiness. There is a little bit of dusty malt character in the background.

The flavor is dry and mildly bitter. The hop character is peachy and citrus forward. The beer displays a light toasty malt character and a little bit of honey flavor. There is some herbal bitterness and a little bit of tropical fruit.

I loved this beer when it was out, I drank quite a bit of it and if I could get another fresh batch of it, Iíd drink a lot of it again. Great stuff really,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle. Sparkling Ale is one of those stylistic descriptors you rarely see. Unfiltered yellow-tan with some small floaties. Foamy glass rimming white head. Iíd be more comfortable calling this a Golden Ale. Kind of a straightforward Golden Ale in most respects. The NZ hops are its most enjoyable characteristic. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle, pours a hazy orange-brown body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, citrus, and coriander. Taste is mainly caramel and pale malts with a decent hop bitterness. Dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3093) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a white creamy head. Aroma of citrus and resin. Mostly citrus flavor with some caramel, and resin. Decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bookman10 (731) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a light yellow-gold, with middling head. Aroma and flavor are very grassy. Bitter and grassy a not a whole lot else.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into snifter glass. It poured a slightly hazy orange amber with deep everlasting white foam and lace. Very bitter, pleasant, but with that sharp bite common to so many super-alpha hops like Galena, Columbus and other New World varieties. Grass, black currants, black pepper, citrus rind, pineapple, blueberries, underripe strawberries. Fruity Coopers Brewery yeast was an excellent choice here. Lots going on here, but very harmonious and well-balanced overall. Light body, extremely spritzy carbonation, lively hoppy aftertaste. Crisp, refreshing, delicious. I really love the spirit and execution of Summitís Union series so far.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cousin_Larry (616) - - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma us simular to any lager or ale. No discernable flavor other than bitterness. Like someone took water and ground up some hops in it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5238) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. I love the theme and this is my first experience with any of these ingredients, to my knowledge (Gairdner Pale and Sebastian Caramel malts, Waimea and Southern Passion hops). Nose is dry and faintly grainy, medium-strong floral and herbal, lightly dank with stronger citrus, really a zesty and juicy quality there; oily, perfumed, and interesting. Pours clear golden with a large and soapy beige head. Oily, perfumed body also dry with a light crackery/biscuit quality, fresh bread is very big in the finish; bit toasty and spicy, tiny touch of resin, subtle rustle of Simcoe paper, clean with stripping light-medium bitterness, some black pepper. Moderately dry that dries out even more with time, only sweetness by the end coming from the hop oils. Medium body very drinkable, delicate and balanced without any element in particular standing out. A little hot with small but harsh alcohol presence, and there are a few moments of berry/fruity English esters, and some mild Champagne/golden grain/white wine yeast components. Really like this one guys, has a lot in common with well-hopped, juicy pislners made for the summer -- even has the lagery "snappiness" (though not the body).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2778) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral. Taste is caramel, citrus and some resin.


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