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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 that’s 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 (711) - 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, it’s something different than the same old.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2879) - 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 (663) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2362) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - 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. I’d 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeke626 (433) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Draft at the pourhouse. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma has light citrus and since decent citrus notes. The taste has a nice bitterness, sweet grapefruit, sweet finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle into glass chared with josh hakes drive, ffunky weed fruit aroma, taste is hops, glory, like this one aot,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MNAle (40) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Straw color, perhaps a bit darker than "straw" might indicate, but still pale. Hazy with quite a bit of carbonation, nice head, white, good lacing and retention. Hops evident in the aroma. Initial taste is crisp hops, transition to some malts, but still hops are more evident, then a bitter finish. Low ABV is good if you plan on having several. Enjoyable, but not my favorite from Summit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pour is a bright golden with a small white head. Aroma is some honey malt, a bit of onion hop and a overall dryness. Flavor is a nice dry cracker pils malt to start, then comes a decent grassy hop with a little fresh citrus in there. This was a decent beer and one that has more to offer than I thought. Plenty flavorful even with the low alcohol.


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