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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Appealing Sorachi hops, an uncommon hop from Japan, balanced with lighter malts. Citrusy, fresh, clean. Sum’r Organic Summer Ale pairs well with summer. It is an easy companion to most foods on the summer grill, such as chicken, fish, and burgers. Pairs well with curries and spicy foods. Try it with sushi!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5156) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle, overdue (best before 08/25/14) -- we’ll see how it holds up. Nose is lemony citrus, pale malt; pretty clear Sorachi contribution even yet, but some herbal mace/thyme/rosemary character that I don’t like -- like sticking your head into the spice rack. Pours pale, cloudy dull yellow with plenty of carbonation and a dense, rocky bright white head. Thin body is a wee bit metallic, semi-dry with only very light bitterness, mild citrus and mild bread, juice squeezed from pale malt. Lightly herbal with spice, e.g., presumed coriander, but still clean and refreshing. Hope to give it another shot when fresh. [2015.03.29:2.7]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pale yellow pour with white head. Aroma is light sweet malt/, biscuit. Taste is lemon citrus, light malt, a little doughy. S0-so lacing. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2051) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Can in Moab.

Light yellow white wine colored pour, with a white head. Nose? What nose? Little bit of biscuit, little bit of pear. Mild cracker malts mingle with a orchardy hop that, now that I see it is in there, is recognizably Sorachi. (I guess that means it’s not recognizable. Oh well.) There’s not a heck of a lot going on here, but it’s a pleasant easy drinking low ABV beer that is super clean. I like their pairing suggestions; I’d much prefer this to e.g. a Japanese premium lager any time. Again, no reason to hate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1272) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Can shared by Dan. Pours golden with white head. Taste is grassy hop with some pilsiner

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digzis (92) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2014
Bière assez légère, avec des notes de citron et un peu herbacée. Elle manque un peu d’alcool à mon goût pour avoir une plus grande longueur en bouche.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a clear pale gold with a big white frothy head. Notes of straw, crackery and pale malts, grass, and not much else. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Yeah - 4%, light, dry, simple - nothing wrong with this one for a summer sipper.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (920) - PERU - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a hazy light yellow with a smallish head. Taste is light with some bitterness. The finish is a bit soapy. No so good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Light color and taste. Not much flavor beyond hops but a nice easy drinking beer. Steaw color.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jayzz (466) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
A good summer style wheat/saison at only 4 % abv. For the light alcohol level this is a flavorful brew and makes for a decent session .

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
I dig Sorachi hops but they are underused here. A decent refreshing hot weather beer, no more, no less. Not something I’ll go outta my way for with all the alternatives on the market.


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