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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Summer Ales of England inspire our newest seasonal beer, Surfer’s Summer Ale. With a brilliant gold color, and a fruity, tangerine-like aroma from the English First Gold hops, Surfer’s Summer Ale is a refreshing, tasty treat. A sweet, toasted malt flavor comes from the English Maris Otter malt, and combines with bread-like wheat character to give this beer a full-bodied, rounded malt aspect. Finishing smooth and clean, Surfer’s Summer Ale exhibits a wonderful balance of character.

2014 release features Glacier Hops and Golden Promise Malt.

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2.8
djd07 (15107) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a hazy orange gold with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is wheat, biscuit, grass. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, light finish, decent.

2.9
jmm635 (1011) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Yellow in color with a thin white head. Aroma of pale malt, biscuit, and lemon juice. Nothing exciting about this one but I’m not generally a "summer ale" guy.

3.5
ilsaconsume (11) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Malty citrus. Excessively drinkable. The scent is to die for but it strangely turns to water in the mouth; the aroma is more than the flavor. For a summer sip it goes down easy!

3.2
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear vibrant yellow hued body with a moderate white head. Decent retention and some lace. Aromas are of biscuity and doughy malt, mild floral and lemongrass like hop aromas, apricot, moderate fruit esters with a light nutty graininess from the malt. Flavors are dry with some chalkiness, doughy, bready, toasty. Moderate to low bitterness. Somewhat bland. Low esters, drinkable. Medium carbonation, thin bodied.

3
BuckeyeBoy (7937) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at Tillamook pub. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is lemongrass citrus bread malts and some grains. Taste is as the nose with more of the citrus notes a nice little hop touch and a good grain taste.

3.2
Homer321 (5116) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Nose is slightly bready with a moderate fruitiness and graininess. Almost a touch of diacetyl or something else going on in the aroma. Pour is very clear, yellowish with an orange highlight. Taste is a slightly sweet biscuit focused malty beer, with a light floral estery expression. A touch of bitterness keeps it dry. Refreshing and non offensive.

2.8
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the Tillamook location. Pour is clear golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Earthy, bready, dirty hoppy and grassy aroma. Taste is stale bread, skunky, sweet fruity, and doughy. Light body with medium carboantion. Meh.

2.7
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours bronze yellow. No head. Aroma is caramel, musky malt. Taste is gross mold, amber malt, red grain.

2.8
gramity (1673) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Clear yellow/straw color. Good head and lacing. Light sweet malt nose with lemon notes. Mild hop flavor with a lemon twist and a light finish

3.2
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, bread, light citrus, grass, hints of florals. Served cold this would deliver nice refreshment on a hot summer day, but not much character for an everyday beer.


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