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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
bytemesis (8423) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal, grass, yeast. Flavor is the same, little sweet, light bitter. Light body.

2.8
thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is some dusty grain and a bit of yeasty esters. Flavor is more grain malt with a slight grassy hop with a chalky dry finish. Nothing great but decent for a sample.

3.1
csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Tap - fair size foamy head, clear medium gold color, earthy hop aroma and flavor, sweet up front but a little dry and smokey in the back , interesting combo, different but good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Gold Pour with a thick white head aroma is wheat, yeast, light tropical fruit, grassy hop and a hint of burnt rubber? Flavour is yeasty fruit, minerally at times, white pepper spice and grassy hop.

3.6
CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle
Pours a hazy golden with a small-ish head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nice, inviting enough with a huge doughy yeasty character and a nice earthy floral bit as well. The beer is lightly sweet smelling with some spice and very mild fruit.

The flavor is really very nice, floral and fairly dry with a nice dusty and toasty malt character. The hop character is a touch herbaceous but more floral than anything, the hops give this one a really pleasant bitterness that lingers a bit in the finish. Some mild lemon peel & doughy yeastiness are pretty in check here as well.
Pretty well done, decidedly akin to Belgian session ales while bringing some new but complimentary things to the table.

2.8
wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma is very light Belgian yeast, spices and skunky/grassy. The flavor is bananas, fruit, malts and a dryish/grassy hop finish.

3.1
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle Pours a clearish gold, some white head. Yeast on the nose, nice pepper to it. Pretty easy to drink, not bad.

3.7
vyvvy (6478) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours clear golden orange with a modest sized soapy white head. The aroma has fruity Belgian yeast, spicy / earthy hops, fall leaves and a bit of malt sweetness. Medium / light body that still has some slickness to it, but turns more crisp and biting on the finish with lots of carbonation. The flavor begins with the aspects I like about Belgian singles I haven’t tasted in a while - dry caramel, earthy (with light fruit) yeast and light crackers. This one has a a bit of spicy / floral hops as well. The hops comes out a bit more with the finish. Cleaner and crisper than most Belgian ales. Really tasty beer & with the lower alcohol this could be a real nice one to have around.

3.2
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at brewery. Lager aroma. Crystal clear like a lager.excellent lace. Explained as a session IPA with Belgian yeast. Tastes like a lager but has a moderate hop finish. Not bad.

3.4
jeremyh70 (1103) - 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.


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