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RATINGS: 55   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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3.2
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Old rate. It is a light and citrusy pale ale. Not a huge bitterness or aroma. The hop is kinda meh.

3.3
BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Light gold pour with a smaller pure white head. Grain, pepper, mild herb, and some yeast. Pretty tasty - easy drinker.

3.2
DocLock (10973) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Craft Ale House. Pours hazy dark golden with off-white head. Nose was pale malt, candi sugar, hopcitrus, mild funk. Tasted hopcitric and slightly funky up front, with more pale malt and florals late. Not terribly complex.

2.6
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, big thanks to Caleb! Clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, slight watery grains, hints of lemon, slight yeast notes, touch of grass, eh. Taste is a mix of watery grain, biscuit, bread, very slight banana, clove, slight yeast, finishing watery, slightly dry, yeasty.

3.1
bytemesis (9015) - 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.

3.3
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up sweet banana, cloves, and pine/sprucey hoppage over lightly-biscuity malt.. aromatic grasses and light tropical fruit accented.. interesting stuff. The flavor found soft pale and lesser bready malts at the core, with citrus and pine bitterness plus peppery yeast around.. finished with fresh, greener hops and banana and black pepper from the yeast. Lighter-bodied and fairly well carbonated on the palate.. balance was alright, but the hops were a little too assertive for the size of the beer.. refreshing in the end.. good sessionable drink.

2.8
wlajwl (7013) - 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
RobertDale (6761) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and florals. Taste is lemon, malt, yeast, florals, and spice. Not too exciting.

3.7
vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, 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.

3.7
nuplastikk (6420) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Tan -orange body, faint haze. Frothy white head. Relatively mild aroma, some distant, cool, crisp, grassy hops. A pretty decent beer, not really a straightforward Belgian Singel. Significantly more bitter and dry than a typical version. Lots of depth, the grainy dry hops balance out quite well with the fruity orange-banana yeast tones. Pretty solid offering all around, a lot of flavor for the low ABV.


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