Breckenridge Summer Bright Ale
Thus far I have enjoyed everything I have had the opportunity to try from Breckenridge Brewery. So upon seeing a bottle of their summer ale in a bargain bin at hennipen lake I couldn’t help but pick it up. Though completely out of season I’m sure this will be a tasty and refreshing wheat beer and a much more proper drink for this time of day compared to the rest of the beer in my fridge with a 4.5% ABV. This ale pours a golden straw color with some light copper hues and is completely translucent. Head is about two fingers but fades very rapidly and is white in color. Aroma is of crisp light malts and a nice tiny bit of wheat. Tastes of pale malts with a nice bit of lemon like citrus. Body is light and mouthfeel is smooth but a bit more full that most light beers. Though this ale has some wheat flavors it doesn’t really strike me as a wheat ale, closer to a pilsner but a bit more hearty than most. Definitely a summer ale that would be refreshing and easy to drink on a hot day. If you are a fan of pale malts and citrus this is a good choice for you. Give it a shot and ride your bike.
January 12th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Up in the bar at my building they just got Summit Mai Bock on tap which is a spring seasonal but for some reason Summit already gave them a keg. It taste so good but it just aint right. I felt like going outside without a coat, it messed up my internal calender.
January 12th, 2009 at 2:31 pm
On that note I also drank a Summit Scandia later that day that had been sitting in my fridge for a _long_ time. Tasted just fine but it felt a bit odd. Excited for the Mai Bock as it is my favorite Summit seasonal, too bad spring is a bit away…particularly looking at all of the snow falling out side that seems to never end.
January 13th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
that surly glass is getting one hell of a work out 🙂
January 13th, 2009 at 4:58 pm