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Breckenridge Summer Bright Ale

January 11th, 2009 beckel

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.

Breckenridge Summer Bright Ale

Breckenridge 471 Imperial IPA

July 27th, 2008 beckel

This imperial IPA from Breckenridge Brewery out of Denver, Colorado is part of their small batch 471 series of specialty beers and has tempted me for some time. Pours with plenty of head that cascades nicely and lasts for some time, off white in color. Appearance is of dark apricot and very hazy, not transparent at all. Aroma is full of hops, bitter and somewhat citrus, slight malt scent  is present.  This beer boasts a mighty hop profile slight citrus and heavy bitterness are predominate but there is a nice balance of malt sweetness. The 9.2% ABV is only notable in the amount of bitterness presented in this beer bit not overpowering because of the sweetness present in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall this is a damn flavorful and well crafted Imperial IPA and will likely be enjoyed by those who appreciate a strong hoppy, but balanced beer. Give it a shot and ride your bike.

Breckenridge 471 Imperial IPA