After we opened up the beer side of the alcohol review section, I found myself in a serious quandary. We were receiving some seriously full-body beers, and were not getting too much in the way of more mild or properly seasonal types of efforts. The Summerbright beer is the perfect middle ground between these tremendously deep and full-bodied beers and the more familiar, macro styles of portable bread. Saying that, there is a tremendous versatility present in the Summerbright Ale that allows individuals of all (legal) ages, beer familiarities, and tastes to enjoy this.
In the Summerbright, there are hints of wheat and fruit present, not coming forth as strongly as a Blue Moon but rather sticking with imbibers long after they have put the beer down. This beer’s sweetness is something that is truly special, in that it is sufficiently different enough from the bite of an IPA or the bassy, chocolate notes of a Porter. Rather, there is an everyman spirit to the Summerbright ale that will ensure that a sixer of Breckenridge’s latest seasonal will remain in my fridge for as long as I can find it around my neck of the woods.
Breckenridge Summerbright Ale (Beer) / 4.5% ABV / 2010 Breckenridge Brewery / http://www.breckbrew.com