Loons' Summer Ale - Tri-City Brewing Company
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Reviews by Slay40:
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2.83/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I picked up a bottle of Tri-City Brewing Company's Loons' Summer Ale a couple days ago for $1.59 at The Lager Mill. So far all the beers I have had from Tri-City have been ok so I am hoping this beer turns out good, a summer ale sounds like a good choice for this hot summer evening. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.
A- The label on this beer looks good an has a nice picture of loon and it's reflection in the water. It poured a pretty clear golden yellow color with two and a half fingers worth of white head that quickly died down to a really thin ring that eventually faded away.
S- The aroma is pretty straight forward and simple. There is a pretty dominating sweet malt aroma along with some citrus and fruity aromas like green apples and pears. The aroma was really light and fruity, it kind of had an aroma similar to apple juice.
T- The taste of this beer is a lot different from the aroma. It starts out with with loads of grainy and biscuity malts that have a medium amount of sweetness to them and is pretty much the main flavor of this beer. There was a slight sweet fruity taste that was really light, but it was nowhere near as good as the fruity aromas were. The finish had more biscuit like flavors and a medium light amount bitterness that was right where it should be.
M- Smooth and the body was on the light side of medium. Carbonation was medium and just about where it should be, but it was a little prickly.
Overall I thought this was pretty average American Blonde Ale. After looking at and smelling this beer I thought I would be in for a nice fruity and refreshing Blonde Ale, but instead the flavor was all about the biscuit malts and they didn't let too many other flavors come through. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma and how smooth it drank, and I liked the flavor the least, it was just too bland and it didn't hold my attention. I wouldn't buy a 6 pack of this anytime soon when I can get a much better tasting local Blonde like Cass River Blonde, but if I was at a loons game I may be inclined to have a pint instead of your typical BMC baseball beer. I can't say I would recommend this to people, it is just too bland tasting and there are much better blondes that are widely available. I would say this has been my least favorite beer from Tri-City's, I want to like these guys, but I have yet to be wowed by any of their beers, maybe the good ones are just eluding me, the real test will be when I try their Stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2011 03:02:40 | More by StoutHunter
2.95/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a mostly clear golden yellow that had a small white head that hardly stayed.
The nose has a light citrus aroma. Pears, apples and brown sugar stand out a bit.
Pretty mild flavors of pears, apples honey and brown sugar. I'm happy that the flavors are distinguishable, but a little disappointed that they are pretty mild.
Very smooth medium to thick body with mild carbonation.
Overall this is a pretty average beer. Nothing special happening here. This is by no means a bad beer, it just does not stand out.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2011 01:20:55 | More by TheBear11D
3.38/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a clear, golden liquid with just a bit of carbonation. The head is very thin and splotchy.
S- Sweet malt with notes of apples, pears, and brown sugar. Simple and juicy.
T- Honey and sweet malts with notes of apples and pears. Simple and sweet, very fruit like.
M- Smooth with just a bit of carbonation bite.
D- Drinks pretty nice on this somewhat warm spring evening. Although not a stand-out beer, this would be a good summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2011 01:52:16 | More by david131
3.2/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- nice light golden color, kind of cloudy with a thin white head on it.
S- the aroma of malt with a light hint of citrus is all I noticed.
T- malty right off the bat, with a slight bitterness on the finish.
M- very smooth and slightly bitter on the tongue.
D- Good beer for a hot day.
This beer is available at the Great Lakes Loon's ballpark (Dow Diamond Midland, MI) and selective bars & restaurants in the area.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2008 03:10:41 | More by nmyers
Loons' Summer Ale from Tri-City Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 11 user ratings.