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Title: SA Summer Ale
Post by: aubeertine31 on May 02, 2010, 02:20:59 PM
Anybody else notice a different taste to this beer this year? This has been one of my favorite beers over the past couple years, but I don't think I've had a good one yet this year. Can any one shed any light on this?
Title: Re: SA Summer Ale
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on June 10, 2010, 06:54:46 PM
Agreed...

I get a LOT more coriander flavor... I don't know if they use coriander or if they've increased the amount of Grains of Paradise
Title: Re: SA Summer Ale
Post by: Kaiser on June 10, 2010, 11:43:56 PM
This used to be my favorite SA beer. But last year I noticed too much spice in it and stopped ordering it when I'm out.

Kai
Title: Re: SA Summer Ale
Post by: brew-witch on June 11, 2010, 04:48:02 AM
Hmmm... I've noticed many of this year's summer brews are a bit "lacking".  I thought maybe it was just my changing tastes, but now seeing this thread...  ???
Title: Re: SA Summer Ale
Post by: dhacker on June 20, 2010, 12:43:36 PM
Agreed...

I get a LOT more coriander flavor... I don't know if they use coriander or if they've increased the amount of Grains of Paradise

Same here . . too much on the coriander. I hope it's not a trend by SA that if a little of something is good, more must be better.  :-\
Title: Re: SA Summer Ale
Post by: majorvices on June 26, 2010, 01:14:51 PM
I've personally never been a fan of the SA Summer Ale. I'd prefer if they went with Noble Pils for summer.
Title: Re: SA Summer Ale
Post by: bluesman on June 27, 2010, 02:24:01 AM
I am also not a fan of SA Summer Ale. It just doesn't do it for me. I woud like to see them put out a nice lager instead.
If they really wanted to produce an ale, I think a Saison would be the ale of choice.