Average rating 8.98275862068966 out of 10 ( based on 58 reviews )

Mild and refreshing

Review by John B. on 7/12/2008

Pros: The process was very simple...less clean up and less time over the stove. I couldn't wait to taste the first glass and did yesterday, I was very pleasantly pleased with the results. Very light and refreshing with just the right amount of hops and carbonation. Very well balanced with a hint a sweatness. Great for the very warm months of So. Cal.

Cons: I make my own recipes from raw ingredients and take pride in the knowledge that it's my own creation. You don't get the same feel when you open that first bottle when you brew from a kit.

Hopped Up William's Summer Ale

Review by Jim W. on 7/12/2008

Pros: I added more hops to make it more tasty and now I can taste the hop "pun ch" at the end of the sip. This is a great summer ale, with or without hopping it further. I added Simcoe Pellets at boil and Columbus whole hops at 40 minutes, 1 ounce each. It is becoming my favorite homebrew for this summer.

Summer beer drinking

Review by R T B. on 7/13/2008

Pros: This kit is easy to brew and easy to drink. I kegged mine and waited three weeks before tapping, it was very smooth and very clear. Just follow the instructions.

Cons: My friends like it too much, it will not last nearly the entire summer.

Excellent Kit

Review by Eric L. on 7/13/2008

Pros: The Summar Ale kit was a big hit with my friends one warm summer night in June. It was so good my 5 gallon keg didn't last the weekend. Light, crisp and refreshing.

Cons: Was disappointed that the hops were not identified.

summer ale

Review by JAMES C. G. on 7/13/2008

Pros: Very easy to brew. I steeped a pound of crushed crystal malt for 1hr before boil start to get a little more body.I brewed this beer for a 4th of July party and used my new kegs for the first time. It was a huge hit. Drop a slice of orange or lemon it the glass for a nice summer touch

Cons: Maybe just a tad more hops.

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