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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The Summer of Love was fun they say, but now we’re living in the SUMMER OF LAGER! "Lager" means "to wait a wicked long time until it’s ready." We brewed it in the fall, aged it all winter, then sampled it in the spring. Then again, and again, until finally we decided to share. Hope you like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2006
Clear golden pour with a huge chunky, frothy head. Extensive lacing. Aroma is lemony and grassy. Very fresh smelling. Flavor is fresh, wheaty, citrusy. Delicious and fresh. A wonderfuly beautiful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright gold with a creamy one finger white head that faded to a thin film. Very nice lacing left. Crisp bready malt nose with a soft light lemony hop overtone. A little bit of a general lemony citrus character and on the second glass some dry yeast character. Flavor is spicy with some lemony citrus and bready malt. On the second glass, the high amount of yeast overtook the lemon notes. Very light on the palate and pretty crisp on the finish, quite refreshing. An interesting beer for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Chalky green grapefruit aroma is bursting with citrus character and a faint acidity. Opaque blonde body is topped by a fair but fizzy, white head that recedes rapidly to partial cover. Strong unripe citrus and chalky, leafy, green hop flavour that is somewhat sharp. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Citrus and acidity stick in the throat. Strong carbonation with a very dry texture and somewhat prickly carbonation. Bottle (State Line Liquors, MD, Oct-05) sampled with GonZoBeeR, MartinT, Rastacouere and Siroy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Murky, cloudy dark yellow body with barely a head. Strikingly citrus and lemony flavor - mixed with a strange bitter hoppiness that tastes a little "off", maybe similar to a spicy tea. Wheaty and yeasty aroma. Its very dry and is definetely more for the summertime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
[Winter Vintage] First of all, it is really friggin’ lame to repackage your summer beer as a winter beer - that said, this is an interesting lager - cloudy golden pour, with a bready, almost tart aroma - a tiny bit sour, which makes it interesting, complimenting the light, lemony character - nice hop bite at the end - not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; dates are unknown ]
A mostly diminishing thin fizzy off-white head tops up a clear medium orange body. Moderate lacing. No particles. Few small bubbles. Aroma presents malt being medium bread and biscuit.. hops are moderate citrusy ... Yeast character is moderate dough. Also, there are evocations of pears. Initial flavor is moderate pils like malt while development is getting more bitter. Finish is long . medium body... oily texture... Fizzy carbonation... Wonderful and expressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
this beer looks more like a saison than a helles beer.. Aroma:Honey,light citrus,light acid,fruity.... Appearance:hazy orange,small head... Flavor:acid,fruity,citrus,orange....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Poured a golden color with nice size head which left great lacing. Aroma was citrusy and a little spice. Flavor was refreshing would be a great summer beer. lemony malts and a slight hop to it. Great beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2006
25 oz bottle ink stamped on bottom 174 19:44 1122-pours a foamy, four finger+ reducing to rocky with patches clinging to the side of the glass offwhite head. Color is hazy yellow with effervescence. Aroma is musty, grain. Taste is sweet, fruity, musty, a muted tanginess. Different than the standard for a lager style. A mellow, fruity Duvel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 Also sampled as the Winter ’06 Vintage, with similar description and rating.

Sampled at the Milwaukee YEHa!05 courtesy of JPDIPSO: Pours a pale hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma of light pale malt and a touch of grain and subtle hops. Starts light and thin with some grainy mild sweetness and a lightly bitter finish. Smooth, but uninteresting.

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