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RATINGS: 207   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
A great refreshing beer. For a lager this beer is full of hops. Not too much but just the right balance. Love the label, nice summer theme. Grab a 750ml and share it with a buddy or do it alone. Another great beer from Nantucket island!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkilburn (8) - - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
Pours a beautiful golden with almost no head. Slight floral hoppiness. This beer is extremely crisp and refreshing. Probably one of the best summer seasonals I have tried yet this season.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Golden yellow/straw appearance with a slight chill haze. Bubbly white head. Moderate hop aroma that is akin to taking a deep breath in field of tall grass and wild flowers. The hop flavor blankets your entire palate. Not as carbed as I was led to believe (but then I made sure I chilled this puppy real good), it was, in fact pleasingly subtle. A very full bodied malt profile as well. You guys make great beers, so how about getting them off that sand bar and down to Jersey!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 This was such a pain in the neck to track down, but it was definitely worth finding as it’s by far one of this brewer’s best offerings. Pours gold and cloudy with a lazy but persistent white head. Tastes and smells of lemons, lime, grapefruit and just about every tisane or citrus fruit you can think of. Extremely complex with a very nice albeit on the tarte end finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2079) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2676) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Golden straw. Fat, one-inch layer of pasty white foam. Sharp grassy hop aroma with notes of lemon cake, white pepper, and minerals. Perfectly airy with perfume, glaze, and toasted pale malt whispers. Pillowy carbonation. Soft and slippery on the palate. Explosive flavors of lemon pulp balanced by immense hop spice. Thoroughly soft and floral, yet with a firm snap of leather and crackery malt nuances, midway. Extremely delicate toasted malt underlay with surfacing chardonnay grape acidity, lemon balm, and some brushing floral hop coarseness. Finishes with less hop poignancy than expected, along with a waning dryness and pale malt flavor, but everlastingly flowery and melonlike, which provides more than enough to hold your attention throughout the glass. Overall, an elegantly crafted, bottle conditioned lager, with an appearance and aroma to die for. Just needs a bolder malt structure to help mask the slight acidity, along with more dryness and assertive hop bitterness. Otherwise, this is perfect. Thanks, PsychProf!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Great summer beer. I just wish it was easier to get in MD. My bottle had a bit of bitterness to it, but it was very slight and didn’t take away from the enoyment

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
750ml Bottle: Slightest bit of haze in a dark golden straw color, large thin white head. Head quickly fades to a film over the beer, then to nothing. Light bodied. Somewhat sweet aroma of grass, grapes, butter, pale malt, minerals. Mouthfeel and carbonation are just very pleasing in every respect. Taste is mildly sweet with notes of toasted pale malt, wine grapes, light caramel, lemon, bread, dough, tangy & spicey yeast, grass, earth, and a nice dry & bitter hops bite at the end. I could drink this beer all day and not get sick of it. Do yourself a favor and pick some of this stuff up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Feb. 2006 - Beer poured pale golden color with huge head and lacing. Very pretty. Aroma was sweet citrusy and spicey. Taste was mild but pleasant. Very enjoyable. A great summer beer (even though I had it in the winter!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Clear pale gold pour with a two finger whispy white head that fades slowly to a ring. The nose is of honeyed doughy pale malt, floral noble hops and a hint of Pilsner malt sulfur. The aroma is rounded and enticing, hinting at the maturity if this fine brew. The flavour is simple and mild, though in no way insipid. Spicy hops balance the appropriately bready, lightly cracker-like malts. Very little sulfur in the flavour. The palate is crisp and dry, allowing the drinker to enjoy with minimal time between sips. The finish is medium long and spicy. Cisco is killing it lately

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