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RATINGS: 1861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Summerfest is a delightfully refreshing example of a traditional style lager beer. While lighter in body than our ales, Summerfest displays significant hop aroma and a tangy hop bite. The long lagering period adds a smoothness that makes this beer a great summertime treat.

Bittering Hops: Perle & Saaz
Beginning Gravity: 11.8 Plato
Finishing Hops: Saaz
Ending Gravity: 2.7 Plato
Malts: Two-row Pale, Dextrin Malt, Munich
Yeast: Lager Yeast (bottom fermenting)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waveman352 (178) - Glens Falls, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2004
a great tasting beer with a wonderful aftertaste. wish i could have more of this.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Sierra's take on budweiser. Nothing special about this American Lager style of beer. But I guess that's what this style is supposed to be. Perfect for a hot summer day on the beach.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Golden with a white head, good lacing. Nose is yeasty with malt and hops. Flavor is wheaty and hoppy, mouthfeel is smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Golden in color with a small white head. Sweet malt and hoppy.A beer I'll try again when next summer's version is out.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) Medium, almond head anad golden body. No nose? Medium hoppiness. Average at best...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Very unimpressive beer, golden in color with very little head, decent balance, a bit on the bland side, below average brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2003
The beer pours a very nice dark golden colour..with a good sized pure white foamy head..which seems to last quite a while. mmm nice fresh aroma on this beer..nice slight hoppy floral smell..i smell some lenon grass too. This is an excellent tasting lager..very fresh ( as would be expected this early) at first there is a nice crisp malt sweetness..followed soon after by the bite of the hops very well balanced..sense some wheaty tastes and lemon too..very nice. Feels very good on the tongue there is a crispness but its not dry. A most drinkable summer beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Strong yellow/honey color, thin white head. Obvious hopping in the aroma, especially at first whiff, then notes vaguely reminiscent of Vicks Vapor Rub (minus the Eucalyptus opening the nostrils), then fading to a dull dustiness--I guessed Saaz, but I see by its commercial description that it is Hallertauer. Very dry, grassy flavor, with a quick carbonated-water finish. In the realm of lagers it is o.k., but on its merits it didn't satisfy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Some head and lacing. Good color, sort of a golden color. Hoppy aftertaste with the right touch of bitterness. I found this nice and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2003
Summerfets 2002: The appearance is a slightly pale copper body with a fluffy white crusty head. The aroma is Large with Lemons and caramel malts. I presume this beer must have changed quit a bit during its existence of well over a year. Very astringent and citric, finish is sweet yet dry, very crisp and well…..has a strange sharp Kumquat bittering characteristic.
Not nearly as hoppy as I thought this beer was going to be.


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