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RATINGS: 2023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Bottled. Not as flavorful as the better known SN, IMHO. Very pale pour. Just a touch of hops (but at least there are hops). Not much else to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Yellow color with a fizzy head, vague hoppy aroma. The attraction here is a VERY smooth lager taste, well-balanced between malt and hops with a clean but bitter aftertaste and slight sweetness throughout. I would definitely return to this again when the mood is right for a refreshing lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 the color was paleto the point of being anemic. flavor was good. but on a whole this beer was a miss

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 For as smooth as this beer finished, I was suprised at the mild bitter bite at the onset. I thought it was a pretty good beer, although nothing spectacualr.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2005
12oz bottle, yellow color, 1/2 inch white head, doesnt smell very much maybee a little bread and lemon, smooth light bodied, semi sweet malty some what restrained, slightly better than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2005
Poured golden, clear and effervescent with a fizzy white head that dissipated completely. Aroma of grass, corn, and spicy herbs. Taste follows from aroma, with some toffee mixed into the rather dry finish. I’m not too fond of paler lagers, but this one is nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
12 oz bottle Premium lager vs Pale lager Premium = good Pale = generally crap Everyone goes crazy for ales but nothing beats something like this for summertime drankin Golden color, almost no head, some lacing. Smells like ever so faint hops. Light taste, some hops, some malt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - APR 24, 2005
draft, aroma of sweet malt and hops. medium bodied, golden color. malty and tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2005
Aroma was of fermented malt. Cloudy gold body with small head on pour and disipated quick. Has a tang hoppy taste to it. Heavier on the palate than some of the other over commericalized beers. Decent, got the bitter taste out of my mouth from that last beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
The first taste is a litter sour, but once your palate gets used to the taste, the beer is tremendous. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

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