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RATINGS: 1887   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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Nice light yellow color and is a good tasting lager. Aroma is distinctive and goes down smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Golden coloured with a white head that settled into a ring that lasted the entire way. Aroma is doughy and floral hops. Taste is clean lager malt, with enough hops to make this a pilsener. Finish is dry and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2004
From a bottle of the 2004 vintage I purchased at Krogerís - This one poured poured a nice golden hue, with a rather light "doughlike" aroma. Very nicely hopped for a lager, S. N. Summerfest is a very good example of lager, and is a great example of a top of the line beer for baseball games and lawnmowing breaks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Not a bad lager at all. Pours a straw color with a nice white fluffy head that leaves a very nice lace down the glass. Aroma is malt with a touch of hops. Flavor is subdued and very well balanced. Hints of citrus, hops and ... apricots? Palate is well carbonated and crisp; not a whole lot of body here, though. Very nice for a hot summer day. Overall this is pretty good and about what Iíd expect for a SN Lager. This would be an excellent choice to give to someone who isnít into microbrews if you donít want to scare them off with overwhelming hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Light yellow in color. Nice carbonation. As they claim also less body than their other offerings. Hops and malt complement each other. 06 - Very prominent citrus/lemon in the hop character. It seems more like they have used North American hops than the Perle/Saaz mentioned in the commercial description.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Enjoyable summer brew. Pale color with a nice head. Citrus aroma. Well balanced flavor. Hops. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
12 oz bottle. Pale with a white head. Spicey, slightly citrus aroma, and subtle. Flavor is well balanced with hops. Crisp, light refreshing, and has a bit of character to make it a decent summer brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
This didnít live up to the expectations, the taste wasnít as good as I would have expected. I wouldnít buy this again unless it was free.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Had a large active head and lots of carbonation. Slightly skunky cascade hops smell that I find in all SN. Smells of rubber. There is a light body. The flavor is rubber, toast and apricots. Not refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
Good for a lager, especially one that is kind of citrus flavored, kind of reminds me of a wheat with extra hops. Worth a drink on a hot day.

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