Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light yellow color and is a good tasting lager. Aroma is distinctive and goes down smooth
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable summer brew. Pale color with a nice head. Citrus aroma. Well balanced flavor. Hops. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.