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RATINGS: 1935   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)


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a golden color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of bread, hops, yeast and spice. Flavor of hops and malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Slightly hazy golden yellow with a medium diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of bread, sweat, straw, lemon, honey, and a hint of spice. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Grassy flavor of bread, pepper, citrus and honey. Much, much better than your run of the mill ’premium lager' - an excellent summer beer’. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Fresh and crisp flavor, with a nice balance between malt and hops. Maybe some citrusy/wheat flavors too. I liked it as an alternative to a "big three" lager.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jak’s Tap (Chicago). I didn’t like this much. Citrusy nose was nice. The taste, however, was skunky and mealy (in addition to the bitter hops). I could see how it was trying to be a good beer, but it failed. Not balanced, not smooth, tastes bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Light nothing in the nose - maybe weird. Some hops in taste and light grain - thats it.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2004 Bottle. Golden body, fizzy white head. Sweet appely aroma. The flavor is quite light, there’s not much to the start and the finish consists mainly of leafy, stemmy hops. A well-made lager with some character. I wish Milwaukee’s Summerfest had this stuff available instead of $4 Millers.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
A great lager, not a spectacular beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
tap@hopyard: fruity berry like aroma. faint sexual appeal. i wish this were a nipple. nice tame flavor. soft, like the lips of a lover. kind of hurts my stomach.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Draft Pizza Port Solana Beach: Pours a clear gold color with a large even white head. Aroma is bready with some spicy hop and yeast notes. Flavor is a good balance with bitter hops and sweet malt in good harmony. Body is medium with a creamy texture. This is a great "Premium Lager!"

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2004 bottle. Gold body capped by a frothy white head. Nose is hoppy bordering on skunky. First flavor notes are honey, hops, a little citrus (apple), and earthy. finish is bitter and dry. Very refreshing beer. Goes down good.


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