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RATINGS: 2018   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 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 (1285) - 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 (2626) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2005
From a bottle. Yellow with a fairly big head that goes away quickly. Rather generic lager with a thin mouthfeel. Barely passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2005
Bottled. Golden coloring with a small white head and moderate carbonation. The beer has a smooth malty feel with a dry, slightly sour finish. It doesn’t exactly set the world on fire, but this is a good summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (33774) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2005
A yellow beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty - and so is the flavor - a boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2005
Looks like a standard light lager should, but it doesent taste that way. Light and fizzy on the palate. The hops actually come through the flavor unlike most light lagers. Even a hint of malt to back it up. Dry finish. Tasty thirst quencher. Looking forward to enjoying more of this beer this summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2005
Light hops and a little floral smell. Tastes better than it looks. Hops again in flavor with a nice bitterness at the finish. Light citrus also. Smooth beer overall.

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