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RATINGS: 1918   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)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Golden-straw body with mild carbonation and a clean, sudsy white head. Aroma is nutty, citrusy and buttery. Flavor is grassy with a lightly bitter finish. Fizzy but crisp and about as refreshing as a beer can get. Good summer beer, as billed. This may be the perfect gateway beer for stubborn BMC fans.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
An average lager from this great brewery. Beer combined with the word summer normally are a piece of shit, but this one is, however, a pleasant lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Medium gold color with a moderate head, fair lacing and a nice grassy hoppy aroma. Medium bodied and dry with faint citrus and yeasty notes, and a good hoppy bitterness in the finish. I thought this one had a certain European flair to it, more so than most American pils I’ve tried anyway. First class.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2004
light lagar style beer, well presented and very fresh and clear looking. Decent hop aroma and some good bite towards the end of the taste. A very drinkable brew, much like Henry’s Private Reserve.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2729) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Bottle 2004: Ok nose. Lemon, sourdough, grass. Lite golden yellow color. Good head that disappeared quick. Sweet, crisp, bitter flavor. Lemon, Toasted grains come to mind. Smooth, sour bitter finish. Very tasty. Now if more lagers were like this...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Nice foamy white head head with a golden body. Very crisp with a citrus sweetness and a bit of a hop bite in there. An enjoyable refreshing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (540) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Pours golden yellow. Nice head sticks around for some time. Light aroma of Saaz and honey. Taste is dry and zingy, with hop bitterness and Saaz apparent with light malt. Lagering is apparent and the character is crisp and tasty. Quite a nice Pils but with less malt than the Czecs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2004
very light flavor, was expecting more. TASTES MORE LIKE A DOMESTIC LIGHT BEER THE A MICROBREW SUMMER. the as advertised tangy hoppy bite is not there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2004
pours a deep-ish gold color with a nice white head that descends to a 1/4" that lasts the entire glass. very aromatic of saaz hops, with backing aroma of lightly tasted malt. flavor a nice interplay of malt and hop notes. finishes sry, smooth and crisp. rate it for what it is.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Sierra Nevada can do lots better than this stuff. Clear amber with frothy white head. Had to practically suck beer up my nose to get any appreciable aroma. It was hops and malt, I guess. Medium body and a completely unimpressive taste. Just didn’t do it.


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