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RATINGS: 1925   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2004
bottle 04. aroma is hoppy bordering on skunky. appearance is a nice golden yellow with a fluffy white head. leaves a nice lace down the glass as you drink. flavor is of pine and a mild hoppy citrus. finish is bitter. leaves aclean refreshing mouthfeel. this would be nice after a day of yardwork.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2647) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Pours bright light golden yellow. Head was frothy and dissapated rather quickly. Not much lacing. Smells of light hoppyness and grain. A bit yeasty. Flavor was crisp and light, slightly of lemon and lightly bitter. The lasting finish was a bit bitter but not unpleasant. A good light beer on a hot day. But not particularly interesting.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle: This along with the Wheat is a beer from Sierra Nevada that one should skip. Light golden color, clear, with a medium white head. Some citrus hops aromas, but mainly I just smell light malts. This beer really does not taste any better than a macro - there’s some mild malt taste, barely any hops bitterness, even some skunked taste. This beer is not really indicative of Sierra Nevada’s offerings, just a bad one in amongst a bunch of winners.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zeswaft (1425) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 For the most part, this is not great. Taste is one notch above Budweiser, corn taste and all. I would hope SN could put together a competitive pilsner like Prima Pils.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Light golden color with good head, aroma is hoppy. Taste is of hops and some malt in between. Full-bodied, this is an outstanding beer for being a lager when it’s more of a pilsner. Great beer from a great brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cubedbee (10) - USA - JUN 19, 2004
Light golden yellow with thin head that fades fast. Citrusy hops aroma. Crisp with sweetness up front fading to a bitter ending. Good for a summer beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (586) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Pours a golden color with a thick, fluffy white head, that disapates rather quickly but leaves a stcky lace behind. Aroma was grassy, maybe a little citrus. Flavor was light and crisp. a light bitter finish. It was 110 degrees here today, and this was a very refreshing beer.

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 (2244) - 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.


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