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RATINGS: 1986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2004
On tap: I didn’t think this was one of SN’s better offerings. Decent, but not outstanding, lager. A little chewy on the malt. I would guess this would be good with a brat. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Sierra has and should do a lot better than this. But i guess seeing how its a lager then expectations can’t be too high. try thier other stuff, its a lot better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Clear light gold color with small head. Aroma is lightly malted and slightly bitter. The taste is fresh light lemon, straw and slightly bitter but all of the flavors are mellowed. Why can;t a lighter beer have any head retention?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2003- Light golden color. foamy white head. Wheat, Malt, Water in the aroma. Doesn’t look like anything special. Really interesting for a lager... I can’t really identify what it is, it’s almost sour, with a little hop bite. Not bad, a nice lawnmower brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Poured golden yellow with fizzy white head...smelled grassy and malty...tasted yeasty which I wasn’t expecting...finish dry...just another summer beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3606) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a nice cloudy gold. Aroma is of yeast with some malts. Flavor is yeasty and malty but nothing realy stands out. Another summer im not fond of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
golden body, small head. slighty bitter/hop. nothing stands out. bland not very flavorful and light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Gold Coloring. Little Head. An Average Lager. Wouldn’t Care to Have it Again. Some Hops there, Not my Favorite Style....Some Grass I would agree with SlikTork... "I’ve had better."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5434) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 Auguest, 2004 Bottle - bought at Utobeer Market Stall on the Southwark Beer Tour. A bit too gassy for my taste. Hops are not to my taste either. The whole thing tastes just a bit too much of a mix of soap and metal to be pleasant. Shame - I’ve been enjoying Siera Nevada’s products, apart from the last two beers I’ve had. [1.8]
Sept, 2006 Grabbed this bottle in Sainsbury. I enjoyed it more than my first attempt two years ago - but the soapy hops, despite the citric notes, are not pleasant. It’s fairly pleasant initially, but those damned hops build and build to a sensory overload, and it starts to taste like drinking washing up liquid. [2.0]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Clear gold/yellow color, small white frothy head. Light dry, sweet and herbal hoppiness. Weak astringent type of Saazy hop flavor with a papery finish. Eh... nothing bad about it, just very light and unfulfilling.

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