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RATINGS: 2003   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
Bottled. A sweet malty aroma to this orange-gold coloured lager. The taste is also sweet and malty, almost creamy. Unspectacular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004
A thick, malty beer with too plain a flavour for me, althought the bitterness which comes in late nearly saves it. OK, but not my sort of lager, I prefer more hops. (bottle from Booths, Knutsford UK)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16536) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Yellow/golden color. Hoppy aroma with a woddy, dry feeling. Grassy hop-flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2004 Room temp, malts dominate. Chilled, matls in the background, with slight hoppy bitterness. Its o.k. but I dont look forward to trying it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
ya know its a bit to light for me honestly.i know summer beers are not gonna be dark but hey,im just giving my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
White head. Nice light color. Aroma is a little hoppy. Flavor is light with a very bitter taste. Nice overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Frothy and rocky white head with good carbonation. Nice lacing. Light hops aroma with a bit of citrus. Some biscuit malt also. Color is a medium gold. Flavor is light and malty with a bit of hops and spice for a kick. Soft finish with more biscuits and a bit of bitterness. A light and refreshing brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22603) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2004
Bottled. Clear golden. Rounded clean maltiness is this beer foremost feature. It’s medium bodied with average bitterness. Fairly well made easy drinking stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2058) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2004
Bottle 2004 from Beers of Europe. Golden colour with slim white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and hoppy. Taste is sweet, and fruity (peaches) with bitter hops. Dry slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, nice frothy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Pours golden with a nice white head. Aroma is very faint - a hint of maltiness. Taste is moderately sweet and refreshing with notes of grain, grass, some citrus, mild hops and a prominent malt backbone. Mouthfeel is full and round. Good lacing. Not that complex but it’s a very solid lager that is much better than others in it’s class.

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