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RATINGS: 1981   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3570) - 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. Wouldnít Care to Have it Again. Some Hops there, Not my Favorite Style....Some Grass I would agree with SlikTork... "Iíve had better."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5417) - 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 - Iíve been enjoying Siera Nevadaís products, apart from the last two beers Iíve 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. Itís 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 Smells like hops with a hint of vomit. Golden in color with little head. Has a hoppy citrus taste with a bitter aftertaste. This beer is not very good especially considering the Pale Ale is readily available I donít know why anyone would choose to drink this. Had this again to give it a second chance, and after a year it is still garbage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured gold with a foamy white head. Enough cabonation and hops to keep my tongue awake, but not enough to drown out the sweet malty goodness that lingers below. Easy Light smooth drinking tastyness. Not my Favorite Style by far, but I rated in compared to others of the same form and characteristics

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours nice and golden with a foamy white head. Nice sweet hoppy aroma. Tastes sweet with a hoppy kick to it. It seems like a good refreshing summer brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JWF (4) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2004 does not count
Clean, golden-hued lager. Prominent, floral hop flavor and aroma, malty enough to balance the hops. Unlike the many bland american wheats offered as summer brews, this beer has some substance to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Nice bite to it and has a nice woody taste. I like it alot and wish it wasnít seasonal as it is one of my favorites.

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