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RATINGS: 1935   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)


3.2
   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 (2854) - 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 (603) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1136) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2004
looks like a lager: slightly floral aroma. very light, mostly malty backbone but there is a touch of hops in there too. a better-than-average lager but certainly nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Average lager. I guess my bottle was missing the "tangy hop bite" Not a bad drink, but not what I have come to expect from the Chico lads. Light in every way, color, flavor, etc..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Draft at Capital Ale House. Medium gold, decent head. Grainy aroma with a spice note. Initial flavor of anise, followed by grain, hay, and spice. Anise on the finish. Nice.


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