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RATINGS: 1992   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2004
good hoppy flavor, nice creamy head, top beer with the long lagering period; big fan of sierra nevada

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2004
2004: Pours with a clear yellow body and a big eggshell white head. Head leaves lots of white lacing as it quickly dissipates. Aroma is typical, a bit of malt, mostly hops. Smells clean with a crisp nose. Tastes pretty good, nice hops bit (just like the deScription). Has an astringent quality and soapy character in the finish. Overall, I think Sierra Nevada should stick to brewing delicious ales, but for an American lager this one isn’t half bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2004
gold color with no head. bitter dull metalic flavor, not terrible but not that great,tangy bittter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
nice beer...refreshing, pale and a bit hoppy, clean taste like i expected. overall a bit better than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 6, 2004
Pours golden with a small head. Taste is mild hops and very crisp. Somewhat light. Citrus aftertaste. Good summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Appearance is a straw gold color with a white head, light carbonation and some residual sticky lace. The aroma is hoppy and grassy. Taste is of hops (grassy) with some background sweetness and a tangy, crisp finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with some effervescences. I tried this same six-pack a few moths ago and really did not like it. It seemed overwhelmingly imbalanced. It seems to have mellowed well.

   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.

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