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RATINGS: 2012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Enjoyable summer brew. Pale color with a nice head. Citrus aroma. Well balanced flavor. Hops. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
12 oz bottle. Pale with a white head. Spicey, slightly citrus aroma, and subtle. Flavor is well balanced with hops. Crisp, light refreshing, and has a bit of character to make it a decent summer brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
This didn’t live up to the expectations, the taste wasn’t as good as I would have expected. I wouldn’t buy this again unless it was free.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Had a large active head and lots of carbonation. Slightly skunky cascade hops smell that I find in all SN. Smells of rubber. There is a light body. The flavor is rubber, toast and apricots. Not refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
Good for a lager, especially one that is kind of citrus flavored, kind of reminds me of a wheat with extra hops. Worth a drink on a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2004
A nice tight white head over a nice glass exactly the color of... well, let’s not judge a beer by its color. I’m really not a lager fan; there are only a few I like, and this is one. All lagers should taste more like this. Citrus notes blend with hops to make a fairly complex flavor, but it remains light enough (even at 5%) to be a good hot-weather beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 27, 2004
Light in color, small white head, weak summer beer, tastes similar to Weinhards private researve.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 27, 2004
Fresh and crisp flavor, with a nice balance between malt and hops. Some light wheat and some citrus flavors too. I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarahks23 (5) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 24, 2004 does not count
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Frankly I was expecting better, but what can I say I am a dark beer girl.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2004
For a lager, I can't believe it, its not that bad. I guess a craftbrewery can even make a lager taste good. Similar to a Sam Adams with a fresher taste. Pretty hoppy, but also pretty refreshing. Welcome summer.


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