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RATINGS: 1971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2003
I wasn't expecting much from this beer but I'm quite impressed. It has a good hop aroma and flavor. This would make a good "gateway" beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Golden colour with a nice fairly wheaty nose. Smoothe feel. Kind of sour with a bitter finish. Overall not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Color of light golden pale yellow with a fluffy white head that fades to a ring and lots of whispy lacing. Smell is faint, crisp, yeast & wheat notes and soft fresh malts, a bit of musty grass or old water logged wood also noted in the aroma. Taste is more of the same, smooth at first, clean, fresh, soft malts, picks up some light hops of herbal quality near the middle and ending with a short crispness that holds some yeast & wheat-like features through into the finish; which is very nice. Solid finish. Feel has a smooth start and picks up some fullness in texture midway and into the finish. This is a pleasing, simple, easy drinkin' beer. Perfect for a summer refresher.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Golden color small head, light hop smell, clean light taste, nicely bubbly a little smoother and complex then the large breweries

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2003
This golden pilsner poured with a huge head. Aroma of bitter hops and sweet, tangy malt. Flavor was similar. Good balance but a little weak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2003
I rather enjoyed this one - it was very smooth going down, got sweeter as it warmed up. I smell pears, mostly, among the malt and hop notes. A good beer for lazing about on a cool spring day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Clear gold color with ample head and good lacing; very filtered. Light hop aroma with a wheat profile. Flavor is slightly fruity hop (raspberry) and lagerish qualities like Anchor Stream. Sweet and dry finish. Overall this is an easy drinking summer beer, more flavor than more but not the best.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2003
This was tasty, and I did not expect it to be anything but average, but it was incredibly easy to drink and would be quite enjoyable as a session beer. Very cold, and easy on the palette, with some very boring lacing, and not much of a head. Just perfect for the hot daze of summer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Boring. Not so good or bad, just boring, middle of the road beer. I'd expect better from a seasonal.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2003
I've had a fair amount of really fine summer brews recently. This one isn't fit to tremble in their presence. It has an interesting enough sweetish, grainy, malt evidence, but the attempt to draft some summery flavors in results in an unpleasant tang, to my palate.


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