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RATINGS: 1887   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)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Light gold color, large head. Mildly hopped, slightly malty. A mild flavored beer, slightly spicy. Finish is mild. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and mild.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Very pale yellow color. Slightly malty smell. Taste is a little lemony, with a real kick from the hops. Not overly impressed by this, and here's why: it doesn't have much depth, which is fine, the Summerfest beers usually don't, but the extra hoppiness keep it from going down quickly like it should. Either make it an easy drinking beer, or give me a little more flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Light golden color with a massive thick white head...kinda like a rich lather of shaving cream. The aroma was loaded with hops, but the taste seemed to have no bite to it. Easy drinking, light hops taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Completely uncharacteristic of Sierra Nevada. Fairly simple. Malt apparent in the finish, but not a lot of hop at all. Pretty decent anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Not a bad lager with a nice amount of hops. A good summer beer. Once again good job SN.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2002
A great summer time lager that is smooth, clean and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2002
A very competant summer lager. Clean, crisp flavor with a hint of lemon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2002
A nice summer lager, light with hints of citrus. Nothing extraordinary, yet quite refreshing and easy to drink. Stop bad talking the great brew-boys out there in cali, get a summerfest barrel!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9065) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Well balanced with a decent mouthfeel. Very light. Well hopped, but very little character otherwise. A good Summer brew, but not for the price. I think I paid $12 for a six pack. Shoulda bought the Sam Adams Summer brew.


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