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RATINGS: 2018   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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarineOBeer (45) - - MAY 13, 2016
Refreshing beer. Not as hoppy as most Sierra Nevada beer. Smooth and light with a slight bit of spicy hops, sweetness is the predominant taste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (603) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured golden with a lasting foamy white head. Aroma was breads, yeast and malts. Taste was mild bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkeh (402) - Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Really enjoyed this. Clear golden pour, crisp hops o. The aroma, bredy and malty with a slight hop character on the tongue. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1556) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Torpedo Room in Berkeley, California-USA. Semi clear gold pour, white foam. Nose: yeast, honey, cereals, bread. Great! Mouth: talks to Franconia! Crisp, grainy, peppery noble hops. Great execution! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
basaywhat (168) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a very light, pale yellow with a fairly thin white head. Good aroma with no sulfur. Light mouthfeel. Solid flavor with no real flaws. A great brew to drink on a summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klaing (254) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
Very pale clear gold within quickly disappearing head. Full mouth feel with prickly carbonation. Lightly sweet malts with a nice balance of hops. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2016
From 12oz bottle, single cost around $1.50 at Trader Joe’s

Aroma: hay, floral, herbs, vanilla,

Appearance: pale, clear, white foam,

Taste: lightly bitter, light sweetness,

Palate: light body, slick feel, average carbonation,

Overall: Not a bad lager. Very smooth. Easy to digest and drink. Nice hops and malt. Crystal clear/clarity. Good with food, but I’m not sure why I’m not enjoying this as much as I feel like I should be. Very well made and no flaws, just nothing special. A nice, easy lager with some hops.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2016
Draft @ the source. A very light yellow b2 finger solid white head. Big bubbles. Simcoe aroma. Pine, walnut and lemon peel. Good carnation bite. Lemon and orange and orange soda. Excellent mouthfeel. Lacks in bitterness and the mouthfeel is overwhelming for a 5% beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1084) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 6, 2016
After reading ratings wasn’t sure whether to try this but saw this would be the 2,000th rating so here goes. 355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt and grain with some hops. Bittersweet finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 2. The pour is a clear golden yellow with a thin cap of white head that falls down to a collar. The aroma is very metallic and not good. It's like an old lager for sure. Lots of corn and light sweetness. It's definitely not that great. It's just got nothing happening. Bleh. The flavor is sweet corn and light nothing. It's incredibly one dimensional. There is a little bit of a sweetness and some leafy hop, but it's just not good. The mouth feel is crisp and light with a pretty decent carbonation and a lingeringly sweet, metallic aftertaste. This one is incredibly one dimensional on the flavor and finish, and I don't care for it at all.


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