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RATINGS: 1926   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)


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (204) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a straw colour. Not really any aroma. Some flavour but not much, but still rather decent for a lager. I’m just not a lager man.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
erickok (3967) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 2, 2014
Golden clear body with okay head. Smell is too sweet and too little hopped, although the ingredients seem of good quality, the pale malts don’t do much and there is a white sugar style at the start of the smell. Very light bitterness, perhaps refined but not appealing. Aftertaste is well bittered though, and actually really nice. This saved the beer from being a bit too sweet and passable. It;s okay overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6607) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, grass. Flavor is malt, grain, grass, flowers. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 021014

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Light yellow. Carbonation you can see, it’s still bubbling a couple minutes after the pour. Smell is very mild. Kinda goes from light to heavy-ish, a little more bitter than I’d like. Not a fan.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CacheManyHose (290) - HONG KONG - SEP 28, 2014
From Q Club. Completely clear straw-light greyish yellow with almost no head or carbonation - very still. Smells of corn, lightly spiced malt. Tastes of mild hop, corn, slight spice and soapiness. Body is medium, a small amount of carbonation and slickness. Only slightly better than your typical mass market lager. Expected a bit more from Sierra Nevada!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - SEP 28, 2014
2014 bottle from QClub at home. Very light (too light) straw yellow pour. Aroma is slightly hoppier than a Tsingtao or similar. Taste is unremarkable - again, slightly slightly hoppier than a macrolager. Boring - disappointed.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (602) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
Clear pale gold with a soapy head. Floral, slightly skunky aroma, maybe a little grapey. Taste is sweet malt, fruit, grain. It’s really not a favourite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (1065) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Clear, pale yellow. Airy white head. Light malty aroma with slight hint of butter. Hoppy, fruity flavour with herbal notes and smooth, light bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (1877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
At a tasting, thanks zvsn, smallish head, quite clear and a touch light yellow colour, malty perfumy aroma with a touch of candy, honey fruity flavour, lively carbonation, light to meduim bitterness. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2014 bottle. Clear gold, white head. Crispy aroma, malty with a little fruit. Bitter and malty taste with sweet undertones, light body and the slightest alcoholic aftertaste.


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