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RATINGS: 1871   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)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (345) - - JUL 3, 2014
Pours golden with a hint of orange with white head. Lots of carbonation. Pretty well balanced- leaning towards to malty cereal flavors but balanced with enough hoppy citrus and bitter lageriness to make it pretty darn refreshing and enjoyable. Crisp and clean with a nice light finish. Great for summer and really drinkable for a Pilsner. Like a lager with enough Sierra Nevada trademark flavors to make it work.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10414) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some grassy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (738) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with a clean white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of citrus, lemon, herbal hop and spice notes, biscuit with some light yeast. Flavor is yeast, spice, and lemon. Light bodied, crisp with a bitter and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
The body has a golden yellow color with very good clarity and some nice visible carbonation. On top its head is bright white in color, slow fading and makes some nice lacing. It has a light nose of pale clean malt with a spicy and floral hop character. The flavor is medium bodied, crisp and very clean. Dry crisp biscuity malt foams the base for the lightly spicy and floral hops. These hops give the beer a nice overall bitterness. The finish is sharp and dry with some bitterness hanging on. The texture is light and refreshing with active cleansing carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a clear bright golden color with white head. Cereal grain and subtle hop notes, citrusy, on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very clean and very light. Great for a hot day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2016) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Light, smooth and drinkable. Clear golden with small white head. Light grain aroma, taste is crackers, bread, more cereal grains. Hops are an afterthought, not enough for any bite or finish. As the name implies, a good summer beer though....

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
commonshawn (327) - - JUN 20, 2014
Tap at maxwell’s. Pint glass. Gold with little head. Aroma was underwhelming. Flavor is very little. Not terrible, but not good either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Market Basket Pours a medium straw color wit a decent sized white head that dissipates to wisps of foam on the top. spicy floral hop aroma with a light biscuity malt base. the flavor is crisp crackery bready malts with plenty of spicy hops to counter. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation. Nice hoppy light pilsener beer I quite enjoyed this one.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerO_Clock (11) - - JUN 15, 2014
Not as good as the label would suggest - quite a nice aroma but little on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2101) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Gold color. White head. Little lacing. Malty lager aroma. Taste is the same. Like a fresh PU.


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