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RATINGS: 2003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5559) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Nothing new here, but this satisfied my craving for a pilsner. Standard appearance, not much foam and carbonation seems a little light. rain and malt flavors, dry and bitter. Big saaz flavor, and it is also in the aroma. I am surprised this is not rated higher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HampshirePhil (238) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
355 ml bottle - Crisp golden hoppy taste with a shorter palate, hoppy aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmmbeer (1369) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2015
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a transparent thin yellow color, extremely white thin ring about the glass for a head but with zero lacing, light carbonation. Aroma of a "Euro-lager" (I gotta research the combo of hops again, it just reminds me of a lager made in Europe) and grass. Hits the mouth with a thin body, malt tastes like corn got into the brewing process to me at least, middle holds up well, finish is mildly crisp, but could use a good kick in the nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DBob5150 (233) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Standard medium, yellow body with a thin white head. Aroma is faint hops, citrus and pine. Taste is lightly bitter, yet crisp. Hops with some fruit, yet not overly sweet at all. Finishes clean. not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3981) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2015
Sierra Nevada’s Summerfest 2015 Crisp Lager. It pours a bright clear gold with a foamy white head. The aroma is mildly fruity with a cork quality to it and a decent breadiness. Sharp carbonation on a med-light body with a crisp dry finish. The taste is a bit earthy then biting herbal hops and some flatbread malt sweetness. Refreshing on a hot day, not the best Czech lager I’ve had but they’re near the mark of what the style should be. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma sweet, bready, floral. Golden clear. Taste is sweet bready yet tasty and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (442) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at jerrys wedding. Nose is cheap beer and malt. Gold and thin. Some spice in there but malt kills it and it really isn't that good. Would go elsewhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a light amber from a bottle, slight white head made from largish bubbles resulting from a vigorous pour. Aroma of biscuit, some grass. In addition to that, some lemon in the mouth. Good pilsner, I'm usually kind of down on the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Forgy (10) - - JUL 16, 2015
It's pretty bland with no excitement. But that's just how pilsners are. It's refreshing nonetheless and good for a hot day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (3981) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle: Aroma is somewhat sweetish, bit strange, grassy hops. Pale yellow color, white head. Sweetish, grainy flavor, grassy hops, medium bitterness. Expected more, pretty average pilsner, no summer feeling.

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