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RATINGS: 1885   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)


TylerPow's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle before dinner and after work. Nice and clear, you can smell the malt very slightly. Definitely has a bit of zip to it with a tangy dry finish. This beer might be a little full bodied and dry for some pilsner drinkers. I personally think the dryness adds to the refreshing factor.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours lemonade yellow with an average white head. Aroma is straight from a skunk’s butt. Taste is equally horrid. Skunky, light with a bit of grain thrown in for some reason. This is not a good beer at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1339) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle - fair size foamy head, medium yellow color, pretty balanced with sweet malt and earthy hops - not bad but nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1316) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Overall: Crisp, balanced.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at Pitcher’s. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2014-08-14.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (220) - - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Fairly Pale yellow pour, minimal White head. Mild taste, mostly malts. Nothing special, but probably good on a warm summer day. Average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (47) - - AUG 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Nice head with mild hop aroma. Easy to drink and crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (58) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a pale gold color with minimal lacing. Smells mildly of hops and tastes about the same. A nice beer for the summer time, but sadly just like all of the other session summer ales.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (108) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours clear golden with a dense white head. The aroma is clean. The taste is that peculiar American microbeer hop aroma / residual malt sweetness balance that I do not really care for. Not sure why they cannot or will not produce a classic lager like in CZ or Germany, but perhaps they do not know how to do it. Summerfest tastes like an ale brewery trying to make a lager, but missing the mark. It makes me wonder why they even waste their time with this stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (210) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours pale straw yellow, frothy white head. Nice lager aroma. Taste slightly more malt then I was expecting which gives habit more sweetness and body. Also, slightly floral and a bit musty. Not quite as "crisp" as advertised. Very drinkable... good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours from the bottle a pale gold with a bubbly white head that leaves quickly. It smells of hay, grain and spice. This carries over to the taste, along with a light bit of citrus. Some sweet notes, too. It’s fairly light on the tongue, with a pleasing amount of carbonation. It’s not quite as substantial as a traditional pils, but is nearly perfect for a summer lager.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (424) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Can a day ago that I forgot to rate. Aroma was light bread with lemon and a hint of pine. The taste packs a hefty amount of hops for such a light summer beer. Refreshing with medium to slightly high carb. Easily one of the best hoppy light summer brews out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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