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RATINGS: 1917   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)


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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Aroma of hay and spice. For an American lager, it actually has a wisp of flavor to it. Mild hoppy bitterness that disappears right away. Not the strongest offering from Sierra Nevada.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
12oz bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pale golden yellow, reasonable head. Grain corn aroma. Sweet bubblegum and corn flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. Decent lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcadia (22) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a clear yellow with a small and quickly diminishing head. Virtually no lacing. Aromas of light grain, vague citrus. Flavor is sweet with a dry, watery finish. Miles away from their best offering, it's still relatively refreshing after a long day. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3310) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy straw with airy white head. Clear aroma of yeast, hops and malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with citric touches and notes of yeast and malt. Bitter afteraste with estery notes. Well balanced, refreshing and enjoyable. A decent American Pilsener.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 31, 2014
Aroma: Medium-light pils grain. Light hops, floral. Appearance: Body: Slightly hazy, yellow. Head: Medium, white, fizzy. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium malty, bread, bread crust, toasty, medium-light grainy. Medium light hops, fruity, citrus, tropical. Medium bitterness, Dry finish with lingering hop flavours but not bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very tasty! 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 2B. Bohemian Pilsener

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (157) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The aroma isn’t something to write home to momma about, it smells clean, fresh and smooth. The taste is best described on the label, "crisp", and I can write that in bold letters for you if you want, "CRISP!". Besides being crisp, there is an interesting underlaying taste that I can’t really describe? "Mature" maybe, or "ample" or maybe even "detailed"? I don’t know, lets just say that this is a "Summerfest" for your beer cravings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"overall, a little boring...as a lager, one of the best. more flavor than expected, although not abundantly so. a nice session beer. pleasing all around, just not a stand out."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2237) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Grassy nose with sme light citrus. Pale straw color. Decent grass, hay, light smooth pale malt, grain, good bittering, and a slightly dry finish. Thin-medium body. Clean and crisp. Very sessionable, if a touch unexciting. Well made.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fattybladdy (599) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Light clear golden pour. Aroma consists of straw, sweet corn. Crisp lager taste with some faint hops. Pretty forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a pale and bit cloudy yellow color forming a big, fluffy and aired white head. Retention is medium to small. Some lacings are formed and left S: Smells like a Czech Pilsener :). Sweet malts and hops, basically. Very grainy and bready. Saaz and citric hops on the nose T: As the nose. Sweet malts upfront followed by a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Again, very grainy beer. Bready Lager yeasts. In overall, a dry beer with nice stingy hoppy end M: Light body. Good carbonation. Nice persistent bitterness in the aftertaste O: Very drinkable beer. A little bit more creamy than an "real" Czech Pilsener and perhaps a bit too bready. In any case, Sierra Nevada quality... [ BA Review @ 1/7/2012 ]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2221) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [250914]
Light pale yellow, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of pale malt, slight grain
Taste of pale malts, soft sweet cereal, light bread, touch of spicy hops
Palate - Medium carb, light body, bit oily. Finish of slight bitter hops, sweet light pale malt
Overall - Dull lager, forgettable. Easily the bottom of the Sierra Nevada beers I’ve tried


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