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RATINGS: 1861   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cvhy (6) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 Clear golden, smooth & creamy. Hoppy but not overbearing. Overall a good combination for the summer.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTornado (5) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a clear, bright golden color with a medium sized head that has fair retention for the style and some lacing. Smell is of hops, some lemon grass, some hay. Taste of sharp hops up front with some dry biscuits, and a bit of tart lemon. Mouthfeel is lively, highly carbonated with a dry, hoppy, peppery finish. Overall, a very good summertime beer, crisp and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (49) - - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle - Crisp and dry flavor that lingers on the palate for a while. No bitterness to this beer and only a slight malt sweetness. A floral taste to it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jflopsu (498) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a light gold. Has a malty, grass, malt and pine aroma. Taste is very earthy taste with grass, malts, pine, and light citrus. A refreshing taste with light grain aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angelkostvo (556) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2014
Yellow colour, white head. Aroma of hay, malts, bisquits, diacetyl buttery note. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, very delicate... may be too much. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wisdomsolo (391) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Really drinkable! Decent lager aroma and a nice small hoppy bite. I can dig it!

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear and yellow. Aroma is typical pale lager skunk. Flavor is tangy spicy rice and corn. While Perle and Saaz are great hops, this beer just doesn’t make the cut. Damn near a drianpour... What a shame from SN....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Nice Pour for this brew but the head dissapears quickly. Flavor is weak and the aftertaste is grassy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a very light, pale yellow with a fairly thin white head. Good aroma with no sulfur. Light mouthfeel. Solid flavor with no real flaws, but not very good when it gets warmer. Still, a great brew to drink on a summer day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tob1a5 (7) - - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
Flaske. Frisk og fyldig sommerlager. Godt alternativ til en pilsner. Medium bitter, smage af citrusfrugter- specielt i starten, sager lidt af grandnåle i eftersmagen. Dejlig lang bitter eftersmag. God på en varm sommerdag.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (338) - - 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.


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