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RATINGS: 1957   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madtown1 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2011
A - Pours a straw yellow with a frothy white head. Head dissapates to almost nothing... not much lacing of the glass. S - Light pale malt aromas mix with subtle, citrus notes and a touch of grassiness. T - Lightly sweet pale malt mixes with some floral and citric hop qualities, leading into a fairly slick finish that leaves some a moderate aftertaste. M - Light, clean and crisp with nice carbonation. D - A sessionable brew that will definitely go well with summer weather. Thirst-quenching and light. Not terribly impressed with this lager especially for the price. Serving type: bottle


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours clear golden yellow with a small white head. Smells malty and balanced with some hoppiness. Taste is crisp, malty, some bitterness. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Sierra Nevada Summerfest finishes with a mild grainy sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4117) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Clear pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is citrusy, very hoppy, fruity tropical hop, grassy notes, subdued maltiness. Taste is bitter, light husky malt flavor,citrusy flavor. Palate is light bodied with light carbonation. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacchus66 (41) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours clear pale gold, a finger and a half of white head. Fresh aromas, citrus, cut grass. The palate is crisp and lively. Digging this for summer - light, clean and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Brilliant clear golden with a thin by sticky white head. Spicy and grassy hoppy nose with a Pilsner malt and slightly crackery malt backbone. The flavor is crisp and full with Pilsner malts and a touch of blonde cracker backed up by a lasting grassy/leafy bitterness with a semisweet cracker/blonde Pilsner finish. Pretty nice and surprisingly full.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hiero (157) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
I like most of Sierra Nevada’s beers, but this one was a surprise. I’m not sure what they were going for with this. It had no head to it, no flavor, low carbonation. Being from Texas, I get summer beers, but this has almost a malt liquor type feel to it with a mild bitterness. Not really that enjoyable, even on a hot summer day.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
xuqi (9) - Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
Barnyard, leather, alcohol, leather, banana, banana, leather, leather, leather, barnyard, basement aromas, basement aromas

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlinyDad1952 (99) - - JUN 13, 2015
THIS IS A GRATE ALE FOR THE SUMMER TIME AND LET ME TELL YOU I AM SO ECXCITED FOR THE POOLS I WAITED SO LONG TO GET MY REAL LIFE-FAIKE WATER GUNS REDY TO SCARE ALL THE KIDS EHEHEHEHEH! NOW SERRA NEVEDA HAVE PRETTY GOOD SUMMER ALE HERE AND ITS LITE WITH FLAYVER LIKE FRUITS AND SPICES. IF YOU PUT ORANGE IN IT TASTE EVEN LIKE BELGIUMS. BUT LITE.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
stantheman (767) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
On tap at Joe’s Bar and Grill in downtown Seattle. A yellow amber translucent beer with moderate white head and faint bitter sour nose. Decent bitter hop flavor. Okay. 2.9.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2015
Orange yellow appearance, medium head. Malty and fruity - lemon notes. Medium body, long bitterness. Good Pilsener.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhatton (166) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Pours pale golden with minimal head. Nose is biscuit and tart apple aromas. Slightly sweet taste with light citrus notes. Crisp, refreshing finish. Hint of pine that lingers.


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