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RATINGS: 1935   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hainer (19) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2011
The brewer’s description is actually quite accurate. This is a refreshing brew, akin to a crisp pilsner, with bold hoppy shots that linger nicely. Some odd citrus intrusions. I guess that’s the summer part. Not detrimental enough for this not to remain a terrific brew year-round.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukedarock (242) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
You can’t expect this style to wow u anyways but still makes for a good lager with extra flavor compared to its cheaper counterparts

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbaaron (1552) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
Clear yellow. Frothy white head. Skunkish. Grass. Grain. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for this, but it came across like a sort of premium bud light... Did not care for this. I’ll give it another try if I find it at a pool party.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. A: Light, clear gold with quite a few bubbles running through it. Fluffy white foam head, light lacing. N: Graininess, some white grape, white peppercorn, lemon rind, minerality, very floral. T: Moderate bitterness and sweetness. M: Light body, fizzy carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: A tasty, clean Pilsener. It has a solid malt base to hold up under a big hopping. It seems like it’s missing a couple components which bring it up to Heater Allen levels, but I would have this over and over.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pricey290483 (643) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
bottle from the cage bbq beer quite refreshing would be good on a hot summers day pale in colour orange in the taste smooth finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2015
I just finished my first ever Summerfest 2015, packaged 03/06/15, (so just over a month ago). I poured a fairly cold 12 oz bottle slowly into a pilsner glass. Excellent carbonation but I only got a finger of white head. With an aggressive pour the head on this beer would erupt. A nice, light yellow, borderline amber color, (3-4 SRM). Lots of bubbles coming up. The head is a little frothy for a pilsner. The nose was spot on for the style, although maybe a little bit subdued. A very biscuity, yeasty, bready maltiness with just a hint of citrus. I got no floral or spice in the aroma. The taste was also dead on for a Bohemian style pilsner, but also a little on the light side. A light to light-medium body and mouth feel. Not watery at all. The grains also stand out in the flavor and the hops seem to be there more to hold the sweetness back than to add bitterness. I think the IBU’s on this are probably a little low for the style. The original gravity was within range but the final gravity was a little low, so that 5% ABV is a little on the high side. All in all a super refreshing great tasting brew. I only bought one bottle to try but I’ll be picking up a lot more of these this summer. So far I’ve been impressed with every Sierra Nevada beer I’ve tried. Torpedo was my go-to last year, but I’m thinking this could be this summer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (638) - Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2015
Appearance: very clear average gold color, medium off white head that dissipates fast, Aroma: pretty faint, citrus, hard to pick up much else Taste: very light body with some hop bitterness throughout, lots of hops for a pilsner, some spice, Palate: soft carbonation, minimal bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel Overall: no doubt the best pilsner I've had up to this point, you can actually Taste a nice hop character in it, very easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1402) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
18.1.2015. Slightly hazy yellow. Pilsener like lemonish aroma. Taste is refreshing, lemon, hay, grassy malts and hops. Still quite mild.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (531) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Cloudy gold with an off-white head. Aromas of grain, fruit and citrus. Taste is more of the same. Nice carbonation and refreshing. A bit grainy but ok.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notayankee (26) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle pour into shaker. Nice thick white head leaves great lacing. Color is light golden. Aroma is faint hops and grass. Taste is lightly bitter. Texture is thin and fizzy. Finish? What finish? Clean and done. This would be a nice beer out in the sun, on the lake or river, etc. Not too serious but a solid notch up from the large mass produced crap from A/B, Coors, etc.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours in light hazy pale body with low head. Aroma has clean, light malty, noble. Taste has medium malty sweetness, medium noble bitterness, noble after taste little bit lower bitter. Body is medium to full, high carbonation. Nice.


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