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RATINGS: 1932   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)

dwr1962's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
The appearance was ideal for the style- lively carbonation w/o being excessive, and with nice head and lacing. Aroma is mild- not easy to identify the hops. The taste is well-balanced and refreshing in hot weather with no off-notes. The palate is full-bodied for a lager. Overall I’d say it’s a good pale lager- not the best, but far better than the usual swill (including a lot of swill I had in Europe a few years ago).

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (619) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1295) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (470) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notayankee (21) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1362) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1230) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Malty and grainy, sweet, light fruity note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (154) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2015
Intéressante. Notes fruitées d’ananas, mangue. Amertume bien présente. Très agréable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2589) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Dark yellow, white lacing foam head. Barley pilsener aroma and similar taste. Nothing outstanding. (Houston 201501)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1204) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
2014, 355ml bottle. what better beer to have in the middle of winter? pours completely clear light gold with pillowy white head like a pale lager. aroma is weak hops, bread and not much else. taste is of very little not helped by the fact i drank this alongside some decent de molen beers. this is much akin to an average pale lager really.

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