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RATINGS: 1930   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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2006
This beer was very average to slightly-below average. Dry and watery, it had an initial hoppy bang to it, but a lingering sour taste.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1158) - 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 (398) - 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 (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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1333) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Malty and grainy, sweet, light fruity note.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (148) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2015
Intéressante. Notes fruitées d’ananas, mangue. Amertume bien présente. Très agréable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Dark yellow, white lacing foam head. Barley pilsener aroma and similar taste. Nothing outstanding. (Houston 201501)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1185) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2014 bottle. Pours clear yellow with a white head, aroma of honey, grain, wheat, flavor is slightly bizarre with grain and sunflower seeds, light bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (137) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Nose is faint grain and yeast. Taste is light malt and bread. Medium light hops with a hint of citrus that offsets the malt. Dry finish with lingering hop bitterness. Medium-high carbonation. Nothing earth shattering. Just an excellent, subtle, thirst quenching bohemian Pilsener. Very drinkable. Love the low ABV.


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