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RATINGS: 1997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2012
My first response after tasting this for the first time was that it was a Budweiser clone. So the next day, I did a side by side tasting of the Budweiser and Summerfest. The difference were so minimal that if someone were to switch these two, I would not be able to tell a difference. The only differences were in the appearance and slight bitterness. The head on Summerfest stuck around proving that it used malt instead of corn and rice. But the Aromas and Flavors were identical. This is what I would consider an epic fail on Sierra Nevada’s part. If they were looking for a way to make a more expensive version of Budweiser, then they have succeeded.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (553) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Clear gold, thin white head. Tropical fruit, grassy hops and floral elements. Hop dominated flavours of tropical fruit, grass and floral notes. Malty finish. Nice light change to the usual ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma of lager yeast, grain and corn. Pretty golden color with a nice white foamy head. Light palate. Crisp taste of slightly hoppy lager with slight sweetness. Decent summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1248) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2016
From a bottle. Good example of style, slightly hoppier than I expected which was very nice. Not normally my style but still worth it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 28/03/12. Smooth fresh and crisp Pils. Smooth, round with a moderate bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
It’s been a while since I’ve had this, but I remember it being crisp like a summer beer should be, and just bitter enough that it had some unique character to it to set it apart from other summer brews.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
brown sugar aromas, pale gold with white lacing, sugary lemon flavour, its ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1614) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color with a medium head. Aroma and taste is just plain Jane Pilsner.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3172) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a white head that doesn’t last that well. Grainy aroma with some nice, quite delicate spicy and floral notes, some lemon. Sweet hay and grains don’t dovetail all that well with the hops, but there’s some spicy bitterness. Sound enough but uneventful.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
A nice golden body and thin white head standard lager apperance, aroma wasnt pleasant, tastes a little grassy, with mild hops bitterness. o.k. finish. decent lager but not great."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (884) - - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle from beer52. Clear pale yellow, small white head. Aroma is grassy and a bit bland, no sweetcorn though. Taste is bitter and dry and crisp. Not too thin and medium carbonation. Not a bad lager.


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