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RATINGS: 1856   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Awesome lager. I look forward to the release of this every year. Classic pilsner, with floral and spicy notes and a crisp, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear and yellow. Aroma is typical pale lager skunk. Flavor is tangy spicy rice and corn. While Perle and Saaz are great hops, this beer just doesn’t make the cut. Damn near a drianpour... What a shame from SN....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Nice Pour for this brew but the head dissapears quickly. Flavor is weak and the aftertaste is grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottWallace82 (62) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a very light, pale yellow with a fairly thin white head. Good aroma with no sulfur. Light mouthfeel. Solid flavor with no real flaws, but not very good when it gets warmer. Still, a great brew to drink on a summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tob1a5 (5) - - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
Flaske. Frisk og fyldig sommerlager. Godt alternativ til en pilsner. Medium bitter, smage af citrusfrugter- specielt i starten, sager lidt af grandnåle i eftersmagen. Dejlig lang bitter eftersmag. God på en varm sommerdag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (326) - - JUL 3, 2014
Pours golden with a hint of orange with white head. Lots of carbonation. Pretty well balanced- leaning towards to malty cereal flavors but balanced with enough hoppy citrus and bitter lageriness to make it pretty darn refreshing and enjoyable. Crisp and clean with a nice light finish. Great for summer and really drinkable for a Pilsner. Like a lager with enough Sierra Nevada trademark flavors to make it work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some grassy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with a clean white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of citrus, lemon, herbal hop and spice notes, biscuit with some light yeast. Flavor is yeast, spice, and lemon. Light bodied, crisp with a bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
The body has a golden yellow color with very good clarity and some nice visible carbonation. On top its head is bright white in color, slow fading and makes some nice lacing. It has a light nose of pale clean malt with a spicy and floral hop character. The flavor is medium bodied, crisp and very clean. Dry crisp biscuity malt foams the base for the lightly spicy and floral hops. These hops give the beer a nice overall bitterness. The finish is sharp and dry with some bitterness hanging on. The texture is light and refreshing with active cleansing carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a clear bright golden color with white head. Cereal grain and subtle hop notes, citrusy, on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very clean and very light. Great for a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Light, smooth and drinkable. Clear golden with small white head. Light grain aroma, taste is crackers, bread, more cereal grains. Hops are an afterthought, not enough for any bite or finish. As the name implies, a good summer beer though....

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