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RATINGS: 1858   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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Can sierra make a bad beer? I don’t think so!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sandollor (48) - GERMANY - JUN 14, 2007
Oh my God I miss this beer. When I lived in Chico it was this and Pale Ale all the time. Golden with little head and a crisp, clean taste that stays with you; and that’s a good thing becasue this beer is in Sierra Nevada’s top 3 for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - NOV 18, 2010
This seasonal brew is perfectly crafted for summer in mind. I like most of what comes from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and this one is a must for me every summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
I get that spicy grassy, floral hop smell with some grainy Pilsner malt. Crisp and refreshing with that spicy hop bite and the Pilsner bready malt with some wheat tastes in there as well. The hops end the beer and give a tangy bitterness just as Sierra Nevada describes. This is an excellent beer for the style and definitely one of my all time favorite summer beers to drink on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmanbowdeen (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
Great summer beer. I like the hop undertones, which a lot of other summer beers seem to lack. Very refreshing. Sierra Nevada continues to uphold its reputation as consistently good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2001
Massive head with a slightly cloudy, amber body; nice citrusy nose isn’t strong enough, but the flavor sure is. Wonderful malty, full, well-balanced brew with just enough hoppiness to keep the palate, the best part, alive though also very smooth. Just great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - JUN 24, 2002
good beer, great beer. beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2003
Straw colored with a corn-starch aroma. Sweet grain with a citric edge that's the only distinguishing agent from some macros. All told this is a good Euro-style lager beer with decent hopping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2010
Tap at Bar 29. 2010 Vintage. It’s a travesty that this beer is rated just over 3. This might be the best American Lager I’ve ever had. Pours light gold with a creamy, white head. Nose of sweet grains and light hops. Flavor is sweet to start and throughout, with notes of cereal and fruit. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Crisp, with a nicely bitter finish. This is easy drinking at its best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3107) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours clear yellow with streaming bubbles and a fine white head. The aroma is really nice with potent noble, spicy German hops and a great light malty graininess. The flavor is the same. Great hop character, crisp lager yeast, light touches of sulfer before a spicy hop finish. My favorite seasonal beer and probably my favorite from Sierra Nevada. Not as exciting as some, but just a great, refreshing and flavorful beer that’s perfect for the warmer weather.

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