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RATINGS: 2023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Nice, crisp, refreshing brew. Nice bright gold body with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of corn, citrus, and a hint of hops. Smooth and sweet with a crisp bite at the end. A good summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (402) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2016
This Pilsner lager pours a transparent yellow gold hue with a steady white head and lots of fresh lacing. The aroma is grassy Saaz hops, grainy malt, with also a unique fruity hop note. Flavor is fresh and delicious pale malt, some sweetness, with both floral and herbal hop notes Medium-bodied and smooth. I found this preferable to the "Nooner Pilsner" also released by Sierra Nevada. Tastes like summer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadski (66) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Gets the job done well enough on a hot summer day. Tropical fruit aroma. Very light lemony hops taste but mainly lager malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Not too bad, but a bit too sweet for me. Aroma is grain, grass, crackers. Flavor’s similar to nose, more sweet than bitter. Thank goodness sufficient carbonation. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beachmaster (453) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle into a pilsener glass. Pours a watery pale yellow with a small white head that disappears quickly. No appreciable nose, and a very watery flavor. Yuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
12 oz off bottle purchased as part of a beers of summer 9 pack at the World Market in Kansas City, Missouri. PKGD 03/30/16 stamped on back label. The pour is a clear golden with a lasting one inch frothy white head and a bunch of very fine carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. The aroma is fresh hay, herbal Saaz hops and natural cracker grain. Clean nose. The taste is a nice blend of the cracker, hay malt grain and the bright Saaz floral herbal hops. Crisp flavor. The palate is light to medium bodied with active carbonation and grain mineral finish. Easy drinking, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (367) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Aroma is clean crisp spicy noble hops with mild sweet malt. Appearance is crystal clear golden with medium frothy white head. Taste is aroma and bittering hop forward. Fresh and spicy noble hop aromas with a clean sharp bitterness followed by light smooth malt. Hint of tart lemon lingers. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Overall an excellent Pils. Could use a more PIlsener malt flavor and depth but the hopping is very nice. An great Pils at a very nice price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (564) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
Draft. Clear golden with white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, light fruitiness and light crisp malts. Taste is similar but with more emphasis on fruity and grassy botes, lighter citrus and a slight sweet malty touch in the finish. Crisp medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and light fruity and citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - JUN 11, 2016
Clear golden with a large creamy head. Almost no aroma, like commercial lagers. Not in the palate, crisp and refreshing, bitter and malty. Nothing else. Just a regular slightly better than a macro lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow with large foamy white head, almost no aroma, medium carbonation, lightly bitter malty taste, thin body, abrupt finish with malt aftertaste. Nice but not a great Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rentonj7 (212) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Light clear straw pour with little head and no lacing. Light lager skunkiness on nose with a little sweet grain. Taste is slight lemon and cracker, mild sweetness. Mouthfeel is nicely medium bodied but the dry finish keeps it refreshing and light. Not showy, but very balanced and perfect as a summer refresher on the patio.

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