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RATINGS: 1913   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"overall, a little boring...as a lager, one of the best. more flavor than expected, although not abundantly so. a nice session beer. pleasing all around, just not a stand out."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Grassy nose with sme light citrus. Pale straw color. Decent grass, hay, light smooth pale malt, grain, good bittering, and a slightly dry finish. Thin-medium body. Clean and crisp. Very sessionable, if a touch unexciting. Well made.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fattybladdy (582) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Light clear golden pour. Aroma consists of straw, sweet corn. Crisp lager taste with some faint hops. Pretty forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a pale and bit cloudy yellow color forming a big, fluffy and aired white head. Retention is medium to small. Some lacings are formed and left S: Smells like a Czech Pilsener :). Sweet malts and hops, basically. Very grainy and bready. Saaz and citric hops on the nose T: As the nose. Sweet malts upfront followed by a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Again, very grainy beer. Bready Lager yeasts. In overall, a dry beer with nice stingy hoppy end M: Light body. Good carbonation. Nice persistent bitterness in the aftertaste O: Very drinkable beer. A little bit more creamy than an "real" Czech Pilsener and perhaps a bit too bready. In any case, Sierra Nevada quality... [ BA Review @ 1/7/2012 ]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2125) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [250914]
Light pale yellow, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of pale malt, slight grain
Taste of pale malts, soft sweet cereal, light bread, touch of spicy hops
Palate - Medium carb, light body, bit oily. Finish of slight bitter hops, sweet light pale malt
Overall - Dull lager, forgettable. Easily the bottom of the Sierra Nevada beers I’ve tried

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (515) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2014
Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je sladové s jemnými podtóny ovoce a karamelu. Pěna je jasně bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je žlutá a lehce kalná. Chuť je svěží sladová s opravdu lahodným nárazem svěží citronády a lehkými pomerančovými podtóny, finiš je středně, suše hořký, připomíná hořkost neslazeného zeleného čaje. V ústech pivo působí lehce, má střední říz a je velmi dobře pitelné. Jedná se o velmi zajímavý světlý ležák, chuťově originální a svérázný.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (50) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a straw colour. Not really any aroma. Some flavour but not much, but still rather decent for a lager. I’m just not a lager man.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
erickok (3702) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 2, 2014
Golden clear body with okay head. Smell is too sweet and too little hopped, although the ingredients seem of good quality, the pale malts don’t do much and there is a white sugar style at the start of the smell. Very light bitterness, perhaps refined but not appealing. Aftertaste is well bittered though, and actually really nice. This saved the beer from being a bit too sweet and passable. It;s okay overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6104) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, grass. Flavor is malt, grain, grass, flowers. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 021014


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