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RATINGS: 1997   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)

sdriessen's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, - DEC 29, 2010
Pours a straw colour, nothing very special looking, although clean.
Aromas are that of a lager, but with some light strike and oxidation - this bottle is old, I think :(
Flavours carry much of that age, not going down too well. Sweet, grainy, very little hop and too much off flavour. It might be better fresh, but still not great I donít think!

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1247) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Itís been a while since Iíve 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1612) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color with a medium head. Aroma and taste is just plain Jane Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3170) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a white head that doesnít last that well. Grainy aroma with some nice, quite delicate spicy and floral notes, some lemon. Sweet hay and grains donít dovetail all that well with the hops, but thereís some spicy bitterness. Sound enough but uneventful.

   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (883) - - 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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