RateBeer
overall
43
84
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

2.1
   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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3647) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Poured straw with a disappearing off white head. Aroma of sweet grain and light citrus. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with a refreshing zestyness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
A traditional lager that can be lighter than some of lagers. Great in the summer with a nice hop kick. A bit of sweetness as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3361) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
12oz bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pale golden yellow, reasonable head. Grain corn aroma. Sweet bubblegum and corn flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. Decent lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcadia (23) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a clear yellow with a small and quickly diminishing head. Virtually no lacing. Aromas of light grain, vague citrus. Flavor is sweet with a dry, watery finish. Miles away from their best offering, it's still relatively refreshing after a long day. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3314) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy straw with airy white head. Clear aroma of yeast, hops and malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with citric touches and notes of yeast and malt. Bitter afteraste with estery notes. Well balanced, refreshing and enjoyable. A decent American Pilsener.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 31, 2014
Aroma: Medium-light pils grain. Light hops, floral. Appearance: Body: Slightly hazy, yellow. Head: Medium, white, fizzy. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium malty, bread, bread crust, toasty, medium-light grainy. Medium light hops, fruity, citrus, tropical. Medium bitterness, Dry finish with lingering hop flavours but not bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very tasty! 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 2B. Bohemian Pilsener

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (174) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
The aroma isnít something to write home to momma about, it smells clean, fresh and smooth. The taste is best described on the label, "crisp", and I can write that in bold letters for you if you want, "CRISP!". Besides being crisp, there is an interesting underlaying taste that I canít really describe? "Mature" maybe, or "ample" or maybe even "detailed"? I donít know, lets just say that this is a "Summerfest" for your beer cravings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - 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 (2247) - 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 (603) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 192


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50