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RATINGS: 1894   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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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 don’t think!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tselloufc88 (130) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Sweet malt aroma, the taste is light hops, slightly floral. Medium bitter. It’s an easy going one, this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dochops (14) - Lincoln, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Floral nose. A bouquet of flavors. Typical pleasing hoppiness one would expect from Sierra Nevada. Didn't get a chance to pour. Crisp delightful treat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
nose: very floral. popcorn, vanilla. palate: pretty viscous and malty, but the carbonation and hops balance it out nicely. finish is aromatic and lovely. can easily see myself having too many of these

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Clear pale yellow color, medium white head. Big malty aroma, only slightly bitter. Watery taste and texture. Thin body, average carbonation. Definitely not good.
(Stella beer to go 0,355l bottle)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (661) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, floral. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (517) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
Clear golden color, thin white head. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, grass. Light sweet, light bitter taste. Too light, even for a "summer beer", but it’s refreshing and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (148) - ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. 2014 edition. Clear light yellow with small white head. Winey aroma, herbs, malty, floral. Winey flavor, light sweetness, light hoppy bitterness, malty, herbs, notes of mint, floral. Lively carbonation. Light body. Bitter aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (426) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Draft at Special Brews. Figured this beer would fit well with the outdoor situation. Pours yellow with a lasting fizzy head. An odd, less than appealing aroma. Lighter grainy flavor with a grassy finish. Nothing about this beer was standing out, however it was very drinkable and semi refreshing on a hot day. I guess I expected a bit more, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Clear golden color, white head. Aroma of hay and citrus. Medium body. More complex than most lagers, nice citrus notes, good bitter finish.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
EyeAmBaldman (229) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours lemonade yellow with an average white head. Aroma is straight from a skunk’s butt. Taste is equally horrid. Skunky, light with a bit of grain thrown in for some reason. This is not a good beer at all.


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