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RATINGS: 1968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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)


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
simoneopazz (148) - , - JUL 27, 2011
ben servita con uno splendido cappello bianco compatto e denso.delicatamente luppolata e con un retrogusto abbastanza persistente...leggera e molto beverina,forse troppo. sicuramente non una delle loro birre migliori ma con questo caldo la consiglio veramente a tutti!!!!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (87) - Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma sweet, bready, floral. Golden clear. Taste is sweet bready yet tasty and light.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (391) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at jerrys wedding. Nose is cheap beer and malt. Gold and thin. Some spice in there but malt kills it and it really isn't that good. Would go elsewhere.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (352) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a light amber from a bottle, slight white head made from largish bubbles resulting from a vigorous pour. Aroma of biscuit, some grass. In addition to that, some lemon in the mouth. Good pilsner, I'm usually kind of down on the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Forgy (7) - - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
It's pretty bland with no excitement. But that's just how pilsners are. It's refreshing nonetheless and good for a hot day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (3696) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle: Aroma is somewhat sweetish, bit strange, grassy hops. Pale yellow color, white head. Sweetish, grainy flavor, grassy hops, medium bitterness. Expected more, pretty average pilsner, no summer feeling.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (447) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2015
Didn’t really do what I wanted it to do. Wasn’t crisp and light enough for a summer easy drinker, but also wasn’t hoppy enough to make a good slow sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (275) - Minneapolis, - JUL 11, 2015
Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a beer I had tonight. Middle of the pack pilsener.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (343) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours a clear lager yellow with white head that leaves no lacing. Nose is faint hops. Palate is medium body Taste is slight sweetness with hops bitterness bring on the aftertaste. 12 ox bottle 2015

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (549) - FRANCE - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle in Brooklyn-- Pours clear golden with thin white head. Sweet malt nose. Aromas are sweet malt, some citrus, spicy hops. Rather low carbonation, medium body. Medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3879) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. 2015.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow - pale golden with a medium easy to revive creamy white head, rather good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Grassy and floral, noble hops with citrusy notes, some spiciness, light sweetness and fresh cereals.

Taste: Slightly sweet with fresh cereals, grassy/herbal features, floral presence, a tiny bit of grape juice and mild bitterness.

Palate: Light body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Clean. Grassy finish with lingering herbalness.

Overall: Well balanced pilsner with a nice grassy and spicy profile. The mild "grape juice" impression hinders drinkability a bit, but other than that it’s not bad at all.



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