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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Summer Beer is a Pre-Prohibition Pils, brewed alt style. This beer is crisp, clean, refreshing and hoppy, Inspired by the long-forgotten beverage of our great-grandparents, our "twist" is that we ferment this beer with our exceptionally clean ale yeast at much lower than normal temperatures, which imparts a somewhat different character compared to lager yeast. In the Pre-Pro style, we use a small proportion of maize (corn). The noble (and expensive) Czech Saaz hop variety is used through-out, and gives this beer a spciy herbal character and dryish finish. This new rendition of an old classic will add a unique contrast to any line-up!!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Very clear golden with medium head. Bit of a crisp spicy aroma. A fairly tasty pils that may have hit the style they were looking for dead on. Nice refreshing beer that would be tasty on a hot day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.39 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) This light golden and fully hazy brew poured with hundreds of large, subsurface bubbles clinging to the glass. Within a few minutes, they all lost their grip of the glass and joined their heady brethren atop the beer. However, the creamy, white head maintains a thin but complete layer for the session. It tastes moderately bitter and certainly hoppy enough to be in nice balance with the moderately flavorful pale malts. But this doesnít taste like a pilsener, which with the ale yeast, I guess itís not supposed to, but instead, it tastes more like a light bodied and fairly snappy pale ale. Itís a bit fruity and sweet, lacking the clean, dry palate of a classic pilsener, and thatís okay because it doesnít claim to be a classic pilsener. In contrast, the aroma is dry and grainy, with a little bit oí stinky feet. The more I drink of this, the more I think gently malty "pale ale". Itís tasty and enjoyable, but not enough to make me crave another bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Clouded yellowy amber appearance. Malty, citrus fruit aroma. Mild palate, lightly malty with plenty of hop citrus bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2005
A fan favorite at the Bellingham April Brewís Day. This alt beer is light and fluffy with fluttering of hops and a honey base. There are definite summer characteristics here that make it an excellent seasonal: fresh wheat, dry hay, and a subtlety that makes for very easy drinking. Very nice, and definitely a crowd pleaser.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kwiskwis (11) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2005
A great one from Snoqualmie. Iíve got a buddy that lives in Snoqualime and we always buy it from the brewery in the growler to go. Fruity taste and a butter palate. Not my fav from Snoqualmie

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (2597) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle Pours a hazy very light yellow amber with a huge frothy white head. Aroma was a very light malt with a healthy hops componant. Flavor was a fairly sweet doughy, taste, the alcohol was fairly obvious and there was also a slight hay and bubblegum hit. Body was very light and the feel was quite thin and watery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Huge head on a golden body. Plenty of lacing. Malty aromas with some honey and sweet hops. For some reason, Iím thinking of limon when smelling this. The same holds true for the flavors. Along with that, there is a touch of bitter hops and a slight roast or caramel. Slight tang to the palate, finishing watery and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Bottle: very light gold, plenty of floaties and gusher type head and lacing. The nose is not very clean with notes of sour mash and lemons. The flavor is light and bitter with a light sweetness in the finish and some adjuncts. Not the best of beers, itís not summer anymore.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Bottle pours light golden, medium white pancake batter like head, copious amounts of carbonation, small particles floating about, with fairly attractive lacing. † Aroma is sweet, somewhat candy like, with notes of pears and apples. † Up front I get an interesting bitterness, a bit metallic in some sense, yet slightly herbal in another (from the corn maybe?). † Not sure if the "alt style" is what I want in a Pilsener. † Finish is indeed dry with a somewhat pleasant hop bitterness and earthy tinge. † I applaud them for trying something different, but it just wasnít working for me.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Iím a fan of Snoqualmieís brews but this one just didnít click with me. Golden in color. With an aroma of earthy hops. Yes, crisp hop flavors are the theme to this beer. The hops arenít overwhelming, however the earthy hop flavors do linger. Snoqualmie describes this beer as clean and refreshing. Thatís exactly what I expect in a nice summer brew. This isnít a bad beer. Yet, I feel it wasnít giving me that refreshing summer beer element.


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