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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Summer   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!!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - 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 doesn’t taste like a pilsener, which with the ale yeast, I guess it’s not supposed to, but instead, it tastes more like a light bodied and fairly snappy pale ale. It’s a bit fruity and sweet, lacking the clean, dry palate of a classic pilsener, and that’s okay because it doesn’t claim to be a classic pilsener. In contrast, the aroma is dry and grainy, with a little bit o’ stinky feet. The more I drink of this, the more I think gently malty "pale ale". It’s 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 Brew’s 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. I’ve 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 (2384) - 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, I’m 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
BückDich (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, it’s not summer anymore.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6241) - 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 wasn’t 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
I’m a fan of Snoqualmie’s brews but this one just didn’t click with me. Golden in color. With an aroma of earthy hops. Yes, crisp hop flavors are the theme to this beer. The hops aren’t overwhelming, however the earthy hop flavors do linger. Snoqualmie describes this beer as clean and refreshing. That’s exactly what I expect in a nice summer brew. This isn’t a bad beer. Yet, I feel it wasn’t giving me that refreshing summer beer element.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUL 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2003 Light golden in color with a fresh hop aroma (herbal) accented by some earth. Smells like a hop-field. Semi-sweet with a bitter finish. Light bodied, almost watery. Hazelnut lingers for a minute or more. Quite an interesting brew.


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