RATINGS: 2034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Good summer lager with a nice bitterness on the finish. Wasnt overly impressed, but wasnt completely disappointed either. Perhaps having it shipped all the way across the country detracts from the quality. I find it to be extremely similar to Anchors summer offering as well - too similar to be spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Golden yellow and clear with a loose, short lived white head. Lightly sweet malt and grain aroma with floral hops. Great body with a clean, mildly bitter finish. Moderate malt flavor with hints of light caramel and citrus. Very well balanced and easy to drink. A touch too sweet for my tastes though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Extremely pale golden color with a big white head. A grassy sweet lager with rounded malts and a little bitterness in the finish. This is what it is, a good brewerys take on a beer style that rates fairly low when you get down to it. Suitable for drinking straight from the bottle while doing any number of summer activities but then again, so is everything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Lots of honey in the nose. Toasty malt. Saaz? Light malt, a little caramel, grass. Tingly finish. Better than last years!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours golden-yellow with a large off-white head that lingered well but left surprisingly little lacing. Aroma is sweet, slightly soapy malts with a little light summer fruit and floral hops. Flavor is tangy, hoppy lager bliss - great for a summer afternoon (or evening in this case). Light body and gently tickling carbonation make it pleasant to drink as well. Im not much of a lager fan, but as lagers go, this is one of the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Summerfest pours a muted chartruse that is clouded by lots of centrifugic carbonation. A large amount of fizz and malt in the aroma almost tickle the nose. Pretty even malt in the body, some hop character as well although it is subdued. I was expecting more hop profiling considering this is a SN brew - but hey, it all doesnt have to be loaded with hops, right? A nice summertime lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Pours a light amber color with a small white head...but does have some lacing. Aroma has hints of honey and straw/ grass. Taste is malty and sweet on the front end and then theres some hops and fruit on the finish. Crisp and refreshing....Id buy it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2005
From notes taken at the Southwest Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conditions were hard to take notes in but these are the ratings and they stand. No aroma. Grassy lager. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
SNBs obvious attempt at attracting the lighter (in taste) drinkers out there. While most, if not all, of you reading this "get it" about the superiority of craft/micros, the $$$ is definately in making adjunkt (misspelling intentional) beer. SNB thought theyd try to appeal to those drinkers. While this is better than the macros, those same drinkers will stick to the stuff half the price. This is SNB Pale Ale Light in short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2005
golden in color, small white head. easy to drink, light in flavor and aroma. very slight flavor of hops. malt, and citrus

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