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RATINGS: 2039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2005
This is easily the best premium lager Ive tasted. Pours a light golden color with a medium, white, foamy head. Nice lively palate. The hops are very nice for a lager. Also, I got a distinct fruity aroma (probably from the hops).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Golden pour with a foamy white head. Cobwebs of lacing. Aromas are initially grassy, but give way to pine and sourdough-like characteristics. Jazzy carbonation adds to the crisp overall profile of this beer. Nice and rich malty flavors. Very bready and earthy. Spicy hops with hints of grass and pine needles. Just a touch yeasty on the finish. Clean summer lager.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Nose: Oyster crackers, grass clippings and Earl Grey tea. Taste: lightly buttered white toast and floral hops. Smooth finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours a rich gold with a thick, frothy head. Nice lacing, too. Hoppy aroma over a lagery malt. Flavor is malty wit ha strong hop presence. medium bodied with a pleasantly bitter hop finish. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Good solid lager with an over-all refreshing quality. Gold with a bubbly white head, it has a soft, floral hop aroma overlaying a mildly sweet malt scent. Medium-to-light-bodied, it has a light malt flavor with some citric tastes, followed by a nice, snappy hop bite. Good warm weather drink.

2.8
   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.

3.5
   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.

2.7
   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.

3.5
   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!

3.2
   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.


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