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RATINGS: 2044   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear yellowish color with bubbly head. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, and a bit of a fruity nose. Tastes of yeast, malt, and mild hops. As it warms on the palate it has a hit of corn and is a bit tangy. Not bad and a pretty refreshing lager.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dwyerpg (6032) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2005
This thing smells like bad eggs combined with something else (that also doesnt smell good). Til now, I though Sierra Nevada couldnt go wrong. Well, I was wrong. Smells bad, looks bad, tastes bad, enough said.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 Sampled at the Virginia Touch in Berryville, VA. Pours gold with a head that doesnt stick around. Aroma is fairly bland, but thats to be expected. Excellent crisp flavor with a surprising dose of hops at the end. A lager I could drink more often.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Pours a clear pale gold with a decent very fizzy head that dissipates quickly. A somewhat yeasty aroma. Sweet, smooth, summery taste with only a light bitterness. Refreshing - I think it accomplishes what it sets out to do. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2005
This is really drinkable. Big flavor in a lager? How they kept the esters to pull that off is a mystery to me. Slightly fruity notes in the foretaste and aroma with a clean finish. Solid lager.

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.


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