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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2005
The first taste is a litter sour, but once your palate gets used to the taste, the beer is tremendous. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2005
From a bottle. Yellow with a fairly big head that goes away quickly. Rather generic lager with a thin mouthfeel. Barely passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (555) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2005
Bottled. Golden coloring with a small white head and moderate carbonation. The beer has a smooth malty feel with a dry, slightly sour finish. It doesnt exactly set the world on fire, but this is a good summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (35861) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2005
A yellow beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty - and so is the flavor - a boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2005
Looks like a standard light lager should, but it doesent taste that way. Light and fizzy on the palate. The hops actually come through the flavor unlike most light lagers. Even a hint of malt to back it up. Dry finish. Tasty thirst quencher. Looking forward to enjoying more of this beer this summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2005
Light hops and a little floral smell. Tastes better than it looks. Hops again in flavor with a nice bitterness at the finish. Light citrus also. Smooth beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afatty (6) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
2004 late post. Pours light amber with compact white head that leaves nice lace in a clean glass. Faint hop aroma and smooth mouthfeel. Very light hop flavor and little bitterness from Saaz and Perle hops. Sweet malt flavor is balanced to the hops. Quite good for a pilsner style light lager. Not a favorite style for me and I would stick to the ORIGINAL pilsner if I were going to drink more. It does a good job of quenching thirst which is important in a summer beer. It will not take the Pale Ales place in my summer line-up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 22, 2005
2005 bottling. Very hoppy especially compared to recent years. Noble hop aroma and flavor is assertive and forward. Well balanced and thirst quenching, at first I did not like it but as I settled into the six pack I came to enjoy it. Body is crisp and clean with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12569) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Pours pale yellow with a small white head and lots of fast-rising bubbles. Some thin patchy lined lacing Aroma of sour malt and a hop nose. Sour mat flavor fdes quickly to a mild hop finish. Fizzy and light-bodied palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Gold pour, with aroma of hopcit, malt, and some honey. Lagerish, pilsish taste, containing hopcit and a finishing burst of hops and honey. Slight dry finish.

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