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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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Sierra Nevada can do lots better than this stuff. Clear amber with frothy white head. Had to practically suck beer up my nose to get any appreciable aroma. It was hops and malt, I guess. Medium body and a completely unimpressive taste. Just didnt do it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2004
looks like a lager: slightly floral aroma. very light, mostly malty backbone but there is a touch of hops in there too. a better-than-average lager but certainly nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1214) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Average lager. I guess my bottle was missing the "tangy hop bite" Not a bad drink, but not what I have come to expect from the Chico lads. Light in every way, color, flavor, etc..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Draft at Capital Ale House. Medium gold, decent head. Grainy aroma with a spice note. Initial flavor of anise, followed by grain, hay, and spice. Anise on the finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Clear, golden color with a medium thick, creamy white head. Aroma of some kind of earthiness. Taste is of malts and yeast, kind of like bread but not as much as a Belgian. The hops taste much more earthy/rooty in this as opposed to flowery. Im not a fan of lagers in general, but this one impressed me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Lovely pour with a thick white head leaving intricate Brussels lace. Outstanding golden in color. Well-balanced hops with substantial body for such a light appearing ale. Bolus of wheat and bread in the final wave of flavor. A very satisfying lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Average golden lager by appearance, but this beer was damn drinkable. Appearance was a little sickly and pale, the head and aroma were average. The taste was very crisp and thirst-quenching and the palate plesently tangy. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2004
This is a great summer beer. Light and refreshing. Not too much aroma, other than slight hop and malt. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Crystal clear light amber-yellow body. The head is a pleasant rocky white pillow. The aroma is hops, grass and some lemony citrus. Quite bitter as the aroma would tell you, some sweetness in the middle, but mainly it is hoppy. Very non-fruity with a clean bitter palate. The saaz lend some grassy/metallic notes, especially right after the swallow. Medium body with a lively bit of carbonation. A decent but not outstanding beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2004 12 oz. bottle: smells really strong pungent hops. pours pissy yellow, with small fizzy head. tastes of grainy malts and feels bubbly in my mouth. i dont really like lagers


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