RATINGS: 2016   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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DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2004 Bottle. Golden body, fizzy white head. Sweet appely aroma. The flavor is quite light, there’s not much to the start and the finish consists mainly of leafy, stemmy hops. A well-made lager with some character. I wish Milwaukee’s Summerfest had this stuff available instead of $4 Millers.

drinkbeer (289) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
A great lager, not a spectacular beer.......................................

y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
[email protected]: fruity berry like aroma. faint sexual appeal. i wish this were a nipple. nice tame flavor. soft, like the lips of a lover. kind of hurts my stomach.

unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Draft Pizza Port Solana Beach: Pours a clear gold color with a large even white head. Aroma is bready with some spicy hop and yeast notes. Flavor is a good balance with bitter hops and sweet malt in good harmony. Body is medium with a creamy texture. This is a great "Premium Lager!"

Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2004 bottle. Gold body capped by a frothy white head. Nose is hoppy bordering on skunky. First flavor notes are honey, hops, a little citrus (apple), and earthy. finish is bitter and dry. Very refreshing beer. Goes down good.

Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
bottle 04. aroma is hoppy bordering on skunky. appearance is a nice golden yellow with a fluffy white head. leaves a nice lace down the glass as you drink. flavor is of pine and a mild hoppy citrus. finish is bitter. leaves aclean refreshing mouthfeel. this would be nice after a day of yardwork.

IndianaRed (5121) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Pours bright light golden yellow. Head was frothy and dissapated rather quickly. Not much lacing. Smells of light hoppyness and grain. A bit yeasty. Flavor was crisp and light, slightly of lemon and lightly bitter. The lasting finish was a bit bitter but not unpleasant. A good light beer on a hot day. But not particularly interesting.

BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle: This along with the Wheat is a beer from Sierra Nevada that one should skip. Light golden color, clear, with a medium white head. Some citrus hops aromas, but mainly I just smell light malts. This beer really does not taste any better than a macro - there’s some mild malt taste, barely any hops bitterness, even some skunked taste. This beer is not really indicative of Sierra Nevada’s offerings, just a bad one in amongst a bunch of winners.

Zeswaft (1785) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 For the most part, this is not great. Taste is one notch above Budweiser, corn taste and all. I would hope SN could put together a competitive pilsner like Prima Pils.

beerlover82 (241) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Light golden color with good head, aroma is hoppy. Taste is of hops and some malt in between. Full-bodied, this is an outstanding beer for being a lager when it’s more of a pilsner. Great beer from a great brewery.

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