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RATINGS: 2051   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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2.5
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.

3.6
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!"

3.1
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.

2.8
Kevin (2199) - 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.

3.2
IndianaRed (4647) - 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.

2.2
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.

2.6
Zeswaft (1773) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.3
cubedbee (10) - USA - JUN 19, 2004
Light golden yellow with thin head that fades fast. Citrusy hops aroma. Crisp with sweetness up front fading to a bitter ending. Good for a summer beer

3.3
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Pours a golden color with a thick, fluffy white head, that disapates rather quickly but leaves a stcky lace behind. Aroma was grassy, maybe a little citrus. Flavor was light and crisp. a light bitter finish. It was 110 degrees here today, and this was a very refreshing beer.


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