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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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2.3
Michael27 (1986) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Klares Goldgelb im Glas mit stabilem Schaum. Gibt ein durchschnittliches Pils ab. Am Nachtrunk bittert leicht ein Hopfen auf.

3.4
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - OCT 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass S: Light amber pale, hazy small off white foam Smell: low aroma, not a lot Taste: low bitterness Feel: lively carbonation, sudden drop with long finish OA: very good lager, repeat: yes, look for: No" Drank: 10/21/2016 8:00 PM

3.4
titanek (432) - POLAND - OCT 16, 2016
W smaku słodkawe, słodowe, lekko kwaskowe, goryczka jak na czeskiego pilsa jest zaznaczona, wysoko nasycone. W zapachu głownie słodowe, lekki diacetyl, nuty kwiatowe. Całkiem fajny pils

3.4
Maracuja05 (1280) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2016
14-10-16 // bottle at Sixties, Mainz. Pours almost clear golden beer. Light hoppy nose. Beer is quite sweet malty. Nice herbal bitter hop finish.

2.7
bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
12oz boudeille bottled06/2016 (import bb07/2017 though?). - Bohemian Saaz juice recipe goes watery macro lager on unpresuming malt cracker base. - Thinner yellow fizz pour. Hay cracker, spelt biscuit in water with a minor splash of lemon. "Correct" and crisp bitterness, but quite forgettable and thin overall. Down-to-earth bravery: At least it’s not another crafty India Pale Lager...

3.6
eRock_2013 (470) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2016
This Pilsner lager pours a transparent yellow gold hue with a steady white head and lots of fresh lacing. The aroma is grassy Saaz hops, grainy malt, with also a unique fruity hop note. Flavor is fresh and delicious pale malt, some sweetness, with both floral and herbal hop notes Medium-bodied and smooth. I found this preferable to the "Nooner Pilsner" also released by Sierra Nevada. Tastes like summer!

2.9
chadski (141) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Gets the job done well enough on a hot summer day. Tropical fruit aroma. Very light lemony hops taste but mainly lager malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
drpimento (3639) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Not too bad, but a bit too sweet for me. Aroma is grain, grass, crackers. Flavor’s similar to nose, more sweet than bitter. Thank goodness sufficient carbonation. Sweet finish.

1.5
Beachmaster (558) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle into a pilsener glass. Pours a watery pale yellow with a small white head that disappears quickly. No appreciable nose, and a very watery flavor. Yuck.

3.7
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
12 oz off bottle purchased as part of a beers of summer 9 pack at the World Market in Kansas City, Missouri. PKGD 03/30/16 stamped on back label. The pour is a clear golden with a lasting one inch frothy white head and a bunch of very fine carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. The aroma is fresh hay, herbal Saaz hops and natural cracker grain. Clean nose. The taste is a nice blend of the cracker, hay malt grain and the bright Saaz floral herbal hops. Crisp flavor. The palate is light to medium bodied with active carbonation and grain mineral finish. Easy drinking, tasty.


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