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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Summer Beer is a Pre-Prohibition Pils, brewed alt style. This beer is crisp, clean, refreshing and hoppy, Inspired by the long-forgotten beverage of our great-grandparents, our "twist" is that we ferment this beer with our exceptionally clean ale yeast at much lower than normal temperatures, which imparts a somewhat different character compared to lager yeast. In the Pre-Pro style, we use a small proportion of maize (corn). The noble (and expensive) Czech Saaz hop variety is used through-out, and gives this beer a spciy herbal character and dryish finish. This new rendition of an old classic will add a unique contrast to any line-up!!

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3.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Draft at the 74th St. Pours bright golden with random rising fields of carb and a big white sudsy head. Great looking stuff. Big grass on the nose followed by a palate that’s grassy, oaty, lightly malt-sweet and just slightly herbal-bitter hoppy near the end. Nice low-medium body and carb. Refreshing summer beer, even if it’s not exceptionally complex or adventurous.

3.1
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottled. The body was hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma was bread with oranges and some grass. The taste was bitter with some spicy green peppers and a bit of grass. There was also a hint of herbs in the finish. Decent.

3
OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 From a bomber.

Pours clear and golden with a nice big head. The aroma is lemon grass. The flavor is surprisingly fruity if one were expecting a pilsner; somewhat sweeter, accented with lemon peel and plenty of malt.

Interesting to try these sorts of things, but I’d rather drink a good pils.

3.3
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Clear golden color with normal head. Tastes liike a heavier pilsner....or a bit like a light pale. Nice light fruit and malt. Very tasty beer...great for a hot summer Houston night.

3.4
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Very clear golden with medium head. Bit of a crisp spicy aroma. A fairly tasty pils that may have hit the style they were looking for dead on. Nice refreshing beer that would be tasty on a hot day.

3.2
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.39 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) This light golden and fully hazy brew poured with hundreds of large, subsurface bubbles clinging to the glass. Within a few minutes, they all lost their grip of the glass and joined their heady brethren atop the beer. However, the creamy, white head maintains a thin but complete layer for the session. It tastes moderately bitter and certainly hoppy enough to be in nice balance with the moderately flavorful pale malts. But this doesn’t taste like a pilsener, which with the ale yeast, I guess it’s not supposed to, but instead, it tastes more like a light bodied and fairly snappy pale ale. It’s a bit fruity and sweet, lacking the clean, dry palate of a classic pilsener, and that’s okay because it doesn’t claim to be a classic pilsener. In contrast, the aroma is dry and grainy, with a little bit o’ stinky feet. The more I drink of this, the more I think gently malty "pale ale". It’s tasty and enjoyable, but not enough to make me crave another bottle.

3.1
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Clouded yellowy amber appearance. Malty, citrus fruit aroma. Mild palate, lightly malty with plenty of hop citrus bite.

3.4
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2005
A fan favorite at the Bellingham April Brew’s Day. This alt beer is light and fluffy with fluttering of hops and a honey base. There are definite summer characteristics here that make it an excellent seasonal: fresh wheat, dry hay, and a subtlety that makes for very easy drinking. Very nice, and definitely a crowd pleaser.

2
Kwiskwis (11) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2005
A great one from Snoqualmie. I’ve got a buddy that lives in Snoqualime and we always buy it from the brewery in the growler to go. Fruity taste and a butter palate. Not my fav from Snoqualmie

2.5
IndianaRed (4617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle Pours a hazy very light yellow amber with a huge frothy white head. Aroma was a very light malt with a healthy hops componant. Flavor was a fairly sweet doughy, taste, the alcohol was fairly obvious and there was also a slight hay and bubblegum hit. Body was very light and the feel was quite thin and watery.


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