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Summit Fest Bier - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

97 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
PROFILE: Malty and sweet Czech-German fest lager
MALT/GRAIN: Czech Pils, Czech Munich, Cara Munich
HOPS: Saphir, Sladek
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 13° Plato
IBU: 30
ABV: 5.5%
YEAST: Munich Lager

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2014)
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oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-26-2014 04:53:48 | More by oldmankoch
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-26-2014 02:27:11 | More by cervezango
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AlexBassBerger

California

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

08-25-2014 05:20:04 | More by AlexBassBerger
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%

Enjoy by 8/3/14.

Appearance: Fairly transparent copper hue with some visible effervescence and a thin cap of off-white foam.

Aroma: Plain grains and a touch of yeast. Void of any off-aromas that sometimes come with lager yeast.

Taste: Very clean grain profile. Can really taste the German influence and Munich style. The hops are nicely assertive in their moderate bitterness without being overdone. Nice flavors of mild pepper and a dash of earth from the hops. The bitterness peaks during the finish, which is quite a crisp affair. There is also a small sweet, nearly honey-like note just after the finish. Aftertaste of ebbing pepper and bitterness. The hops get more aggressive with each additional sip as they continue their onslaught on the palate. An enjoyable effect for anyone who likes hoppier beers and a worthy take on the style. Full in flavor considering the modest 5.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel: About medium in body with average carbonation for the style. Almost syrupy at times but still quite drinkable and easily sessionable, which is the point of this beer I think.

Final Thoughts: A really great beer by Summit and another reason to believe the old Minnesotian standard of brewing still has what it takes to compete in this ever-expanding market. Would I drink it again? Yes. Alas, it was a one time release.

08-11-2014 20:47:00 | More by JamesMN
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kguard

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-31-2014 15:49:43 | More by kguard
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Twotonsandwich

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-27-2014 22:27:35 | More by Twotonsandwich
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TboneRN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-24-2014 10:35:09 | More by TboneRN
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Catlin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-22-2014 01:59:40 | More by Catlin
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: A perfect copper colored body hold a cream colored head. Light lines of lacing.

Aroma: Toasted bread, malt sweetness, hints of caramel and toffee.

Taste: Spiciness comes through immediately. The body is malty and somewhat bready. A touch of caramel. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry.

Overall: Excellent beer. Clean, tasty, smooth/drinkable.

07-20-2014 15:30:55 | More by JuicesFlowing
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paresis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-20-2014 01:17:30 | More by paresis
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-13-2014 22:31:06 | More by bigpoppa67
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-13-2014 21:21:11 | More by jaydoc
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-12-2014 01:06:03 | More by dads_basement
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-11-2014 22:24:07 | More by udubdawg
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%

pours out a hazed copper colour with a thin fine head with some wispy lace. aroma is of that munich malt that dominates the style with pear/grape skin/apricot hints and herbal hop notes, this smells interesting. the taste is a perfect match of the nose. i can pick out the pils malts used as well as the munich malts easily. a bit of yeast, a smidgen of alcohol, and touch of spicy, earthy hops rounds things out. clean, crisp, spicy and semi-sweet. finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. about damn perfect for a twist on the fest style. medium bodied. mouthfeel is lagerish with a bitterness reminiscent of a true pils. outstanding drinkability. amazing flavour.

overall a genius mash up of two distinct styles (o-fest and czech pils) with a spicy herbal hop kick. this fest beer has all the potential to be a world beater. i would be in favor of this replacing the current summit o-fest. Happy Independence Day.

07-04-2014 23:48:04 | More by budgood1
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ovaltine

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-04-2014 00:51:55 | More by ovaltine
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-01-2014 14:16:08 | More by Docrock
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-30-2014 14:53:56 | More by erialbill
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-28-2014 05:00:14 | More by Birdlegs
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-25-2014 02:23:13 | More by DaveMiller
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-21-2014 16:25:51 | More by tbone64
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kdpark

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-17-2014 16:50:08 | More by kdpark
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-16-2014 03:23:00 | More by JakeBarnett
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-15-2014 02:31:47 | More by inbierveritas
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cyguyjg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-11-2014 23:01:01 | More by cyguyjg
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Summit Fest Bier from Summit Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.