Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
Its the unofficial end of summer this weekend and I am just now getting to my Summerfest. Its a lager people. Its better than a lot, but really for someone who drinks mostly IPA's these days this beer had something lacking. However, I can appreciate the quality of the craft put into this beer regarding the style.
Ice cold is how this beer should be consumed. I drank it a bit too warm the first time and it was not all that good. It was the canned version of this beer and when I cracked the top the can exploded with head. Too much carbonation perhaps?
Clear yellow, typical lager color. Translucent with a lot of head that settles after a while.
Not much to the aroma, some hops, a little malty grainy in the bouquet.
Taste: A bit of hop assertiveness for the style which gives it some upside for the style but really you could do just as well saving yourself a few bucks and buy a 12 pack or even a case of Yuengling and save yourself some money. Now to drink all these "summer" beers before the end of the weekend. Challenge excepted. Now to find a bag of ice! It has to be served ice cold!
08-30-2014 04:01:41 | More by humuloner22
4.25/5 rDev +16.1%
Appearance- Golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a one finger fizzy head produced.
Aroma- Sweet, dry pilsner malts with a little bit of floral hops.
Taste- Pilsner malts are big at first which leads to drying finish. Towards the end citrus/herbal hops linger adding balance and dryness.
Mouthfeel- Dry and crisp with a good amount of carbonation up front.
Overall- One of the best pilsners I've had so far. Great balance and flavor between pilsner malts and the nice kick of floral hops at the end. Perfect beer for the summer that's light, yet load with flavor.
08-22-2014 19:53:47 | More by CTbrew32
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,504 ratings.