Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.55/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A - A very light, clear orange amber with a frothy pillow of head on top, that dissipates into a collar that's slightly thicker than the norm.
S - Lots of grain and floral notes, with that lavender twinge I've come to expect from Czech Pilsener.
T - Crisp, bitingly bitter on first sip with a vibrant hoppy kick. Not much complexity in the hop profile, however. This one is also slightly yeasty and finishes relatively clean and kind of dry.
M - Not watery, as the active carbonation gives a good bit of foamy body to it, but still pretty thin.
D - Absolutely a session brew. The bitterness is not overwhelming and the ABV is modest enough.
Overall - It's a very basic pilsener beer. It's definitely still more substantial and satisfying than BMC light beers, but it's definitely a summer thirst quencher rather than a complex sipper.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2009 21:30:19 | More by DannyS
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4.14/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear straw with heavy carbonation and a two-finger fluffy white head. Some nice lacing on the way down. I love the look of a good pilsner and this one has it.
Aroma: The beer smells of grass, hops, and biscuit. There's also an odd note of corn that is very slight but noticeable. It's not off-putting but slightly surprising.
Taste: The taste is classic pilsner. Nice dry finish to compliment a grassy flavor. The taste basically follows the nose, minus that corny note.
Mouthfeel: Nice and light, as a summer lager should be, but not watery or overly thin.
Overall: This is a terrific pilsner. I'd have this during any season, but it's certainly great as a summer seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 00:42:04 | More by illpass78
3.36/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On draft at Legends Sports Grill in Maggie Valley, NC. Chose to go with some buffalo hot wings with this beer. That's what you're supposed to do in summer at a Sports Grill right?
A: Pale, thin, golden beer with some noticeable carbonation. The only thing differentiating this from a light beer is its frothy head that does actually lace fairly well.
S: Crisp and clean, lots of wheat with notes of caramel, hops, light malts and citrus. Unexpected..
T: This is a lager, I'm sure of it, but I can't tell it. It's more like a pale ale that doesn't have the hops. Or maybe an American ale that forgot its alcohol. It's not a bad beer but it lacks character. It's sweet, lightly malty, somewhat bitter, somewhat citrusy and has a wheat undercurrent. It seems confused. It also has a potent aftertaste that wasn't very pleasant for me. For a craft beer, it's lacking. For a beer to drink in the summer, it's passable.
M: Decent bite from the hops, somewhat carbonated, nothing too dramatic. Like everything else about this one.
O: Can't say I'd try it again unless my other options were all Light beers. That's just me being honest.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 22:50:58 | More by jsausley
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,265 ratings.