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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3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the can into a Turbinator style glass.
A: It is clear and an active brew with a two finger rocky, white head. Lacing is minimal, legs are not present due to moderate ABV. Crystal clear, really nice translucence.
S: Typical lager smells, a little lemony lemongrass, earthy yeast and mild malts with a little of the pale euro funk.
T: Lager smooth, hair euro-skunk due to that classic hop profile. Lemongrass, earth, skunk, Irish cream at the edges. Bitter at swallow causes pleasant dryness.
M: Moderate and pleasant in every way. Slightly creamy hit and then slick on palate leading to a lightly bitter finish.
O: Yeah, this is really darned good. Every part of this contributes to a whole that is more than the sum. A very good expression of the light Czech/lager style.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 03:55:20 | More by Scrapss
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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