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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Summerfest Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,371 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,371
Reviews: 1,457
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 60
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2001)
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DuncanIdaho86

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

After seeing this fly off my shelves at work I finally decided to take a step back from "researching" more esoteric beers and try one. Overall I was happy I did.

Right after the first hiss of popping the cap I poured it into an tall old fashioned pilsner glass. The silly tall one.

The Summerfest fell nice into my glass, complete with modest foamy head resting on an almost transparent golden yellow body. Anyone would be a happy camper seeing this on a summer day.

The aroma was muted - kind of smelled like a rolling rock or a pilsner.

The taste was something I admired. A surprising bitter bite rarely attributed to summer lagers. The aftertaste lingered but was enjoyable.
Enjoyable enough to crack open a second.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 03:30:31 | More by DuncanIdaho86
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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,371 ratings.