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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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3,387 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,387
Reviews: 1,459
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 60
Gots: 174 | 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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Reviews by MaineBrewing:
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4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a clear straw color with brilliant white 2 finger head. Left good lacing and always appeared lively.

S - smell is a citrus forward and slight piney hop with cereal grains and a nice peppery bouquet.

T - taste is close to the aroma, nice hop flavor profile dominated by citrus notes with a little piney and resinous character in the background. The hops are well balanced with the light malt character with notes of toast and cereal grains. Finishes very dry with a slight bitterness and a nice clean lager yeast character.

M - very light and carbonated, easy drinking perfect for the style.

O - overall this is a nice flavorful summer lager. Looks great and smells great, the flavor is very balanced and it is quite drinkable. I would session this easily on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 18:15:17 | More by MaineBrewing
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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields a modest slightly less than a finger's worth of crisp bone white colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a full lacing... There is light audible fizziness about it... The color is an uber light lemony yellow with a slight haziness suspended throughout... Loaded with carbonation that starts sluggish at the bottom of the glass before picking speed upon reaching the top...

S - Loaded with cereal grains... Sweet bread... Some light noble hops... Light lemon zest...

T - Light lemon zest to start... Bursting at the seems with cereal grains and rich toasted malts... There is a light grassy component... The noble hops are present but quite subtle... The flavors ebb and flow a bit, but compliment one another rather nicely...

M - Quite refreshing... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth... Crisp... Goes down easily sip after sip... Limited carbonation... Very nice...

D - The appearance and aroma components are average at best, but the flavor and mouthfeel components are really really good... The end result is a very enjoyable summer offering in the form of a Czech Pilsner... Sierra Nevada turns out solid beer after solid beer and this one is no exception... Worthy of a six pack each and every summer...

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

A - Yellow/Golden with a thick white head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass. Small pieces of head float in the middle. Small dotty lacing.

S - sweet malt aroma, subtle banana, crisp noble hops. Some citrus and floral notes in the background.

T - Some biscuit, bread, lightly fruity and spicy. Floral finish with some grass.

M - Medium to high carbonation expected from this style. Finishes very crisp but starts very dry.

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Aroma: Spicy noble hop aroma; sweet, clean malt. Smells generally beery.

Taste: Dry arrival, saccharine feeling across mid-palate; not sweet but sweet-ish. Grassy hops then tight bitterness at the end. Dry, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Solidly, but not overwhelmingly, carbonated. Pretty standard. Clean. Mid-to-light weight.

Overall: Not as flavorful as Mama's Little Yella Pils, but certainly better than Heineken. Above-average pilsner, though I think it should be rated as an American pilsner, not Czech. Honestly, for the need this fulfills, a part of me would rather just by a less expensive AAL.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,387 ratings.