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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

3,342 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,342
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 58
Gots: 161 | 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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Smell: This is what I really liked, it smelled like BEER! Some many craft breweries try to amaze us, but sometimes it should be what it needs to be. It's not an IPA, or a German weissebier, so don't try to make it one.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,342 ratings.