Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SurlyDuff:
3.23/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not to much going on in this one, which is perfectly fine for a light summer ale such as this.
Had on-tap at the Bend Brewfest, as well as poured from a bottle at another time. A solid hit for SN, but not one of my favorites. (probably just because i dont care for the style)
Looks clear and bright like straw. Good carbonation, very nice head/lacing, just what a pilsner should be.
Smells of yeast and maltyness, though theres something wierd there too, reminded me of Lemon Pledge...
Taste is weak, but like i said earlier, this isnt my prefered beer style. Bit o' hops tucked in there, not to bad really.
Mouthfeel is good, nothing notable.
Sierra Nevada rarely does bold beers. But they are well-crafted and consistantly tasty. This one falls in nicely in their catalog, but i wouldnt get it again.
Serving type: on-tap
09-21-2007 16:58:41 | More by SurlyDuff
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4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bright straw colored beer with soapy head. Really bready smell, some caramel and malts. Taste is light and crisp with tones of biscuit and black pepper spice. Mouthfeel is refreshing, creamy, buttery. I actually prefer this beer to any of the classic czech pilners and look for it every year, one of my favorite summer seasonals.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:21:59 | More by zander4dawin
3.69/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pint glass, nice two fingered medium to large bubble white head, that held for well over two minutes. Clear lager color, with maybe a hint of strawberry. Good lacing more noticeable to me than usual for American Lagers
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.
Taste: I felt like I got a good clean taste of the malted barley, with just a very light lager back note of the hops. If you are looking for a very Hoppy beer, this might not live up to your expectations, but I was very pleased. Beats an AAL all to pieces, but a flavor that deserves recognition.
The mouthfeel was dry, and crisp. Refreshing and perfect for hot day. Drinkable, and doesn't fight or surprise you.
Overall, this one is going in my bar as my Lager, so long as Sierra keeps brewing it, I will support them. If we ever want to challenge the InBev's of the world, we have to support the smaller breweries when they roll out a Lager.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 18:15:15 | More by JLSIV
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,341 ratings.