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
More User Reviews:
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...
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 02:19:16 | More by philbe311
United Kingdom (England)
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 17:54:58 | More by Sam-VW
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Crystal clear, pale gold, 1/2" head fades to thin white cap. Active carbonation with mid-size bubbles. Not much to speak of in terms of lacing.
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 01:56:32 | More by SaltofOH
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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