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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

3,373 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,373
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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TheCondor

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Side poured from the bottle with standard vigor into a glass. Sierra Nevada always comes through, this should be no different, right?

Appearance - I always love the outdoors scenes on Sierra Nevada bottles, and I love the Sierra Nevada range, so these beers always hit home for me. Anyway, it pours a straw yellow color with a bright, one finger head that lasts a minutes and leaves decent lacing. Nothing spectacular, but good nonetheless.

Smell - Smells like you would expect a pils to smell, although nothing groundbreaking. A little bit of grassy hops, some grain, maybe a little corn in there as well. Pretty standard stuff

Taste - Basically the same as the nose. The grains and malts coat the palate first, with a subtle hint of hoppiness in there. Hardly any bitterness, very smooth hop flavoring.

Mouthfeel - Finishes smooth and clean, sessionable for sure. Crisp, medium bodied and a right on the money carbonation level.

Overall - This is a good beer that fits perfectly with its summertime label. Smooth, clean, crisp, refreshing, all good qualities in the Midwestern summer heat. You could take this fishing, session it, very versatile. Not an outstanding beer, but good.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 02:35:09 | More by TheCondor
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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,373 ratings.