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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

3,262 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,262
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 57
Gots: 139 | 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 Winter:
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Winter

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My opinion of this beer has changed so much that I felt it necessary to re-review it. (see old notes below).

Pours a clear light golden in color with a bleach white, long lasting head. The aroma seemed "skunky" at first, but once it was poured into a glass and given a chance to breathe it took on a nice bready aroma. Saaz hops were present in the nose, along with some herbal, grassy qualities and a touch of spiciness. The Mouthfeel is medium with a pleasant carbonation. The taste has a light, bready maltiness to it. Midway there's a touch of bitterness from the hops to help add character and balance to the maltiness. Saaz hops linger long into the finish.

This was definitely a refreshing and tasty czech lager. It's an example of a craft beer that you could introduce to anyone and they would most likely enjoy it.

Reviewed on: 09-08-2004 01:28:39

Serving type: bottle

Appearance: 3.0
Smell: 2.5
Taste: 2.0
Mouthfeel: 3.0
Drinkability: 2.0

Clear golden in color. Aroma is somewhat hoppy. Nothing in particular stands out. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp. Very dry, saltine cracker-like in taste initially. The hop bitterness is the main focus of the flavor here. Hoppy, crisp and bland describes Sierra Nevada's Summerfest. This beer lacks character. This is a summer offering not worth you time. It's not quenching or refreshing IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 17:19:31 | More by Winter
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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,262 ratings.