Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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1.3/5 rDev -64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
I got a growler of this yesterday. It was fresh and the keg was just hooked up to the tap. No more than 20 minutes old.
My first response after tasting this for the first time was that it was a Budweiser clone. So the next day, I did a side by side tasting of the Budweiser and Summerfest. The difference were so minimal that if someone were to switch these two, I would not be able to tell a difference. The only differences were in the appearance and slight bitterness. The head on Summerfest stuck around proving that it used malt instead of corn and rice. There was only a slight more bitterness. So slight that I am just digging for things to differentiate it. But the Aromas and Flavors were identical. There was absolutely NO hop character whatsoever. No Pine. No citrus. No, nothing that is described on their website.
This is what I would consider an epic fail on Sierra Nevada’s part. If they were looking for a way to make a more expensive version of Budweiser, then they have succeeded.
Serving type: growler
05-06-2012 00:14:49 | More by brandonlovesbeer
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