Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cracgor:
4.3/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
This is a great little lager though I think it's a bit over priced. It is a golden straw typical lager, but it is much more aromatic. It has a full flavored nice pine needle like hop kind of characteristic of the brewery. This is a great beer that is widely available. Not quite the level of victory or anchor steam, but it is worth a try and good in its own right.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2008 00:54:58 | More by cracgor
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3.36/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On draft at Legends Sports Grill in Maggie Valley, NC. Chose to go with some buffalo hot wings with this beer. That's what you're supposed to do in summer at a Sports Grill right?
A: Pale, thin, golden beer with some noticeable carbonation. The only thing differentiating this from a light beer is its frothy head that does actually lace fairly well.
S: Crisp and clean, lots of wheat with notes of caramel, hops, light malts and citrus. Unexpected..
T: This is a lager, I'm sure of it, but I can't tell it. It's more like a pale ale that doesn't have the hops. Or maybe an American ale that forgot its alcohol. It's not a bad beer but it lacks character. It's sweet, lightly malty, somewhat bitter, somewhat citrusy and has a wheat undercurrent. It seems confused. It also has a potent aftertaste that wasn't very pleasant for me. For a craft beer, it's lacking. For a beer to drink in the summer, it's passable.
M: Decent bite from the hops, somewhat carbonated, nothing too dramatic. Like everything else about this one.
O: Can't say I'd try it again unless my other options were all Light beers. That's just me being honest.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 22:50:58 | More by jsausley
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,262 ratings.