Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by doho95fu:
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is one of those products that your favorite brewer puts out that you just wish they hadn't. SN has some of my favorite brews and is the beer I buy most consistently, but this lager should be left out of the lineup. It is pale and somewhat carbonated and has little to offer in the smell department other than hops and some sweet smells. The taste is hoppy but there are malt hints as well. Not nearly as hoppy as I have come to expect from SN, maybe due to the style. It is drinkable. Its not that it is a bad beer, just that I have come expect alot from the brewery.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2003 09:04:51 | More by doho95fu
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3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked up at Trader Joe's in April 2014.
A- A blonde, or pale golden beer with perfect transparency. It's as clean-looking as spring water. Heavy carbonation surges upwards aggressively and help maintain the persistent head that remains from the finger-thick post-pour peak.
S- Has that characteristic sweet malt thickness that I find in many Sierra Nevada beers. It's almost like cornbread if I'd say, although I don't want to imply a corn adjunct was added, only that that's what the aroma reminds me of. Spicy floral hops are underneath this initial sweet aroma.
T- Initially sweet and perhaps offering some bread, crackers and/or biscuits, floral hops emerge toward the backend of my palate.
M- As mentioned before, starts sweet but quickly becomes dry and crisp. At the finish, the hops provide a subtle bitterness that is easy to not notice since the beer is so easy to sip without putting much thought towards the taste.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 19:01:28 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the can into a Turbinator style glass.
A: It is clear and an active brew with a two finger rocky, white head. Lacing is minimal, legs are not present due to moderate ABV. Crystal clear, really nice translucence.
S: Typical lager smells, a little lemony lemongrass, earthy yeast and mild malts with a little of the pale euro funk.
T: Lager smooth, hair euro-skunk due to that classic hop profile. Lemongrass, earth, skunk, Irish cream at the edges. Bitter at swallow causes pleasant dryness.
M: Moderate and pleasant in every way. Slightly creamy hit and then slick on palate leading to a lightly bitter finish.
O: Yeah, this is really darned good. Every part of this contributes to a whole that is more than the sum. A very good expression of the light Czech/lager style.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 03:55:20 | More by Scrapss
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,887 ratings.