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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

3,386 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,386
Reviews: 1,459
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 60
Gots: 174 | 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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humuluslupulus8

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer was a bright golden-yellow color similar to melted clarified butter. The head had a medium thickness, and was just slightly off-white.

S: The smell was mainly of the saaz hops (herbal and floral). The malt and hops aromas were fairly balanced.

T: The flavor was balanced between the sweetness and bitterness. There were also some hints of lemon and honey. The bitter hop finish was very short, which gave the beer a nice crispness.

M: The beer was fairly think from a good level of carbonation, but the head was creamy while it lasted.

O: Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It is perfect for the summer when it's hot outside. The balanced flavor combined with the crisp finish allow this beer to be equally refreshing and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 00:34:29 | More by humuluslupulus8
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-31-2014 02:29:11 | More by Alexander_Brittain
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Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields a modest slightly less than a finger's worth of crisp bone white colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a full lacing... There is light audible fizziness about it... The color is an uber light lemony yellow with a slight haziness suspended throughout... Loaded with carbonation that starts sluggish at the bottom of the glass before picking speed upon reaching the top...

S - Loaded with cereal grains... Sweet bread... Some light noble hops... Light lemon zest...

T - Light lemon zest to start... Bursting at the seems with cereal grains and rich toasted malts... There is a light grassy component... The noble hops are present but quite subtle... The flavors ebb and flow a bit, but compliment one another rather nicely...

M - Quite refreshing... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth... Crisp... Goes down easily sip after sip... Limited carbonation... Very nice...

D - The appearance and aroma components are average at best, but the flavor and mouthfeel components are really really good... The end result is a very enjoyable summer offering in the form of a Czech Pilsner... Sierra Nevada turns out solid beer after solid beer and this one is no exception... Worthy of a six pack each and every summer...

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 02:19:16 | More by philbe311
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

A - Yellow/Golden with a thick white head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass. Small pieces of head float in the middle. Small dotty lacing.

S - sweet malt aroma, subtle banana, crisp noble hops. Some citrus and floral notes in the background.

T - Some biscuit, bread, lightly fruity and spicy. Floral finish with some grass.

M - Medium to high carbonation expected from this style. Finishes very crisp but starts very dry.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 17:54:58 | More by Sam-VW
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-30-2014 17:45:14 | More by Will1508
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-29-2014 23:50:59 | More by TMoney86ss
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-29-2014 04:20:56 | More by jeffyboy65
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

07-29-2014 02:32:12 | More by Clemsontiger81
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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SaltofOH

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Crystal clear, pale gold, 1/2" head fades to thin white cap. Active carbonation with mid-size bubbles. Not much to speak of in terms of lacing.

Aroma: Spicy noble hop aroma; sweet, clean malt. Smells generally beery.

Taste: Dry arrival, saccharine feeling across mid-palate; not sweet but sweet-ish. Grassy hops then tight bitterness at the end. Dry, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Solidly, but not overwhelmingly, carbonated. Pretty standard. Clean. Mid-to-light weight.

Overall: Not as flavorful as Mama's Little Yella Pils, but certainly better than Heineken. Above-average pilsner, though I think it should be rated as an American pilsner, not Czech. Honestly, for the need this fulfills, a part of me would rather just by a less expensive AAL.

Serving type: bottle

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,386 ratings.