Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by russellaaron69:
4/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a clear straw color with soft white head that quickly faded into so pretty nice lacing. Smells like summer, fresh cut hay with a nice hoppy smell. Think I picked up a little citrus mixed in there too. The taste is very impressive. Spicy with a hint of citrus. The malt compliments the hops perfectly. Mouthfeel was a solid medium. Drinkability was awesome. Had this sitting on the patio of the local bar. Found it be extremely refreshing and plan on picking some up for a cookout coming up this weekend.
Serving type: on-tap
06-27-2010 21:55:07 | More by russellaaron69
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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
07-28-2014 01:56:32 | More by SaltofOH
4.54/5 rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I am from Germany, and I love German beers - this one for me is probably the closest US-brewed beer I have found to a good Bavarian beer. I love it, just wish they'd switch from those tiny bottles to regular 0.5l ones!!! Too bad it's neither easy to find here in MD nor particularly cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for :-)
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 20:19:30 | More by katjoeus
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,372 ratings.