Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ryantho00:
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured a stubby bottle into a Man Utd pint glass. Nice straw golden appearance with a thick foamy 3 finger that slowly falls to to a sticky thin lace. I get a really nice toasted bready, grain, light maltiness with some spice from the hops. Really surprisingly great nose, not too many brews do I get a healthy nose from, this one just resonates with me for the style of beer. Really nice nose. Maybe I am exaggerating, but maybe I got a really fresh brew, and 2012 brew has a nice nose....not sure.
This has the most refreshing pilsner taste of balanced hops and great pale, sweet toasted malts. Great balance, not an unbalanced hop/citrus/lemon/wheat taste that is too oftenly labelled 'summer' brew. Fantastic for any time of the year, ESPECIALLY summer time due to the outstandingly refreshing crisp balanced taste. Sooo much better than some lemonade summertime brews, yet so much more satisfying!!!
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2012 23:47:25 | More by ryantho00
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4.14/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear straw with heavy carbonation and a two-finger fluffy white head. Some nice lacing on the way down. I love the look of a good pilsner and this one has it.
Aroma: The beer smells of grass, hops, and biscuit. There's also an odd note of corn that is very slight but noticeable. It's not off-putting but slightly surprising.
Taste: The taste is classic pilsner. Nice dry finish to compliment a grassy flavor. The taste basically follows the nose, minus that corny note.
Mouthfeel: Nice and light, as a summer lager should be, but not watery or overly thin.
Overall: This is a terrific pilsner. I'd have this during any season, but it's certainly great as a summer seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 00:42:04 | More by illpass78
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,286 ratings.