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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

3,380 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,380
Reviews: 1,457
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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ryantho00

Michigan

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!!!

Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 23:47:25 | More by ryantho00
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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,380 ratings.