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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

3,281 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,281
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 57
Gots: 147 | 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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scottblaze

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a sixer, never tried this before.

Nothing particularly outstanding about the appearance, pretty much like a macro, thin head goes away fairly quickly, a little lacing. Smell is grassy floral, citrus, a little ginger. Tastes a little citrusy, maybe some lemon, lots of hoppy bite and lingers for a bit. Tingly mouthfeel. Easy enough to drink but when it comes to hoppy brews my favorites are elsewhere. If a little maltier, flavour wise this could almost pass for an IPA, Czech Pilsner? hmmm.... try another one and think about it.

Edit: Opened another, drank slowly, trying not to think about it too much, it is more complex than I first gave it credit for. Either that or I'm getting a buzz going.

Edit #2: My initial IPA comparison was completely wrong. Although hoppy, the bottom end is completely different ... dry.
This one threw me off, not really crazy about it. Summer refresher?,,,not me so much.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 00:49:31 | More by scottblaze
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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,281 ratings.