Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.71/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From a 355 ml bottle into a pokal. There is a code on the bottle, but I can't decipher it.
A-The brew is light golden in color and quite clear. A few active, chunky bubbles can be seen through the chill haze. The head is quick to fizzle and what is left is a thin collar of white foam. No lacing.
S-The smell is solid for a lager with grass, straw, and floral hops balanced against a sweet malty base of corn and grain.
T-The taste is less crisp and floral than the smell (at first) with sweet, lightly doughy malts being more prominent. The finish, however, dries out and gets just a bit of bitterness and grassy, floral spice.
M-The feel is more substantial than many lagers with a nice, mildly assertive carbonation and a liquid that leaves a coating on your tongue.
O-This is a pretty good slam-by-the-pool type beer and a wonderful choice for those who think they like macro or AAL and are scared by craft. My complaints include a lackluster appearance (where is the head?) and a bit too much sweetness for my preference in a pils.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2013 03:18:11 | More by spoony
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