Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spoony:
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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3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked up at Trader Joe's in April 2014.
A- A blonde, or pale golden beer with perfect transparency. It's as clean-looking as spring water. Heavy carbonation surges upwards aggressively and help maintain the persistent head that remains from the finger-thick post-pour peak.
S- Has that characteristic sweet malt thickness that I find in many Sierra Nevada beers. It's almost like cornbread if I'd say, although I don't want to imply a corn adjunct was added, only that that's what the aroma reminds me of. Spicy floral hops are underneath this initial sweet aroma.
T- Initially sweet and perhaps offering some bread, crackers and/or biscuits, floral hops emerge toward the backend of my palate.
M- As mentioned before, starts sweet but quickly becomes dry and crisp. At the finish, the hops provide a subtle bitterness that is easy to not notice since the beer is so easy to sip without putting much thought towards the taste.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 19:01:28 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the can into a Turbinator style glass.
A: It is clear and an active brew with a two finger rocky, white head. Lacing is minimal, legs are not present due to moderate ABV. Crystal clear, really nice translucence.
S: Typical lager smells, a little lemony lemongrass, earthy yeast and mild malts with a little of the pale euro funk.
T: Lager smooth, hair euro-skunk due to that classic hop profile. Lemongrass, earth, skunk, Irish cream at the edges. Bitter at swallow causes pleasant dryness.
M: Moderate and pleasant in every way. Slightly creamy hit and then slick on palate leading to a lightly bitter finish.
O: Yeah, this is really darned good. Every part of this contributes to a whole that is more than the sum. A very good expression of the light Czech/lager style.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 03:55:20 | More by Scrapss
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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