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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Summerfest Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,877 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2877
Reviews: 1409
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%


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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zachariaIPA

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Summerfest 2010 poured from the classic brown bottle. A nice white effervescent head rushes to the top of the glass and lingers for quite some time. A small amount of thin lacing, a rich golden body with a slight haze and streams of carbonation lining the side.

A strong a pleasant aroma full of spicy hops, lemon, and sweet malt.

Very crisp lager, full of floral hop notes at first but then followed up immediately with sweet honey and lemon malt flavors with a nice bitter but smooth finish.

A very tasty summer lager. I could definitely drink a few of these on a hot day. Would go great with some bbq.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 18:46:44 | More by zachariaIPA
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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,877 ratings.