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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

3,574 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,574
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 243 | 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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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

BrunEngr, Aug 27, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Saison Dupont glass. Pours a pale golden yellow w/ a 1-finger white head that leaves behind some respectable lace. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is light, delicate, floral and slightly grainy.

Taste follows nose. Clean Pilsner malt, Old World hops, and fresh water. Delicate and floral. A nice crisp hoppy bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and light, just right for the style.

Overall a solid if unremarkable lager, great for a warm summer afternoon.

draheim, Jul 16, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

JordanHageman, Jul 03, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

Hohnbaum, Aug 15, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottling date 3/27/14. Poured into a New Glarus nonic pint glass.

Color: A striking light gold hue with a one-finger head that slowly recedes. Medium, but lively, carbonation. Very clear.

Smell: Floral, spicy Saaz hops definitely at the forefront. Also picking up some nice grassy and lemon notes along with some light cracker malt. Smells more like a German pils than a traditional Bohemian / Czech pilsener. Very pleasant.

Taste: Excellent noble hop character, grass, spice, grainy malts. Clean, refreshing, quaffable. Very light body and finishes on the dry side, leaving one to want another sip.

Overall: A highly-recommended U.S.-based lager that is widely available. I look forward to its release each year and can’t wait for the canned version to hit my market. Slowly becoming a can’t-miss classic in my book.

rkat32, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mojohawk21, May 17, 2014
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tbryan5, Jul 13, 2013
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markallmon, Sep 03, 2013
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chip26, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As soon as I opened the bottle, foam came frothing out all over, so I expected to have trouble with the pour. When I did start pouring into the pint though, there was no trouble. Tons of carbination rising throught the golden lager leading up to a small amount of tiny bubbles at the top where it stayed as mostly a light, white layer. Scents of hay, fresh and light. Very balanced. Crisp tasting, medium bodied with alot of carbination that holds well throughout. The finish is dry and leaves a very nice bitterness with you. Good drinkability. I am usually not one for lagers but will drink them if they are there- just not my first choice. But this one is nice.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,574 ratings.