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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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3,657 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,657
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 66
Gots: 274 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – pours w/3/4 inch head retreats to thin layer of foam on top of beer with very scant lacing, steady stream of bubbles, looks nicely carbonated. Gold with some subtle brownish tint

S – Clean, though not medicinal. Slight sweetness of the malt with a bit of a spiciness.

T – on the malty side of the spectrum, though enough hops to keep it from being too sweet.

M - tingly on the tongue with lots of bubbly carbonation, on the lighter, thinner side but still leaves feel of thin coat on the tongue

D – I'm not a big Pilsner fan but this is a decent enough beer. Light, crisp, refreshing – good for a hot summer day, taking a break after mowing the lawn – a passable afternoon session beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tall flute glass. pours a hazy golden color. has a little cloudiness to it. was kind of gentile with the pour so i didn't get a big head. has bubbles that seem to never end. I am betting this being a lager that it will be heavily carbonated.
smells light sweet grains, and hay.
Taste is a complex grain with a nice crisp after tones of bitterness. refreshing and clean. just a bit spicy in the middle. not too much though.
as i suspected very carbonated. bubbles a lot of the palate. very crisp as they describe on the bottle.
Highly drinkable. has a different taste then most pilsners styles out there. this is something i would love to drink at a party or anywhere for that matter. I like it.

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,657 ratings.