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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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3,294 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,294
Reviews: 1,451
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 58
Gots: 150 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

08-08-2012 03:30:28 | More by Onemic
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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden color, but see through in parts. Nice head that dissipates rather rapidly once it calms down. Faint lacing.

S - Nice light malts and grassy/floral hops. A few notes of citrus, particularly lemon.

T - Nice Pilsner taste that strikes a balance between hops and malts. Slightly aggressive in the hops, which is nice for this style. Undercurrent of citric flavor.

M - Medium bodied, crisp. Cuts a little in the mouth - not bad, but not as smooth as one would hope.

O - Sierra Nevada Summerfest is an enjoyable summer lager that will quench your thirst. Nothing outstanding, but solidly put together.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 23:33:35 | More by WMEugene
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-07-2012 20:32:53 | More by TCaldwell
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-07-2012 00:37:00 | More by craigmj7
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-06-2012 23:14:12 | More by SocalKicks
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass; thanks to Jesse13713 for sharing one of his bottles with me.

A: Pours a thin, clear yellow color with two fingers of white head and considerable carbonation bubbles visible.

S: Lots of grassy hops backed up by a faint, indistinct malty sweetness.

T: Very similar to the smell; I predominantly taste grass and that same sweetness. There isn't a lot going on, but it's well balanced and very refreshing.

M: Thin-bodied, smooth, and very crisp from the moderate-high carbonation.

O: A solid beer to stock your fridge with in the summertime; its refreshing quality and low ABV mean even a 12-pack of this wouldn't stick around too long.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:06:01 | More by AwYeh
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-05-2012 19:01:03 | More by goldennectar
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-05-2012 02:21:58 | More by mattparsons
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-05-2012 00:04:13 | More by M_Burkey
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-04-2012 03:25:57 | More by Rudy
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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale golden color with a thick white creamy head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing left behind.

S: smells of light malted grain accompanied with a mild sweetness and just a hint of lemon peel.

T: The taste is clean and crisp with an initial sweet malt flavored followed by a floral hop bitterness and a dry finish.

M: A low bodied beer with a medium carbonation

O: This is a decent overall Lager. Sure there are many lagers I would rather have but this beats the big american beers any day. It is light and refreshing to drink on a summer day if you had them lying around.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 22:18:58 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-03-2012 08:04:59 | More by adamjthompson00
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-02-2012 23:00:51 | More by outsider
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-02-2012 17:28:16 | More by WDJersey
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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light straw color. Fluffy white head.

Aroma: Huge citrus bomb. Lots of lemon and lime covering up almost the whole aroma. A little breadyness.

Taste: Citrus up front and a little hop bitterness at the end. Bready in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation. Pretty smooth, medium body. Not quite as drinkable as I had expected.

Final Thoughts: I can't wait until summer comes to an end and breweries start pushing their fall and winter seasonals. That being said, this was a very interesting take on the pilsener style. In fact, it almost tastes like more of a 'Summer Ale' which is definitely what they were going for.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 06:01:17 | More by JamesMN
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-31-2012 18:08:32 | More by chrisrose30
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-31-2012 02:07:32 | More by jmdrpi
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3/5  rDev -18%

07-31-2012 00:37:27 | More by BeerBadger
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into a tall pilsner glass – it’s a very clear gold with a very white head that settles down into a cap over a couple minutes. Carbonation is relatively sedate. Nose contains the usual suspects - faint lemon, honey, grass. For a pilsner the nose isn’t so spicy. The taste is great – floral and crisp and it has a nice bitter-sweet balance like any good summertime lager. Very crisp and leaves me wanting another sip. Given the right setting (hangin out on the roof with some friends and lawn chairs on a sunny day for instance) this beer would be absolutely perfect.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 20:51:06 | More by NardiByNature
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-29-2012 19:43:45 | More by MightiestBeard
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-28-2012 04:48:06 | More by thefullpython
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-28-2012 04:44:27 | More by Mechagrue
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

07-28-2012 02:12:10 | More by discdueler
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-28-2012 01:26:55 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer in the summer time. Golden color, light & crisp hoppy aroma - nothing special upfront - but a true delight to drink. It's got a mild hop kick to save it from being an ordinary pilsener and goes down nice and easy. A fantastic session beer for those summer nights with friends.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 23:41:14 | More by TheRealBigC
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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