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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

3,643 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,643
Reviews: 1,480
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 65
Gots: 258 | 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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – 12oz bottle into a shaker pint. Pours clear bright pale yellow with a thin bright white head. Lacing is thin, and spotty, adequate for the style.

S – Light, crisp and unassuming. Some light lemon notes come through here, as well as fresh cut grass/hay. Not bad.

T – Light crystal malts, very fresh and crisp. No real complexities here, some light lemon notes come through again.

M – Carbonation is on the high side, as per the style. A nice crispness to this one, very smooth as well.

O – On a hot day, this would be tough to beat. Overall though, it is pretty standard for the style. Has some light lemon and citrus notes that deviate it from the rest of the pack. But overall it is a nice, clean, refreshing pilsner. Perhaps greater than the sum of it's parts.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of my first reviews.

Served from a bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Overall a very pleasurable experience. Two finger head with a clear body. The beer was, however, a little darker than I expected for a lager. In the typical style of Sierra Nevada, the beer had a definitive strong note of hops, but unlike other years the citrus note was absent in the 2013 summerfest. The beer had a very smooth finish, and like most other lagers the flavor did not hang around for long.

I was not disappointed, but I would be interested to try it on tap.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,643 ratings.