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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

3,284 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,284
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 57
Gots: 148 | 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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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-11-2012 23:38:52 | More by grumpygerman
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-10-2012 03:58:35 | More by LJWalker
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akokinakes

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-09-2012 21:59:21 | More by akokinakes
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bucketofheads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-08-2012 15:00:02 | More by bucketofheads
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NickyG213

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-08-2012 05:05:02 | More by NickyG213
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Beerohio


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-08-2012 01:59:52 | More by Beerohio
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-07-2012 23:56:50 | More by Freshlikeugh
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sbanacho

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-07-2012 23:36:28 | More by sbanacho
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Wezzle

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-07-2012 20:19:41 | More by Wezzle
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-07-2012 15:07:55 | More by jurbanik
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-06-2012 00:47:00 | More by bigpoppa67
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claspada

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, yellow-orange color with a small, fizzy white head that dissipates leaving little to no lacing.

Aromas begin a bit grassy with a bit of citric lemon peel. As it warms I get a bit more of sweeter crackery pale maltiness with floral notes.

The tastes are an improvement from the nose with more of a crackery pilsner base malty crisp and sweetness. As it warms you get a hint of lemon and some floral hoppiness with some lingering minimal spicy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes crisp with a light, lingering spice on the tongue.

Overall this is one of the few summer style beers that I still enjoy and will revisit year to year (along with Anchor Summer and Harpoon Summer). It is the perfect pairing for anything from a backyward BBQ to a nice dinner of Asian or Spanish cuisine. Not overly complex but above average flavor wise for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 15:15:28 | More by claspada
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours to a single finger with of head that dissipates quickly to a very blotchy veil that covers the top for most of the way down. Coloring is a nice pale yellow thats nice and transparent.

S: Very aromatic. Nice lemony citrus flavors dominate, with a slight skunkyness typical of a czech pilsner. Catching some hints of grass/garden aromatics as well. Very very enjoyable.

T: Nice clean and dry flavorings, very crisp. That skunk from the nose hits u at the start, along with some nice citrus and spicy hops bitterness. Skunk follows in the aftertaste. Not as citrusy as the nose let on but very nice crisp flavors. Def a nice summertime beer.

M: Nice amount of carbonation works well with that skunk flavor and citrusy spiciness. Dry feeling on the palette but lets the aftertaste linger.

O: Not a bad summer brew at all. Def noticeable skunk, typical of the czech pilsner, but with a slight addition of citrus. Would def get this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 04:01:06 | More by ChrisPratz
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Hatzilla

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear straw color with minimal head and lacing.

S: Floral, Lemon, pepper, cereal and grass.

T: Lemony hops and pepper. Malty and clean.

M: Smooth, oily, well carbed with a dry, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

O: A great summer beer from Sierra Nevada. Crisp, light, flavorful, and highly drinkable. A perfect beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 22:57:56 | More by Hatzilla
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-03-2012 09:19:45 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle.

a- nice head, very light white colored beer. Head fades quickly.

s- smells as if you are in a garden. Very fitting for the style of beer.

t- strong hops flavor very up front in it's flavor.

m- what you would expect from a czech pilsener.

o- this is a very fine beer for a weekend afternoon, preferable with 90+ degrees temperatures.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 21:20:58 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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netshark

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-01-2012 19:59:10 | More by netshark
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-01-2012 16:37:58 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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Glopez

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-01-2012 02:03:54 | More by Glopez
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 350ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. 2012 vintage (heh). Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright pale-yellow hue with faint haze and light carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before dissipating. Aroma of light malt with subtle notes of floral hops and citrus. A hint of grain and noble hop character. Nice.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of faint grain, mild citrus, aromatic noble hops and stewed hops. Dry, with a suggestion of sweetness and a slighty spicy quality. A restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and tingly, with good body for the style. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.

Tasty - a quality lager. The flavour/aroma is subtle but nicely balanced and drinkable. Good malt, and the hop aroma has a citrus edge to it. An unmistakeable 'SN' aroma lurks in the background - perhaps the yeast strain? At any rate, worthy of your time. Grab one if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 23:11:33 | More by jazzyjeff13
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-31-2012 18:56:33 | More by mixed_master7
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-30-2012 22:22:41 | More by JohnBender
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-30-2012 03:42:47 | More by dlin0sbb
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-30-2012 00:21:44 | More by KegsAndEggs
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Dieck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-29-2012 15:07:34 | More by Dieck
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,284 ratings.