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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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3,672 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,672
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 74
Gots: 294 | 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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Ratings: 3,672 | Reviews: 1,485
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a yellow color with a finger of head. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Fresh pilsner aroma.

T: Crisp taste - lighter side lager but again ample presence of pilsner. Really well balanced - almost perfect.

M: Full bodied yet light.

O: Great summer brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Not sure if I got a bad bottle. Some skunkiness detected.

A: Beautiful golden color with good retention and carbonation

S: Skunky, grainy, and piney

T: Follows the nose but the skunkiness is more prevalent. A little more hop flavor than the nose leads to believe.

M: Nice medium body with good carbonation.

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I read a bunch of the reveiws here and I feel like the kid in "The Emperor's New Clothes" wondering why this is one of the worst tasting lagers I've had in a long time but everyone else is singing it's praises. I love good lagers and I drink a lot of them and I always like to try new ones. I picked a couple bottles up at Trader Joe's because you can purchase by the bottle there and I figured I'd give it a go. I had to literally choke the beer down. A good lager should not be bitter like an ale and give a bad after taste. It should go down smoothe and have a pleasant aftertaste to the pallette. This did neither, it was very hoppy and more characteristics of a Pale Ale.

I really like Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale and it is my go to beer when I want something with a little bite and bitterness. I think they should stick with what they know how to brew and stay away from doing a Lager in the future. I am still perplexed though at what so many people find appealing about this lager.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,672 ratings.