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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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3,643 Ratings

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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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Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of sitarist
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Summerfest 2010

Pours a faint clear yellow. The head is white, about an inch, and fades fast to a few spots and a ring, hardly any lacing, steady carbonation rising.

Aromas of straw / hay, bread, flowery. Something doesn't set right with me.

Flavors: grassy green tea, sourdough bread, raw dough, hints of lemon, peppery. Flavors are fresh.

Light body, slight prick from the carbonation, flavors explode then coat the tongue.

Its a no frills easy to drink beer; I could pound these all-night.

Photo of dsnyder61
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of keithmurray
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - clear straw color with white head

smell - fresh cut grass, black pepper,lemon zest, wheat

taste - close to the smell, lemon zest, black pepper, wheat, grass, cracker

mouthfeel - crisp, refreshing, high carbonation, medium bodied, good amount of bitterness on the finish

overall - good, refreshing beer for those hot summer afternoons, worth a try

price point - $16.99/12pk

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tapman
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Meh, lagers. Well, let's give it a try.

Golden and see through like most lagers with a thin head that dissipates quickly and leaves a decent lacing.

The mild hops and corn fill the nostrils as well as a sweetness like honey.

Mild hops and corn again. This time clover honey adds some specificity to the sweetness. Still, it tastes like a top quality lager, but not too much different from other lagers.

Crisp and thin, though I guess compared to other lagers it was fuller than some.

I know that all my qualms are with the style of the beer and that's why I weighted my grades a little, to try and see this brew through someone else's eyes. I could probably drink a six pack of these and walk off whistling.

Photo of Zanico
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Barnsley
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gpogo
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Extremely clear light gold with small white head that quickly disappears.

A- Slight malt with a spicy flowery hop perhaps Saaz?

T- An interesting malt flavor with a wonderfully balanced bitterness. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste. A very clean drink, no fruity esters.

M- Medium bodied, Medium carbonation

D- A great summer beer. Incredibly refreshing, I had my first on my first visit to Santa Monica. After being exhausted from walking around I stepped into a pub and had this wonderful brew. Very easy drinking beer, good summer beer.

Photo of nortmand
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours lightly amber with a gew wisps of foam, not alot of retention there, though.
Smells very sweet and citrusy, with a very slight, faint background skunkiness.
Immediate sweetness is quickly followed by a floral hop flavor. There is a lingering alcohol presence on the back of the tongue.
Subdued carbonation makes for a nice summery lager. This is followed up by a sticky sweetness on the tongue.
Very tasty and light, a combination that lends itself to drinkability.

Photo of SoCaliC8
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ccurrid
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Jmamay22
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a fairly clear straw yellow with an egg shell colored head. Nice quarter inch thick head with rings of lacing marking off each successive sip.

Smells of light floral hops with a honey malt background. Favors the hops as expected. Slight twist of lemon as well.

Delicious grassy and spicy use of the Saaz hops. A nice bite on the end. Somewhat creamy body, but not what I would describe as full. Very drinkable in either a hot summer day or the current cooler version as we head towards fall. Clean and well done.

Photo of hoplover82
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear gold color with a small fluffy, bubbly white head that dissapates fast, never to return, and leaves no lace.

Aroma is light with citrus fruits and spicy hops. Classic lager skunkiness too.

Flavor is the same as above, with a little lingering bitterness, very soft bitterness.

Light bodied and very effervecent. Not a big fan.

Won't be trying this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jesus808
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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