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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

3,497 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,497
Reviews: 1,467
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 208 | 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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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

04-21-2013 16:54:04 | More by Whiskeydeez
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

12oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Pale straw color with 2 fingers of white, fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Nose
Lemongrass, Pilsner malt and bubblegum.

Taste
Follows the nose. Pilsner malts and caramel covered grains. Lemongrass and bubblegum.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Nothing special to speak about. A sub-par Czech Pils.

04-21-2013 00:10:56 | More by justintcoons
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rramsey

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

04-20-2013 23:25:23 | More by rramsey
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allenc85

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-20-2013 16:31:31 | More by allenc85
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DerAtomsmasher

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

Best way I can describe this is as lemony (hops) corn Pops (subtle grains). I mean this in the best way possible. A good refresher and a good alternative to a thicker Sam Summer, or something else with too much hoppy dryness making the refreshment just out of reach.

04-20-2013 03:33:34 | More by DerAtomsmasher
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mtc23

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-20-2013 02:30:05 | More by mtc23
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lsummers

California

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a golden yellow with a great two finger white fluffy head.

Smells of citric buscuty hops and hay.

Tastes of sweet buiscut nutty barley sugar with some grassy almost apricot like hop notes to end on. Very pleasant and light, maybe a touch too light.

Mouthfeel is fairly round actually yet still retains it's sharpness from the carbonation.

Overall, this is a great lawnmower beer. Perfect for those hot days out in the sun. If your looking for something that is going to be brimming with taste, this one is a little subdued. Can't wait to try it again though.

04-20-2013 01:23:18 | More by lsummers
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twax

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-19-2013 19:35:55 | More by twax
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Kastler

Washington

3/5  rDev -18%

04-17-2013 03:10:40 | More by Kastler
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civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-17-2013 00:48:36 | More by civicm87
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-16-2013 04:22:31 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

04-14-2013 18:00:14 | More by plato
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cjnuxoll

California

3.55/5  rDev -3%

here's a strong, flavorful lager that makes me forget how much i really don't like everyone else's favorite pale ale. summerfest reduces the bitterness of SNPA and adds the wheaty flavor that should be common to a lager. i know i'm comparing a pale ale to a lager, but i'm just qualifying my preferences so you know where i am coming from in my beer tastes in this review.

it's lightly carbonated and full bodied. the alcohol content is slightly higher than that of a normal lager, so you know from the stronger flavor you're getting a micro brew from a company that is quickly becoming one of the largest distributors in the country. it's not a sell-out beer - it still has the uniqueness that tells you it's a sierra nevada without overwhelming or offending. just a solid contribution to give you some additional options at the beer store.

[edit] had a few more since the review. It's growing on me. The Summerfest is pretty good; but I've found, that like a fine wine, you need to let it "breathe," so the yeast oxigenates and mixes. It's lightly carbonated, but as the yeast dissolves when opened, it maintains the bubblieness and stays sharp.

04-13-2013 01:19:09 | More by cjnuxoll
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houhkx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-13-2013 01:18:15 | More by houhkx
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jcb7472

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-11-2013 19:38:44 | More by jcb7472
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-11-2013 01:38:45 | More by Arsenal0328
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-10-2013 22:08:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-09-2013 21:12:48 | More by Beerswag
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.46/5  rDev +21.9%

Clear, pale straw, with lots of effervescent carbonation, but little head. Mild, yet inviting aroma of grainy malt with a light citric hop note. Clean and crisp flavor with a proper grassy bitterness kicking in early and lingering nicely on the tongue. The malt backbone is bready and dry without any residual sweetness. Carbonation is very nice. The body is light but never thin. This beer just goes down so smoothly, and the alcohol is not discernible at all.

This beer is damn near perfect and is just a fine example of a proper Pils. It's drinking very fresh right now and for 6.99 a sixer it is unbeatable. Way underrated in my opinion.

04-09-2013 06:13:12 | More by bennetj17
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-09-2013 01:11:27 | More by sd123
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-09-2013 00:27:38 | More by randylangford
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ktblue22

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-05-2013 19:48:05 | More by ktblue22
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-03-2013 16:46:39 | More by Celtics76
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2/5  rDev -45.4%

03-31-2013 05:23:27 | More by artoolemomo
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Jamison85

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-27-2013 05:18:22 | More by Jamison85
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,497 ratings.