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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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3,665 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,665
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 71
Gots: 290 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - poured a clear straw color with brilliant white 2 finger head. Left good lacing and always appeared lively.

S - smell is a citrus forward and slight piney hop with cereal grains and a nice peppery bouquet.

T - taste is close to the aroma, nice hop flavor profile dominated by citrus notes with a little piney and resinous character in the background. The hops are well balanced with the light malt character with notes of toast and cereal grains. Finishes very dry with a slight bitterness and a nice clean lager yeast character.

M - very light and carbonated, easy drinking perfect for the style.

O - overall this is a nice flavorful summer lager. Looks great and smells great, the flavor is very balanced and it is quite drinkable. I would session this easily on a hot summer day.

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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.

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,665 ratings.