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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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3,541 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,541
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 63
Gots: 230 | 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 lsummers
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

lsummers, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of twax
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

twax, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Kastler
3/5  rDev -18%

Kastler, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of civicm87
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

civicm87, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of plato
3/5  rDev -18%

plato, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of cjnuxoll
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cjnuxoll, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

houhkx, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jcb7472, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

HuskyinPDX, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Beerswag, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

bennetj17, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sd123, Apr 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

randylangford, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ktblue22, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Celtics76, Apr 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

artoolemomo, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

tom91281, Mar 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Chucker17, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

brheuer, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

brin611, Mar 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Segelstrom, Mar 15, 2013
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,541 ratings.