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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

3,500 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,500
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 211 | 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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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +6%

Pours a golden yellow, lots of bubbles and a huge white fluffy head which take a bit of time to die down.

The smell is malts,straw and grass. Smells like summer!

The taste is malty and like the smell has a grass like flavour. Very light.

The mouth feel is really smooth and light, with medium carbonation.

Overall quite nice,light and refreshing. Very subtle flavours but if you let it warm up a bit, it becomes very enjoyable.

04-08-2012 02:27:51 | More by Dave1999
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smitbo7

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-07-2012 23:15:22 | More by smitbo7
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Jerone

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

A - Golden straw in color with lots of tiny and big bubbles, white soapy head that has okay retention, not much lacing.

S - Floral hops with some pale malt sweetness, some grassiness as well.

T - All about the hops, spicy and floral hops hit you and there is a touch of sweetness from malts. Finish is slightly bitter and spicy, lingers in your mouth for a while.

M - Light and refreshing, moderate carbonation.

O - A solid beer, I would put it just slightly under SA noble pils, but I look forward to a sixer of this every year.

04-06-2012 02:36:49 | More by Jerone
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smi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-06-2012 01:49:08 | More by smi
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-06-2012 01:34:58 | More by raythealeman
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ThePortlander

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-05-2012 03:04:57 | More by ThePortlander
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Anything

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-04-2012 20:03:31 | More by Anything
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dac0152

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-03-2012 19:41:35 | More by dac0152
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furthurgone

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-03-2012 09:47:23 | More by furthurgone
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mikepcarney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-03-2012 01:26:23 | More by mikepcarney
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +6%

12oz bottle, the first of the 2012 batch, into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale gold body beneath an inch of fine white head. Average retention, spotty lace. Pretty good.

S: Clean and simple, with crackery malt, spicy hops, and a touch of citrus fruit. Light minerality. Pleasant.

T: Opens with bread crust, followed quickly by fresh, spicy, herbal hops; some sweeter malt balances with dry, crisp lager yeast on the super-clean, mildly fruity finish. Vibrant and enjoyable throughout.

M: Lively, frothy, slightly coarse carbonation in a soft medium body. Good.

O: This is a terrific, piquant, crisp Pils - but I can't imagine it will still be so tasty come July...

Cheers!

04-03-2012 00:44:09 | More by woosterbill
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-02-2012 05:04:21 | More by AlphaKing414
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kb2250

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-31-2012 19:40:46 | More by kb2250
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

03-31-2012 17:24:04 | More by HamGlade10
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.18/5  rDev -13.1%

330ml bottle.Lager glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Pale straw color. Clear. White,medium bubbled froth.Fairly good retention.Some rings.Floral hops,sherry notes to the nose.Clean fruity tasting,slightly malty below. Crisp & smooth bitterness.Medium body but a little fat.

03-25-2012 23:05:26 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-24-2012 18:35:59 | More by sweisel80
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Sailracer


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-24-2012 13:51:59 | More by Sailracer
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creez

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

03-20-2012 21:53:04 | More by creez
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DMc8ride

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-20-2012 20:16:13 | More by DMc8ride
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-12-2012 20:12:53 | More by UltimateLivewire
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cantstandya65

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

03-12-2012 20:04:16 | More by cantstandya65
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jsboates


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-11-2012 13:31:13 | More by jsboates
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Rynodyno


4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-09-2012 07:14:38 | More by Rynodyno
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-09-2012 04:55:12 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Nate

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-08-2012 03:46:13 | More by Nate
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,500 ratings.