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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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3,657 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,657
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 66
Gots: 274 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent pils for a summer afternoon. Pours clear and very light pale yellow with a fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing. Grainy aroma, some grassy, vaguely floral hops, a bit bready but not all that complex.

Taste follows the nose; it’s simple and seems almost underhopped for the style; a bit bland; some grassiness but feels like it needs a sharper hop definition and bite. Light breadiness; some floral and citrus, again plainer and less interesting than I’d like. Body was light and carbonation medium; I feel like this might be one of those beers I’d like more from a bottle than on-tap, as it felt smoother and less bubbly than I’d like for the style, taking away from the crispness and refreshing aspect of the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember at O'Neals on South St. back in 2000 there was a special one-off keg of "Sierra Nevada Pilsner". My friend and I must have spent three hours there and drank a bunch of them. Never have I tasted the balance and hoppy carbonation that was in that beer. A couple of years later I saw it was bottled as Summerfest and since then, every summer I buy at least one case of it.

A perfect pilsner, a perfect lager, a perfect beer.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip snifter.
2012 edition.

Pours a clear bright yellow, with a thick, foamy, fizzy white head with good retention.

Grassy hops, with a malty, cracker backbone.

More grassy hops, with the cracker, bread backing. A medium body, with a crisp clean finish.

A well done Czech pilsener. Subtle, but clean crisp flavors. Easy drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass. Also, drank it from the bottle. The date showed 2012, but no month was present.

A-Light, golden straw, and yellow. It came to a soapy head that lasted for a minute. A little white ring around the edges, but not too much.

S-Moderately sweet, light hops, white bread,light malt, a little floral,but not over-the-top.

T-Amazing. Moderately malty sweet (if that makes sense). Slight floral going in. The perfect amount of a light spicy aftertaste.

M-Light, refreshing, perfect balance of carbonation,spice, and sweet malt.

O-This brew is perfect for summer days. I drank this after a long run. Great thirst quencher. It is what the macrobrews wish they were. Refreshing beer to have at a bbq. Some brews need to be consumed from the proper glasssware. However, this brew can be enjoyed right out of the bottle or a glass! Really drinkable. This beer is excellent. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,657 ratings.