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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

3,573 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,573
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 243 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Oliversarmy1085, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

WaydeRafnel, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

nwatson, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Kopfschuss, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

fuzzbalz, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ktuc, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of teromous
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It has the perfect appearance of a pils. It has a rich golden color that is transparent, with a full white head and lots of visible carbonation. The lacing is very mild.

S: There is some European noble hop aroma along with the characteristic lager smell. I can pick up some grain scent and even some of the yeast. It smells very fresh.

T: It has a very well balanced flavor, without the hop or grain flavors being too strong for a pils, or overpowering each other. The hops have a light earthy quality, and there is the lager bite on the finish, with some light bitterness at the end. I can taste some of the yeast flavor coming through so it's not completely clean.

M: The mouthfeel for this is light but borders on medium. There is a light bitterness in the mouth that lingers.

O: Overall this is a nice alternative to many of the other standard pilsners available, and I enjoyed the beer.

teromous, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dgeebs07, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

WVU-Gus, Apr 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

rah1734bones, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Dbrag, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

jds8411, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ADemshar, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

XavierMuskies, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Horbar, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ale207, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

MikeH210, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

nathanjohnson, Apr 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, full golden color in the Stella glass. Nice head to go with it. Light body but not watery. Toast and faint barley aroma. Long nose of flowery hops to go with the resiny hint in the flavor.

Pleasant balance of hoppy flavors with the malt. Crisp and tasty overall. This has a little of the perfumey flavor I associate with some Kolsch brews. A hint of lemon-lime soda. Extremely drinkable with a very nice hop hit without lingering bitterness. Finishes with a spicy taste.

2012 edition in the 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe's.

mactrail, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Zaphog, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dave1999, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

smitbo7, Apr 08, 2012
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.