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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

3,614 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,614
Reviews: 1,476
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 65
Gots: 255 | 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 wil08son
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

wil08son, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of bodymarks
4/5  rDev +9.3%

bodymarks, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden straw with a white finger width head, dissipates quickly, and leaves behind a spotty lacing.

Smell - Floral hops, with grassy notes.

Taste - Starts with an intense, crisp shot of slightly bitter, grassy (with slight lemon) hop, then fades through to a fair amount of sweet malt to give it some balance.

Mouthfeel - Light in body. Carbonation adds a real nice, crisp bite.

Overall - Now this is a lager. Not my favorite style of beer, but beers of this style don't get much better.

TheSixthRing, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Rantingfury
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a glass and received a nice two finger thick white head of foam. The head faded quick, but left some decent lacing. The color was a nice clear golden tint. The aroma to me starts off with citrus and grass notes from the hops fading to some sweet malt. The taste is crisp with the bready malt and citrus and grass of the malt taking equal share of the flavor. There was no discernible metallic notes like on euro pilsners or lagers. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated and light as to be expected from a pilsner. Over all this seasonal is a very drinkable beer. While it isn't outstanding... It is very solid, very crisp, and very refreshing. Too bad this one isn't a year round brew

Rantingfury, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of kynap55
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kynap55, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Danny1217, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of fisherbray
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

fisherbray, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz served into a Dog Fish Head shaped pint glass.

A - Pours a clear golden body with a bright white foamy head.

S - Sulfuric lager yeast, grassy hops, lemons, spice.

T - Spicy noble hops, yeast really comes through and shines above a clean pilsner malt base. Some lemon zest on the back end. Finishes super crisp.

M - Lively carbonation, light body, clean and crisp.

I always look forward to this offering. It's a very clean and refined beer.

StaveHooks, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Localdrinklax, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale golden yellow with a two-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus hops and bready malt.

T: Light sweetness and light bitterness. Mild flavor overall but quite toasted.

M: Light bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Nice refreshing pilsener. Above average.

SolipsismalCat, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of fatboy91
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

fatboy91, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of mattbk
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear, yellow, bubbly, very carbonated, a nice color.

S: Slight malt, hops, a familiar pilsner aroma. Mild, a bit grassy, a bit sweet.

T: Nice hoppy grassy flavor, just a tad sweet, a very crisp and fast finish. A little lemony. Very nice. Could use just a bit more malt and a little more diversity in hop selection, but otherwise very good.

M: Crisp, carbonated, light, but fitting for a pilsner.

O: A good, drinkable pilsner, there are definitely worse examples of this. Not incredibly interesting, but very easy to go through a six of this on a hot day. Very nice taste as well.

mattbk, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ATXRyan, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Ted, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ZethOfTheNorth, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a very refreshing summer beer with a little more flavor than its peers. pours a see through blonde color with a very prominent thick foaming white head into a pilsner glass. smells like a traditional pils, bready malts and balanced earthy hops. this one has a little bit of fruit in the nose and in the taste too, but without being sweet or even distracting. its almost like lemongrass in it, but its not quite strong enough to place exactly. love the malt profile on this one, its got plenty of flavor, some zest, and gives a medium body to an otherwise very light beer. great carbonation makes it down easy. a great summer session beer for those who need a bit more happening.

StonedTrippin, Apr 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Kevlee722, Apr 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Texasfan549, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear pale straw color, bright white rocky head that dissipates rather quickly. Sweet grains and earthy/grassy hops on the nose. Some tin and medicinal smells beneath it all. dry biscuits.

Sugared biscuit sweetness has a soft presence on the tip of the tongue. Brisk carbonation, medium body carries sweetness over the tongue until an earth hop presence comes in and acts as a balance. Earthy and grassy, slightly buttery finish. Leaves a certain dirt like spiciness in the mouth along with a faint sweetness. Very drinkable with agreeable flavors. Pretty complex but not overly so, faint flavors of tobacco, tin, and lemon grass.

Not bad at all.

jtierney89, Apr 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Blaze5445, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

FriedGold2112, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of KristaHall
1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

KristaHall, Apr 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

brunodav, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

tjeppaint, Apr 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

LordVodka, Apr 23, 2012
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,614 ratings.