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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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3,529 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 1,470
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 63
Gots: 225 | 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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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Jryan12, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

mmhannon, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ckr1451, Aug 31, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

sjones5045, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Its the unofficial end of summer this weekend and I am just now getting to my Summerfest. Its a lager people. Its better than a lot, but really for someone who drinks mostly IPA's these days this beer had something lacking. However, I can appreciate the quality of the craft put into this beer regarding the style.

Ice cold is how this beer should be consumed. I drank it a bit too warm the first time and it was not all that good. It was the canned version of this beer and when I cracked the top the can exploded with head. Too much carbonation perhaps?

Clear yellow, typical lager color. Translucent with a lot of head that settles after a while.

Not much to the aroma, some hops, a little malty grainy in the bouquet.

Taste: A bit of hop assertiveness for the style which gives it some upside for the style but really you could do just as well saving yourself a few bucks and buy a 12 pack or even a case of Yuengling and save yourself some money. Now to drink all these "summer" beers before the end of the weekend. Challenge excepted. Now to find a bag of ice! It has to be served ice cold!

humuloner22, Aug 30, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

AmeriCanadian, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

JMS1512, Aug 29, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

BrunEngr, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jenebauer, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

KayAvocado, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Abhimat, Aug 25, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

Fatty_Mccracken, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

WuBByG999, Aug 25, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +10.7%

Light, crisp, clean body with nice sweetness on the back end

Porter_Hoarder, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

pep, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

MonkeyBread, Aug 23, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Crisp, clean, and dry. Very enjoyable, I can't believe it took me so long to finally try this beer. I can definatly see myself having one of these outside on a hot day.

StArnoldFan, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Appearance- Golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a one finger fizzy head produced.

Aroma- Sweet, dry pilsner malts with a little bit of floral hops.

Taste- Pilsner malts are big at first which leads to drying finish. Towards the end citrus/herbal hops linger adding balance and dryness.

Mouthfeel- Dry and crisp with a good amount of carbonation up front.

Overall- One of the best pilsners I've had so far. Great balance and flavor between pilsner malts and the nice kick of floral hops at the end. Perfect beer for the summer that's light, yet load with flavor. (92/100)

CTbrew32, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

cyguyjg, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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RyanAU, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

SCar_brewCO85, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

LightnerLiquorKS, Aug 19, 2014
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,529 ratings.