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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

3,497 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,497
Reviews: 1,467
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 208 | 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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schimschim

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-12-2014 03:37:14 | More by schimschim
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-12-2014 02:48:03 | More by wisegreensoul
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blue-dream

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

08-11-2014 10:41:34 | More by blue-dream
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ivyman

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-11-2014 09:39:08 | More by ivyman
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GStone899

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-11-2014 02:31:50 | More by GStone899
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance:
This is a light golden ale, just a tad darker than a nice blonde ale, with a very clear body (only the faintest hint of haziness is there) and filled with lively carbonation. The head is a nice white color and very fluffy, but doesn’t stick around for long. There is some mild lacing too.
Smell:
Grass and wheat aromas all mixed in with some mild dried citrus zest. Very nice and clean overall.
Taste:
Light and crisp, this ale tastes just like its aroma, the grassy and wheat flavors hit you first and the citrus flavors come in second. It is mildly sweet overall and the alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel:
This is a light bodied ale with plenty of carbonation.
Overall:
This is a light and fun beer overall, very fresh and crisp and it goes down well on a hot day.

08-11-2014 01:12:26 | More by vickersspitfire
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irishpride

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-11-2014 00:15:42 | More by irishpride
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

08-10-2014 22:18:24 | More by cardinals22
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Smyth2


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-10-2014 22:17:21 | More by Smyth2
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-10-2014 22:08:26 | More by grimey68
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Hootie159

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-10-2014 20:08:30 | More by Hootie159
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RyanK252

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-10-2014 04:34:28 | More by RyanK252
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theamericanator

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-10-2014 03:24:38 | More by theamericanator
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DrewsBrews450

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9%

Pours a clear light golden color with a thin head and spotty lace.. the smell is grass, cracker, funky yeast.. the taste is sweet pale malt, corn, light hop.. light body.. this is a nice crisp beer but really only slightly more flavor then budweiser.. im a huge fan of the pilsner style and this isnt a great one..

08-10-2014 00:06:25 | More by DrewsBrews450
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Hopmeplease

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-09-2014 20:19:00 | More by Hopmeplease
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rojapa

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-09-2014 19:53:53 | More by rojapa
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TheTySimon

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-09-2014 14:51:46 | More by TheTySimon
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JustinSparks

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-09-2014 13:00:48 | More by JustinSparks
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RossR

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-09-2014 04:19:13 | More by RossR
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Meyers1023

Texas

3/5  rDev -18%

08-09-2014 02:25:43 | More by Meyers1023
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hefemeyer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-08-2014 21:51:45 | More by hefemeyer
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3.66/5  rDev 0%

Pours from the bottle a pale gold with a bubbly white head that leaves quickly. It smells of hay, grain and spice. This carries over to the taste, along with a light bit of citrus. Some sweet notes, too. It's fairly light on the tongue, with a pleasing amount of carbonation. It's not quite as substantial as a traditional pils, but is nearly perfect for a summer lager.

08-08-2014 19:23:55 | More by MartzMimic
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-08-2014 16:33:16 | More by ryanjtravis
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PhantomX19

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-08-2014 03:44:10 | More by PhantomX19
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scinnh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +36.6%

08-08-2014 03:09:01 | More by scinnh
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,497 ratings.