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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

3,545 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,545
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 232 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

freshmice, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Bouder32, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Matt73, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JamLand, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Acforster2, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Thur123
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is hay yellow that is a bit hazier and bright than the BMC piss yellow. The head ends up as about one finger and is thick white. The smell is hay and grass, with a slight malt smell under, but that smells faint.

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The first hit is a slight grassy bitterness that ends with a light cereal grains flavor. The flavor is that of a pretty good lager. It feel like some Saaz hops, or something similar are used, giving a pretty solid traditional flavor IMO. The mouth feel is frothy and solid, no problems here. Overall and especially for the price I got this, SN summerfest is a solid lager, if that's what cha looking for.

Thur123, Nov 05, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

erialbill, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

HinghamRick, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

AUGRAD06, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dgeebs07, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: Translucent golden body with a cottony textured 2 finger head. Minimal retention and lacing.

Smell: Clean smell of hops amid a grainy hint.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This beer is crisp and refreshing with a light body that bites with a delicious hop bitterness. Slightly dry but extremely clean finish.

Overall: An easy, refreshing summer beer. Nothing above and beyond here but definitely a beer I'd drink time and time again.

Forb, Jul 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JustinSparks, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mikeburd1128, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Erock, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

liquorpig, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ckr1451, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

LJWalker, Sep 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

WhitmansNiece, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

crownrl28, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

buzzed, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager poured a clear straw with a thick white head that quickly dissipated to a thin bubbly lace on the surface. I detected only faint grassy notes with a little malt sweetness.

This is a very crisp, refreshing beer with moderate carbonation. The taste is a smooth malty sweetness with mild hop presence lingering in the aftertaste. It has a light body and is very easy to drink, with a moderate mouthfeel that is a bit surprising.

Like a lot of the other reviews, I don't find this to be a good Czech Pils, but it is a very refreshing summer beer that I could easily drink for an afternoon. A good overall beer.

squirrelpirate, Aug 07, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

bret717, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kynap55, Apr 28, 2012
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,545 ratings.