Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3,480 | Reviews: 1,464 | Display Reviews Only:
4.8/5 rDev +31.1%
2010 edition poured into Great Lakes pint glass.
Clear golden goodness. Sunlight harnessed into beer.
Very light clean smell. Grassy and delicious.
So refreshing and glorious. Everything in balance.
Crisp and refreshing.
Could consume seven seas worth of this beer. Amazing.
04-25-2010 17:17:47 | More by MirkoCroCough
4.8/5 rDev +31.1%
What a difference a couple of years makes. Not to this beer but to my palate. As I sit here enjoying my first summerfest of 2007 I decided to take a glance at my original review. What a load of crap it turned out to be. Either this beer got incredibly better or my palate changed drastically because this is an excellent Czech Pilsner in the elite class. Lawnmower beer at its finest.
Poured into a pils glass it forms a Ivory white 2 finger head that falls to a solid cover. Yellow body with medium carbonation.
There is a nice earthy backbone throughout this offering. Plenty of snappy saaz hop bite and also adds a soft dryness to the backend. There is an underlying wheaty/grainy taste but it stays right there in the background. Tremendously smooth and drinkability is off the charts.
Notes: The best American made Czech Pils I've had to date.
04-24-2007 00:22:01 | More by DogFood11
4.75/5 rDev +29.8%
Pours a nice clear golden with lots of tiny little bubbles forming a nice head that falls slower than what you may be used to from a lager style. Smells of light lemony citrus and lightly buttered breads. Taste is slightly grassy and slightly bitter. One of sierra nevada's "Lighter" flavored beers. Not extremely complex but keeps you coming back for more and more.
Very easy drinking while throwin horseshoes on hot days as well as just relaxing watching a game with the Air Conditioner on. Works well on all occasions. Better than miller for a "lawnmower beer" anyday.
very crisp..very tasty...definetly reccomend this for anyone..
05-01-2009 20:02:56 | More by stuckonhops
4.73/5 rDev +29.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.0% ABV, 28 IBUs
A - A constant stream of little carbonation bubbles rise through the center of this brilliantly clear golden yellow beer, sustaining a sparkly, foamy white that, after some time, leaves chunky, sudsy bubbles on the glass.
S - Grainy pale and smooth pilsener malts give Summerfest a fresh and classic pilsener nose, kissed by a touch of honey sweetness and hints of Saaz noble hops, which add to the beer's authenticity with slightly floral components on the finish.
T - Soft floral hops impart light spiciness and envelop the pilsener malts, gently balancing the mild sweetness that lingers in the background of this brew for a simple but true and enjoyable pilsener flavor.
M - Medium-high in carbonation, Summerfest is a light, crisp beer with a soft, clean body and delicately bitter finish. True to style, this is one easy drinking brew!
O - Sierra Nevada's nod to the Bohemian Pilsener is damn near spot-on with an overall crisp, clean drinkability and classic, simplistic flavor of honey-kissed malt and floral, lightly spicy hops balanced to perfection!
10-18-2013 18:47:54 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.68/5 rDev +27.9%
A - Clear, golden color with a big fluffy white head. Excellent lacing and consistant carbonation.
S - Fruity hops come through easily. Balanced is the key word here.
T - Like a transformer, there's more than meets the eye here. What seems clean and simple at first reveals an underlying complexity as you drink more and more. Clean beginning and a pointed hop finish with a range of subtle tastes throughout. I love this beer.
Mf/D - Complex and drinkable? Holy cow.
04-18-2009 19:48:39 | More by FuzzyGuy84
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,480 ratings.