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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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3,577 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,577
Reviews: 1,474
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 64
Gots: 245 | 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 jlenik
4.83/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Victory Prima Pils pilsner glass.

a: clear, pale, and golden. an offwhite eggshell colored head about a fingers worth that remained for a few minutes.

s: a little hoppy and a little like straw.

t: sweet citrus with a balance malt aftertaste

m: crisp, clean, and refreshing.

o: a great summer beer. I love pilsners and this was definitely a winner again this year.

jlenik, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of MirkoCroCough
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

MirkoCroCough, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of DogFood11
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

DogFood11, Apr 24, 2007
Photo of Michael_Wall
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Michael_Wall, Nov 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

disruptor32, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

donquixote, Aug 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

nowhereman47, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

ryansuttles, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Mikeb8, Apr 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

R11415, Wednesday at 09:02 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Justinbshelton, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

snowsurfer422, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Spider889
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Spider889, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

BDF2000, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Holdren84
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Holdren84, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Hops4Life84
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Hops4Life84, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

SkotOgden, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

AntG21, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

heerboth, May 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

markgalassi, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Srecko, May 28, 2014
Photo of stuckonhops
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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..

stuckonhops, May 01, 2009
Photo of tvia84
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

tvia84, Jan 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

creez, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.73/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

BeerFMAndy, Oct 18, 2013
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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