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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

3,343 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,343
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 58
Gots: 162 | 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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doughanson78

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-18-2012 10:24:19 | More by doughanson78
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-15-2012 06:09:41 | More by sendbeer
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-15-2012 00:30:26 | More by ebenicr
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GaryFields

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-14-2012 02:31:39 | More by GaryFields
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw-yellow color with a silky white head; tame, yet vibrant, no apparent lacing left on the glass. Aroma is crisp with some grains in the background, playing secondary to a nice helping of bitter, earthy hops. Some lemon zest pulls through and plays tertiary as well. Lots of carbonation on the initial sip; this was to be expected - it gives a nice, clean, crisp taste on the palate and brings out the strength of the hops. The hops make up a good percentage of the taste here, but make no mistake - this beer is far from "bitter", even compared to pale ales. Malts and grains come through in around the edges, again followed by a lemon-orange-citrus like sweetness that shows up for a moment and washes away. Some clove and light spice shows up once the beer is significantly warmer, although this isn't typically a beer that takes too long to put down. Thin body, crisp, clean, dry finish.

I'm not extremely well versed in "Czech Pilseners", so I don't know how this differs from the American type, but it certain makes for a refreshing beer to drink on a hot summer day. Hits the spot after mowing the lawn in 95 degree heat for hours.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 12:54:39 | More by tectactoe
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-13-2012 03:47:49 | More by cliff1066
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CA_Infidel2o9


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-11-2012 06:29:45 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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Brad7132

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-11-2012 03:17:01 | More by Brad7132
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-07-2012 23:05:16 | More by liquorpig
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

12-07-2012 15:33:25 | More by Travcofarms
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-07-2012 14:36:32 | More by Damian74Shensky
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salamandar


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-06-2012 05:54:46 | More by salamandar
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-06-2012 00:54:36 | More by ralphw56
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-05-2012 04:26:05 | More by bcsbeer
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-04-2012 01:33:48 | More by stabbingcontest
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dunn4040

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-03-2012 19:37:06 | More by dunn4040
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tallama


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-03-2012 01:48:23 | More by tallama
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skyisland

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

12-02-2012 11:51:12 | More by skyisland
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-27-2012 02:50:58 | More by NCbeerpirate
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ATXboozer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-26-2012 02:32:42 | More by ATXboozer
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danreitz

New York

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a mason jar. Appears a slightly cloudy gold with a foamy, quick-dying head. Aroma is bright and malty. Immediate hop flavor followed by a slinky citrus flavor. Finishes lightly bitter with a bite that gets stronger after you've taken a sip. The citrus flavor gets slightly less prominent as the beer warms. It's very bubbly on the tongue and light-bodied.

An easy-drinking, bright-tasting lager. Complex enough to please my palate, but refreshing and light enough to throw back a few. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 19:23:46 | More by danreitz
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TheInfamousElGuapo


4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2012 19:28:46 | More by TheInfamousElGuapo
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harrynuggs


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-22-2012 17:12:35 | More by harrynuggs
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NoBeerLeftBehind

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-22-2012 15:56:56 | More by NoBeerLeftBehind
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kirbmeist

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-21-2012 05:44:45 | More by kirbmeist
Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,343 ratings.