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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

3,262 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,262
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 57
Gots: 139 | 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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Jemenhiser

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-24-2012 21:17:41 | More by Jemenhiser
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brealbg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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sevenshubby

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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asafarc2

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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phishsihq

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a Czech Pilsner, and pours a clean and clear pale gold. Topped by one-inch of white head, lacing is minimal. Grain and malt sweetness blend with citrusy hops and a bit of spice. Clean Pils Malt flavors meet a slight sweetness before a citrus hop backbone brings hints of lemon zest that linger through the finish. Moderate in carbonation, Summerfest is medium-light in body. GREAT for a hot day like today!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 22:06:12 | More by phishsihq
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-23-2012 20:14:07 | More by slim2043
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DaveBlack

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Crsytal clear golden beer with a fair amount of carbonation that collects on the sides of the glass and results in a good 2 fnger head. The head has little retention and leaves no lacing.

S: Very clean smelling, some grassy grains and a slight floral hop note. Subtle, but nice.

T: Much like the smell, the taste is rather straight-forward. A grassiness up front, some biscuity notes, and a slight hop bitterness at the finish. Leaves the mouth with a grainy taste that is quite pleasant. Not all that exciting, but tasty.

M: Light body, high amount of carbonation makes this a very crisp summer brew.

O: A surprising offering from SN (at least as far as I'm concerned) due to the subtle use of hops rather than the Cascadian avalanche that I've come to expect. This is a a clean, refreshing beer that is great fr a summer's day.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 04:04:02 | More by DaveBlack
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-22-2012 17:48:41 | More by dominic4beer
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BlackDogs


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2012 06:28:50 | More by BlackDogs
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CN1234

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-22-2012 01:20:57 | More by CN1234
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beerishappy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-21-2012 20:02:44 | More by beerishappy
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Kanewai

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-21-2012 02:12:53 | More by HumanParaquat
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banjofred101

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-20-2012 22:57:35 | More by banjofred101
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HaplessHero

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-20-2012 19:33:18 | More by HaplessHero
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-20-2012 01:06:24 | More by jbertsch
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W0rter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-19-2012 04:07:02 | More by W0rter
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-18-2012 23:40:02 | More by tpauer
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sierra Nevada's Summerfest is a Czech Pilsener-Style Summer Seasonal Lager. It has been Sierra Nevada's Summer seasonal for many years. According to the label: "Summerfest is a Pilsner-style lager brewed for enjoyment on warm summer days - featuring a slight malt sweetness, delicate spicy and floral hop flavor, and a crisp, refreshing taste."

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Served at 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Beer pours a frothy white head that thickens as it recedes gradually. Body color is a pale yellow with a very slight haze. Carbonation is light but spritely. Overall a nice appearance for the style. 3.5

(Smell) A 50/50 blends of Pilsener pale malts and a mild, grassy and floral hop. Yeast tones are slight, with some cracker and a clean, crisp aroma. Other sweetness may come from a hint of honey or honey malt which adds a slight depth of flavor to this beer. Potency is medium. Mild but approachable aroma overall. 4

(Taste) Flavor starts up with a crisp mild malty profile first with a lasting sweet mild dry cracker and honey finish paired with a bit of hop resin. Balance is nearly there, although the beer is a touch sweeter than the average Pilsener. It lacks potential hop flavor and bitterness. Largely enjoyable but there's some minor tweaks to be made to the flavor profile to optimize the potential this beer has. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Sweet, slick texture with a bit of froth. It perhaps could benefit from a more pronounced crispness throughout. Body is light and alcohol presence is mild. 3

(Overall) I enjoyed this beer although I found some criticisms that differentiate it from the average pilsener, most notably the sweet profile with a dry honey cracker flavor and a smooth, slick texture that doesn't excite the flavor much. In this regard, this may be a beer worth trying due to some original flavors. 3.5

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's
Summerfest Crisp Summer Lager
3.55/5.00

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 21:35:32 | More by Jadjunk
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Texas

3/5  rDev -18%

07-18-2012 18:43:52 | More by Djenx
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.7%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,262 ratings.