Sierraveza | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.67/5
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jaycase on 03-06-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
50
Ratings:
105
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Bpierso1
2.39/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not a bad beer for what it is but ill save myself the extra money and just stick to the budget beers in the future. I love SNBC and think they are one of the best breweries at staying true to style but 7.99 for a 6pk when i can get something comparable for 10.99 a 30pk kills this beer's "Saturday yard work" appeal for me.

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Photo of Ehall1995
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a free can from a rep from SN.

Pours out yellow straw, taste light. No smell of hop presence. Easy to drink beer, especially in the spring or summer

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

A - Bright, vibrant medium gold color with slow, steady carbonation and thin bright white lacing. Sticky white lacing on the glass.

S - Crisp crackers malt with citrus and a shot of light lemon zest and a bit of pepper.

T - Precisely follows the nose. Cereal grain and honey from start to finish, earthy, peppery lemon rind, and ends with a crisp citrus bitterness punching the palate before finishing fairly clean with some cereal and lemon residue.

M - Big medium body with vibrant prickly carbonation.

O - Sierra definitely nailed what they were going for. I'd grab one of these before a Corona any day. The downside, tastes like an adjunct lager.

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Photo of Davidstan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No corn or rice evident in this SN brew at all. Enough said.

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Photo of ajm5108
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As advertised: it is clean and simple, crisp malt and mild, grassy hops. No it isn’t bursting with a variety of flavors but everything is clean & precise, and more than a pleasant, easy-going beer

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Photo of superspak
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 11/29/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, lemon, citrus zest, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, lemon, citrus zest, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, lemon, citrus zest, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome robustness and balance of pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeasty notes present. Minimal corn fruitiness. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent pale adjunct lager. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean and nicely rich pils malt/grain showcase, with nice earthy Sterling hop presence/balance. Not overdone on adjuncts. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected of the brewery. Will be a great summer beer.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear light yellow with minimal head and thin lacing.
Smell is slightly off. A faintly sour/corn aroma.
Taste is grain and corn, again, almost sour.
It's pretty Meh.....

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Photo of Zorro
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and lemon noble hops. Clear sulfur note of the lager brewing process.Quite clean smelling with no funk or vegetable scent.

Starts out sweet and tasting mostly of roasted grain. Grassy and lemony hop taste. Bitterness is mild. Just a good Lager.

Mouthfeel is light like a lager should be.

Overall a solid lager.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant yellow permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white cap with fair to good retention

S: woody, spicy hop aroma supported by traces of unsalted oyster crackers

T: nicely flavored with a balance of citrusy hops, light fruit and crackery malt pulled together by a moderate soft bitterness

F: clean and crisp with a medium light body and medium carbonation

O: thirst quenching, easy to drink and repeatable

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Photo of Mugman8
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

smooth beer with ample carbonation and a crisp finish....

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Photo of KensWorld
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank from bottle like the old days. For the style its better then any of the Macro's offerings out there and has much more flavor then most Mexican Lagers.

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Photo of Zylod
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierraveza pours a golden color, with a long lasting and lacing head. Grainy aroma. Flavor is grainy, and pretty sweet. Smooth malty notes come through. Good body and feel. Overall, for this style, its a top representative, and overall, a pretty decent beer.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled poured into a pilsener glass

Light clear straw yellow in color , slow carbonation, one finger white foam cap that quickly recedes

Aroma is grassy, sweet corn syrup

Taste is grassy, adjuncts, and get a bit of hoppieness

Light mouthfeel , hop nibble lingers, has more body and character than traditional american adjunct lagers

Better than most for this style. Keep in mind that the style is generally watery sand less flavorful. This beer at least has something to it.

Good beer for the styler

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YonDeLuis
2.76/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KingpinKev
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of imperialking
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with a wispy white head. It is to style but still doesn’t look great.

The aroma is neutral with a hint of sulfur/adjuncts. Not overly adjuncty so that is good I guess.

The taste is of a light crackery malt with hints of veggies. Again not strong. There is a light grassy hop presence.

The feel is light and fizzy. Sweet on the palate. Drinks fairly easy if cold.

Just not a fan of the style so can’t give it high marks according to how I have historically rated beers. If you are a fan of the style, it’s on the mark.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Bready malt, grain, and corn syrup all stand out. Standard stock for an AAL

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the bready malt, grain, and some light hops. Some corn syrup sweetness along with the maltiness. Finishes clean with a light sweetness

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A super drinkable AAL that has plenty of flavor (in a good way) and not too much residual adjunct character. They should make this year-round

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sierraveza from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 105 ratings