Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #159
Ranked #26,518
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Dec 08, 2021
Mar 06, 2018
Notes: Inspired by the classic cervezas served ice cold by the beach, we created our own take on those light and easy beers born south of the border. Sierraveza is golden and crisp, with a balanced malt flavor and a hit of floral hops that will have you calling out for another round.

YEAST: Lager yeast
MALTS: Pilsner, Wheat, C-60
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3.58 by DOCRW from Washington on Dec 08, 2021
3.53 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 26, 2021
3.71 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Jun 20, 2021
3.65 by RFries33 from Wisconsin on Jan 26, 2021
3.5 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
4 by Tom6471 from Michigan on Nov 13, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

Clear and golden with a light dusting of white froth.

Lots of light fruits up front aroma-wise with lingering notes of grass and herb.

Even bigger on the fruit flavor. Has more fresh grassy notes, wheat, herb and even a hint of mint. Gets a not sweet toward the finish.

Light in body like a high-end road kinda light.

Of course it's easy drinking, but has more of a hop bite in the finish than expected. While I realize we're not rating beers on price, this is one helluva flavorful one that won't hurt the pocket-book too much. And these days, that is no small factor in any beer purchasing decision.

Oct 20, 2020
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3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by misteil from Ireland

330ml can consumed with food at home, no notes taken, looked as clear as beer can be, lots of bubbles rushing up the beer, white head that quickly dissipated, all malt on the nose, mostly all malt on the taste, bready, maybe a hint of citrus fruit, honey too, it had a bigger body than usual for the strength and style, which was nice, highly carbonated, super crushable, took barely two sips and it was gone, really refreshing, beer claims to be an “easy-drinking lager” and nothing more, well it was certainly that.

Sep 17, 2020
2.61 by bendukes86 from South Carolina on Aug 15, 2020
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Aug 14, 2020
3.44 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Aug 13, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 04, 2020
3.79 by tpeters from Michigan on Jul 27, 2020
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3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by beershrine from Idaho

Sierra Nevada continues to over-hop and this no different. I can see hop flavor in a lawnmower beer but this has too much. I love the brand but they have stuck with the decade long of trend of hopping everything all the way it's not that tasty.

Jul 22, 2020
3.48 by desint from Belgium on Jul 10, 2020
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3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jsteez from Utah

Decent. Drinkable. A light and refreshing brew that reminds me of drinking PBR, Natty (a better version), or Rainier in college. It looks like an adjunct, too. It smells grainy.

Jul 06, 2020
3.85 by mcrawford from Michigan on Jun 25, 2020
3.77 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Jun 15, 2020
3.62 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on May 30, 2020
3.85 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on May 25, 2020
3.79 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on May 14, 2020
3.8 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on May 10, 2020
3.84 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on May 05, 2020
3.65 by JasonLWest from Georgia on Apr 26, 2020
3.14 by CreightonSM from New York on Apr 01, 2020
3.77 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2020
4.15 by nruhlig from Minnesota on Mar 27, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

Had this on 2020-03-17 in Las Vegas, NV from a 12oz can

Clear straw with short white head. Grain and agave sweetness. Grassy spice and mild bitterness. Easy to drink. Flavor suits me.

Mar 18, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont on Mar 13, 2020
3.76 by sumnerw from Texas on Feb 26, 2020
3.61 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Feb 22, 2020
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3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Suds from Missouri

From a yellow-orange aluminum can, this brew is an unclouded light yellow color. The head is thin and disappearing. It looks like a macro light-lager. Not really impressive. The aroma is faint and the taste is a bit grainy. Light body and a bit dry. Just okay.

Feb 05, 2020
3.75 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jan 26, 2020
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by ZAHBLESS from Minnesota

Seeking nostalgia?
Pricier than PBR:
—then this is your beer

In all seriousness, this is red solo cup college taste at commercial craft price. Hashtag not bad though.

Jan 25, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by leantom from Indiana

Ok, certainly not complaining given what it is. Here goes: A: Golden with a slight haze. Pours a massive head that lingers and leaves great lacing. S: very generic. Grassy hops with baker’s yeast and lots of cereal grains. Grainyness is very apparent. T: follows the nose, but is slightly better in flavor relative to scent. Grainy malt backed with flavorful Pilsner hops. Very easy drinking. F: nice and crisp. O: smooth-drinking beer. Not bad for what it is

Jan 24, 2020
4.06 by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan on Jan 24, 2020
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2.01/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by Tshane from Michigan

NOT good.
Might have been good without all the hops, but they don't offer a version with that taste and the hops flavor overwhelms any other flavor.

Not floral as advertised, simply bitter. Too bitterly hoppy for a lager beer. Might as well be an IPA Lite. Yes, from Miller. I'm well aware the misspelling of light is a Miller beer trademark.

Thank you Sierra Nevada--NOT-- for creating a much worse beer than one of the worst American adjunct lagers!

The beer industry is so enamored of and catering to hops lovers with their regular hopping, dry hopping, New England and American IPAs and many other variants, they are ignoring we who hate hops except for minute amounts only for taste balance against sweetness!

I venture to guess, because I have no data, that about one quarter to one third of all American beer drinkers don't care much for hops. That's a HUGE market segment to alienate!

PLEASE LIST IBUs for each beer. Asking for about the 20th time. It matters.

Jan 23, 2020
3.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Jan 19, 2020
4 by ronjohn from California on Dec 19, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Presents a clear and bright straw color with decent retention and lacing.

Smells like a lager, although does smell floral. Notes of lemongrass, grain malts, honey, cracker, wheat, and lemon.

Taste is light and clean, also herbal. Tastes a tiny bit sweet but with all the notes mentioned in the aroma, it's a great complementing flavor. Floral and somewhat earthy. Feel is medium-light.

Dec 12, 2019
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