Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.67/5
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4,318 Ratings
Sierra Nevada SummerfestSierra Nevada Summerfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
There's something about a warm summer day that calls out for a cold glass of great beer, and this classic Czech-style lager is sure to fit the bill. Crisp, golden and refreshing, Summerfest is the perfect choice for soaking up the sunshine. Summerfest is a Czech-style lager featuring a slight malt sweetness, a spicy hop flavor, and the crisp finish you want on a hot summer day.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,796
Reviews:
1,626
Ratings:
4,318
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
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Photo of Billet
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consistently great year after year. It is hard to imagine a better tasting Pilsner.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Summerfest brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. With an ABV of 5.00% This Czech Pilsner pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice nice white head. There is also some nice lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of summerfest is rich with sweetness, grains and malts. You also pick up on some nice hop bitterness in the smell as well. Now for the taste it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on a spicy sweetness then smooth grains and malts. There is a lot going on in this brew. You also pick on a good amount of hops in the taste of this brew. The body of summer fest is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I love how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice a hot summer day. The mouth feel is Bold, Spicy, Sweet, Clean Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Sierra Nevada Summerfest a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Did a real nice job with this brew.

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

This one is rated a bit lower than I expected. But to each their own, you know? I mean, I totally think that Aubrey Plaza chick is work cooking breakfast for, but a friend of mine just ain’t into it.

The beer though, yeah, the beer. Light and crisp like a ballerina that just purged her supper; and bright and tasty after she licks it back up.

Yep!

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Damilton5
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of O-Meg
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Das Biergarten. Clear golden. Smells of spicy hops and a touch of grain. Tastes of fruity hops up front and the spicy hops are lost. A bit of sweet bready malt. No bitterness. Light body. It's fine, but kinda bland.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmashAdams
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraut6363
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jondoeworks
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

L - Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with about a finger of soapy, white foam that dissipates fast and leaves a thin lacing throughout. A pretty steady stream of carbonation/bubbles flow up through the glass. Clean-looking.

S - Citrus, honeysuckle, orange blossom, bready malt, cereal grain, corn, wet grass, nothing overpowering, similar to a blonde ale.

T - Starts sweet with a biscuit malt flavor, some floral hops and spice, orange and honey, a slight astringent alcohol bite, sour lemon and citrus. Very balanced.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly dry finish, very drinkable and refreshing.

O - A nice summer brew good for a hot day. Fits the style very well and has a nice balance of fruity, sticky sweetness with a nice floral hoppy bite. Another solid offering from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zbrewer80
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pohr10
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a one inch white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Smells of sweet malts and citrus fruits. Tastes of sweet malts, grains, grass, slight lemon flavor and floral notes.A nice but not overpowering hop bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, clean and crisp, extremely drinkable.

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Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright straw yellow. One finger head dissipates almost immediately. Carbonation bubbles makes this a pretty sight.

S: Sour lemon right off the bat. Straw-ish malt and yeast

T: Nice clean malty with just enough flowery hops to balance it out. Light mouthfeel. Doesn't finish as clean or crisp as you would like for a summer beer.

O: A flavorful light beer, what a concept. Everything you would look for in a refreshing summer drink. Not spectacular in any one regard, but no missteps across the board.

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Photo of dbrown456
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium body and carbonation. Aroma was cittus,grain, and malt. Taste had a bitterness to it that seemed to mask everything else. It's an ok beer but I probably would have enjoyed it more had they not cranked up the bitterness

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 4,318 ratings