Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Sierra Nevada SummerfestSierra Nevada Summerfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
Good
4,248 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:
#32,783
Reviews:
1,611
Ratings:
4,248
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
661
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 4,248 |  Reviews: 1,611
Photo of 22Blue
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fefocuneo
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matuhg
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shy5
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfect third beer of the night. Poured from the bottle into pint glass. Crisp lager as advertised.

99 characters

Photo of DamienArk
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RodSmith
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benr96
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This rather nice pils pours a pale golden
color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin light pool,
and shows some nice light lacing. Nose of moderate grain notes with honey malts
and subtle herbal hops. Flavors exceed the nose by balanced presentation of light
grain and light breaded malts mingling nicely with a crisp and smooth hop flavor
that is not brash but balanced with light herbal overtones. Nice mouth feel; light body,
medium carbonation, and a crisp finish.

Everything one wants after a hot day. Beats most of the more common
offerings from the bigger macro guys out there.

Cheers

 664 characters

Photo of Commandophile
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbjb0720
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad for a summer beer. It's better when its ice cold. Definitely crisp and refreshing.

90 characters

Photo of Walnut
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superwho24
4.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is for the 2017 Summerfest. Another great beer by SN. Looks tasty. Smells tasty. It is tasty. Mouthfeel is crisp and very slightly spicy. Puts Busch light to shame. I do love a Busch light though.

 201 characters

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

Photo of sjrider
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.7/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very clear, but with depth, blond color with a small head and moderate carbonation.

Smells grainy and kind of a "grassy" sort of hoppy smell, with light floral and malty hints.

The hops taste spicy but there's also an incredible crisp bite and texture to it. A cracker flavor is present and a fine bitterness in the aftertaste.

This is a great beer!

 355 characters

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 4,248 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.