Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada SummerfestSierra Nevada Summerfest
BA SCORE
52.1%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 4,240 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:
#31,344
Reviews:
1,610
Ratings:
4,240
Liked:
2,210
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.81%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
659
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,240 |  Reviews: 1,610
Photo of emwilke
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured just above freezing into curved pint glass with almost no head. the color is that of your average lager, on the smell you can pick up hints of hops and lots of sugary grain. the taste is very good, like that of a real wheat based lager with more hops, the liquid itself is thin and easy to down. Finally a beer with taste AND chugability!

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Photo of PMarcy78
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of apu1
4.99/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gr0g
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ben1313
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear golden. Mild malt/hop profile when smelled, (mild sweet lemon?) Finishes wet and refreshing. This is exactly what I would want to drink on a hot day. This lager tastes very refined and European. That being said I could see crushing many of these. This is a great lager/pils.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of durwood64
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of duceswild
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TLWalsh
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright gold crystal clear tone, very thin light head. Smells grassy, lemony. Tastes a bit peppery and a tiny bit sweet, feels very thin in the mouth. Finishes crisp and somewhat dry. Kind of a less memorable brew from SN. Caveat - goes plenty good with a grilled meal, plenty easy to drink.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of azentay174
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance had a golden body with a foamy spotty head. It left some light rings. The lacing was light and speckled along the sides of the glass. There was barely any carbonation rising. The smell was sweet and had some pepper tones to it. It was fresh yet still some light grains to it. The taste was well balanced with the hops and a slight yeastiness at the end of the taste, gets peppery as it warms. On the palate, she sat fairly light with a moderate amount of carbonation that was felt. Overall, this is a good beer and I would have this again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Very crisp hop bite, dry, caramel malt, wheat notes. Cracker crisp and dry hopped nose. gold, clear, with a white foam head and ringed lattice. Medium/Lite body. 28 IBUs

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

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkStar75
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just drank my first Summerfest Lager..the 2017 brew. Its a simple, refreshing, crisp Pilsner. Very good flavor. I tasted a little lemon sweetness up front and light hop bitter finish. Good beer, easy drinking...will definitely finish this six pack tonight. Cheers!

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 52.1% out of 100 with 4,240 ratings
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