Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
4,192 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
Ratings:
4,192
Reviews:
1,598
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
638
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,192 |  Reviews: 1,598
Photo of DarkStar75
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of bumbledink
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Over all gets a 4 because it's as good as crisp lager gets.
A) Sports a white head, that loses its cap and laces only a bit, looks inviting in the glass tho clear yellow body.

S- Clean nose of lemon, fresh cut hay, spicy hops. More hops that any mass.

T- Crispness is dominant. Clean start, fresh lemon transiting to the dry, spicy hop ends in a bright, bitter bite. Some floral, herbal hop.
F) Clean and crisp, finishes quite dry. Great food beer. Smooth and wet, good feel and weight.

O) As good as pilsner gets. Not my favorite style but can serve my mass friends with pride.

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Photo of ledouge
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike28705
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fryeguy52
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sayb
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a glass. packaged 3/29/17, so about 2 months old.

Pale yellow body, foamy white head, but not much lacing.

No aroma at all, nothing good, but nothing bad.

However, the taste is pretty good. Clean, crisp, sweet flavor, very chuggable. Just the trick on a warm muggy day.

Light heading to medium on the mouth, slightly sour finish.

Not a style I care much for, but this was a decent offering from a top notch brewery.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clean crisp lager with a faint dry hop finish. The bready malts hit up front giving way to a dry bitter finish. My only complaint would be that there's a slight almost dirty taste in the finish with the dry hoppiness.

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Photo of Murph106157
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A clear gold with lots of white head that dissipates quickly. A sharp lager scent of salt and yeast. The taste is nice and sharp up front with a smooth, lingering malt finish. Overall, a slightly above average lager.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a 6 pack box of cans, since it was the first one I'd seen.
Poured into a tall Pilsner glass for a nice and easy 3 finger head....sweet light malty aromas, hint of sweetness in the taste, crisp, clean mouthfeel, classic big brand pils/lager character and easily downable. Over and over again....it might be a tad sweeter than expected to some, or may be what I call an "illusion of sweetness" due to the high quality blend.
If you don't like this, you just don't like classic quality beer.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours as clear straw with a frothy quickly dispersing head. Really tight aroma, perhaps of hops. Taste is pretty clear and crisp with balanced bitter hops and sweet malt, some floral and sharp spice notes. Nice carbonation; not watery.

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Photo of Satorn
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a stange (sort of). Golden yellow in color, with a fairly long-lasting white head that leaves quite a bit of sticky lacing. Lots of seemingly endless carbonation. Good depth of aromas and flavors, with bready malts dominating and citrus and spice in the background. Solid mouthfeel, crisp finish, nice bitterness on the finish. Well done, just what you want in a Czech pilsner.

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Photo of Rizzy17
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of lastmango
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MackT
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice representation of Czech lager. Light golden & clear. Easy drinking, smooth mouth feel. Would go well with food. Slight aftertaste to this non offensive brew.

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Photo of meanmutt
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 4,192 ratings.
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