Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Summerfest Lager

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Very attractive eye-catching can with a great graphics in the SNBC style and tradition. Can give a bit of brewery info and ABV info.

Appearance: A semi aggressive pour from its 12oz can into a 14oz Pokal led a 2 finger white airy light head atop a clear bright golden yellow beer. Head retention was a solid 2min 55sec before fading to a thick ring and thin coating. With good lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is of floral hops with hints of white wine and sweet honey. Hits of pale malts also hit the palette.

Flavor/Taste: Taste of grainy malts and floral hops on the front end with a spicy hop midpoint that turns slightly herbal. Has a very nice grainy malt finish.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Light and refreshing with a crisp clean mouthfeel that finishes a bit dry. Very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: A truly refreshing and drinkable session beer that would go down easy on a hot summer day. Very tasty and well put together. Try it. Classified as a Czech Pilsner @ 5% ABV. Consumed 10/14/13.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.0% ABV, 28 IBUs

A - A constant stream of little carbonation bubbles rise through the center of this brilliantly clear golden yellow beer, sustaining a sparkly, foamy white that, after some time, leaves chunky, sudsy bubbles on the glass.

S - Grainy pale and smooth pilsener malts give Summerfest a fresh and classic pilsener nose, kissed by a touch of honey sweetness and hints of Saaz noble hops, which add to the beer's authenticity with slightly floral components on the finish.

T - Soft floral hops impart light spiciness and envelop the pilsener malts, gently balancing the mild sweetness that lingers in the background of this brew for a simple but true and enjoyable pilsener flavor.

M - Medium-high in carbonation, Summerfest is a light, crisp beer with a soft, clean body and delicately bitter finish. True to style, this is one easy drinking brew!

O - Sierra Nevada's nod to the Bohemian Pilsener is damn near spot-on with an overall crisp, clean drinkability and classic, simplistic flavor of honey-kissed malt and floral, lightly spicy hops balanced to perfection!

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 4,157 ratings.
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