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:
#31,365
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 MI_beerdrinker
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Straw in color with great clarity. Head is white, but not strong. Lacing is okay.

S- Grainy and grassy. Very light toasted malt. Hops are a bit floral and spicy. Fresh.

T- Toasty malt comes through more creating a backbone for the mild floral and spice hops.

M- Light body and crisp. Light linger of bitterness in the finish, otherwise clean.

O- Really easy drinker. More flavor and depth than an average light lager/ale.

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

This is a nice crisp lager that begs for hot weather. Absolutely refreshing.

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Photo of jkblr
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 5/5/17 poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 5% ABV 28 IBU. The beer pours bright straw yellow in color with a fluffy white head. Lacing is substantial. Aroma is grassy hops with maybe a little pils malt. The taste is bready malt first, followed by floral notes and finishing with a grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sharply carbonated and dry. Overall, very good. This beer provides a nice malt and bitterness interaction that I prefer in summer beers.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip. Straw colored with a decent head which dissipated quickly. Smell of biscuit and grass with a pleasant taste ending in a bitterish snap. A very good summer beer from a large brewer that doesn't scrimp on things.

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Photo of Thomguzow
4.7/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent take on the Czech style pilsner!! It pours a gorgeous clear straw color with a crisp white head! The aroma is mildly grassy. Once on the palate, you'll get hit with fresh, yet, delicate grass and floral notes. It is slightly bitter on the end, though, not to the point you couldn't drink a few more!

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Photo of rarigney
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deniro
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MGoeltz
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of budfox
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnorris404
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Pilsener Glass. Bottled on may 22nd 2017.

L: Clear gold, finger width white head settles into a thin layer.

S: Pale biscuity malts, spicy and grassy hops.

T: Pale biscuity malts, hints of lemon, with some grassy hops.

F: Light, super crisp, dry grainy finish.

O: Superb Pilsener. Phenomenal.

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Photo of bigedal60
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richardeid
4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorinton
1.73/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Budweiser clone. No head, that same peculiar twang with no hops flavor. Powerful aftertaste with that mediocrity of a macro beer. Very low drinkability with a straw yellow color vomited into the glass from the bottle. It doesn't get any better as the liquid disappears.

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Photo of Holderness
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L -- Pale yellow, fizzy body with a 2-finger solid white head. Some retention and good lacing.
S -- Mostly pilsner malts and doughy malts. Some grassy hops and honey
T -- Largely follows the nose, but with even more grassiness
F -- Light and refreshing. A little bitter/puckering on the finish

69/100

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Photo of TSuthard
2.35/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw color with a two finger head that diminished to a thin white coating within minutes of the pour. Clean aroma with a hint of lager bread. No bitterness on the palate until the end. Hop flavors are not noticeable. Light body as expected. A thirst quencher beer that doesn't light up the beer nerd scorecard, but yet drinkable.

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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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