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 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monk2021
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ikapaMK
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Summerfest 2017. Bottled 1 June 2017. Opened 27 July 2017

Poured chilled into white wine glass

A - Clear gold, effervescent with a thick, loose, white, 1 1/2 finger head, dissipates moderately quickly to a ring. Slight lacings on the glass
S - Crackery, with a bright hop aroma (makes me think of citrus flowers)
T - Semi-sweet, crackery at the front of the mouth, with a grassy hop note, followed by a crisp, dry, slightly bitter taste on the end
F - Fairly full - much more so than I expected. Lightly effervescent on the tongue with a lingering residue

O - I should know better than to expect something run-of-the mill from SN. This definitely isn't your mass-market Euro pilsner. Very well-crafted with an excellent body and a light, crisp taste. I may just have to go back to the store and get myself another...

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Photo of Mojopin88
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I always grab at least one six pack in May or June. It's consistently delicious, crisp and emanantly drinkable. Straw gold pour with good clarity under a soapy white head. Lively carbonation speaks to the crisp snap of the sip ahead. Aroma is toasted malt, cracker and earthy hops. Taste is cracker, sourdough bread, lemon zest, barley and grassy hops. Smooth throughout and finishes with a crisp snap. Seasonal reflex purchase that I don't plan on changing.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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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