Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
#35,426
Reviews:
1,622
Ratings:
4,299
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
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Photo of BenjaGrif
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a one inch white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Smells of sweet malts and citrus fruits. Tastes of sweet malts, grains, grass, slight lemon flavor and floral notes.A nice but not overpowering hop bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, clean and crisp, extremely drinkable.

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Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright straw yellow. One finger head dissipates almost immediately. Carbonation bubbles makes this a pretty sight.

S: Sour lemon right off the bat. Straw-ish malt and yeast

T: Nice clean malty with just enough flowery hops to balance it out. Light mouthfeel. Doesn't finish as clean or crisp as you would like for a summer beer.

O: A flavorful light beer, what a concept. Everything you would look for in a refreshing summer drink. Not spectacular in any one regard, but no missteps across the board.

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Photo of dbrown456
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium body and carbonation. Aroma was cittus,grain, and malt. Taste had a bitterness to it that seemed to mask everything else. It's an ok beer but I probably would have enjoyed it more had they not cranked up the bitterness

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Photo of MGibbons
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tastes and smells like the beer style it is, reminds me more of a helles but who am I to know the difference? Pretty tasty. Good cold on hot summer days.

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

Photo of JamesGrove
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Briggsy43
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorMobs
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MamashieldsMeow
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very drinkable easy summer beer. Crisp and light, not sweet or sugary. As advertised, nice for sitting on the porch cooling off after mowing the lawn.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robertrh
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
2.31/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

**
05/27/18

Bottle to pilsner glass.

Bland lager. Hay, grass.
A little soapy, a hint of sour.

Not really enjoyable.

**

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

Photo of BenMaalouf
2.72/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chilmer
1.91/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 4,299 ratings