Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
4,190 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:
4,190
Reviews:
1,597
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
637
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,190 |  Reviews: 1,597
Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spyderglx
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dag1991
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sheppard
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color. It's not crystal clean straw looking like a Rothaus Pils, but it definitely falls within what I look for in a pilsner. Not much aroma, but extremely nice saltine cracker flavor with some light bitterness. Not too spicy, not at all skunky. Ultimately, this is a tremendously refreshing summer beer from one of the venerable craft breweries.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Six curses from a lager wasteland
What happened to make the nightmare so real?
Hops Lightning
Underneath the moon
Hops Lighting
Born and bred heathen
Drunk on the blood of angels

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Photo of Frenzeljr
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jhavs
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Comes in a clear, bubbly straw color with a nice foamy white head

Smells of sweet grains, flowers, grass, peppery spice, and minerally water.

Tastes of biscuit, lightly toasty graininess, grass, with a zing of green pepper on the finish. More balanced for a pilsner, as opposed to their more hoppy German pilsner Nooner. Finishes very crisp and clean, with a slight drying.

The mouthfeel is light, but feels closer to medium thanks to the plentiful carbonation that keeps things moving on the palate.

A very refreshing pilsner for the hot summer months. Thanks to Sierra Nevada for another great lager.

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Photo of Robert-Alexander
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodimonkey
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ronjohn
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan of lagers and IPAs. This is a nice offering from Serra Nevada. Light, golden, very crisp and refreshing. Nice carbonation, no bitterness. A noted lighter departure from Sierra Nevada's typical beer. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ranger1
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.82/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of edthehead
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanKininger
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zayzay1
1.72/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Grape cough medicine

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Photo of Can_has_beer
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pinnacle of pils! In the past year I've started to appreciate pilsners and Summerfest is always number one. There are plenty of great pilsners that I can get year round, but nothing compares to the spicy noble hop flavor of Summerfest. School's out.

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Photo of Malacant
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drinkable and refreshing. Although, felt lacking from this brewery. Not impressed nor disappointed.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of empowell8394
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 4,190 ratings.
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