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Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada SummerfestSierra Nevada Summerfest

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: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

a. light golden in color. 2 finger head with disappears quickly.

s. Typical lager smell, wheat

t. Surprisingly typical, maybe a bit of chamomile or floral taste, but no wow factor for me.

m. Mouthfeel was smooth and carbonation was nice.

o. Disappointed with the brand. There is nothing to really set this lager apart.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:
A light amber pour, foamy 1 finger head setlles QUICK - leaving slim to none lacing
ultra clarity

S a bit of ABV to the nose, barely any hoppiness
T better than expected on the palate nice bitter W/O the hoppiness
M a bit dry - and very light
D very dirnkalbe, have lots.

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

12 fl. ounce bottle. 2014 printed on neck label. Bottled on February 21st, 2014.

Poured into a Pilsener flute glass.

A pale golden body sat under a fluffy white head. The head collapsed before the lips even hit the glass, leaving a thin but modest coat of lace throughout. Like most Pilseners, bubbles were racing towards the top of the body.

Herbal hops really stand out in the nose. Bizarre notes of... I guess cornbread would be the best way to describe them are what the malts bring to the nose.

The Saaz hops are front and center taste-wise. The slightest hint of lemon peel enforces the fact this is indeed a summertime lager. Fortunately that cornbread scent from the nose does not translate to the taste. Mild notes of grain and crackers from the malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation. Medium-light body. Goes down very well.

Overall: This beer has a lot working for it, yet like many people in this world, the nose needs a little work. Perhaps it was this certain bottle but the scent was not very appealing, but the other characteristics certainly made up for this minor issue. It is good knowing you will have at least one good friend to spend a sunny afternoon with.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 4,247 ratings
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