Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

4,230 Ratings
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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date, just 2011 on the neckband.

Appearance - Visible sediment floating in the bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow body. White head with good retention and stick.

Smell - Honey, citrus, and wet hay. Bready.

Taste - Light citrus. Hop. Honey sweet. Skunky. Some alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Frothy head adds plenty of creaminess. Not exactly crisp as it claims to be on the bottle.

Overall Drinkability - Decent. Easy to drink. No real off characters. Nothing special; not bad.

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden straw yellow, minor 1/4 inch head, not much lacing.

Smell - Crisp lager malts, some lemon, orange, banana, minor yeasty sugars. A little citric note at the finish.

Taste - What you'd expect from the start. Crisp malts mixed with some sugars and spices. Lemon is a main flavor, along with some minor bitter hops. A little caramel malt mixed in. A little spice and floral note at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Malts with some lemon coat the tongue. Palate gets floral fruits, some sugars and spices. Aftertaste is caramel malty, a little lemon and spice kick.

Overall - Soild, clean and crisp. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy, easy to find with a good price. A good summer beer for any occasion.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 4,230 ratings.
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