Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
4,192 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:
4,192
Reviews:
1,598
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
638
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,192 |  Reviews: 1,598
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of durwood64
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a bright gold crystal clear tone, very thin light head. Smells grassy, lemony. Tastes a bit peppery and a tiny bit sweet, feels very thin in the mouth. Finishes crisp and somewhat dry. Kind of a less memorable brew from SN. Caveat - goes plenty good with a grilled meal, plenty easy to drink.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of azentay174
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance had a golden body with a foamy spotty head. It left some light rings. The lacing was light and speckled along the sides of the glass. There was barely any carbonation rising. The smell was sweet and had some pepper tones to it. It was fresh yet still some light grains to it. The taste was well balanced with the hops and a slight yeastiness at the end of the taste, gets peppery as it warms. On the palate, she sat fairly light with a moderate amount of carbonation that was felt. Overall, this is a good beer and I would have this again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Very crisp hop bite, dry, caramel malt, wheat notes. Cracker crisp and dry hopped nose. gold, clear, with a white foam head and ringed lattice. Medium/Lite body. 28 IBUs

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

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkStar75
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just drank my first Summerfest Lager..the 2017 brew. Its a simple, refreshing, crisp Pilsner. Very good flavor. I tasted a little lemon sweetness up front and light hop bitter finish. Good beer, easy drinking...will definitely finish this six pack tonight. Cheers!

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Photo of bumbledink
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Over all gets a 4 because it's as good as crisp lager gets.
A) Sports a white head, that loses its cap and laces only a bit, looks inviting in the glass tho clear yellow body.

S- Clean nose of lemon, fresh cut hay, spicy hops. More hops that any mass.

T- Crispness is dominant. Clean start, fresh lemon transiting to the dry, spicy hop ends in a bright, bitter bite. Some floral, herbal hop.
F) Clean and crisp, finishes quite dry. Great food beer. Smooth and wet, good feel and weight.

O) As good as pilsner gets. Not my favorite style but can serve my mass friends with pride.

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Photo of ledouge
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike28705
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fryeguy52
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sayb
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a glass. packaged 3/29/17, so about 2 months old.

Pale yellow body, foamy white head, but not much lacing.

No aroma at all, nothing good, but nothing bad.

However, the taste is pretty good. Clean, crisp, sweet flavor, very chuggable. Just the trick on a warm muggy day.

Light heading to medium on the mouth, slightly sour finish.

Not a style I care much for, but this was a decent offering from a top notch brewery.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clean crisp lager with a faint dry hop finish. The bready malts hit up front giving way to a dry bitter finish. My only complaint would be that there's a slight almost dirty taste in the finish with the dry hoppiness.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 4,192 ratings.
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