Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

4,159 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Summerfest Lager

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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a straw gold color with a white head, light carbonation and some residual sticky lace. The aroma is hoppy and grassy. Taste is of hops (grassy) with some background sweetness and a tangy, crisp finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with some effervescences.
I tried this same six-pack a few moths ago and really did not like it. It seemed overwhelmingly imbalanced. It seems to have mellowed well.

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

2011 release. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, bright golden yellow color with over an inch of fluffy, bright, white head that had good retention and very attractive, light lacing.

The aroma was fairly crisp and clean with a touch of sweetness. There was a nice grain scent and some gentle hops in the background. The same was true in the flavor department, solid grains and nice hops, the beer was, however, sweeter than I like in this style.

The body was a bit fuller than typical for the style. Drinkability was pretty good, the beer went down smooth and easy. Overall, this was a pretty good brew, although I would tend to grab a local version if I was in the mood for this style. A decent brew that's worth grabbing a sixer when you're in the mood.

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

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 4,159 ratings.
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