Sierra Nevada Summerfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada SummerfestSierra Nevada Summerfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
4,244 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
Ranking:
#31,853
Reviews:
1,610
Ratings:
4,244
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
658
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,244 |  Reviews: 1,610
Photo of richardeid
4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorinton
1.73/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Budweiser clone. No head, that same peculiar twang with no hops flavor. Powerful aftertaste with that mediocrity of a macro beer. Very low drinkability with a straw yellow color vomited into the glass from the bottle. It doesn't get any better as the liquid disappears.

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Photo of Holderness
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L -- Pale yellow, fizzy body with a 2-finger solid white head. Some retention and good lacing.
S -- Mostly pilsner malts and doughy malts. Some grassy hops and honey
T -- Largely follows the nose, but with even more grassiness
F -- Light and refreshing. A little bitter/puckering on the finish

69/100

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Photo of TSuthard
2.35/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw color with a two finger head that diminished to a thin white coating within minutes of the pour. Clean aroma with a hint of lager bread. No bitterness on the palate until the end. Hop flavors are not noticeable. Light body as expected. A thirst quencher beer that doesn't light up the beer nerd scorecard, but yet drinkable.

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Photo of emwilke
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured just above freezing into curved pint glass with almost no head. the color is that of your average lager, on the smell you can pick up hints of hops and lots of sugary grain. the taste is very good, like that of a real wheat based lager with more hops, the liquid itself is thin and easy to down. Finally a beer with taste AND chugability!

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Photo of PMarcy78
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of apu1
4.99/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gr0g
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ben1313
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.72/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear golden. Mild malt/hop profile when smelled, (mild sweet lemon?) Finishes wet and refreshing. This is exactly what I would want to drink on a hot day. This lager tastes very refined and European. That being said I could see crushing many of these. This is a great lager/pils.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of durwood64
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TLWalsh
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of azentay174
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Sierra Nevada Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 4,244 ratings
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