Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Rated 3.238 by BeerPals

Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

28 International Bittering Units

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Our Summerfest is a refreshing, pilsner-style lager. Its incredible smoothness comes from an extra-long lagering period. Lighter in body than our ales but just as complex in character, Summerfest quenches your thirst with big aroma and a tangy hop bite. GOLD MEDAL WINNER California State Fair (European Light Lagers: 1999) ALCOHOL CONTENT 5.0% BY VOLUME MALTS TWO-ROW PALE & MUNICH BEGINNING GRAVITY 12.2 PLATO YEAST LAGER YEAST ENDING GRAVITY 2.8 PLATO BITTERING HOPS PERLE & SAAZ BITTERNESS UNITS 28 FINISHING HOPS SAAZ

ID: 208 Last updated 4 months ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank16258
Overall Percentile69.3
Style Rank95 of 1056
Style Percentile91
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.245
Weighted Score3.238
Standard Deviation0.415

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Dark yellow, white lacing foam head. Barley pilsener aroma and similar taste. Nothing outstanding, just a good thirst quincing American beer. (Houston 201501)

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 2.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Pours out a clear yellow color with out any head. The aroma has a slight stink to it and nothing else. The mouthfeel is extremely think and has a hop bitterness. The taste is just a watery beer nothing else.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    It is what it is. Kind of Kolsh-ie...kind of lagery......very summery. Flavor and feel are ok, but not much appearance or aroma. I hadn't sampled yet because I was wondering if good enough to get a 12. Glad I only sampled a single first. Rather go with their spring beer, Ruthless Rye, the Kellerweis, or just a plain ole SNPA...or Torpedo of course!

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I cant believe that its took me so long to try this SN brew. Its been out for a while and its been hot in Maui so i decided to try it. I wasnt dissapointed, in that the base SN brew hop was non existent and it was a lager Pilsner style so it was nice and quenching in the mouth. It opened to a classic pilsner lager style but that was enhanced by the mild hopped tones and the light citrus flavor. It was so awesome. I will be going for this again befiore summer is over.

  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This is for the 2012 batch. I'm not a pilsner fan, this is a good pilsner, and it's a seasonal, so try it if you want to, it's not bad. But it's a very... bland drink. Carbonated water with a little flavor, nice gold color in the glass, but again, extremely tame. I don't get notes of anything. It's a super-good average pilsner. With Hoptimum, Torpedo AND Bigfoot Ale available right now, this Summerfest just shouldn't exist. No reason to have it around. Still, it's decent.

  • RICHSBEER 1871 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a straw golden yellow with a nice creamy head, moderate retention with some surface memory and lacing. The aroma is a bit grainy, but is also fresh with a lager scent, touch of grassy and citric hops. The tastes is soft, pale malt sense, small touches of citrus, lager bitterness with a return to a bready touch. It has a medium to medium/light body, medium carbonation, with a nice lingering bitterness and a crisp finish. It's a good quality offering…

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 2.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Not that impressed with this one. Grassy and fresh, a little weedy, hit the style points for what they were after. Problem is that it also tastes grassy and weedy, with corn and some hops, not great balance. Also a thin and yellow beer, not offensive but you expect more from a brewer with so much experience.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very enjoyable, Poured a well carbonated gold with white head. The aroma was hoppy with a strong hint of citrus. The mouth feel was crisp with the carbonation being lively on the tongue. The flavor was hoppy at the start to be refreshing but didn't linger which let the citrus notes come through to make it very drinkable.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I was unaware that Sierra Nevada and lager would ever get together, and since they have, many may be wishing they had stayed apart. medium gold in colour with a grassy malt aroma. The flavour is typical grainy lager

  • TRAPEZEMONK 71 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    What can I say, good beer, a little bite to it, good for the hot summer days in Florida. It does the trick when I am drinking like its my job! Good for standing over the ribs while they are broiling on the grill or sitting in the garage in my camp chair. Would not stock this if it were not on sale. 9.99 12 pack.

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