Beer Review – Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Summerfest

Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a great lawnmower beer!  It is a lager that really tastes good on a hot day!

ABV = 5.0%

IBUs  = 28

Summerfest pours out golden yellow with a 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly.  It has good carbonation.  The aroma is a mixture of malt and spicy hops.  Sierra Nevada uses a mixture of Perle and Saaz hops.  The taste is clean, tangy and refreshing.  This is a nice beer that is perfect for a hot day and is very sessionable with the 5.0% ABV.  It beats out all the lagers from the macrobreweries.  I will keep it in regular rotation during the summer.

Grade = B+

4 thoughts on “Beer Review – Sierra Nevada Summerfest

  1. Dale,

    I’ve been praising this beer since summer started some months ago. I love this beer as it’s a perfect fit for summer, and here in Dallas…well 9 months out of the year seem to be summer. :/

    I think it’s a perfect balance of flavor, lightness, carbonation and refreshment for those hot summer days. It’s refreshing summer craft beer at it’s best. I would also recommended giving Left Hand Pils a shot if you can get it, as well Victory’s Pils….great for summer…even if we’re coming to an official end here soon.

    Enjoy it while you can, I think this brew is seasonal if I’m not mistaken.

    Ilya

  2. Ilya,
    The Summerfest is the best Pilsner here (IMHO). It isn’t bland. I’m sure it will be gone before long.
    I am getting more into seassonals for a change of pace. My son brought some Victory Festbier for me to try. He’s from the Chicago area where they have many more choices. Visiting a good beer shop there is lot’s of fun!
    Dale

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