UncleMcHoppy (25) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Refreshing yet bold and substantial. Love to quaff this citrusy, hoppy delight on hot summer days. If I could only find it in cans, it would displace Harpoon Summer as my go-to beach beer.
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cmanbowdeen (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great summer beer. I like the hop undertones, which a lot of other summer beers seem to lack. Very refreshing. Sierra Nevada continues to uphold its reputation as consistently good beer.
Fatehunter (1064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the can. Two and half fingers of head on a clear, straw colored body. Lots of bubbles. Looks great.
The aroma is full of bright lemon.
The taste is moderate bitterness with a touch of pear and a clean finish. Simple but great.
The texture is crisp with a good fizz to it.
J_man (651) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean lager yeast aroma is propelled by exuberant carbonation through a slightly hazy pale yellow body with a finely laced white head. Crisp cereal malt taste with a light hay component and a bit of yeasty sour taste at the back sides of the tongue. Restrained and balanced hop bitterness with earthy and lightly floral tones. Finishes with a light mix of that sour, bitter and floral tastes, and an aftertaste of the malt. Delicious, refreshing summer beer.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Filtered tanned-yellow body. Big frothy, white head. In a sense one of the more tame Sierra offerings, but they still nail it. This is a great hoppy lager, tastes hoppier than I remember from years past, but my appreciation for quality Lager has appreciated since then as well. Doughy lager tones, but bold hop bite. Well done, underappreciated beer.
maltman53 (196) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Summerfest is another example of an overall comment I have of the entire Sierra Nevada portfolio of beers: Technically clean, but lacks depth of flavor. Sierra is the sixth largest brewery in the U.S. and its mass production level prevents it from delivering exceptional beers in any category. We owe Sierra a thanks for pioneering the craft beer business, but unfortunately, its beers have become more macro than micro.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear dark amber color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of floral hops, and sweet malts. Taste of light caramel malts, honey, and some floral hop bitterness.
ACHops (564) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with thin head. Aroma is thin sweet lager malt. Taste is clean crisp light dry malt with earthy, piney hop notes. Overall a pretty mild lager with a nice hoppy finish. You could do worse for a summer lager.
RichTheVillan (1954) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; bright light amber pour with thin white head, faint malt aroma, taste is malt a hint of hay and honey crisp a piece of lemon and excitable carbonation.
GoufCustom (560) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle as “Summerfest 2013” bought at CitySuper in Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear light golden orange colour; One-quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasted for 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable soft carbonation; Aroma of full malt, with strong lemon, grapefruit, lime and light grass; Nice, light sweet taste of full malt, with strong lemon and lime, light sharp grapefruit, light yeast, light liquorices, and sharp grassy hops; Medium body, slick palate; Taste profile is a stepped-up Premium Lager. Full malt taste is lighter, not as bready as other macros, and lemony lime taste is very prominent. Grapefruit is comparatively low key, not dull, but definitely not in its typical IPA role, more like a good touch here; Hoppiness is manifested in lemon lime as explained, plus very distinctive and decently tasted grassy hops. Bitterness is low-key like the grapefruit. The lingering finish is quite okay; Quite dry after taste, very lemony and easy to mouth.
Comment: This is a decently made Premium Lager with some playful tinkering of our senses. As With other SN beers, this is very hopped-up, with focus being shifted to strong lemony and distinctive hop taste, making this one a definite stand out from the rest. Light and pretty refreshing, this is definitely a nice one for the Summer. Recommended.