branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2012
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
My first response after tasting this for the first time was that it was a Budweiser clone. So the next day, I did a side by side tasting of the Budweiser and Summerfest. The difference were so minimal that if someone were to switch these two, I would not be able to tell a difference. The only differences were in the appearance and slight bitterness.
The head on Summerfest stuck around proving that it used malt instead of corn and rice. But the Aromas and Flavors were identical.
This is what I would consider an epic fail on Sierra Nevada’s part. If they were looking for a way to make a more expensive version of Budweiser, then they have succeeded.
HippieFee (49) - - JUL 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Crisp and dry flavor that lingers on the palate for a while. No bitterness to this beer and only a slight malt sweetness. A floral taste to it.
jflopsu (498) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light gold. Has a malty, grass, malt and pine aroma. Taste is very earthy taste with grass, malts, pine, and light citrus. A refreshing taste with light grain aftertaste.
angelkostvo (556) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow colour, white head. Aroma of hay, malts, bisquits, diacetyl buttery note. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, very delicate... may be too much. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation.
wisdomsolo (391) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really drinkable! Decent lager aroma and a nice small hoppy bite. I can dig it!
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Clear and yellow. Aroma is typical pale lager skunk. Flavor is tangy spicy rice and corn. While Perle and Saaz are great hops, this beer just doesn’t make the cut. Damn near a drianpour... What a shame from SN....
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Pour for this brew but the head dissapears quickly. Flavor is weak and the aftertaste is grassy.
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a very light, pale yellow with a fairly thin white head. Good aroma with no sulfur. Light mouthfeel. Solid flavor with no real flaws, but not very good when it gets warmer. Still, a great brew to drink on a summer day.
tob1a5 (7) - - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske. Frisk og fyldig sommerlager. Godt alternativ til en pilsner. Medium bitter, smage af citrusfrugter- specielt i starten, sager lidt af grandnåle i eftersmagen. Dejlig lang bitter eftersmag. God på en varm sommerdag.
woodychevy (338) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a hint of orange with white head. Lots of carbonation. Pretty well balanced- leaning towards to malty cereal flavors but balanced with enough hoppy citrus and bitter lageriness to make it pretty darn refreshing and enjoyable. Crisp and clean with a nice light finish. Great for summer and really drinkable for a Pilsner. Like a lager with enough Sierra Nevada trademark flavors to make it work.
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some grassy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.