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.
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown sugar aromas, pale gold with white lacing, sugary lemon flavour, its ok.
tnkw01 (1539) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with a medium head. Aroma and taste is just plain Jane Pilsner.
hawthorne00 (3051) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold with a white head that doesn’t last that well. Grainy aroma with some nice, quite delicate spicy and floral notes, some lemon. Sweet hay and grains don’t dovetail all that well with the hops, but there’s some spicy bitterness. Sound enough but uneventful.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice golden body and thin white head standard lager apperance, aroma wasnt pleasant, tastes a little grassy, with mild hops bitterness. o.k. finish. decent lager but not great."
jackafholmes (827) - - OCT 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from beer52. Clear pale yellow, small white head. Aroma is grassy and a bit bland, no sweetcorn though. Taste is bitter and dry and crisp. Not too thin and medium carbonation. Not a bad lager.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at yard house. Straw yellow color quickly disappearing head. Very grain like wet hay and phenolic. Taste like a bad clear Hefeweizen.
SG111 (672) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 04/15. Pours light and hazy. White cloudy head. Aroma is light, slight lemon, a little corny, maltiness is kinda nice. Decent lager. As far as lagers go it’s actually really solid.
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma of wheat and bandits. Flavor is real phenolic for Pilsner. Almost Hefeweizen not really liking it.
Smithld1 (72) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes like fosters. Why bother? A generic lager that tastes like lipstick.
BlindGuardianco (48) - - SEP 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special for my taste, not very Malty or interesting, solid overall but hard to tell it apart