RateBeer
overall
41
81
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Summerfest is a delightfully refreshing example of a traditional style lager beer. While lighter in body than our ales, Summerfest displays significant hop aroma and a tangy hop bite. The long lagering period adds a smoothness that makes this beer a great summertime treat.

Bittering Hops: Perle & Saaz
Beginning Gravity: 11.8 Plato
Finishing Hops: Saaz
Ending Gravity: 2.7 Plato
Malts: Two-row Pale, Dextrin Malt, Munich
Yeast: Lager Yeast (bottom fermenting)


vadavid's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
The beer pours a straw-yellow with a thick, creamy head. I’m glad I decided to dig out the Pilsener glass for this one. Even with an easy pour I had to empty the bottle in stages. The aroma is grainy with faint floral hops. The flavor is light and refreshing, with bitter hops and an ever so slight citrus zestiness. A crisp, bready maltiness keeps everything in balance. The finish is dry and clean.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3056) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2015
Sierra Nevada’s Summerfest 2015 Crisp Lager. It pours a bright clear gold with a foamy white head. The aroma is mildly fruity with a cork quality to it and a decent breadiness. Sharp carbonation on a med-light body with a crisp dry finish. The taste is a bit earthy then biting herbal hops and some flatbread malt sweetness. Refreshing on a hot day, not the best Czech lager I’ve had but they’re near the mark of what the style should be. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (89) - Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma sweet, bready, floral. Golden clear. Taste is sweet bready yet tasty and light.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (391) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at jerrys wedding. Nose is cheap beer and malt. Gold and thin. Some spice in there but malt kills it and it really isn't that good. Would go elsewhere.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (355) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a light amber from a bottle, slight white head made from largish bubbles resulting from a vigorous pour. Aroma of biscuit, some grass. In addition to that, some lemon in the mouth. Good pilsner, I'm usually kind of down on the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Forgy (7) - - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
It's pretty bland with no excitement. But that's just how pilsners are. It's refreshing nonetheless and good for a hot day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (3698) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle: Aroma is somewhat sweetish, bit strange, grassy hops. Pale yellow color, white head. Sweetish, grainy flavor, grassy hops, medium bitterness. Expected more, pretty average pilsner, no summer feeling.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (450) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2015
Didn’t really do what I wanted it to do. Wasn’t crisp and light enough for a summer easy drinker, but also wasn’t hoppy enough to make a good slow sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (278) - Minneapolis, - JUL 11, 2015
Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a beer I had tonight. Middle of the pack pilsener.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (344) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours a clear lager yellow with white head that leaves no lacing. Nose is faint hops. Palate is medium body Taste is slight sweetness with hops bitterness bring on the aftertaste. 12 ox bottle 2015

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (550) - FRANCE - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle in Brooklyn-- Pours clear golden with thin white head. Sweet malt nose. Aromas are sweet malt, some citrus, spicy hops. Rather low carbonation, medium body. Medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 197


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50