DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 12, 2017 branlovesbeer (14) - 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.
Deep gold with a decent white head. Fresh hay with some sulphur notes in the aroma. Malty with balancing bitterness. Crisp just as the label says. Light to medium bodied with a moderately bitter finish. Nice summer lager. Bcoble003 (291) - Jblm, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2017
This is a refreshing beer that isn't to strong. It's slightly sweet and crisp. Glad someone left it at my house for me to try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Larry_Duffman (536) - - JUN 28, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours golden with a white head. The aroma is grain, ripe fruit, and a little skunky. The taste is grain, berry, and slightly bitter hops. It’s pretty crisp and refreshing. This is an okay beer. blues720 (2) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
Pours a golden yellow, and a bright, crisp hop flavor. This is a nice summer beer great to drink after yard work, sitting around the patio or with a light summer meal.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ALIBALI (2095) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Hoppy WürzUntergärer mit einer wahrhaftigen Crispyness😉. Flower Power with A Touch Of Aluminium. Fresh & Kurz 😀 ...355ml Bottle. Kieler Woche 2017.
sPOKEtacular (15) - - JUN 16, 2017
Pours clear golden. European hop aroma. Nice maltiness yet still refreshing. A good summer beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wheresthepath (2334) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Keg at the Oakford Social Club, Reading. Gold with a thick white head and a moderate fizz. Rather a thin body. Mild lemon and grass flavour diminishes by the end leaving a hint of butter and a moderate bitterness in a lightly dry finish. Didn’t know it was a pils; would have guessed it was a low-grade industrial golden ale. PugUglyBrewer (658) - - JUN 8, 2017
Pale, clear gold color with no head retention whatsoever. Slightly more hoppy than most craft lagers that don’t define themselves as a hoppy lager. Dry corn and pine all the way. sephyrott (134) - - JUN 8, 2017
Pint from tap at the Draper’s arms. Clear and soft pilsner, which doesn’t feel hoppy at all. Refreshing nevertheless BlackBeerPG (675) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Taste: Very crisp hop bite, dry, caramel malt, wheat notes. Cracker crisp and dry hopped nose. gold, clear, with a white foam head and ringed lattice. Medium/Lite body.