Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Beer: Summerfest
Brewery: Sierra Nevada
Style: Czech Pilsner
ABV: 5.0%


 Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s apartment
Primary Consumer: Kerensa



Sight: Hazy straw body of a Czech Pilsner, with a creamy white head that recedes to a foamy brim.

Smell: Lemon. And corn. It actually kind of smells like a better Budweiser.

Flavor: It tastes better than it smells. The characteristic Pilsner malt-to-hops ratio is off, with an emphasis on the malt side. The result is a sweeter, less interesting Pilsner. Oddly, it tastes like cardboard smells. Oddly.

Feel: Thin body, less carbonated than other Pils.

Concluding Remarks: Summerfest, Sierra Nevada’s moniker for their Czech Pilsner, is mediocre. It kind of tastes like watery cardboard malt seltzer (imagine it). Overall,  it’s a fine summer beer, but it’s missing the nuanced spice and hops of a Czech Pils. If Sierra added a little more hops next time, the Summerfest could put the ‘fest’ in…Summerfest.

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