Sierra Nevada Summerfest 2010

Quoth the brewery: “Our Summerfest® is a refreshing, pilsner-style lager. Its incredible smoothness comes from an extra-long lagering period. Lighter in body than our ales but just as complex in character, Summerfest® quenches your thirst with big aroma and a tangy hop bite.”

Sounds great, but we were not impressed. The hops struck us as too weak, and the pilsner biscuit flavor we craved also was wimpy. Of course, none of this kept us from draining our glasses. A couple times.

Summerfest 2010 is not a bad beer; it’s just not great shakes. Nor is it up to the usual Sierra Nevada standards. (Rating***)

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