My hope is that everyone is enjoying the “I lost the photos” beer review series because it will be continuing on today and for the near future. I have yet to determine exactly how many beers I will have in this run of evaluations before getting back to those for which I have pictures. What I do is look for the picture each time I post a review and there was not one for today. Oh well.
My backlog of reviews is not quite a year behind at this point but it is definitely one season away from being so. I am making up some ground on it though. The good thing about that is there will be some summer drinking beers coming up as a reference for the quickly approaching hot weather (which is pretty much here for me already). Evaluations like the one for today will be a reminder for me as to what I enjoyed on the sunny days and what I can pass on this time through.
Without further delay . . .
Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA)
Name: Summerfest Lager
Style: Bohemian Pilsener
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in an oversized pilsner glass. $8.49 for a 6-pack.
Aroma: A spicy, somewhat floral hop nose with a bit of a grainy background.
Appearance: Pale gold color. Extremely tall, white head with good retention and a laced trail. Very clear with many rising bubbles visible along the glass.
Flavor: Very light malty/grainy flavors. No heavy flavors overall with the hop bitterness dominating the balance and a slight bit of astringency at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light body with medium to high amounts of carbonation. Smooth and very crisp with a slight amount of dryness.
Overall Impressions: Extremely clean and refreshing and would be good for warm weather drinking (as a “Summerfest” beer should be).