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Beer Review #6

Posted by on April 1, 2012

We are at the dawn of April, which means the doldrums of winter are largely behind us. We may get a freak blizzard or two, but hopefully not. The warm glow of spring is a good time to break out the summer beers. Let’s do it!

Beer: Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Origin: Chico, California

ABV: 5%

IBU’s: 28


Summerfest looks like summer. It has a rich golden hue which resembles a sunset. The aroma is reminiscent of a traditional lager like Budweiser, but it’s a little stronger. Honestly, that’s not a good sign for me. I prefer my beer to be as far from Budweiser as possible.

The first anticipated sip leaves a lot to be desired. It’s cold. It’s ostensibly refreshing, but there’s almost no flavor. The texture is slightly creamy, but that’s about it. The light aftertaste lingers a little longer than expected. Thankfully it’s not strong, or else it would become unpleasant very quickly.

Food this beer could go with: pretty much anything. There’s not a lot to this beer, so it won’t add or subtract from any food experience.

I suppose this beer is good for taking out for a summer picnic. If you’re being physically active, but don’t want to drink Bud Light, this could serve well. But it doesn’t do anything for me. This is a pretty short review, which fits the beer.


I’ve had these guys stuck in my head the past two days. I went to Little Bangkok in Grand Forks yesterday (excellent, by the way. I hadn’t had good sushi in FOREVER) and Miike Snow was playing. Fantastic Swedish electronic outfit. They produced the song “Toxic” for Britney Spears back in 2003, but don’t hold that against them.

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