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Summer Czech Style Pils - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Summer Czech Style PilsSummer Czech Style Pils

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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.39
pDev: 20.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 05-18-2011

Brewed with imported malt, soft water & Saaz noble hops, this Czech-style Pilsner is the perfect summer beer. Its rich golden color compliments the mild, earthy, spicy hop aromas & well balanced malt profile for a crisp, clean beer with subtle bitterness.
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 59
Reviews by PorterLambic:
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1.51/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Pours an ephemerally hazy, medium yellow with no discernible head at all.
Smell is dirt and and the inside of a gym shoe. Wow.
Taste is hops, dirt and whatever you get from licking a boot.
Almost medium bodied. Effervescence is sharp up front fading fast to medium. Drying and clean finish. This plain sucks. Pure drain pour.

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Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner a vibrant lighter to medium golden with a fluffy bone white head atop that left broken sheets of lace as it settled slowly.Toasted cereal grains and herbal hops in the nose,pleasant but not to assertive.The palate is much more hop assertive, a big shot spicy saaz hops really jump out over top of a crisp cracker dryer malt profile,a sharp,dry,crisp pilsner.This is a great pilsner,maybe the best I have had,the hops are big and the malt is dry and crisp,a great beer.

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Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of richkrull
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from the brewery. Great summer beer, refreshing after a very hot Milwaukee day. Nice foam head retained on mellow yellow body. A little cheese smell but mostly pleasant aroma. A lemon citrus and tastes more bitter than it likely is. Easy mouthfeel and a good drinker.

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Photo of ordybill
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma-Has a strong lemon/floral aroma. pretty inviting
Appearance- a murky golden color with a one inch white head
Taste- very bitter with a strong buttery flavor, not my cup of tea
Palate- medium bodied with an oily feel
Overall- I was disappointed with this beer. I expected more and it didn't deliver. I was really turned off by the butter flavor.

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Photo of eliz108
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.15/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz twist-top bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.0% ABV, 11133 on neck (Bottled April 20th, 2011)

A - Vibrantly clear and golden straw yellow in color, this pils is topped by a two-finger, loosely packed white head. The effervescent foam lingers for a bit then leaves patchy lace left on the glass.

S - Subtle spicy notes of Saaz hops balance the smooth, slightly sweet pilsner malt well. The soft water rounds the nose out with a touch of authenticity.

T - Assertively hopped for a pilsner (or what pilsner has become), the Saaz impart a bold earthy and spicy bite to the taste. Unmatched by malt, the usual pils sweetness of this style gets washed to the background of this beer. Curiously, the flavor still remains delicate.

M - Soft water lends a smooth, clean feel accented by playful carbonation to this brew. The crisp, clean beer finishes with a bright but welcome bitterness from the Saaz.

O - Sprecher's newest addition to the lineup is quite a welcome one as it reaches to and exceeds a style that seems dumbed down as of late. The fragrant aroma and crisp, clean flavor and feel make it both a great nod to a classic Czech pils as well as a spectacular refreshing summer beer!

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Photo of DCdevyl78
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of HerbertRx
2.72/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of dbtoe
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
I am really becoming a Sprecher fan. This is one great Pils. Balanced on the spicy hop side but the malt is right there as well.
Look is a golden body with a 2 finger head that lasted until the end.
Smell is pretty mild and mostly spicy hops.
Taste was a surprise after the mild smell. Really get a nice spicy hop kick then that great pils. Malt flavor takes over.
Feel carbonation is perfect, finishes dry and clean.
Overall this is probably one of the best pils I can remember having in a long time. I’ll be picking up many more of these 4 packs.

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Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours golden with a lasting white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of pils malt and lemon-y floral notes from the Saaz.

The taste is malty with soft bitterness from the Saaz hops in the clean, crisp finish.

An easy-drinking, well balanced pils.

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Photo of EnJeiBee
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Low retention and lacing.

S - Sweet straw notes accompanied by mild peppery hops.

T - Identical to the nose. A sweet malty straw backbone with a mild peppery hop finish.

M - Thin and somewhat watery on the palate.

O - Although this isn't my favorite style of brew, it was enjoyable. Definitely an easy drinker that anyone could enjoy.

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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Wayne17
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hergestridge
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice Pilsner.. Fresh taste.. a bit of hoppiness sneaks in. They're root beer is excellent, but the Summer Pils falls a bit short of an Excellent Pilsner.. It was a Beer of the Month Selection and based on the taste... Overall.. I'd Be more than happy to try other Sprecher entries... Definitely a beer I'd drink again.
~Carry On Citizens!!!~

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Photo of brewmudgeon
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%

Not as much noble hops as the reputation had me expecting, but very solid.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of harrylee773
1/5  rDev -70.5%

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Summer Czech Style Pils from Sprecher Brewing Company
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