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Summer Czech Style Pils - Sprecher Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 05-18-2011)
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Photo of steveh
4.56/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Happened on this one by accident -- retailer had some left over that wasn't on the shelves a month ago.

A -- Chill-hazed pale gold with a terrific, dense, creamy, long-lasting white head. What points are lost with the chill haze are made up in such a classic, to-style head.

S -- Spicy, earthy hops with some mild breadiness back. There's a vague underlying diacetyl character that gives this beer a distinct Bohemain character.

T -- Spicy Saaz hops hit the palate first with some light citrus tang followed up by bready Pils malt and finishes spicy bitter at first then very clean and dry. There's the same mild diacetyl blending with spicy hops in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft, nearly creamy, with a medium light to crisp body.

O -- Wow -- this is one great Czech Pils. The mix of spicy Saaz hops and Pilsner malt bready sweetness are near clones of fresh Pilsner Urquell. The only other micro Pils that I've ever thought as good was New Glarus' Bohemian Lager. A lesson in great lager brewing, I hope it's back next year.

steveh, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of IronLover
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow in color with an amber hue and a heavy haze. Poured with with a big, bright white foam that reduced to a healthy cap. Nice sticky lacings on the glass. Sweet bready malt with lemon and orange zest. A hint of melted butter in there too. Medium bodied with a smooth feel below the tangy refreshing carbonation. Floral hop bitterness throughtout with bready malt and buttery notes beneath. Finished crisply with lingering floral and pine hop bitterness. This was much more hop forward than expected.

IronLover, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

sweemzander, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of ercxi
3/5  rDev -13.8%

ercxi, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -13.8%

BamfBacon, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Satsuma
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Satsuma, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Zachtheporter, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of NJB145
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

NJB145, May 27, 2013
Photo of eliz108
4/5  rDev +14.9%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pouring this beer into a glass is beautiful as the carbonation rises to the top with create the perfect head. The color is a semi-clear, golden yellow with a fluffy off-white head. The scent is mainly yeast and wheat giving it an overall pilsner scent but with a twist of citrus.

The taste is rather bold and daring. The wheat and hops are on the frontline as they attack your taste buds. Slowly there is a sweetness that grows in your mouth however it finishes with a dry, crisp after taste. The texture is smooth which delivers a decent overall volume to the beer.

I’ve had quite a few Sprecher beers in my time and I can’t ever say I have ever had a bad one. This Summer Pils is a complex lager that you don’t often see in a summer beer. It is just as refreshing as it is interesting. Perhaps what it lacks is that traditional pilsner taste, but then again they do advertise this as “Czech Style.” As with most Sprecher brews, you get a full 16 ounces to enjoy in every bottle which always a huge plus!

Lemke10, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

nosavingsaccount, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +14.9%

theminutemen, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
1/5  rDev -71.3%

harrylee773, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +43.7%

TimRasmussen, May 16, 2012
Photo of Soneast
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Soneast, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, this Pils was a yellow straw color. Producing a finger head, an Earthy aroma was apparent. The initial taste was a mildly sweet earthy flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. What was exceptional about this beer was the mouthfeel. A smooth, creamy texture coated the tongue nicely, making the flavor hold.

For a lot reasons, it is not easy to make an interesting pilsner. This brew was smooth and would be an easy drink on a hot summer day. It is certainly a better pilsner than the one produce a few miles south of Sprecher at a certain macrobrewery.

JohnnyHopps, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Profane
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Profane, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a clouded golden yellow color, with a crop of white head resting on top. Plenty of white lacing on the glass with some filmy legs.

Lemon peel and grassy notes in the nose, some soapy notes as well. Light hops with toasted grain and faint metallic hints.

Light bitterness up front with soft hops. Soapy and metallic throughout. Light toasted cracker notes with bready malts. Hints of citrus as well. Finishes a little dry and sticky.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, sticky and unfortunately lingering. This was pretty terrible to be honest, poor flavor, boring scent, and forgettable in nearly every way.

xnicknj, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of EnJeiBee
3.55/5  rDev +2%
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.

EnJeiBee, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Sammy, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of dbtoe
4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

dbtoe, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Handed off to me a light yellow-wheat color with next to no head from the tap (I'm guessing this is more the fault of the bar I'm in than the brewery). A bit cloudy with some mild carbonation. The bouquet has very prominent caramel at the front, with more subtle sour and bread notes as an undercurrent. The first tastes I'm struck with are those of sourdough bread and caramel malts, which transitions to some dry tartness and finally a lingering hop bitterness on the palate. Some hints of rye and citrus in the mix. A bit of funkiness in there, as well. The feel is light-bodied and crisp, with plenty of effervescence and acidity.

This pilsener is a little too sour and funky to really be enjoyable to me, though it does have some really engaging flavors that yield some good complexity. It seems like a beer that doesn't quite know what it wants to be; but then again, I'm not one who drinks a lot of Czech style pilseners. Definitely worth a try if you get the chance (especially if, like me, you get to try it for 2 bucks on tap).

DabblinWiscCraft, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of brewcrew76
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled May 31st.

A - Slightly hazy, bright golden with a fluffy white head. Huge patches of lace cling to the glass.

S - Spicy hops with sweet, grainy malt.

T - Spicy, herbal hops shine with crisp grainy pilsner malt in the background. Much hoppier in flavor than aroma.

M - Smooth, clean and crisp with a lingering dry finish.

D - About time their is a local pils with a good dose of hops. For those that like their pils a little hoppier this will be a great summer refresher.

brewcrew76, Jun 17, 2011
Summer Czech Style Pils from Sprecher Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.