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Summer Pilsner Fusion - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%


Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 05-13-2011)
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

10-09-2012 20:11:21 | More by ComRock12
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Clear amber hue, high-reaching froth

SMELL: Spicy, mealy, dried grass, yeast, wildflowers, clean alcohol

TASTE: Medium bodied, creamy, peppery alcohol, warming, clean, grainy, grassy, bitter, herbal, bread, yeast, faint taffy, bitter, drying finish

A massive lager, being an “Oatmeal Pilsner” really rounds this brew out. While the malt backbone puts on quite a show, we had selfishly hoped that the hops would have been dialed up a tad more, which would have pushed this beer into a beer for the gods. We guess our palates can live with just great.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 16:12:55 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Rhode Island

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Massachusetts

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08-31-2013 13:03:35 | More by nzerbe
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smb71481

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4/5  rDev -1%

08-18-2013 23:36:45 | More by smb71481
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BeerPunk1312

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-09-2013 01:50:02 | More by BeerPunk1312
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a bright golden color with a tight white head. Non stop cascade of tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Smells sweet, slightly caramel and dough like. Malty sweet taste, very crisp and then a lingering warm alcohol finish. Very enjoyable on a dreary summer eve.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 00:21:54 | More by kaelingirl
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AdamElb

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2013 02:27:03 | More by AdamElb
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

07-02-2013 04:59:05 | More by BKBassist
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-12-2013 22:42:18 | More by In_Control_Mike
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2013 22:04:06 | More by shehateme
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Bounty628

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The SPF is a sturdy 8.8 ABV and just about every percentage of that ABV can be noticed in the offering.

The SPF pours a bright straw color with a bright white head rising to the top of the glass. There is the same white lacing noticeable throughout the pour and the SPF when poured into the glass cannot help but to invoke images of summer. There is a rich amount of carbonation in the pour that dances throughout the glass the entire time.

In the nose is a lemon matched to bready complexity that jumps out of the pilsner glass immediately. The nose brings up a very sweet nature that pairs itself to the grain notes brought about from the oatmeal in the brew.

The taste is good, but strikes me as being a bit too complex and not focused enough. There is a bit of an oaky element to beer which seems a tad off for a summer pilsner style offering. The hopes and pale malts certainly are present the taste and there is a sharp citrus taste that is a bit too much and throws off the balance. The high ABV can definitely be picked up in the taste and though I enjoy imperial style brews I prefer them when the alcohol is not so in your face as it is here. Though I enjoy several of the aspects of this beer, the taste to me is trying too hard to pack too much into the taste and the flavors don’t align with one another in a symbiotic way.

The mouthfeel is what you would expect from an imperial pilsner style and the crisp, smooth mouthfeel makes the taste a bit more enjoyable. There is a light and airy mouthfeel within the SPF and the beer works its way across the mouth quite easily.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 01:34:01 | More by Bounty628
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

09-04-2012 22:30:42 | More by DelicateDelirium
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

08-25-2012 14:05:23 | More by oldp0rt
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ComputerBeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like some of these new styles where ale type hops are added to a pilsner. The solely Hallertau Hersbrucker influence is also a great new approach.

I got a short glass of this in my local bar. The beer was a hazy, straw color. There was a couple fingers of very white head on top. The foam was very rocky.

The smell was kind of different. It was kind of flowery off the top. I got some sweetness, and the bouquet had fruitiness. I didn't expect this blend of smells.

The flavor was HUGEt. I would say that this would fit in on a warm spring day. The blend of flavors were very interesting. I feel like I get some white grape. It was almost like a soft kiwi. On the back end I got some strong malty goodness.

This is a very good beer. It was a different experience from any other beer I have had.

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08-22-2012 15:57:48 | More by ComputerBeer
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Jason

Massachusetts

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07-11-2012 02:01:14 | More by Jason
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Opportunivore


4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great summer beer. A Pilsner based on Oatmeal grain. A nice combination. Refreshing and smooth. Just a little more bitter than a hefeweizen. For a seasonal it really puts a lot of other beers to shame.

Pour is more like a Belgium Beer (say Duval). If you don't tilt you will get a lot of head. It settles down quickly and smells delightful.

Overall a very successful beer. To bad it is not sold in Texas.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 03:31:25 | More by Opportunivore
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Ommy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

SPF pours golden brown with a fairly large foamy head.
On the nose I get a sort of lemon and sweet smelling mix. A hint of banana also.

The taste is bitter but also sweet. There is almost a banana bread taste to it, with a bit of honey.

Overall this is an interesting beer, and quite tasty!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 23:20:53 | More by Ommy
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Summer Pilsner Fusion from Element Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.