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Summer Pilsner Fusion - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Dope

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh 2014 batch, just released. Bottle 872.

A: Pours a lightly hazy amber. Lots of very fine carbonation. Tall and frothy/fizzy tan head. Good head retention with a nice slow fade. Almost no lacing at all.

S: Lots of grass and light apple cider. Light fruity alcohol.

T: Taste is a lot stronger than the aroma. Big, big grassy notes up front. Light floral notes, lavender-like at times. Grainy oatmeal and that sharp, crisp pilsner malt backing it all up in the middle and finish. A bit of sulphur from that pilsner malt in fact. Light bitterness in the finish with more grass and some of that dry apple cider flavor kicking around.

M: Medium-heavy, sharp and crisp.

O: Basically a super pilsner. Very strong pilsner malt and grassy hops plus the grainy oatmeal for complexity. Decent bitterness for a pilsner too, but of course this not an IPA or something. Bright and sharp, tasty but I think I'm more of a fan of the lighter, more sessionable pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 05:21:58 | More by Dope
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S- Upon first sniff, I am disappointed. It's very, very tame. I get hints of grass, honey and crackers.

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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.

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Summer Pilsner Fusion from Element Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.