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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: 18
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 6
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a white, bubbly, and frothy head that takes a while to dissipate and leaves quite a bit of very nice lacing on the walls of the glass. The beer itself is a clear brown with orange notes. The beer is also a little bit hazy but that's most likely due to the temperature difference between the beer and the glass. The smell has strong honey and graham cracker notes mixed with a bit of light oatmeal. The hops are a little bit buried beneath the other notes but provide a nice base with its bitter and grassy notes. The taste is a bit stronger with the hop notes and the oatmeal as well as the sweeter honey and oat notes are weaker. However, the mix is much better than in the smell because it's no longer so sweet. Additionally, there is a slight alcohol taste that is very faint and barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the thicker side and very light on the carbonation despite the good head retention. Overall, a very good beer that is worth getting if you haven't done so. Despite the odd pairing, the combination actually works very well in how one note offsets the other and prevents it from becoming too overwhelming.

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Cask pour at ACBF

A-Pours a cloudy golden color. Head from the pour fills the rest of my sample cup.

S- Upon first sniff, I am disappointed. It's very, very tame. I get hints of grass, honey and crackers.

T-Flavor brings more to the table. The grassiness of the hops is turned up. Sweet honey with some sweet cracker and grains.

M-Medium bodied. Flat and perhaps a bit too warm. Soft bitterness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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