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Wasatch Summerbrau Lager - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Wasatch on 04-18-2009

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Photo of GRG1313
2.64/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Note: Bottle of this release indicates 5.6% abv.

Pours orange amber with a very thin white head; Nose is orange fruity and a bit like Belgian candi sugar;

Mouth is nice medium bodied, mild carbonation and well balanced-perhaps needing a bit more carbonation.

Unfortunately, the flavor profile just isn't pleasant. There is a pine bitter but it's more like an upleasant sour/bitter that is "heavy" and burdensome to the flavor - not appealing. There is no brightness, no real character and not a lot of acid to the flavor profile. I don't see this as a match for food at all and not so appealing by itself. Perhaps a bit more carbonation would help? Some who don't like high acid profiles may like this one; however, if you like more than just a simple "dull bitter" lager character, this is not the one for you.

Finish is light/medium bitter pine. All in all, having now had it in the glass for longer than I usually do for a tasting...my conclusion is that more carbonation is likely what this needs and which could salvage it. As is...just to heavy on the palate without any appealing flavors. (1,102 characters)

Photo of ybnorml
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean pale yellow beer. Has a small white has that disappears quickly. Has a light sweet grass aroma with a hint of lemon. Light mouthfeel. Some sweetness on the tip of the tongue followed by a hint of hops at the back of the throat. drinkable with some flavor as opposed to what the TV sells us. style is not my fave but i drank the whole bottle easily.

thanks John (369 characters)

Photo of cavedave
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Wasatch for the chance to try this Utah gem

Pours a nice, very slightly cloudy, straw yellow, topped by a purest white plume of lather that leaves lavish loops of lace on the glass. The head hangs on for almost the whole ride.

The smell is tart yeast and bready malt, some nice spiciness underneath, even some earthy and bitter notes at the edge.

The taste of this is more complex than expected. It starts with a nice rush of tart yeast and bready sweetness, but some really nice spicy hop joins the ride, and some mild bitterness finishes the sip with all the tastes still on tongue. Clean flavors are joined by a bit of lemony goodness as it warms.

Nicely carb.'ed but not overly so like many American lagers, light in the mouth, easy on the palate though full of flavor, and a good, if not great, finish.

Drinkability, as a factor of refreshingness versus ABV, combined with an very fine taste, makes this beer drinkable to a fault. Had I sufficient quantity, I could drink this beer until whales re-evolve to land animals.

Impression: Yet another fine beer requiring long distance travel to re-visit. (1,125 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jkwalking05 for sharing this bottle.

Pours golden straw color with a white head. The aroma is corn, with a slightly skunked smell. The flavor is similar to a macro lager with a lot of adjunct notes including corn. There is no real hop presence in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (313 characters)

Photo of blackie
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: standard pint, clear golden in color, capped with a reasonable white head

s: first sniff is all macro lager, looking further reveals german lager malts with some sweetness and offset by a grassy citrus, mostly benign hop aroma, some light residual yeast character, bready and doughy - seems a little soft and lacking the snap of a proper czech

m: carbonation is light-moderate and a bit prickly, body is lighter

t: lager malt body carries flavors of white bread, hop flavors are moderate citrus and grass with a decent metallic bitterness nudging into the finish, finishes a little dirty - with some doughy yeast character and sugars lingering

d: okay, though certainly not up to par for the style

single from the State Liquor in Moab (742 characters)

Photo of colts9016
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a polkal glass.

Appearance: A one finger head that has some retention. The head is foamy and creamy. The body of the beer is a medium straw color. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is a clear color.

Nose: A nice malty aroma with a spicy floral aroma. There is a slight biscuit aroma in the background.

Taste: There is a nice malt flavor but the hops drops quickly. The hops is muted and bland.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is billowy and soft on the palate. The body of the beer is medium light. This beer lack serious flavor. (598 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Label calls this beer a German Pilsener.

Clean golden straw with a thick cushion of eggshell-white head. Good lacing. Nose of sweet cookie dough malt, cooked vegetables, and spicy noble hops. Toasted malts up front, with a crisp hop bitterness. Sweetish cookie dough malts follow. Spicy, peppery, noble hops stay strong. Cooked vegetable twang in the finish, along with lingering hop bitterness. Moderate body, with a smooth feel. A good summer quaffer. (469 characters)

Photo of mikereaser
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another brew courtesy of Wasatch!

A - pours a clear gold color with 1/4 inch of foam that quickly disappeared

S - toasted malt, grains, some grassiness and a little lemon

T - light malt flavor with a nice hoppy bitterness, lemon and some funkiness

M/D - very refreshing & good carbonation, easy to drink and would be very enjoyable on a summer day. nice amount of bitterness too. (387 characters)

Photo of JBogan
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium clear gold with a nice white crown which stays for a while and leaves good lacing.

Smells of grains and citrus, along with a nice hop presence.

Tastes very similar to the aroma. Somewhat lemony and clean flavored, with a bit of grassiness in there as well.

Mouthfeel was really pleasing. Medium to thick for this style beer, along with a solid amount of carbonation to give it a refreshing crispness.

This is a very easy drinking beer, and one I'd certainly buy again. I'm drinking this on a 100+ degree Vegas summer afternoon and this fits the bill perfectly. (580 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.42/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer that came via another trade from Wasatch. Thanks John.

A golden bodyt with a ton of active carbonation bubbles. About two fingers of white head that is rocky, creamy and thick. Good retention and many rings of thick, sticky, lacing.

The nose here is great. Some toated malt that almost has a buttery aroma. A little bit of grass. A ton of slightly skunky, lemony, saaz hops are noticeable.

Immdiately after taking my first sip, I am assaulted by saaz hops that are both skunky and a bit like lemongrass. Maybe a little bit of hop spiciness in there also, but mostly a lot of saaz. Next comes a lightly toasted malt backbone that comes off as being a little buttery tasting, which actually works really well with the saaz hops. The finish is citric; grapefruit and bitterness.

Light crisp body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

This is the best Czech Pilsner I have had to date, even better than the New Glarus offering I tried. Great beer, I would drink this by the case if it were available to me. (1,026 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, cheerfully golden body with a frothy, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Crisp German malts with a tiny note of toast. Light spicy hops. Light hint of fruit with a slight suggestion of apple.

Taste: Wholesome German malts with touches of pilsner maltiness and toastiness, as if a bit of Vienna malt found its way into the recipe. Light fruitiness. Spicy hops with a subtle bitterness. Light as it may be, there's still just a minor hint of alcohol. Finishes dry and still vaguely toasty.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A light, pleasant lager best served cold amongst the sweltering heat of summertime. (654 characters)

Photo of bonkers
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade with Fishdawg71. I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. It pours a clear, gold with a moderate white head. The aroma is faint, a bit bready. Flavor wise the beer has a pleasant bitterness and a nice lingering aftertaste. It is a light bodied, moderately carbonated brew that goes down very easy. A good summertime beer. (357 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a rocky head; decent retention and a few strips of lace

Smell: Grainy, with a musty hay smell

Taste: Biscuity up front, but the sweet malt is soon joined by a somewhat harsh grainy element through mid-palate; after the swallow, the grainy flavors dominate through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Somewhat refreshing but tastes more like a Euro Pale Lager than a pilsner

Thanks, Wasatch and Douglas88, for the opportunity (520 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle showed up at my doorstep unannounced from Wasatch. Thanks John!

It pours a very clear and bright yellow gold with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell is lightly malty, lightly hoppy.

The taste has a nice sweetish malty flavour balanced with some grassy hops. Some light notes of bread as well. Good.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are both medium and head retention and lacing are very good.

Drinkability? This goes down easy and tastes good. A solid effort, me thinks. (485 characters)

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at the SLS in Vernal for about $9.

A: Crystal clear deep gold color with a stark white head, about half an inch or so, reduced to a film with some huge gobs of lacing. Lots of carbonation floating around in this one. Very nice looking brew.

S: Pilsner malts, slight grainyness, a few hints at spicy noble hops, slightly sulfur too. Not a whole lot going on in the nose.

T: light flavors, slightly spicy hop profile, grainy, slight mineral profile as well. all around a pretty fair flavored beer. nothing to get excited about though.

M: Thin and crisp, nice carbonation, really dry, begs for another sip. Excellent regarding that.

D: I'm glad I bought a sixer of this, I could easily drink a few of these. This will probably be my go to for summer outings. Nice lager from Utah! (805 characters)

Photo of TroyS
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked-up this Wasatch Summerbrau Lager at the Utah Co-op Beer Store in SLC. It's a really smooth drinking beer. This is a nice and light, slightly citrusy lawn mower brew; a nice pils. Nice and smooth drinker. Drinks like a 3.2% beer. Not too shabby of a beer at all. Cheers! (278 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some slight hops, spices. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slightly hoppy, spicy. Medium body, a dry and slightly bitter finish. Drinkable, a very tasty lager. (320 characters)

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Wasatch Summerbrau Lager from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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