Wasatch Summerbrau Lager - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
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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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 42
Photo of ybnorml
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
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

Photo of dbossman
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale light golden hue with a one-inch head, good retention, and good lacing

S: Light herbal and grassy hops with light citrus, lemon rind in particular; somewhat subdued up front but the grassy hops and grainy malts build a nice finish in the aroma

T: Very refreshing; much more complex in flavor than in aroma; lots of grassy, herbal hops with a pleasant citrus on top; really crisp and refreshing

F: Crisp and light bodied; some sticky residue on the finish helps with the overall body of the beer

O: This is a lightly hopped, delicious lager; extremely crisp and refreshing and just what I want on a hot day; in a time, when most beer geeks are clamoring for the next extreme beer, I am glad some brewers are still putting out simple, delicious beers like this one--thanks Wasatch!

Photo of Nerudamann
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - light golden color, clear, with about 2 fingers worth of off-white foam that dissipates slowly. Good carbonation.

Smell - Not a whole lot of aroma to this one, but somewhat cereal-like in smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Also not a whole lot in the taste except that it is also a little cereal-like in taste, but with more hop flavor and bitterness. Also a little sour toward the middle and finish. Texture is fairly watery.

Overall - not a very interesting beer at all, but not horrible tasting either.

Photo of cavedave
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.32/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Back bottom of bottle stamped BORN:03/29/11. Bottle calls it a German/Bavarian style lager, despite BA currently listing it as a Czech Pilsner.

Appearance - Pours a huge, loose four finger foamy head with good stick and retention. Clear pale gold body with some visible yeast sediment and slight cloudiness.

Smell - Big corn and musky hay.

Taste - Super dry musky corn.

Mouthfeel - Watery body. Slight bite and solvency.

Overall Drinkability - Not impressed, whether it's a Czech pils or a German lager.

Photo of JBogan
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Photo of mwa423
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle from the state liquor store (because as you may or may not be aware, any beer over 4% has to be sold through state liquor stores in Utah) when the circus traveled through Salt Lake City. The bottle I purchased has a born date of 3/29/13. Today is 10/1/13, so it's possible that my review of this beer will be tainted by age.

A - Poured with a finger and a half of white head that lasted a while as well as left a thick lacing on the glass. Color is a bright gold, but the beer is quite hazy, almost the same clarity as the average IPA.

S - Hello Saaz hops, what most people refer to as "cat urine" was strong. There was a slight malty note, but the aroma was pretty much dead on for style.

T - Taste was far weaker and far more watery than the aroma let me to believe, the malt was actually a stronger part of the flavor than the hops. The aftertaste was very weak and rather watery. This would be a decent summer beer if your goal was refreshing and minimal taste.

M - Light and watery, smooth with very little aftertaste.

Overall - There are better Czech pilsners out there, not sad I bought it to try, but I think if I had a six pack of this in 90+ degree weather, the saaz taste would be overwhelming and I'd just be looking for a different flavor after the first couple.

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and light gold in color. 2 finger white head with decent lacing and some retention. Smells was dry malt with some grass and yeast. Taste was good, light grassy hops with some malt and a touch of citrus in there. Mouthfeel was nice, thin and light and easy going down. Overall a good summer beer, not huge on flavor but light and refreshing.

Photo of kagent777
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the Utah State Store. I have been looking forward to trying this one since I saw that it got Gold at GABF this for Dortmunder style.

Appearance: A hazy golden lager poured into the pint leaves a nice white cap of head. A little lace was left on the glass as I drank.

Smell: A mild smell. I can't quite describe it.

Tatse: Slightly sweet bisquity malt. The label says that there is a "Blitzkrieg of hops", but I not sure it is quite that strong. Mildly bittering, a very pleasant taste. Nothing sticks out as wrong.

Mouthfeel: On the strong side of thin body. So many of the beers brewed in Utah seem watery because of the low ABV, but this one has a little meat on its bones. The carbonation is just right.

Drinkability: Good price and very tasty brew, I will seek this one out again. Could easily drink several at a summer BBQ

Photo of BeardedRiker
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first beer review in... forever. I must apologize to all three and a half of my fans. Anyway...

It may be getting a bit cooler here in Texas, and by "cooler" I mean it's not 105 anymore, but I still like to enjoy a light and refreshing beer. A look through my fridge revealed Wasatch Sumerbräu Lager. Color is a clear yellow with a thin and frothy white head. There's some decent lacing.

Smells like sweet grass, light barley, and slightly like toasted bread. Lemon zest and cereal grain.

Clean,tasty beer. Lemon zest and a bit of hop bitterness greet the tongue at the start with a hint of sugary sweet grassiness and toasty cereal grains come in later. Not complex but it doesn't need to be.

This is exceptionally easy to drink with medium carbonation and a light body. Clean mouthfeel and a tad dry at the end.

This is how a lager, or a Czech pilsner as BA labels it, should be. It's simple, tasty, not overbearing, clean, easy to drink, and refreshing. A solid offering.

Photo of Jsteez
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stange glass. A nice summer treat!

A-straw yellow. A light fluffy 1 finger head that dissipated quickly. It left traces of lace, but not much to speak on.

S-Grains and some malt. Perhaps there were some bits of lemon.

T-Quite grainy almost tasted like adjunct corn. The initial sip was bitter from the hops, and a little malty. The aftertaste was dry and a bit spicy. I have tasted better Czech style pils.

M-Light and crisp. I definitely thought it was thirst quenching and light. I enjoyed this aspect of it. It had higher carbonation which made it a good summer brew.

Overall, not bad, not good. Just a nice beer to have when there is nothing else to buy.

Photo of backfat
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz twist off bottle. Born 3/29, reviewed 5/16
Recieved this bottle from the very generous pokesbeerdude in a recent LIF I won. Thanks chuck! Poured into a SA perfect pint glass.

-Pours a golden, translucent yellow. Looks like your average pilsner with a filmy head.

-I get a nice pilsner malt toastiness on the nose with an earthy, floral noble hop core. some bread dough and a touch of lemon grass.

-Taste is fizzy and grainy. Very resinous hop flavor with a lingering bitterness. You can tell this one is a pilsner. I always feel like I am drinking grass water with most of them. Short, very dry, and to the point with a little chalkiness. I don't think I would crave one of these in the summer heat, but it's not terrible.

Photo of Vashtar
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a brilliant straw color and a head worthy of being photographed

The aroma is a bit sweeter than most beers, but it's full and happy. Very clean

It tastes zesty, and sweet, but has a balanced lemon undertone

The mouthfeel has a good viscosity, but lacks a blossom

Overall, this is an interesting summer beer and an easy drink

Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First beer rating after new rating system. Reviewed May 31, 2013. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Goldenrod yellow. 1 finger creamy head with great lacing. Cloudy with rising carbonation.

S: Very minor hops with light malts.

T: Hops take on a nice grass-like quality. Minor hoppy bitterness.

M: Smooth & creamy . Acidic in mouth, but light carbonation.

O: For a summertime drink this was delicious & hits the spot. Great picnic choice.

Photo of roopy40
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pokal
5.6% abv

Appearance - Golden in color, leaves a 1/2 inch thin, white head that doesn't last too long despite the lovely pokal I am drinking from.

Smell - Hint of fruit (hops)? Smells like German lager alright.

Taste - Malty, but not very bitter at all. A touch of hops is detected in the finish, but surely not a wallop.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Drinkability - Light enough and crisp enough for a hot summer day which is what this was geared towards. Needs a way to go with character though. It's simply not something you could have with BBQ like an IPA. I could certainly envision sitting under the hot sun with a bunch of these to cool off though.

Photo of TroyS
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
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!

Photo of Aluman
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle into 16oz glass.

Only got to try one, usually like to try two to be sure, but this is my initial perceptions on it all.

A: Golden, lots of little bubbles making their way to the top, finger to finger.5 head.

S: Lots of citrus notes, I am assuming they use cascade as the main hop in this. Mixed with piney sense.

T: Yup, grapefruit. Probably cascade, very little to none to centennial, not bad, in fact goes down fairly smoothly. None of the oddities I get with Centennial.

M: Light breezy. If I were to favor plain lagers, I could probably stand this one better than most.

O: A decent brew, nothing spectacular but at the same time doesn't go to any extremes either. One I would I recommend as a 'move from mass brew' beer.

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Wasatch Summerbrau Lager from Utah Brewers Cooperative
80 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.