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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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Seersucker Summer PilsnerSeersucker Summer Pilsner

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 193
Avg: 3.47
pDev: 25.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-27-2014

Abita Seersucker Summer Pils is a traditional pilsner with a full bodied malt flavor, hop bitterness and a light golden color. It is made with pilsner and carapils malts, hopped with German Tradition and Spalt hops.
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Reviews by animal69:
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1 inch head, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: citrus hops and grass

Taste: sweet toasted malt and light citrus hops

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a slightly bitter finish, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A nice sessionable pils. I like the Spring IPA better amongst the recent Abita releases, however I can see myself picking this up again.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very floral aromatic hops predominate the aroma and taste. There is a substantial malty background to tame the hoppy nature. A nice beer to cleanse the palate.

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Photo of Dinkel
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw these new six packs at Giant Eagle Market District. I fell in love with their 20th Anniversary Pilsner, today it's probably one of the top five pils I ever had. So I grabbed this one thinking if it's half as good, I'll be happy and actually bought 12 of them.

Pours a deep golden body with a biscuit off white head looks like bread rising, fine even lacing left behind.

Aroma is so soft, a kiss of citrus and bready malts with an air of chalky yeast in the backend. The hops mentioned on the label are not Saaz but Spalt hops instead. Semi tart citrus with the bake bread 2 row, pils, and carapils malt base.

Flavor pale malt base, slightly bready. Dry bitter finish, caked chalky yeast watery citrus components. It's just not the beer that I want after having a pils like their 20th Anniversary beer this just isn't acceptable.

Mouthfeel is light bodied dry chalky finish leaves a lingering flavor I'm not a huge fan of, somewhat refreshing but just doesn't do it for me.

Overall, I'm sorry I bought a 12 pack I should have tested the waters before jumping all in.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden/yellow color, speckled with orange highlights and a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Toasted malt up front, imparting notes of English muffins or pretzels, followed by s hint of orange or lemon citrus, some honey and caramel and finished with some floral hops imparting notes of clover and honeysuckle.

Taste: Tastes like a pilsner! Lots of toasted malt up front, followed by a touch of honey or caramel-like sweetness and a touch of lemony citrus, finished by some pronounced hoppy bitterness. Maybe a touch too much hops for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp, and very effervescent as there’s quite a lot of carbonation. With an ABV of 4.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a decent beer, though to be honest, pilsners aren’t one of my preferred styles of beer. There are some nice flavors of toasted malt and sweetness, but like most pilsners, there’s maybe a touch too much hops at the finish. Pilsner fans and hop heads should really like this beer though…

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of andrew8626
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Abita Summer Pils is good.....not great. It poured a cloudy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a slight lemon waif. The taste is very dry some citrus at the front then a slight bitterness towards the back. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a nice easy drinking beer. Probably better for the warmer days.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Is it dark yellow or light amber? Some lacing in a pint glass. Pleasing, and minimal smell of citrus. Not heavy and very drinkable, but I think it is better as an in between cleanser. It's nice in the sun.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours two and half fingers of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma has lemon, cut grass and some pine needles.
The taste has a nice bitter start, rounded with some mild sweetness. Finishes with a touch of metallic bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
This is a great pils.

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Photo of bisonfort
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had at beach. Very standard.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Not bad, poured a cloudy orangeish-brown with good head and lacing. Some spice upfront with malt sweetness and a touch of citrus. Good carbonation makes this beer a little better. Good drinkability and overall decent finish with just a hint of hop bitterness

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.36/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Pours out to a generous white head that laces well. Deep golden color. Aroma suggests dry hopping with fresh noble hop aromas balanced with sweet pale pilsner and carapils. Flavor is hop-forward with a nice malt backdrop. Finishes bittersweet and bracingly crisp. Mouthfeel is correct to style. Overall, a tasty, quaffable Americanized German Pilsner. I enjoy traditional German and English hop varieties and this beer delivers on the German noble hop promise. Great choice.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This nice pilsner pours a lightly hazy yellow with a substantial white head of foam that dissipates to a clumping pool and great lacing.
Nose of medium light grains, light bread, subtle honey, and bittering hops. Flavors follow the nose with light bread and grain notes on all sides, subtly sweet notes fade quickly to a bittering and light floral hop flavor and a moderately strong grain finish. Medium mouth feel with good carbonation. A decent pilsner.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
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