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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 184
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 39 | 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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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. (205 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, slight citrus, hint of wheat, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, slight citrus, and a hint of wheat. (393 characters)

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. (506 characters)

Photo of ShawnMN
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This has become one of my favorite summer brews and favorite pilsners. Great hazy wheaty yellow on the pour with a white thin head. Great hoppy wheaty mixture in the taste with a refreshing after taste. Great summer brew (220 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a small collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and grainy malts as well as floral and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of floral hops and bready malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little coarse on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell of this beer seems to be rather complex and has a lot of different aromas going on.

Serving type: can (699 characters)

Photo of HankSingle
4.39/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just a totally killer pilsner - good weight, tremendous snap at the front of a sip, great, clean finish. Had it in a pint glass, out of a can, can't weight til it hits the shelves at my local.

Worried the ratings, here, are from people who don't like pilsners - if that's something you like, get this while you can. (317 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours straw yellow with a nice white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of grain with some noble hops.

The taste is watered-down - some malt, some noble hops, plenty of water. Very abrupt finish.

Clean and crisp. On a hot day in New Orleans, I could see this as a good thirst-quencher. Thin, but has balance. A very clean pils. (374 characters)

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. (159 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, some sweetness. Taste is grassy hops, malts, a touch of sweetness at the finish, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer. (262 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 10/31/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color, with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean in lager flavors and does not feel watery. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice and pleasant German pilsener. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,457 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

I picked this up at The Fridge to bring home and put in my fridge and now I am ready, although Summer is behind us.

From the bottle: “Abita Seersucker Summer Pils is crisp and cool like its namesake. This traditional pilsner has a full-bodied malt flavor and hop bitterness with a light golden color. It is made with pilsner and carapils malts and German Tradition and Spalt hops.”

I Pop!ped the cap and began an agro pour, continuing until the ensuing pseudo-cascade began to form more head than the glass could handle. I sat back and watched as three fingers of French Vanilla-colored head formed a huge cap above the beer and evinced excellent retention. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4-5). Nose was lightly grassy with a bready maltiness and my mouth began to water. I remember a time, about a decade ago, when I was so focused on AIPAs and their hops that I would regularly overlook Pilsners, both German and Czech, until my FerMentor opened my eyes. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was very intense in terms of its hops and would probably sit at the upper end of the scale for a German Pils. It had a grassy, lemony tartness, but the malts were more muted than I would expect in the style. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing. I could easily drink this on a hot Summer day. (1,341 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid golden color with a thin thick head with short retention.
Nice noble hops and citrusy aroma with hints of bread malt. Feels very fresh.
Flavor of herbal and mostly floral hops, one of the freshest I had, mild orange-lemon citrusy, lager yeast chalkiness and tea bags. Hints of grapefruit and green bell pepper. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light toward medium body with perfect carbonation.
That is a very flavorful, balanced and pleasant pils. Great lawnmower, hop forward but could not be more rounded. One to have frequently in your fridge. Unfortunately, I don't live close to the brewery where I got this… (617 characters)

Photo of kfawku123
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

This is a pretty good summer drink. Crisp and refreshing. One of the better pilsners I've tried with a hoppy bitter finish. Pleasing aroma with the right balance of malt and hops. Would enjoy another. (203 characters)

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 (258 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
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… (1,188 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
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. (303 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Cloudy, chill-hazed gold in color, with a big cloud dck of off-white foam.
Aroma-Pale malt
Taste-Soft bread malt, faint lemon zest and hop note. Light-bodied and pleasant, sessionable. (184 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.61/5  rDev +4%

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a fizzy head. The smell is very subtle but has scents of the hops and a little bit of malt. Some citrus like lemon come through but not much. The taste though I found very nice. Very light without being boring. Still a lot of great flavors and a very crisp finish. Very good summer beer. (318 characters)

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. (476 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Ugh, new rating system?

A: 3.5 Gave it a vigorous pour, but only got a small head, on this crystal clear golden beer
S: 3.5 Very light hop aroma, not too much malt.
T: 4 actually surprisingly tasty, given the aroma. Still too bad it lacks good pils malt character, but it's bitter enough and the hops offer a lot of nice flowery hop taste.
M: 4 Light, spritzy flavor.

Overall: 3.75. Doesn't really match up with what I like in a German or Czech Pils--I like malt and hops to blend together--but it's still a decent pils. (523 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%

12 oz. bottle into a cup in New Orleans. 8/7/14 notes.

a - Pours a murky, bright orange color with one finger of off white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, bread, grains, and light floral notes. Plain but nice.

t - Tastes same as the nose, floral hops, oranges, and grapefruit. Better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall decent but plain nose. Easy to drink. (431 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a surprisingly hazed gold color with an ample cap of stark white head. Good retention and decent lace.

Nose is grassy hops and freshly crushed grains...just as a nice pils should smell. Abita knows lagers and this is a well done lager though not the traditional saaz I am thinking.

Taste is more akin to a German pilsener than Austrian...the hops more grassy than herbal. Malts are perfectly done - they are light and grainy but manage long lasting flavor and a moderate mouthfeel. Bone dry and refreshing. I am pleased with this offering, a welcome addition to the seasonal rotation. I will pick up at least one or two more sixers before fall hits. (670 characters)

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow golden pour with a dense one-finger white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is of lemon zest and grain. Flavor has a strong bready presence upfront followed by a bit of grassy hops. There’s also a mildly sour lemon flavor in the back end. Light to medium bodied and finishes with a lingering grassy flavor. (324 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, tea, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting tea and citrus qualities in the aroma and flavor. (558 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and biscuit malts with some chalky yeast and just a touch of herbal + citrus/lemon hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready, biscuit, and pale malts with a light amount of chalkiness from the yeast. There is a hint of citrus/lemon hops and a light amount of herbal hops. The hops contribute a light amount of lingering bitterness to the beer.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of chalky dryness in the finish.

O: Easy enough to drink and certainly enjoyable, though not one of the best examples of the style that I have sampled. The relatively low ABV makes this beer sessionable and it is very easy to drink in the hot South during the summer. Could easily see myself grabbing this for the next cookout I'm invited to... (1,248 characters)

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Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.