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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-27-2014)
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3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

deadliest, Friday at 07:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Alexander_Brittain, Oct 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

enelson, Oct 08, 2014
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.

superspak, Oct 07, 2014
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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.

woodychandler, Oct 07, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +6.6%

jaydoc, Oct 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

memphischas, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

KeyWestGator, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Beerbuddha, Sep 25, 2014
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…

FLima, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bigtiger77, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kjkinsey, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Trashcat, Sep 18, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

Malone47, Sep 17, 2014
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.

kfawku123, Sep 16, 2014
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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

hophugger, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

andy1701, Sep 12, 2014
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…

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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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.

Fatehunter, Sep 09, 2014
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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.

hosehead83, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BeerMeister8, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

BayouBengal1537, Sep 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Pro_Magnon, Sep 04, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

jaquins, Sep 04, 2014
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Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.