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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13.5%

djrn2, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Texasfan549, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kjkinsey, Yesterday at 10:51 PM
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

zeff80, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 07, 2014
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.

mdfb79, Aug 13, 2014
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...

dbrauneis, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tdm168, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

sendbeer, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

twiggamortis420, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Boone757, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

EgadBananas, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

tigg924, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Gagnonsux, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

cdwil, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Faint chill haze. Lovely crop of white foam. Crests without falling fast. Looks great.

Citrus peel zestiness and mild grassiness. Dry crackery grain with a clean nose. Almost has a pale wheat aroma, plus barley. A unique hoppy nose for a pils.

Dry, yet mildly citrusy. Some floral notes pair with pilsner-like grassiness and crisp barley malt. Only a mild to moderate level of bitterness from the hops. Quite tasty.

Smooth entry and a sandy, dry finish. Carbonation is held in check, a bit. Tantalizing enough. I could go for another.

thecheapies, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 03, 2014
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.

allengarvin, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TX-Badger, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little deeper golden than most pilsners. Aroma is grainy, lightly crackery, with a touch of skunk and spicy hops.

Flavor is more floral, with a fairly bitter finish. Malt is crackery. The skunky character bows to the bitter and floral characters.

Very refreshing, crisp beer. Nothing spectacular, but a fairly clean brew. A slight buttery character develops that is offputting.

barczar, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita Seersucker Summer Pils has a thick, off-white head, a semi-hazy, yellow-golden appearance, powdery sediment suspended throughout, some bubbles streaming up, and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of zingy, lemony hop oil and white bread. The taste is of white bread, citrus oil, and lemony bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Abita Seersucker finishes fairly crisp and easy drinking. This comes across as an IPL.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Enjoy by what appears to be 10/16/14

A - Cloudy pale, little head, no lacing.

S - Tortilla chip malt, slight hints of grassy hop.

T - Moderate to below-average grassy-spicey hop character. Little malt bill.

M - Medium-light body, below average carbonation. Kinda refreshing.

O - Not sure why you'd reach for this when there are so many knockout pilsners/lagers available.

Zach136, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Jame515, Jul 23, 2014
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Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.