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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
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 EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

EagleTalon, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Musineer, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of ShutdownKings
4.4/5  rDev +27.2%

ShutdownKings, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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 krampert11
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

krampert11, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
3.53/5  rDev +2%

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 ZethOfTheNorth
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%

ZethOfTheNorth, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Bnoise11, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of crowsnest
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

crowsnest, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of greycat77
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

greycat77, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of mousebeer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

mousebeer, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
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 Brac13
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Brac13, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.05/5  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.

Karibourgeois, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of ThurstonHowell3
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ThurstonHowell3, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Mphis
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Mphis, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of rabbitguy
4/5  rDev +15.6%

rabbitguy, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Jame515, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Krispogo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Krispogo, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
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 Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Gagnonsux, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

zeff80, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

gwiedman1, Jul 20, 2014
Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.