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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-27-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

greycat77, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of mousebeer
3/5  rDev -13.5%

mousebeer, Aug 06, 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 Brac13
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Brac13, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
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 -6.3%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 03, 2014
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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ThurstonHowell3, Jul 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Mphis, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

rabbitguy, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Jame515, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Krispogo, Jul 23, 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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Gagnonsux, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

zeff80, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

gwiedman1, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Fosh
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My first review... Be gentle please. First and foremost gents and ladies (or ladies and gents), this beer is meant to be poured. My first 12oz. was from the bottle and all I received was a citrus-like taste with a noticeable bitter after taste that my palate associates with ale's. My first round was quite less pleasurable than I expected from my favorite Louisiana, born and bread, brewery. However, the second round I poured into a Nonic Pint Glass, or your standard English Pub Beer Glass, and the experience was night and day. I still received the distinct taste of citrus that I do not normally expect with a Pils but it is not near as powerful as drinking directly from the bottle. As stated in other reviews, I can truly see how this beer would be absolutely fantastic with numerous Cajun dishes. Being a Louisiana native, I hope I can grab a 6-pack of this for the next Crawfish (Cray-fish) season and sample them with some down right, spicier than hell, home grown Louisiana crawfish.

Beer Novice's Note: I love beer... Several different kinds of beer. (From my local store Chimay is my favorite). However, some of the terms that are used by others to describe their experiences elude me at this point. I hope to, in time, broaden my horizons eventually understand these terms.

Fosh, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Boone757, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Paul_Zills121, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ItsBeer4Me, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of noperative
3/5  rDev -13.5%

noperative, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy gold color. The head is three fingers high and white in shade. The retention is actually pretty solid, and there are some streaks of lacing left behind.

S: There is some hoppiness coming through...the problem is, it's a vegetal, bell-peppery kind of bitterness. Letting it open up will turn it back into the grassy, lemony kind of bite I like from a pilsner. If nothing else, it's good to see Abita actually bother to hop this fairly well.

T: It seems to suffer from the problem many Abita brews do: it tastes like a craft beer diluted to about 75% strength. Lemony hops linger throughout the flavor profile, with malty touches near the opening. Nothing wrong with this per se, it's just really bland.

M: This is so light and dry, it feels insubstantial - watery, even. It goes down superbly (without even relying on overdone carbonation), but that's because it's so mild. Other, more substantial pilsners can easily achieve such a high drinkability factor without resorting to tasting like they're watered down.

O: Reading my latest issue of Beer Connoisseur magazine (DON'T KILL ME ALSTROM BROS., IT WAS A FRIGGEN GIFT), I stumbled upon an article about Abita and how their beers are designed purely with the intent of being paired with Cajun cuisine. The problem with this is that it's just weak by itself - almost like it NEEDS a food pairing to make it work. Protip: great beer should be able to stand on its lonesome. Given how easily I can get some great lagers, this is doomed to becoming an utter afterthought.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

DaveHack, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TheBigBoy, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

osueanneh, Jul 14, 2014
Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.