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Seersucker Summer Pilsner - Abita Brewing Co.

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Seersucker Summer PilsnerSeersucker Summer Pilsner

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | 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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ItsBeer4Me, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

noperative, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.65/5  rDev -23.4%

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 +8.4%

DaveHack, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

TheBigBoy, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

osueanneh, Jul 14, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours pale and yellow in the natural light more golden int he light from the room. Ha a tremndous amount of bubbles. I mean they are everywhere and they never stop. It's bubbly. The nose is pepper. Make you sneeze pepper and a bit of malt sweetness. Nothing rich a bit of sweet cracker. No honey or anything like that and some grass. The taste follows the nose. It's a bit thin adn over carbonated. The hops are indeed peppery and they are lovely! The malt is just right fro sweetness and if it were not for the thinness and the bubbles I would have rated this a bit higher. Tastes good . Finishes crisp and dry with a bit of lemon to bring it home. Also what took ti down fro me in the taste category was a touch of citric like acidity in the finish and aftertaste.

utopiajane, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

wieshefe17, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

coopdog1000, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

EgadBananas, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tdm168, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jul 09, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -7.5%

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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Soomars, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

comark, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

bendukes86, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

sd123, Jul 05, 2014
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Satsuma, Jul 05, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +2%

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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.