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Saint Arnold Summer Pils - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 05-08-2003)
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Reviews by marcobrau:
Photo of marcobrau
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours clear golden with ample foam. No lace though, and head falls quickly leaving just a very slight collar. Fresh aroma of water crackers with cracked pepper with a Juicy Fruit gum flavor, followed by toasted malt and a crisp, moderately bitter finish. Very quaffable and tasty at the same time on an August evening. Summer Pils indeed.

marcobrau, Aug 20, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.05/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pale golden, bubbly lager with a thin and rapidly dissipating white head.

Aroma is sickeningly sweet malt and sweaty wheat like malt. Almost no hops aside from a touch of grass.

Taste is cloying and candylike in a sweet-tart kind of way. Bready.

Mouthfeel: Aggressively carbonated but way too sweet and unbalanced. Not pils like in any way, shape, or form.

Drinkbaility: Low. This is just too sweet with almost no hop presence.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of brownbeer
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to busternuggz for sharing this one.

Pale golden in color with a serious lack of bubbles. Light corn in the aroma with a pleasing grassy hop note. The soft mouthfeel could be crispened up for refreshment purposes. A little corny in the taste with a mild bitterness. I'm not crazy about the aftertaste. All that in mind, it's not horrible and I would drink several of these outside on a hot day.

brownbeer, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

tbryan5, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Ben7773
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of ajkelly451
3/5  rDev -15%

ajkelly451, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grassy hops with some bready malt. The flavor is hoppy, but the bread/toffee malt make the beer very well balanced. There is some grassyness in the flavor from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice, easy drinking balanced pilsner. Nothing too exciting, but a good beer to drink the hot months.

Mora2000, May 02, 2011
Photo of esanchlsu
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

esanchlsu, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Meyers1023
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Meyers1023, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a slight haze, thin white head that lingered, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild Malts, hops, and maybe banana.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of mild bitter hops and some grassy earthy notes.

Overall: This was an ok brew.

Cavanaghty, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

IrishGermanAmerican, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Dizzy
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet malt and floral hops. Taste is malty balanced with a nice noticeable hop biterness. Crisp and clean with a medium light mouthfeel. Carbonation is very prominant. Very drinkable, this is a great warm weather beer.

Dizzy, Oct 24, 2006
Photo of whoneeds8
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a golden straw color with a bubbly white head. Smells of a wheaty straw with hop fruits. Taste has a nice bite to it. Not so much a hop bite as much of a carbonated one. Aftertaste of noble hops and fruit notes. This is a very drinkable pils. I'm not much of a fan of the Pils because of the bitterness that is usually a trate, but this is a rather smooth Pils that makes it a easy drink.

whoneeds8, May 18, 2009
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +13.3%

valkyre65, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of bdk1417
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bdk1417, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a pokal)
thanks to mhewes for this brew.
A- This beer pours a crystal clear body of golden yellow with a swirl of tiny bubbles supporting a lumpy snow white head for a few sips.

S- The soft smell of fresh rain turns into raw grain with a very light sweetness to it. A soft sulfury gummi candy quality comes through the sweetness followed by a light musty green hop hint at the finish.

T- The flavor of pale malt and raw grain has a faint saltiness to it and a slightly sweet hint aswell. There is a light piney note of soft green that lingers becoming more bitter after the sip has ended.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft tight fizz note coming through as the beer warms.

D- This nice soft flavors are accented, not overpowered by, sulfury lager qualities, and there is a nice complexity and dry flavor that increases a bit as the beer warms slightly. This is a well built beer.

rhoadsrage, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of Garrettshu
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Garrettshu, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of jbphoto88
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light straw yellow colored beer with a light head that barely last through the pour. I expected a thicker head for this style of beer. Its also cloudy which isn't that bad, just a little distracting.

Smell is of malts and light nobel hops. Slightly citrusy and spicy in nature. Very mild scent but what is there smells fresh, clean and refreshing.

Taste is of sweet grains and slightly spicy earthy hops. An excellent carbonation joins forces with the mild hoppiness to give a good bite to the tongue. The body is a little weak and tastes slightly watered down.

Despite the mediocre taste its an easy drinking beer. Its refreshing enough to satisfy a parched palate and the medium to low ABV makes it one you can sip on for hours.

jbphoto88, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of skillerified
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours very light, looks like pineapple juice. Frothy, snow-white head rises and falls quickly to a longer lasting thin cap. A little hazy with visible carbonation bubbles rising at about a medium speed.

Scent is a mixture of fruits - pineapple, pear, and apple - and some leafy, ripe earthy tones. A little spice is hidden on the backside. A strong aromatic character to this brew.

A little sweet with a creamy, malty flavor and feel on the tongue. The carbonation is surprisingly subdued. The flavor is almost all sweet malt though. A touch of fruitiness hits the back of the tongue after a few sips. Not much complexity here. Just a little hint of hoppy bite on the aftertaste.

Love the creamy feel of this one, but the flavor is too weak to want too many more of these. There's nothing that jumps out as undrinkable, but there's nothing particularly desirable either. Average.

skillerified, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of azorie
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

azorie, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Jackp_43
3/5  rDev -15%

Jackp_43, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Melchizedek
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours light gold, with a pretty modest head that lasts as an good cap, supported by lively and streaming carbonation.

Aroma is mild, not too hoppy, a little floral, earthy, maybe a touch of grain. In the mouth, a smooth with spritzy carbonation. Cooling. Grain pushes forward more, maybe with a touch of yeast, hops providing a nice complementary bitterness - some mineral notes, very slight sulfur, clean in the finish.

I could do with a bit more flavor, but no off tastes; this is true enough to style and one of the more refreshing pilsners I've had in a while.

Melchizedek, Apr 15, 2007
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Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.