Saint Arnold Summer Pils - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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4.88/5 rDev +38.2%
A- Light yellow, dances and shimmers in the light. Poured properly and it produces an inviting finger of head. Cloudy.
S- Sour and citrusy, but not in a nostril stinging way, bold.
T- Faintly floral, bitter, but then counteracted to a pleasant smooth and delicious treat.
M- Just the right amount of heft. Perfect for a hot Texas day.
D- I could drink these all day.
This is by far my favorite German Pilsener and probably my favorite beer period.
Won gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Try it asap.
10-01-2009 03:24:17 | More by Duttonic
4.53/5 rDev +28.3%
Poured this beer into a pint glass.
L-It pours a very pale yellow color with a thin white head. Constant bubbles show some slight carbonation, but no lacing left along the glass.
S-The smell is a little bit like a wheat beer, but I pick up more of a buiscuit smell.
T-The taste is very light and clean, with a hoppy flavor and some buiscuit in the after taste.
M-The mouthfeel on this is very light, and easy drinking
D-Very drinkable, this could become my favorite summer beer.
Notes- I would recomend this beer to anybody looking for a sessionable summer beer. Great for grilling, great for just having around the house. Definatly one of my favorite beers.
09-09-2008 14:03:05 | More by KodyBrannon
4.47/5 rDev +26.6%
Yet again I am amazed to find such a good brew from right here in the great state of Texas. St Arnolds has become the best brewerey in the State by a long shot. This beer, I beleive is very true to form. It pours a clear pale gold color and is very pretty to look at. The smell is good with some malty tones and hops to it. Tastes wonderful. very well balaced beer. Nice malty flavor accompanid by the nobel hops. finishes slightly dry but with a tiny bit of sweetness. I could drink this beer all night long, infact I did. This is one beer I will be taking to the beer savant Ungespundet in Munich during Oktoberfest and will let him pass judgment on it.
07-26-2007 04:05:51 | More by ttu94
4.43/5 rDev +25.5%
The Saint Arnold Summer Pils is on the fence - not quite German, not quite Czech. It pours the typical clear golden body and bright white head that you'd expect of a good pils. The head retention is good, and it leaves thin, streaky rings of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose delivers a bright and fresh combination of lightly sweetish grainy malt and floral, spicy and grassy hops. It's sturdy in the mouth with a medium body and fine-bubbled, gently crisp carbonation. The flavor, however, is where it really shines - although you kind of know you're in for something good at the first whiff! It's richly malty without being big. It's just clean, and fresh, and kind of straw-like, bready, and nutty. And it's almost completely infused from start to finish with spicy, floral, and grassy hops. It even has a touch of lemon; and the slightly acidic pH balances it nicely! It's stunningly rounded, like the best of the best out of Europe, and it's perfectly balanced by a flinty, smooth bitterness from beneath that I'd guess is around 30-something IBU's. It finishes pretty much just as it began, and although it does close fairly quickly, there's some very nice lingering malt and hops left over to remind you to take another sip. Very nicely done!!! A perfect pils!
05-28-2007 13:13:50 | More by NeroFiddled
4.43/5 rDev +25.5%
A decent pilsener with great tie-dye packaging that catches my eye in summer when I'm always high
A- Hazy yellow-golden with a lame head. St. Arnold needs to learn how to make a decent head
S- Smell is of typical pilsener with floral hops and a biscuity backbone
T- Tastes like it smells but the Noble hops have a chance to really barrage your senses
M- Light-body, but not clean and refreshing enough for a pilsener
D- Drinks great, with a refreshing quality found only in a pilsener. I could session this all day
09-01-2008 05:03:15 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
4.38/5 rDev +24.1%
The summer pils is by appearance right on the spot, but the head is a little weak. It's aroma is definitely pilsener-esque but it's lacking a bold hop aroma that I expect in German Pilseners...big time. The same goes for the taste. It is such a well made pils though. It had such a nice pils malt flavor and it is super crisp. the finish is very dry which makes this beer unbelievably drinkable. Awesome beer just not "German.". I wonder what St. Arnold classifies it as.
EDIT: Checked the website. S.A. calls it a Boheiman Pils! Score just jumped. This beer nails the style!
07-23-2010 20:50:06 | More by Douglas14
4.38/5 rDev +24.1%
A: Lemon glow to a crispy looking beer. Two fingers of sticky head and light lacing action.
S: Spot on for the style! Czech Saaz and Hallertauers are right there with lemon rind.
T: The German Pilsener malts are there, but not too strong. The hops are the feature and provide a bite to accompany the crispness. Fantastic balance between the hop spice and grassy flavors.
M: Sharp and clean. Absolutely spot-on with the carbonation!
D: Forget water! This beer was meant for heat relief!
07-28-2009 19:47:40 | More by DeathbySexyBT
4.35/5 rDev +23.2%
Appearance: A clear, pale straw body with a thin white head that disappears rapidly and leaves no lacing.
Aroma: Classic Pils in the nose. Grassy, lemony noble hops over a pale, slightly grainy malt base.
Taste: Up front, the same grassy, lemony noble hop profile found in the aroma. Saint Arnold claim 41 IBUs, but I never would have guessed that high. Underneath, the German Pils malt backbone provides a little body and sweetness, but ultimately knows its place. This really showcases the noble hops well. The aftertaste is grainy and lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Clean and dry finish.
Drinkability: Excellent, as you'd expect from a Pilsener.
Verdict: Saint Arnold have brewed up a great Summer seasonal for Texas. It's kind of a mix of the German and Czech Pilsener style, and the result is an tasty, highly drinkable hybrid.
05-13-2009 21:51:19 | More by BeanBone
4.33/5 rDev +22.7%
(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.
07-31-2008 21:14:19 | More by rhoadsrage
4.3/5 rDev +21.8%
Refreshing, light pilsner. Malty with a nice hop balance. One of my favorites. I have had this beer on tap and was well impressed. Just tried a bottled version and I was not disappointed. I am only sorry this is a seasonal brew. Excellent accompaniment with summer cookouts.
07-22-2014 20:35:01 | More by herbee
4.28/5 rDev +21.2%
Thanks to mhewes for this one.
This beer pours a slightly hazy lemony gold with a sustained thin film of white.
The aroma starts with a big punch of home-made rye crisp and white flour. The delicate and complex graininess of this one makes me think I'm about to eat something. To round this out there's a sweet strawberry and a crisp snap of birch bark hops.
The flavor starts rather watery; a big let down from the smell, but its not all disappointment yet. There's a distant sweet rye grain and a touch of plumb skin that slowly is subsumed by an electric sparkle of pilsy hops that come out of nowhere, delivered by the carbonation. Finishes with an afterthought of rye crisps.
Feels a little dense, but with a strong, yet unobtrusive carbonation.
This is a tasty one for sure. Seems heavy enough to make a good pairing with dinner, but also exciting enough to have on its own. A solid and well rounded beer!
06-25-2008 03:05:30 | More by DarkerTheBetter
Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.