Saint Arnold Summer Pils - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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2.03/5 rDev -42.5%
Reviewed 3/22/2008 (Tap @ Brewery):
Pours an amber pale colored body, withe very little head, white in color. Has a very malty sweet aroma, kind of like a grainy domestic beery. That same malty, graininess is present in the taste also. Not a fan, but it is refreshing.
03-10-2009 03:20:07 | More by jujubeast6000
2.05/5 rDev -41.9%
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.
04-28-2008 13:57:21 | More by DaPeculierDane
2.05/5 rDev -41.9%
I was wondering why my host was so eager to offer me this beer from his fridge. Wow, what a palate killer.
This beer pours a very light golden in color. Crystal clear with a slight, white head sitting atop. Smell is slightly funky, skunky and bready. Oh, and the taste only gets better. More of the skunk shows up in the taste, as well as some smoke like qualities. And it lingers on way longer than it needs to. I couldn't get this taste out of my mouth. This is a far cry from the Victory Prima Pils I had about a week ago.
07-19-2008 02:53:04 | More by FtownThrowDown
2.24/5 rDev -36.5%
Had this on tap at lowbrow.
Beer is a clear straw yellow color with a minimal amount of head, no lacing, decent amount of carbonation bubbles up from the bottom, but thats about it.
On the nose, it smells kind of wheaty and bready, not hop character, pretty mild.
Flavor wise it goes even further downhill, its got a really funky earthy flavor, almost musty and skunky. Its overcarbonated and almost abrasive going down, I had to slow sip this and I'm used to nursing imperial stouts. It just tasted funky, reminded me of a wad of grass clippings, it wasn't crisp or refreshing, reminds me of nasty macro AAL beer. No hop character, not smooth, not enjoyable at all.
07-13-2014 22:44:18 | More by bens0n
2.25/5 rDev -36.3%
Picked this up as a single at my local liquor store. Poured into a pint glass. 1 finger of foam. Light yellow color. Nice noble hoppy nose. Taste is strange. A bit bitter like a pilsner but seems watered down. But the good parts of a pilsner were not kept. Bit of a corny aftertaste. I'm not a fan of this beer. Disappointing selection from Saint Arnold.
05-23-2008 00:26:49 | More by JonathanL7890
2.28/5 rDev -35.4%
thanks to optimator13 for this bottle.
A: pours clear light golden yellow with half a finger of rapidly subsiding head. might as well be a still beer if you let it sit for more than 10 seconds.
S: corn. pils malt rather than dms i assume. not much else, perhaps a hint of dirt at the end. one can force floral hops on the after breath, but it is nothing to wait for.
T: hop bitterness, then corny grains. nothing more to report on. hard to pin point the hops, perhaps saaz. a hint of sweetness at the end.
M: light to medium-light body. slick on the tongue and marginally effervescent. not much to write about here.
O: a bit better than bmc b/c of hop bitterness. the smell and body are underwhelming at best. probably a good summer beer, as the title suggests. I'd chug one after mowing the lawn, but that's about it. i'm fairly sure i've over rated this beer.
05-27-2011 01:09:08 | More by pitasoup
2.73/5 rDev -22.7%
This is what I would call an "American Pils". It's a standard golden color. Pour it vertically if you want any amount of head on it, because it'll be gone in a couple minutes. It otherwise maintains its carbonation throughout. There's very little scent from this. The taste is light and crisp, similar to an American lager. It's just bitter enough to leave a small bit of aftertaste. My personal preference is a pils with big hops. This is on the other end of the spectrum, and you'll want to hammer it down lest it get warm. It's probably worth a putting a six pack on the fridge this summer to see if you like it. I'll be moving on to a good Kolsch or a hoppier Pils, tho' I might just pick up another six of SA Summer Pils.
06-22-2012 00:38:51 | More by pgfault
Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.