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Saint Arnold Summer Pils - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Summer Pils

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of brewdlyhooked13


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pale yellow, basic macro color. Foamy white head, thin but with some good hold.

Aroma - adequate pils aroma, but fades too much too soon.

Taste - soft pils flavor, on the sweeter side. Some mellow spiciness at the back of the tongue. A dry finish with a hint of hops. Pretty good beer, I like it.

Mouthfeel - smooth feeling, not over-carbonated. Complements the taste well.

Drinkability - rather delicious, my supply is sure to be short-lived.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2004 22:30:25 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of Gagnonsux


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery tour, again. Appearance is a golden color with average carbonation and head. Aroma is of light malts and saaz hops. The taste has a moderate malt flavor with saaz hops bite. Very grainy, but flavorful. I like this beer as a Summer quencher with good flavor, but this isn't the greatest. Still, it is always great to support local brews.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2005 22:41:57 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of gtermi


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-21-2013 03:07:26 | More by gtermi
Photo of WDJersey


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2013 02:07:54 | More by WDJersey
Photo of allengarvin


3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a very pale golden color with a touch of chill haze, and a thinnish head. Nose is faint, just a touch of malt. Moderately sweet start, mostly malt with medium bitterness, and little hop flavor. Very clean finish, that lingers just a wee bit longer than a moment. Crisp texture and light bodied, very nice for a summer beer.

Fair beer, nothing too interesting, but a decent refresher in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2005 00:57:46 | More by allengarvin
Photo of Gatordaddy


3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-13-2014 06:39:57 | More by Gatordaddy
Photo of duff247


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-18-2011 07:24:01 | More by duff247
Photo of Redrover


3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a couple of these after the Astros game at the Hyatt near the ballpark.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is light gold with a slight chill haze and a bone white head.

The nose is of subtle but noticeable spicy hops and grains.

Nice balance with some grain based sweetness backed by the hops which add a nice white pepper type of bite. Its a little lemony in the finish.

The mouth is crisp with active carbonation. Easy drinker, seems well calibrated to the Houston heat.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2009 00:02:27 | More by Redrover
Photo of jheezee


4/5  rDev +13%

12-14-2011 05:11:04 | More by jheezee
Photo of Pegasus


3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, deep golden color with a small white head which retains poorly. The carbonation is moderate with rather poor lace.

Aroma: Quite sweet malty and fruity aroma with hints of hops.

Taste: Begins with a sweet, grassy quality, this carries through much of the taste. Towards the end, the Saaz hops appear, bringing a note of spicy bitterness, which lingers well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting beer, a bit different from a typical Pilsener, but quite pleasant and a good choice for summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2003 18:56:03 | More by Pegasus
Photo of JamLand


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-26-2013 22:44:57 | More by JamLand
Photo of armock

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a golden color with a thin white head

S - Has some sweetness to it with grassy hops

T - Is good for the style little sweet with an average hop taste

M - Has a medium body with medium carbonation

D - Pilsners aren't one of my favorite styles but this one is easy for me to drink it has a good taste its worth trying

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 22:49:26 | More by armock
Photo of TX-Badger


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-09-2014 03:15:33 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of JDV


3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice, simple slight yeasty smell. Good clean taste, and aftertaste, and not as yeasty as the smell. Very subtle sweetness througout. Nicely carbonated. Drinkability is good, but I prefer even less yeasty and musty pilsners such as North Coast's Scrimshaw.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 22:35:40 | More by JDV
Photo of HardTarget


3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: A nice bready aroma with malt undertones.
Appearance: Very clear bright yellow but no real head to speak of and no lace.
Flavor: A nice Pils profile. The bready smell translated into a nice nutty taste with a clean finish. A generous dose of hops keeps it light and crisp.
Mouthfeel: A long hop soaked but clean finish.
Overall Impression: A light, crisp, refreshing beer. Perfect for a hot summer day. I would have trouble with it as a session, but would understand others that would choose it. Worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 05:24:22 | More by HardTarget
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Arnold Summer Pils has a very thin, white head and a slightly hazy, straw appearance. Some decent lacing is left behind. The aroma is a delightful bready malt, and the taste is a sugary, confectionery sweet, white bread flavor with a mildly bitter hop bite. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Summer Pils finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. Overall, this is a delicious offering from the Saint Arnold Brewing Company.


Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 02:42:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of Dicers


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-12-2013 01:41:36 | More by Dicers
Photo of mentor


3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TexasStout for the opportunity. Pours a half-finger off-white head over a clear rich straw-colored liquid. Smells spicy saaz hop with zing and muddled earthiness. Dusty. Biscuity/light-toasty, vegetal (cooked bell peppers), and a twist on lemon/orange aroma.

Tastes lightly biscuit malt with noticable hop flavor and noticable grassy hop bitter. Bitter is not quite a peppery zing. Carbonation sting is strong and detracting. Hop flavor is lemon and unripe oranges with what I envision tumbleweeds taste like. Just a touch of sour character that's hinting at acetic, but more likely arises from carbonation acid and hop bitter. Md-light body holds a dull proteinaceous bleh on the tongue after the strong carbonation burn on the papillae.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 05:46:22 | More by mentor
Photo of BeerSox


3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy straw color. The head is off white, about a finger high, with little retention. Spotty lacing from top to bottom.

Strong hop aroma, consisting of a sweet grassy scent with light malt in the background. A citrus like component can also be detected.

Malt is tasted frist, of the sweeter variety. Zesty hops can be tasted throughout, with the bitterness coming at the end. Overall taste is on the sweet side, and the sweetness slowly increases as the beer warms.

Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Crisp and refreshing finish.

This one is recommended for the summer. Refreshing with plenty of flavor. Some may find it a little sweet for a pilsner, but good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2006 05:34:49 | More by BeerSox
Photo of Jame515


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-10-2013 23:35:30 | More by Jame515
Photo of soju6


3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light golden color with a good head and decent lacing.

S: Grainy aroma with a hint of pine and malt sweetness.

T: taste of malt sweetness with some grain and bit of fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, nicely balanced.

O: Good summertime beer. Goes best with the hot Texas weather.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 23:58:36 | More by soju6
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good looking, clear and tan with rising bubbles and a good white head that left some sheets of lacing.

Aroma is a bit grainy, with some sweetness, a little citrus, a little corn. Flavor profile is pretty similar, but with a touch more corn. There's not a lot of bitterness and not a lot of hops.

The body is light and easy to drink, with the right amount of carbonation.

Overall it's refreshing and summery, a fine summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 21:57:34 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of BeerHunter76


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-09-2011 02:46:38 | More by BeerHunter76
Photo of Frozensoul327


3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer. Pours out to a bright golden color with a small head of white foam. Some lace, and medium carbonation. Aromas of yeast and barley, nuts, some wheaty grain. Taste is very good; lightly roasted malt, smooth rich hops, touches of biscuts and yeast. Nice. Mouthfeel is zesty and refreshing, as the carbonation carries over to the palate quite well. Good Drinkability. Special thanks to assurbanipaul for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 18:34:25 | More by Frozensoul327
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-26-2013 19:49:29 | More by mikeincharleston
Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.