Summit Pilsener - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by hylton44:
3.38/5 rDev -4.2%
I read that this is just the new name for the Summit Grand, but I don't believe it. The Grand, I remember as being non-representative of the Czech pilsner style; being both bland and tasting of adjuncts, with the only bitterness being my dissapointment.
This pilsner poured a crystal-clear straw color with an actively-bubbling, snow-white head. It had a dry, pleasing mouthfeel (if a bit over-carbonated); and was moderately bitter, balancing out a champagne-like sweetness. Grassy malt was present also, with a buttery edge to it.
A fine and enjoyable beer, though not in the category of Urquell, by my way of thinking/tasting.
01-12-2008 20:59:44 | More by hylton44
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3.6/5 rDev +2%
Pours a very pale gold color. Smells like a typical pilsner. Tastes...well, like most other pilsners: Nothing special, but nothing offensive either.
Overall, not a bad pils. Even though it's not my favorite style (it's one of my least favorites actually), I'd try this one again.
11-01-2004 03:38:36 | More by skybluewater
2.68/5 rDev -24.1%
Appearance - A golden amber color with a light foamy head which quickly disappears.
Smell - Malt and bubbly carbonation.
Taste - Tastes grainy and seems to be missing something? Hops abound creating a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Crisp and clean. Light bodied.
Drinkability - Despite the name, this is not quite a euro Pilsener. Summit beers are great, but they need to rethink this. More malt and less hops would be an improvement.
09-04-2008 19:15:11 | More by Rifrafboy
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall water glass at work. The glass actually widens as it goes up, so I will just pretend it is a Pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pale yellow. Active bubbles leading to slightly sustained head.
Smell: Fresh floral hops and semi-sweet malts. Light metallic bitterness. Fresh, fresh, fresh.
Taste: Hops at the beginning, slightly sweet grains in the middle, and turns more peppery at the end. Leaves a sharp, metallic aftertaste.
Feel: Moderately high carbonation, smooth and almost creamy.
Drinkability: Pretty good Czech Pilsner. I have certainly had better Pils, but in terms of all pale lagers (which I consider substitutes for one another), this is well above average.
05-06-2009 21:51:21 | More by bsp77
3.73/5 rDev +5.7%
Clear golden color with a small, short-lived head (only after a hard pour). The aroma had a very high hops profile, as a pilsner should, with a slightly sweet malt aftersmell. The flavor was also high in the hops department and again, not enough malt to balance. As it warms, the maltiness starts to come through. The high carbonation and long lasting flavor give it an excellent mouthfeel. It is refreshing, but just an average pilsner.
08-20-2002 11:55:22 | More by ryanocerus
4.33/5 rDev +22.7%
Appearance is a brilliant pale gold with a long-lingering white head. Aroma has faint noble hops notes mixed in with some cracker hiding in there. Taste is a lovely dance between hop and pilsner malt but the finish is clean with a touch of carbonic bite on the tip of your tongue. Medium mouthfeel carries this beer and the clean finish leaves your thirsting for more. I could drink about 7 or 18 more of these. Yum!
05-25-2008 05:11:20 | More by beerkittycat
4.03/5 rDev +14.2%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Bright and clear golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a huge four finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Grains, caramel and pils malts with some earthy, grassy hops. Some hints of lemon linger around. A very grainy and grassy aroma overall.
Taste: A sweet taste of grains and malts up front is followed by a decent amount of earthy hops. Hops are grassy and herbal in character. Also some strong hints of lemon citrus. Good balance.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Very crisp and smooth.
Overall: A very solid take on a Pilsener from Summit. Sweetness and hop bitterness is well balanced.
08-05-2011 05:37:37 | More by MattyG85
3.63/5 rDev +2.8%
On tap at Chang O'Hara's bistro in St. Paul, MN...
Thin head, about a 1/4 of an inch. Very clear deep yellow. Practically no smell, just a touch of bread to the nose. Nice balance of malt and a definite hop zip. A touch of a nutmeg flavor. Light-bodied, pleasant taste, but a real quick finish in the flavor. I'm sure this Pilsner helps Summit's sales and it is refreshing. Won't lure me away from the Extra Pale, though.
05-17-2002 06:49:16 | More by ADR
3.95/5 rDev +11.9%
Appearance: Filtered golden straw hue bright white large head forms nicely in my conical v-shaped pilsner glass with each sip leaves thick clinging patches of lace, very nice. Aroma: Saaz and grassy citrus tones for this Bohemian style pils has a mineral note along with biscuit malts breadiness nice touch of hops here. Taste: Crisp flavor definitely a solid all around pils strong hop leafy flavor solid bitterness lightly toasted 2 row and bready pilsner malts, it mixes well here. Mouthfeel: Lighter body healthy carbonation crisp is a good word for the overall feel. Drinkability: I'd seriously pick up a case if going to a friend's house to watch a game or a party to convert Bud/Miller/Coors fanatics.
01-17-2006 18:01:49 | More by WVbeergeek
3.43/5 rDev -2.8%
This isn't a Czech Urquell, but it's pretty damn close. I think it's a good summer beer. Like most Summit beers this baby goes down smooth. I listened to some great ambient music by Erik Wollo "Imaginary Landscapes" which should be considered a classic.
06-08-2012 05:46:04 | More by frankiepop
3.28/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured a very pail yellow color into a standard pint glass with a slight white head that didn't linger for very long. I got a slightly sweet malt aroma from this one. Not much really to speak of in terms of complex taste. Pretty comparable to macro pilsners out there. Very light in body so maybe this would be a good summer beer or a beer to start someone out in drinking non-macro beers.
03-25-2006 02:59:48 | More by ggaughan
3.63/5 rDev +2.8%
Golden hued topped with a modest, dying white froth.
It smells dryly of hay and grass and crusty breads.
It begins with that same crusty breadiness, with notions of something slightly sweeter. Hay sweeps in, then is washed clean with an interlude of lagered briskness. The hop finale is lightly floral, more forcefully grassy and plenty dry.
Medium-light bodied with a fading carbonation.
This lacks a bit of finesse to call it a classic example, but it works.
10-06-2009 05:05:01 | More by cokes
3.23/5 rDev -8.5%
Poured from a stubby brown bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Clear golden color with a nice white head that fades fast but leaves some lacing.
Smell: Grain and corn, with grass notes and light malt aromas.
Taste: Grainy and sweet with light malts. A fairly average Pils.
Mouth feel: Medium to light body with medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Probably one of my least favorite of the Summit line. It's not a bad beer at all, but it's pretty unremarkable for the Pils style. I like the local August Schell's Pils much better.
06-18-2011 20:15:16 | More by ChopperSmith
3.75/5 rDev +6.2%
Simple, but tasty beer. Tastes of biscuity malts with a kiss of hops. I see this is no longer listed as a czech or german pilsner, and I could go either way on weither it tastes more american or european. Hops are grasy, malts are grainy in a good way. Great lighter beer thats affordable, I usually go through a case over the summer.
11-26-2006 00:38:46 | More by tempest
Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.