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Summit Pilsener - Summit Brewing Company

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pweis909 on 09-02-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

yokken, Jul 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Xibalba, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

inbierveritas, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of frankiepop
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

frankiepop, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Mick-e-d, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kunstman, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12OZ BOTTLE best by 9/12/12

Appearance is a crystal clear lemon color, with a small sudsy head. Smell is light wheat/grain, corn, lemon. Taste is very light and grainy as well, with touches of lemon and sweet grass. The hops are there but very subdued. Feel is crisp (maybe a tad under-carbonated), but the finish is watery and has an unpleasant musty aftertaste not unlike GMC.

This wouldn't be a bad choice on a hot summer's day.

jimmah120, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

trstar87, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

nheinzie57, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

thebigredone, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Mdodge8837, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ArsenalBB, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

harrylee773, May 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

mattafett, May 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

millelacsmark, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of steveh
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

With all of the discussion about American Pilsners going on I had to stop and pick up something to quench my thirst, and maybe see if we're talking up our sleeves.

Summit and BA both call this a Czech Pils, so I'll rate it to that standard.

A -- Clear, straw to light gold color with a thick, dense white head that holds up well.

S -- Bready, yeasty malts up front. Vaguest of citrus hops trying to fight through. Mild DMS and light sulfur.

T -- Grainy to light citrus up front with some mild bitterness in the middle and finish. Some mild citrus in the finish. There is a light vegetal character in the aftertaste of this beer that I get in some light micro lagers. Not sure if it's a hop or yeast byproduct, but it makes for a less-than clean Pilsner.

M -- Body is light with a soft to crisp mouthfeel.

O -- I find this closer to a German Pils than Czech, though the hops are light. This is a highly refreshing and drinkable beer, but the lacking malt character and low hop character in the flavor, plus the off characters, keep my marks low.

steveh, Apr 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

motorhed, Apr 15, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pilsener pours a typical golden color, with a nice size lasting head, and plenty of carbonation bubbles. The smell while not strong did have skunk like qualities. The taste was pleasant, rather light, had a nice mellow straw like flavor, a few hops, and was actually a bit sweet, but the aftertaste isn't that great. While easy to drink, that aftertaste would stop me from getting more. Overall a pretty nice pils, nothing spectacular but has some good qualities.

vette2006c5r, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Herky21, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

Cramerican, Mar 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

bhayle, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

stanale, Feb 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

JohnK17, Feb 18, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz into Portsmouth pint glass. No bottle date is present, but this code is there "12381101". I think that I have had this bottle for a couple of months.

A: Pours a very clear yellow color similar to a BMC beer. About a finger of bright white head. Lingers a while.

S: Basically smells like BMC. Light bready malts. No real hops.

T: Mild hop (?) bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then all biscuity malt in the mid mouth. Good carbonation to clear it.

M: Light

O: Blah

inlimbo77, Feb 13, 2012
Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.