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Summit Pilsener - Summit Brewing Company

Summit PilsenerSummit Pilsener

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pweis909 on 09-02-2007)
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Photo of budgood1


3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a re-review.
summit grand pours out a clear, dark golden colour. active carbonation produces larger than normal bubbles. a thin but thick head reduces down to a wispy lace. this bohemian style pilsener remains true to it's style with a light, grassy saazs hop aroma. pale malts shine through, too. taste is fairly malty, with enough body to produce a fairly full mouthfeel. a bit of soapiness and snappy hop crispness of the saaz variety add some nice flavor and character to this beer. while nothing ground breaking for a pilsnener, it's a nice rendition of the style. although filling, it's pretty refreshing and pleasing.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2003 13:04:56 | More by budgood1
Photo of brakspear


3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maybe it was the glass I was using, but this beer poured a nice golden color with a soft white head that produced lace sheets along the glass....dextrines very evident from the lacing...but then I noticed the protein haze swirling in the glass as well...not good.

The aroma has a soft malty base with some Saaz hop notes evident...appropriate for the style, but rather bland.

The taste has all the hallmarks of a malty Czech-style pilsner, not easy to brew unless you can match the extremely soft water of Pilsen. This beer is smooth and malty, but with a very slight Saaz hop bite in the finish. Bur it is also rather bland. The beer is a decent domestic version of the Czech classic, but is missing a few things to make is special. I prefer Summit's ales....

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2003 17:01:27 | More by brakspear
Photo of ryanocerus


3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2002 11:55:22 | More by ryanocerus
Photo of packetknife


3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-orange, slightly dark, no head to speak of. Smells like fresh bread from a yard away. Just enough hop and sharp. A strange sweetness sticks to the roof of your mouth. Thicker than I expected.

Suprising it comes from Summit.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2002 17:36:39 | More by packetknife
Photo of ADR


3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2002 06:49:16 | More by ADR
Photo of garymuchow


4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful mixed aroma with qualities of malt behind the wonderful Saaz hops. Good frothy and creamy head that leaves rings as it is consummed. Yellow-gold color that is clear shows a steady stream of bubbles throughout. Mixed flavors with noticeable steady malt in front through the back, and finishes with a fairly long and dry finish that may be too much for some. Mouthfeel is just right in medium area. This is a really nice beer. Not too rich so could serve well as a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2001 22:22:38 | More by garymuchow
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Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.