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Summit Pilsener - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-06-2012 03:09:37 | More by Kunstman
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-08-2013 15:27:32 | More by HardWater
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trstar87

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-04-2012 00:05:21 | More by trstar87
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Gusler

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

The prototypical lager/pilsner pour, an unblurred gold color, the head the archetypal bright white, frothy in texture, the lace a nice covering sheet upon the glass. Nose the quintessential malt, clean and fresh, crisp and quite satisfying as noses go. Start is typical malt, lightly sweet, the top middling in feel, finish purposeful in its acidity, the hops applicatory to the style, a nice thirst quencher and a fine session beer for those lucky enough to have access to this beer.

04-13-2003 15:23:25 | More by Gusler
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Hazy deep golden color, with a modest white head, scattered faint lace, moderate carbonation.

Aroma: Rich aroma of caramel malt, rather uncharacteristic for a Pilsener, with mild noble hops as a backdrop. The usual cracker malt notes seem absent.

Taste: A modest punch of noble hops at the open, with a slightly sweet undercurrent of pale malt, and some mild pepper notes. As the taste progresses, the noble hops become a bit more dominant. Finishes slightly sweet, with a lingering metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, with slightly zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An example of moderate quality in a style where small errors are readily noted. Neither is this poor, nor is it outstanding.

Presntation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

03-29-2009 03:49:29 | More by Pegasus
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ovaltine

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-04-2014 00:54:42 | More by ovaltine
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-01-2013 02:13:42 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-14-2013 18:07:11 | More by Doyle
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Nice looking beer. Gold in color, with lots of carbonation visible. Nice amount of pure white head. Tastes very hoppy, with no hint of skunk at all. This is a pretty decent pilsener, much better than macros. I have come around about Summit, they make some pretty good beers.

11-26-2003 19:12:00 | More by TastyTaste
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harrylee773

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-09-2012 00:27:28 | More by harrylee773
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stanale

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-24-2012 21:03:14 | More by stanale
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John_M

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at 3 squares in Maple Grove.

The beer pours a fairly light gold color with so-so head retention and light lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light biscuit, light pepper and very light honey. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this lightly flavored pils, though I do get some light bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and finish is a bit watery. I could tell the alcohol level was pretty low, but that's not enough of a bonus to ever make me want to order this beer again.

Meh.... I guess this might make for a good transition beer for anyone looking to upgrade from BMC stuff. However, anyone hoping for a good domestic subsitute for a good Czech or German pils needs to look elsewhere.

I shared this beer with a friend who only drinks macro beers, and he was apprehensive the summit pils would have way too much flavor. After tasting the pils, he agreed he'd still rather drink his corona or bud lite, but was quick to admit that there wasn't a great deal more flavor in the summit pils than what he normally enjoys in BMC. Sadly, I would have to agree with that assessment.

09-17-2011 15:51:32 | More by John_M
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-15-2013 03:24:21 | More by sparx1100
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-09-2013 05:04:26 | More by EvanWilliams
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-01-2012 17:06:14 | More by thebigredone
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Go figure, one of the coldest days of the year and I have the taste for a pilsner. Nevertheless, this beer fits the bill with a standard straw color, fair head formation that falls to a trace, but then hangs of for the duration. A mild haze persists with light traces of lacing.

Aromas of firm pilsner malts dominate the nose with floral hop notes, light peaches and apple esters, and an earthy hop character. A metalic note also comes up early but not detected late.

Flavors fall in-line with the aromas with an emphasis on pilsner malt flavors, a fair amount of residual sweetness and light fruitiness. The fruit notes swirl around the floral hop flaovrs and give a softness to the grain sweetness-- a pretty nice blend.

Body is firm, if not a bit heavy with the residual sweetness. Malty still with a subtle bitterness that never offends. Very mild graininess are the only distractions among the textures.

Ultimately a pretty nice beer that neither stands out or falls into blandness either. On par with most American attempts, but German and Czech versions fare better because of better maltiness, attenuation, dryness, and less sweetness. Fresher hop varieties would improve as well.

12-11-2008 01:34:15 | More by BEERchitect
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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mikerieder

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Rudes

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-03-2012 23:03:34 | More by nheinzie57
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-03-2014 19:00:20 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Pug

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-31-2014 14:21:20 | More by Pug
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-20-2012 03:34:08 | More by Mdodge8837
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-16-2013 20:41:47 | More by iHeartMNBeer
Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.