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Summit Pilsener - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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KingBiscuit

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-15-2013 00:14:04 | More by KingBiscuit
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-30-2012 02:03:34 | More by jcjerabek
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-22-2014 02:26:50 | More by TubbyDullard
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-20-2011 06:08:30 | More by HoistinBrews
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becktone

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle claims that this is a Bohemian style Pilsner. It pours a very fizzy yellow in color with a soap bubble looking head. Retention seems to be stable for the moment.

Nose: Not much in the way of aroma here. I smell a slightly grainy aroma, weak sweet pale malt aromas, and also some light hop aromas-sazz.

Tongue: Not much to taste in reality. Alright for what it is though. Unlike the pils it claims to be there is little hop flavor. Maybe a bit of grain oriented flavors.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Well its a fizzy yellow beer...extremely light in body. Alright for what it is. Easy to drink, but I won't be buying this again. Not something that is really all that great. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. I'm pretty neutral towards this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2007 22:10:33 | More by becktone
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-04-2012 21:48:31 | More by Beer4Mike
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Ricochet

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well, being a pilsner, I didn't expect much as this is not one of my favorite styles. I've had great pilsners however, very dry and refereshing. This one just missed all the cues for me. However, it wasn't bad. It poured with some head that went quick and left a small fizzy carb. Had the smell of wheat, very small scent, other than a odd sweetness. Mouth was an average beer, pilsner, with very little bitterness. Taste was an average American attempt at this beer style, it was sweeter rather than dry, the lack of adjunct flavors was a plus and there was a lingering "stale" aftertaste, something with the light malt and water that made this plain and simple. Drinkability is, well, it's not. I got this in a sampler and would not get it again. Average pilsner, a style where you need to taste exceptional for me to like it, but there are worse choices out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2007 03:42:52 | More by Ricochet
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-13-2014 20:06:26 | More by MNBeer1017
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-02-2012 23:33:24 | More by dragomni
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a SAVOR goblet.

Pours a sparkling golden color with a good fizzy white head that leaves some sparse, spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a lot of grain and some bread. Along with that are some light floral and herbal hops. The grain takes over the flavor as well, barely even leaving room for the slight amount of bready malt. Some mild herbal and floral hops in the background. Light body with fizzy carbonation and a bit of dry bitterness in the finish. Not bad, but quite average. Needs more noble hops and/or less graininess.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 23:07:22 | More by Thorpe429
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear golden straw color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of a faint bready malt with an even fainter noble hop spiciness. The taste is of like the aroma. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Ovearll, this beer tastes a lot more like a macro lager than Czech Pinsener. I will not drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 21:32:32 | More by KarlHungus
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Hergestridge

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smell: Crisp and Clean. Very light beer aroma...

Taste: Clean but not crisp and no wow factor. A decent amount of bitterness.

Mouth-feel: Cool, carbonation light and airy on the taste buds.

Overall: An ok pilsner.. Pales in comparison to Pilsner Urquell, the original.

Keep trying Summit.. You've a nice beer.. Just not a great beer...

sMc
Carry On Citizens

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 22:39:25 | More by Hergestridge
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mac56

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An "about average" product from a quite remarkable brewery. I was surprised, and a little let down. I can drink a few of these, and not feel like I've had anything really memorable. And I love lots of their other products - specifically their pale ale and their porter. On the other hand, "about average" from Summit is still far better than the best from lots of other breweries!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 01:53:23 | More by mac56
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Shango42

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type-bottle poured into pilsner glass.
A-Clear yellow pour. Bright white head with big defined bubbles. Some lacing.
S-Pungent sweet german malt. Grassy with some bitterness.
T-Dryness is noticeable right away. It seems to be right in the forefront and is a bit overbearing. Grassy and spicy shocks to the tongue are there. Sharp hops is surprising as is the absence of the sweetness from the nose. German malt is way in the back as this beer really lacks balance.
M-Crisp, watery, clean, too low carbonation.
D-I had a higher expectations for this one coming from Summit. Not one of my favorites from them. Just not enough balance and too much dry hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 03:42:12 | More by Shango42
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morimech

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden with a 1/2 inch white head that recedes quickly. The beer leaves some nice lacing. After a short time, carbonation bubbles diminish.

The aroma is mostly bready malt with the noble hops hiding in the background.

Taste is similar to the smell except the hops come out a little more.

The beer has a light body and nicely carbonated for the style.

The low ABV and light body helps drinkability but I would have liked more hops in this beer. Just bump it up a little bit and you would have a solid Pilsner, otherwise it is average at best.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 22:32:27 | More by morimech
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours 1 and a half fingers of creamy white head. Great retention leaving a lot of lace. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Zesty flavors with some lemon citrus. Grassy hops and a bit of skunk.

Taste: A little bit of skunk flavor again. Some bready/biscuity malts. Grassy herbal hops. Some lemon citrus.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this beer would be a ton times better if it didn't have so much skunk flavor. It was fine otherwise. Very easy drinking on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 00:48:56 | More by mothman
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davesterli

Texas

3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - light, somewhat lackluster
S - light beer aroma.
T - standard pilsner. Serviceable.
M - clean...nothing exciting, but no complaints
O - at 4.5%, this is a good but not great session beer. I could have a few of these, but it wouldn't be the most exciting session.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 03:03:30 | More by davesterli
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 20:15:16 | More by ChopperSmith
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed September 24, 2005. Poured from a bottle on the Beer Train. Clear deep golden, with white head. Distant malt aroma. Smooth. Even, yet slightly sour, over sumptuous wheat and malt. Not bad. Finishes a hint dry. Probably not bad for the style, but nothing to get overly excited about.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2006 23:48:11 | More by CharlesDarwin
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billyzoom666

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Slow pour left no head, there was some lacing after the first few sips. The color is a pure yellow wheat color. The smell reminded me of that too, like wheat fields in late summer/early fall. Nice and comforting. This is something my grandfather, a non experimenting guy, would've drank. It's not bad, it's just that it has a traditional pilsner taste to it....a "beer" taste if you will. There was some bitterness on the tongue, but nothing to write home about. It has a light mouthfeel which would would lead to pretty high drinkability, although after a couple I'd want something with more taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 00:53:10 | More by billyzoom666
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-01-2014 22:00:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-22-2013 20:42:09 | More by Joey-bags1990
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-10-2013 23:59:11 | More by Bighorn
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matjack85

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-07-2013 01:45:58 | More by matjack85
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-11-2013 22:09:54 | More by ptarmigan98
Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.