Summer Czech Style Pils | Sprecher Brewing Company

Summer Czech Style PilsSummer Czech Style Pils
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3.46 w/ 59 ratings
Summer Czech Style PilsSummer Czech Style Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with imported malt, soft water & Saaz noble hops, this Czech-style Pilsner is the perfect summer beer. Its rich golden color compliments the mild, earthy, spicy hop aromas & well balanced malt profile for a crisp, clean beer with subtle bitterness.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,595
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
59
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
19.36%
Alströms:
0
 
 
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2
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of steveh
4.53/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Happened on this one by accident -- retailer had some left over that wasn't on the shelves a month ago.

A -- Chill-hazed pale gold with a terrific, dense, creamy, long-lasting white head. What points are lost with the chill haze are made up in such a classic, to-style head.

S -- Spicy, earthy hops with some mild breadiness back. There's a vague underlying diacetyl character that gives this beer a distinct Bohemain character.

T -- Spicy Saaz hops hit the palate first with some light citrus tang followed up by bready Pils malt and finishes spicy bitter at first then very clean and dry. There's the same mild diacetyl blending with spicy hops in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft, nearly creamy, with a medium light to crisp body.

O -- Wow -- this is one great Czech Pils. The mix of spicy Saaz hops and Pilsner malt bready sweetness are near clones of fresh Pilsner Urquell. The only other micro Pils that I've ever thought as good was New Glarus' Bohemian Lager. A lesson in great lager brewing, I hope it's back next year.

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Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of dbtoe
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
I am really becoming a Sprecher fan. This is one great Pils. Balanced on the spicy hop side but the malt is right there as well.
Look is a golden body with a 2 finger head that lasted until the end.
Smell is pretty mild and mostly spicy hops.
Taste was a surprise after the mild smell. Really get a nice spicy hop kick then that great pils. Malt flavor takes over.
Feel carbonation is perfect, finishes dry and clean.
Overall this is probably one of the best pils I can remember having in a long time. I’ll be picking up many more of these 4 packs.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz twist-top bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.0% ABV, 11133 on neck (Bottled April 20th, 2011)

A - Vibrantly clear and golden straw yellow in color, this pils is topped by a two-finger, loosely packed white head. The effervescent foam lingers for a bit then leaves patchy lace left on the glass.

S - Subtle spicy notes of Saaz hops balance the smooth, slightly sweet pilsner malt well. The soft water rounds the nose out with a touch of authenticity.

T - Assertively hopped for a pilsner (or what pilsner has become), the Saaz impart a bold earthy and spicy bite to the taste. Unmatched by malt, the usual pils sweetness of this style gets washed to the background of this beer. Curiously, the flavor still remains delicate.

M - Soft water lends a smooth, clean feel accented by playful carbonation to this brew. The crisp, clean beer finishes with a bright but welcome bitterness from the Saaz.

O - Sprecher's newest addition to the lineup is quite a welcome one as it reaches to and exceeds a style that seems dumbed down as of late. The fragrant aroma and crisp, clean flavor and feel make it both a great nod to a classic Czech pils as well as a spectacular refreshing summer beer!

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled May 31st.

A - Slightly hazy, bright golden with a fluffy white head. Huge patches of lace cling to the glass.

S - Spicy hops with sweet, grainy malt.

T - Spicy, herbal hops shine with crisp grainy pilsner malt in the background. Much hoppier in flavor than aroma.

M - Smooth, clean and crisp with a lingering dry finish.

D - About time their is a local pils with a good dose of hops. For those that like their pils a little hoppier this will be a great summer refresher.

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Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner a vibrant lighter to medium golden with a fluffy bone white head atop that left broken sheets of lace as it settled slowly.Toasted cereal grains and herbal hops in the nose,pleasant but not to assertive.The palate is much more hop assertive, a big shot spicy saaz hops really jump out over top of a crisp cracker dryer malt profile,a sharp,dry,crisp pilsner.This is a great pilsner,maybe the best I have had,the hops are big and the malt is dry and crisp,a great beer.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%

Not as much noble hops as the reputation had me expecting, but very solid.

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Photo of eliz108
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours golden with a lasting white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of pils malt and lemon-y floral notes from the Saaz.

The taste is malty with soft bitterness from the Saaz hops in the clean, crisp finish.

An easy-drinking, well balanced pils.

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Photo of jpro
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from the brewery. Great summer beer, refreshing after a very hot Milwaukee day. Nice foam head retained on mellow yellow body. A little cheese smell but mostly pleasant aroma. A lemon citrus and tastes more bitter than it likely is. Easy mouthfeel and a good drinker.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Handed off to me a light yellow-wheat color with next to no head from the tap (I'm guessing this is more the fault of the bar I'm in than the brewery). A bit cloudy with some mild carbonation. The bouquet has very prominent caramel at the front, with more subtle sour and bread notes as an undercurrent. The first tastes I'm struck with are those of sourdough bread and caramel malts, which transitions to some dry tartness and finally a lingering hop bitterness on the palate. Some hints of rye and citrus in the mix. A bit of funkiness in there, as well. The feel is light-bodied and crisp, with plenty of effervescence and acidity.

This pilsener is a little too sour and funky to really be enjoyable to me, though it does have some really engaging flavors that yield some good complexity. It seems like a beer that doesn't quite know what it wants to be; but then again, I'm not one who drinks a lot of Czech style pilseners. Definitely worth a try if you get the chance (especially if, like me, you get to try it for 2 bucks on tap).

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Photo of Blackop555
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold. Foamy, short, white head that Fades fast with light lacing.

Smells earthy, Citrus, malt and grassy.

Tastes strong pilsner, grassy, lemon, citrus peel, light earthy and pilsner malt. Finish is dry with a light grainy linger. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pouring this beer into a glass is beautiful as the carbonation rises to the top with create the perfect head. The color is a semi-clear, golden yellow with a fluffy off-white head. The scent is mainly yeast and wheat giving it an overall pilsner scent but with a twist of citrus.

The taste is rather bold and daring. The wheat and hops are on the frontline as they attack your taste buds. Slowly there is a sweetness that grows in your mouth however it finishes with a dry, crisp after taste. The texture is smooth which delivers a decent overall volume to the beer.

I’ve had quite a few Sprecher beers in my time and I can’t ever say I have ever had a bad one. This Summer Pils is a complex lager that you don’t often see in a summer beer. It is just as refreshing as it is interesting. Perhaps what it lacks is that traditional pilsner taste, but then again they do advertise this as “Czech Style.” As with most Sprecher brews, you get a full 16 ounces to enjoy in every bottle which always a huge plus!

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Photo of EnJeiBee
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Low retention and lacing.

S - Sweet straw notes accompanied by mild peppery hops.

T - Identical to the nose. A sweet malty straw backbone with a mild peppery hop finish.

M - Thin and somewhat watery on the palate.

O - Although this isn't my favorite style of brew, it was enjoyable. Definitely an easy drinker that anyone could enjoy.

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Summer Czech Style Pils from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 32.2% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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