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Summer Pils | Breckenridge Brewery

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3.58/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,867
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of odannyob
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Golden w/a slim cloudiness.
Smell: Clean hops. 1stly.
Taste: Hmmmm, it's good, flavorful and easy on the taste buds. Some bitter in it, too.
Feel: Middle of the road.
Overall: Pretty gosh-darn enjoyable when one desires and deserves, a nice pilsner flavor.

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Photo of mjurney
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Straw, clear. Medium-slow rising bubbles. Thin head. Poor head retention. Leave a little lacing behind.

Aroma:
Clean lager yeast, sweet pale malts, some honey-like, spicy noble hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Spicy hops up front, slight floral. Sweet pale malts, cracker, some biscuit. Clean yeast. Finish is very crisp. Light-medium bodied, crisp, clean, soft, refreshing, well carbonated, super drinkable.

Overall:
Very nice German-style pilsner.

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Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is big spicy Saaz hops and bready/grainy malts. The flavor is malts/grains, mild citrus, fruit and a spicy Saaz hop/slightly beery/crisp finish.

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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, floral hops, slight citrus hops, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a slight bitterness. Tastes of pale malt, floral hops, slight citrus hops, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of wheat. Overall, light bodied, good appearance, with a decent feel and blend.

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Photo of jmarko579
2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.46/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste: grainy some herbal bright hops bitter bite. Slightly dank nose. Gold, clear, white head some lace. Medium body. I wonder if it was passed it freshness date?

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Breckenridge Brewery "Summer Pils"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, seemingly without packaging codes or freshness dating
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's got a very nice appearance. The body is only slightly hazy, and I'm inclined to call it clear except that everything I see through the glass is distorted. It could be clearer. On the other hand, if it's unfiltered that could be OK. It's fluffy head of bright white has now dropped but it held pretty well so far, and it's still got a solid surface covering. The aroma displays some clear grainy malt, and a bit of hops, but not as much as I'd expect from a "Bright Bohemian Style Pilsner". It's OK, but not great. On to the flavor... nice. There's more hop flavor there than I expected given the aroma. Maybe this is an old sample, I have no way of knowing. Of course it is a "Summer Pils" and it's only June 5th so it can't really be that old. There's a nice balance of grainy, sweetish malt, and grassy and floral and spicy hops; and a stiff bitterness balances it, leaving a dollop of sweet malt on the front of the tongue but ultimately finishing dry and lightly spicy with a squirt of lemon in the finish. Kudos for that. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth. Overall it's quite pleasant, and a very good interpretation of the Bohemian Pilsner style.
Review# 6,047

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a brilliant straw gold with a nice white head and a few rings of lacing.

S: Slight bit of corn and grain, some sweet malt, mixed with a light floral hop.

T: Some grain, some sweet malt, a slightly bitter floral hop.

F: Light crisp and clean.

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Photo of Walnut
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monk2021
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eddiehop
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a bubbly large white head of foam. It smelled of caramel sweetness and not much else. Sweet caramel. Little to no hop bitterness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a somewhat bland beer, i havent liked a new breckenridge beer in awhile now. this really leaves a lot to be desired, and makes me miss summerbright, which was never incredible either, but at least it had some flavor. this is tame pilsener malt and drying lager yeast, very little else, and doesnt scratch the craft pils itch for me, nor does it really satisfy the slammer hot weather beer craving either, as it has more body than flavor and a lingering cereal character in the finish despite not being sweet. i have to say that i had this on tap at the irish rover on broadway, which may not take the best care of their beer serving rig, even fresh squeezed from deschutes didnt taste right in here, so i will have to revisit this one, but it seems overly safe and a forced attempt at mass appeal. good clarity, carbonation, and relative crispness, but this just doesnt have enough going on hold my attention, even for a single pint, and is easily overwhelmed by happy hour food like wings and nachos. mediocre through and through, but i will try it somewhere that isnt the irish rover...

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Photo of ChipMurray
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mudROCK
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Summer Pils from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 29 ratings