Wasatch Summerbrau Lager | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Summerbrau LagerWasatch Summerbrau Lager
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Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Wasatch on 04-18-2009

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Ratings:
68
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wasatch Summerbrau has a thick, stark-white head, and a hazy, golden, bubbly appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild sweetness, bread, sugar, and lightly-roasted malts, and the flavor is of sweet, lemony, sugary, light malt, a bit of mild hops, and a touch of sourness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Wasatch Summerbrau finishes dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at the SLS in Vernal for about $9.

A: Crystal clear deep gold color with a stark white head, about half an inch or so, reduced to a film with some huge gobs of lacing. Lots of carbonation floating around in this one. Very nice looking brew.

S: Pilsner malts, slight grainyness, a few hints at spicy noble hops, slightly sulfur too. Not a whole lot going on in the nose.

T: light flavors, slightly spicy hop profile, grainy, slight mineral profile as well. all around a pretty fair flavored beer. nothing to get excited about though.

M: Thin and crisp, nice carbonation, really dry, begs for another sip. Excellent regarding that.

D: I'm glad I bought a sixer of this, I could easily drink a few of these. This will probably be my go to for summer outings. Nice lager from Utah!

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Photo of BeardedRiker
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first beer review in... forever. I must apologize to all three and a half of my fans. Anyway...

It may be getting a bit cooler here in Texas, and by "cooler" I mean it's not 105 anymore, but I still like to enjoy a light and refreshing beer. A look through my fridge revealed Wasatch Sumerbräu Lager. Color is a clear yellow with a thin and frothy white head. There's some decent lacing.

Smells like sweet grass, light barley, and slightly like toasted bread. Lemon zest and cereal grain.

Clean,tasty beer. Lemon zest and a bit of hop bitterness greet the tongue at the start with a hint of sugary sweet grassiness and toasty cereal grains come in later. Not complex but it doesn't need to be.

This is exceptionally easy to drink with medium carbonation and a light body. Clean mouthfeel and a tad dry at the end.

This is how a lager, or a Czech pilsner as BA labels it, should be. It's simple, tasty, not overbearing, clean, easy to drink, and refreshing. A solid offering.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle showed up at my doorstep unannounced from Wasatch. Thanks John!

It pours a very clear and bright yellow gold with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell is lightly malty, lightly hoppy.

The taste has a nice sweetish malty flavour balanced with some grassy hops. Some light notes of bread as well. Good.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are both medium and head retention and lacing are very good.

Drinkability? This goes down easy and tastes good. A solid effort, me thinks.

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Photo of drop6301
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of portia99
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Vindixx26
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mwa423
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle from the state liquor store (because as you may or may not be aware, any beer over 4% has to be sold through state liquor stores in Utah) when the circus traveled through Salt Lake City. The bottle I purchased has a born date of 3/29/13. Today is 10/1/13, so it's possible that my review of this beer will be tainted by age.

A - Poured with a finger and a half of white head that lasted a while as well as left a thick lacing on the glass. Color is a bright gold, but the beer is quite hazy, almost the same clarity as the average IPA.

S - Hello Saaz hops, what most people refer to as "cat urine" was strong. There was a slight malty note, but the aroma was pretty much dead on for style.

T - Taste was far weaker and far more watery than the aroma let me to believe, the malt was actually a stronger part of the flavor than the hops. The aftertaste was very weak and rather watery. This would be a decent summer beer if your goal was refreshing and minimal taste.

M - Light and watery, smooth with very little aftertaste.

Overall - There are better Czech pilsners out there, not sad I bought it to try, but I think if I had a six pack of this in 90+ degree weather, the saaz taste would be overwhelming and I'd just be looking for a different flavor after the first couple.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gritz147
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of harryhops
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Aluman
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle into 16oz glass.

Only got to try one, usually like to try two to be sure, but this is my initial perceptions on it all.

A: Golden, lots of little bubbles making their way to the top, finger to finger.5 head.

S: Lots of citrus notes, I am assuming they use cascade as the main hop in this. Mixed with piney sense.

T: Yup, grapefruit. Probably cascade, very little to none to centennial, not bad, in fact goes down fairly smoothly. None of the oddities I get with Centennial.

M: Light breezy. If I were to favor plain lagers, I could probably stand this one better than most.

O: A decent brew, nothing spectacular but at the same time doesn't go to any extremes either. One I would I recommend as a 'move from mass brew' beer.

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Photo of beertunes
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tom for grabbing this one for me. Born on date of 6/6/11. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean,clear, bright straw yellow color with about 1/4 inch of white head that dissipated very quickly and left very light lacing.

The aroma had a basic grain scent that was reminiscent of a lot of mainstream beers. Gentle hopping and nothing really jumping out at me. The taste was also that of a basic American Lager, even grains and smooth, easy going hops.

The body was good, light crisp and clean, with solid carbonation that lasted throughout the beer had good effervescence on the tongue. Drinkability was pretty good, the beer went down smooth, quick and easy. I could easily drink a sixer of these on a nice summer day. Overall, a nice example of the style. Not worth really seeking out, but certainly worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of bunnyhustle
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and light gold in color. 2 finger white head with decent lacing and some retention. Smells was dry malt with some grass and yeast. Taste was good, light grassy hops with some malt and a touch of citrus in there. Mouthfeel was nice, thin and light and easy going down. Overall a good summer beer, not huge on flavor but light and refreshing.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean pale yellow beer. Has a small white has that disappears quickly. Has a light sweet grass aroma with a hint of lemon. Light mouthfeel. Some sweetness on the tip of the tongue followed by a hint of hops at the back of the throat. drinkable with some flavor as opposed to what the TV sells us. style is not my fave but i drank the whole bottle easily.

thanks John

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

12oz twist off bottle. Born 3/29, reviewed 5/16
Recieved this bottle from the very generous pokesbeerdude in a recent LIF I won. Thanks chuck! Poured into a SA perfect pint glass.

-Pours a golden, translucent yellow. Looks like your average pilsner with a filmy head.

-I get a nice pilsner malt toastiness on the nose with an earthy, floral noble hop core. some bread dough and a touch of lemon grass.

-Taste is fizzy and grainy. Very resinous hop flavor with a lingering bitterness. You can tell this one is a pilsner. I always feel like I am drinking grass water with most of them. Short, very dry, and to the point with a little chalkiness. I don't think I would crave one of these in the summer heat, but it's not terrible.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, cheerfully golden body with a frothy, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Crisp German malts with a tiny note of toast. Light spicy hops. Light hint of fruit with a slight suggestion of apple.

Taste: Wholesome German malts with touches of pilsner maltiness and toastiness, as if a bit of Vienna malt found its way into the recipe. Light fruitiness. Spicy hops with a subtle bitterness. Light as it may be, there's still just a minor hint of alcohol. Finishes dry and still vaguely toasty.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A light, pleasant lager best served cold amongst the sweltering heat of summertime.

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Photo of colts9016
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a polkal glass.

Appearance: A one finger head that has some retention. The head is foamy and creamy. The body of the beer is a medium straw color. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is a clear color.

Nose: A nice malty aroma with a spicy floral aroma. There is a slight biscuit aroma in the background.

Taste: There is a nice malt flavor but the hops drops quickly. The hops is muted and bland.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is billowy and soft on the palate. The body of the beer is medium light. This beer lack serious flavor.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer #43 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

The nose on this one struck me as I was pouring it. Has this overly tangy thing going on. Unfortunately, that is showing quite a bit on the flavor profile as well. There are also the standard czech pilsener characteristics that you expect for the style, but meshed up with that tangy, which kind of kills the experience a bit too much. It's a drinkable beer, yes. But it doesn't quite work per style.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dookiebrown
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of blackie
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: standard pint, clear golden in color, capped with a reasonable white head

s: first sniff is all macro lager, looking further reveals german lager malts with some sweetness and offset by a grassy citrus, mostly benign hop aroma, some light residual yeast character, bready and doughy - seems a little soft and lacking the snap of a proper czech

m: carbonation is light-moderate and a bit prickly, body is lighter

t: lager malt body carries flavors of white bread, hop flavors are moderate citrus and grass with a decent metallic bitterness nudging into the finish, finishes a little dirty - with some doughy yeast character and sugars lingering

d: okay, though certainly not up to par for the style

single from the State Liquor in Moab

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Photo of roopy40
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pokal
5.6% abv

Appearance - Golden in color, leaves a 1/2 inch thin, white head that doesn't last too long despite the lovely pokal I am drinking from.

Smell - Hint of fruit (hops)? Smells like German lager alright.

Taste - Malty, but not very bitter at all. A touch of hops is detected in the finish, but surely not a wallop.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Drinkability - Light enough and crisp enough for a hot summer day which is what this was geared towards. Needs a way to go with character though. It's simply not something you could have with BBQ like an IPA. I could certainly envision sitting under the hot sun with a bunch of these to cool off though.

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Wasatch Summerbrau Lager from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.49 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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