Wasatch Summerbrau Lager | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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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

BEER STATS
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 brewqueno
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harryhops
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of gritz147
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of thelargeone
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kwhittle11
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of portia99
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rhinonau
3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of valkyre65
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours an uber-light yellow color - I was shocked as I was watching it escape from the top of the bottle "holy shit! Is this clear"?! Does have some nice, sticky white head that forms some good lace and clarity is fantastic.

Nose is fairly on point for a pils - grassy hops, slight sulfurous lager yeast, honeyed grains. Dont see anything wrong with this so far.

Taste is decent, but I think it should be a little hoppier for a pils, this one is more helles lager with its sweet, grainy malt at the forefront. Decent hop bitterness on it, but it still seems to finish a bit on the sweet side. Light yeast presence is a bit distracting, but overall not a bad brew at all. I could drink this no problem...I bought a single and hadnt seen this all summer long - I will look to buy a sixer next year.

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Photo of dookiebrown
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Jsteez
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stange glass. A nice summer treat!

A-straw yellow. A light fluffy 1 finger head that dissipated quickly. It left traces of lace, but not much to speak on.

S-Grains and some malt. Perhaps there were some bits of lemon.

T-Quite grainy almost tasted like adjunct corn. The initial sip was bitter from the hops, and a little malty. The aftertaste was dry and a bit spicy. I have tasted better Czech style pils.

M-Light and crisp. I definitely thought it was thirst quenching and light. I enjoyed this aspect of it. It had higher carbonation which made it a good summer brew.

Overall, not bad, not good. Just a nice beer to have when there is nothing else to buy.

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3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First beer rating after new rating system. Reviewed May 31, 2013. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Goldenrod yellow. 1 finger creamy head with great lacing. Cloudy with rising carbonation.

S: Very minor hops with light malts.

T: Hops take on a nice grass-like quality. Minor hoppy bitterness.

M: Smooth & creamy . Acidic in mouth, but light carbonation.

O: For a summertime drink this was delicious & hits the spot. Great picnic choice.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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