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Seersucker Summer Pilsner | Abita Brewing Co.

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Seersucker Summer PilsnerSeersucker Summer Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Abita Seersucker Summer Pils is a traditional pilsner with a full bodied malt flavor, hop bitterness and a light golden color. It is made with pilsner and carapils malts, hopped with German Tradition and Spalt hops.

Added by Jason on 04-27-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
221
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
26.42%
 
 
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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 221
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the older bottle, it pours an ever so slightly hazy golden amber with a nice head that stays a while. Some floral hops entice the nose. The mouth gets the maltiness and ever so slight hops. Imagine it young and in New Orleans! Yum!

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Summmer time and pilsner beer just go hand in hand, and Abita recognized this gap that many American brewers seem to pass on. So, here's 12 ounces, and on to the beer:

Slightly hazy yellow and topped with a small head, Seersucker packs a pleasing aroma filled with grass, floral, and a note of mandarin orange. Its dry body is light and crisp, the taste quite raw with floral and grassy characteristics making the point in this beer. Abita doesn't light up the radar as a whole compared to other brewers, so Seersucker will likely exist as being a quality, under the radar beer for beating hot weather.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In Laurel, MS.
This Pils pours a slightly less than clear light pale straw yellow, with a copious white head that provides superior retention and excellent side glass lacing.
Aroma: Lemon and light peppery hops. Earthy!
Taste: Light, with the refreshing lemon and some bread malts. Drying finish.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure what's going on with the low ratings for this one but this is a killer pilsner.... Crisp, clean, and refreshing... The hops are slightly bitter yet floral in nature... The malts, slightly sweet and do a superb job of balancing the Spalt... Abita makes great summer beers and this one is no exception... Perfect for hot weather... definitely a repeat buy for me... Great beer

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Photo of ordybill
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Smyrna, GA. The appearance is a clear gold color with a small white head. The aroma is hops and citrus. The taste follows the nose. a real good pilsner.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Abita Summer Pils is good.....not great. It poured a cloudy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a slight lemon waif. The taste is very dry some citrus at the front then a slight bitterness towards the back. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a nice easy drinking beer. Probably better for the warmer days.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: A clear yellow with an off-white one finger head that quickly dissipated to light foam. Thready lacing.

S: Picking up grains, light citrus, bready malts.

T: Light, clean, citrus and malt combo with some grain action in between. As one other reviewer said, a nice in-between drink, a palate cleanser. Definitely a decent summer beer, sessionable.

M: Low to medium with medium carbonation. Light.

O: Not bad, not great. It is what it is. Shut up and drink it.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear, pale gold producing a near 2 fingers of frothy, somewhat lasting, white head that recedes into a thin film leaving a good wash of webby lace. Aroma is thin pale cracker & biscuity pilsner malt, dry, lemon & a hint grass. Taste is subdued for the style led by biscuity & grain malts followed by dry herbal & lemony hops that fade in a disappointingly watery finish that produces a mildly bitter but lasting aftertaste. Mouthfeel is low-medium bodied, thin &smooth with some peppery carbonation.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Is it dark yellow or light amber? Some lacing in a pint glass. Pleasing, and minimal smell of citrus. Not heavy and very drinkable, but I think it is better as an in between cleanser. It's nice in the sun.

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Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, slight citrus, hint of wheat, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, slight citrus, and a hint of wheat.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This nice pilsner pours a lightly hazy yellow with a substantial white head of foam that dissipates to a clumping pool and great lacing.
Nose of medium light grains, light bread, subtle honey, and bittering hops. Flavors follow the nose with light bread and grain notes on all sides, subtly sweet notes fade quickly to a bittering and light floral hop flavor and a moderately strong grain finish. Medium mouth feel with good carbonation. A decent pilsner.

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Photo of ShawnMN
2.97/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This has become one of my favorite summer brews and favorite pilsners. Great hazy wheaty yellow on the pour with a white thin head. Great hoppy wheaty mixture in the taste with a refreshing after taste. Great summer brew

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a small collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and grainy malts as well as floral and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of floral hops and bready malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little coarse on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell of this beer seems to be rather complex and has a lot of different aromas going on.

Serving type: can

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Photo of HankSingle
4.39/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just a totally killer pilsner - good weight, tremendous snap at the front of a sip, great, clean finish. Had it in a pint glass, out of a can, can't weight til it hits the shelves at my local.

Worried the ratings, here, are from people who don't like pilsners - if that's something you like, get this while you can.

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Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours straw yellow with a nice white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of grain with some noble hops.

The taste is watered-down - some malt, some noble hops, plenty of water. Very abrupt finish.

Clean and crisp. On a hot day in New Orleans, I could see this as a good thirst-quencher. Thin, but has balance. A very clean pils.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very floral aromatic hops predominate the aroma and taste. There is a substantial malty background to tame the hoppy nature. A nice beer to cleanse the palate.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, some sweetness. Taste is grassy hops, malts, a touch of sweetness at the finish, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 10/31/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color, with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean in lager flavors and does not feel watery. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice and pleasant German pilsener. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

I picked this up at The Fridge to bring home and put in my fridge and now I am ready, although Summer is behind us.

From the bottle: “Abita Seersucker Summer Pils is crisp and cool like its namesake. This traditional pilsner has a full-bodied malt flavor and hop bitterness with a light golden color. It is made with pilsner and carapils malts and German Tradition and Spalt hops.”

I Pop!ped the cap and began an agro pour, continuing until the ensuing pseudo-cascade began to form more head than the glass could handle. I sat back and watched as three fingers of French Vanilla-colored head formed a huge cap above the beer and evinced excellent retention. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4-5). Nose was lightly grassy with a bready maltiness and my mouth began to water. I remember a time, about a decade ago, when I was so focused on AIPAs and their hops that I would regularly overlook Pilsners, both German and Czech, until my FerMentor opened my eyes. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was very intense in terms of its hops and would probably sit at the upper end of the scale for a German Pils. It had a grassy, lemony tartness, but the malts were more muted than I would expect in the style. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing. I could easily drink this on a hot Summer day.

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Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid golden color with a thin thick head with short retention.
Nice noble hops and citrusy aroma with hints of bread malt. Feels very fresh.
Flavor of herbal and mostly floral hops, one of the freshest I had, mild orange-lemon citrusy, lager yeast chalkiness and tea bags. Hints of grapefruit and green bell pepper. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light toward medium body with perfect carbonation.
That is a very flavorful, balanced and pleasant pils. Great lawnmower, hop forward but could not be more rounded. One to have frequently in your fridge. Unfortunately, I don't live close to the brewery where I got this…

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Photo of kfawku123
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

This is a pretty good summer drink. Crisp and refreshing. One of the better pilsners I've tried with a hoppy bitter finish. Pleasing aroma with the right balance of malt and hops. Would enjoy another.

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Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, poured a cloudy orangeish-brown with good head and lacing. Some spice upfront with malt sweetness and a touch of citrus. Good carbonation makes this beer a little better. Good drinkability and overall decent finish with just a hint of hop bitterness

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden/yellow color, speckled with orange highlights and a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Toasted malt up front, imparting notes of English muffins or pretzels, followed by s hint of orange or lemon citrus, some honey and caramel and finished with some floral hops imparting notes of clover and honeysuckle.

Taste: Tastes like a pilsner! Lots of toasted malt up front, followed by a touch of honey or caramel-like sweetness and a touch of lemony citrus, finished by some pronounced hoppy bitterness. Maybe a touch too much hops for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp, and very effervescent as there’s quite a lot of carbonation. With an ABV of 4.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a decent beer, though to be honest, pilsners aren’t one of my preferred styles of beer. There are some nice flavors of toasted malt and sweetness, but like most pilsners, there’s maybe a touch too much hops at the finish. Pilsner fans and hop heads should really like this beer though…

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours two and half fingers of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma has lemon, cut grass and some pine needles.
The taste has a nice bitter start, rounded with some mild sweetness. Finishes with a touch of metallic bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
This is a great pils.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Cloudy, chill-hazed gold in color, with a big cloud dck of off-white foam.
Aroma-Pale malt
Taste-Soft bread malt, faint lemon zest and hop note. Light-bodied and pleasant, sessionable.

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Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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