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Summer Pils | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden Munich-style Helles. Crisp and refreshing, this beer is perfect for a hot summer day. Saint Arnold Summer Pils has a delicate, sweet malt taste complemented by an abundant hop aroma and flavor. This beer is brewed with fine German malt, and a copious quantity of "noble" hops imported from the Czech Republic.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,057
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
494
pDev:
14.89%
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 164
Reviews by Houlenz:
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2.92/5  rDev -18%

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.55/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright floral aroma and pale, fading head. A cloudy lace covers the golden brew. The flavor is simple with a short, sharp carbination and sweet malt balanced with tart hops. With a little cream flavor and a touch of bitterness, this is a tasty brew. Perhaps a bit sweet for a pilsner, but really an interesting beer.

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Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerdrinker123
2.28/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Had this on tap at lowbrow.

Beer is a clear straw yellow color with a minimal amount of head, no lacing, decent amount of carbonation bubbles up from the bottom, but thats about it.

On the nose, it smells kind of wheaty and bready, not hop character, pretty mild.

Flavor wise it goes even further downhill, its got a really funky earthy flavor, almost musty and skunky. Its overcarbonated and almost abrasive going down, I had to slow sip this and I'm used to nursing imperial stouts. It just tasted funky, reminded me of a wad of grass clippings, it wasn't crisp or refreshing, reminds me of nasty macro AAL beer. No hop character, not smooth, not enjoyable at all.

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Photo of MJ64
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brew-Ed
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pedraza
4.2/5  rDev +18%

Photo of BeardedRiker
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So, it's summer here in Texas and it's been in the high 90s or over 100 for about the last three or so weeks. What better beer to drink than something light and refreshing? What better to drink than a Texas pilsner? The last Saint Arnold beer I had was their 11th anniversary double IPA and oh boy was it great. I'm expecting to enjoy this one as well.

I poured this into my tall, chilled pilsner glass. It's absolutely clear, a golden-yellow color, and forms a big frothy white head. A lot of bubbles float to the top as the head recedes to a thin film on top. There's a bit of lacing left while drinking.

Summer Pils smells like wheat and grass. I imagine it smelling like being in a field of wheat with an ocean of prairie grass around. For those who have been on a farm you might understand what I'm talking about. It's a tad sweet and nutty as well.

Sweet malts dominate here with a lot of graininess/breadiness that lingers. There's a bit of hoppiness but it's not strong at all. Not very complex with the flavors but I do enjoy the taste.

The mouthfeel is very light but not watery. The higher carbonation adds some bite and makes a crisp beginning but after that it's very smooth. Very drinkable.

While this isn't as hoppy as I'd like it to be for a pilsner, this is still a good beer. This is a damn good beer to choose to drink on a hot summer Texas day.

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Photo of RockRuler
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drinkable. Light tasting. Nothing special but a solid brew. Drank it from the tap in Baytown, TX.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stanale
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TXhomebrewer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Wookieboy1
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Crack2000
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of bryantan
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good beer! Highly drinkable. You can tell they care!

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Photo of CEversole
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz. bottle into pint-glass.

A- straw colored, golden appearance. 1.5 finger head, and decent lacing.All is right for the style.

S- Very grassy/earthy as well as some malty background very pleasing to the nose.

T- Malty almost corn flavor. I get a taste of hay and bread when I drink this beer.

M- Very good carbonation,leaves the tingle on my tongue, nice for the season.

O- I am biased toward liking St. Arnold. However, I like other S.A. styles better. Average.

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Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 494 ratings