Saint Arnold Summer Pils | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Summer Pils
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

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.

Added by kbub6f on 05-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
475
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
14.85%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 475 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A decent pilsener with great tie-dye packaging that catches my eye in summer when I'm always high

A- Hazy yellow-golden with a lame head. St. Arnold needs to learn how to make a decent head

S- Smell is of typical pilsener with floral hops and a biscuity backbone

T- Tastes like it smells but the Noble hops have a chance to really barrage your senses

M- Light-body, but not clean and refreshing enough for a pilsener

D- Drinks great, with a refreshing quality found only in a pilsener. I could session this all day

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Photo of Douglas14
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The summer pils is by appearance right on the spot, but the head is a little weak. It's aroma is definitely pilsener-esque but it's lacking a bold hop aroma that I expect in German Pilseners...big time. The same goes for the taste. It is such a well made pils though. It had such a nice pils malt flavor and it is super crisp. the finish is very dry which makes this beer unbelievably drinkable. Awesome beer just not "German.". I wonder what St. Arnold classifies it as.

EDIT: Checked the website. S.A. calls it a Boheiman Pils! Score just jumped. This beer nails the style!

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Photo of DeathbySexyBT
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Lemon glow to a crispy looking beer. Two fingers of sticky head and light lacing action.

S: Spot on for the style! Czech Saaz and Hallertauers are right there with lemon rind.

T: The German Pilsener malts are there, but not too strong. The hops are the feature and provide a bite to accompany the crispness. Fantastic balance between the hop spice and grassy flavors.

M: Sharp and clean. Absolutely spot-on with the carbonation!

D: Forget water! This beer was meant for heat relief!

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mhewes for this one.

This beer pours a slightly hazy lemony gold with a sustained thin film of white.

The aroma starts with a big punch of home-made rye crisp and white flour. The delicate and complex graininess of this one makes me think I'm about to eat something. To round this out there's a sweet strawberry and a crisp snap of birch bark hops.

The flavor starts rather watery; a big let down from the smell, but its not all disappointment yet. There's a distant sweet rye grain and a touch of plumb skin that slowly is subsumed by an electric sparkle of pilsy hops that come out of nowhere, delivered by the carbonation. Finishes with an afterthought of rye crisps.

Feels a little dense, but with a strong, yet unobtrusive carbonation.

This is a tasty one for sure. Seems heavy enough to make a good pairing with dinner, but also exciting enough to have on its own. A solid and well rounded beer!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a pokal)
thanks to mhewes for this brew.
A- This beer pours a crystal clear body of golden yellow with a swirl of tiny bubbles supporting a lumpy snow white head for a few sips.

S- The soft smell of fresh rain turns into raw grain with a very light sweetness to it. A soft sulfury gummi candy quality comes through the sweetness followed by a light musty green hop hint at the finish.

T- The flavor of pale malt and raw grain has a faint saltiness to it and a slightly sweet hint aswell. There is a light piney note of soft green that lingers becoming more bitter after the sip has ended.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft tight fizz note coming through as the beer warms.

D- This nice soft flavors are accented, not overpowered by, sulfury lager qualities, and there is a nice complexity and dry flavor that increases a bit as the beer warms slightly. This is a well built beer.

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Photo of BeanBone
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A clear, pale straw body with a thin white head that disappears rapidly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Classic Pils in the nose. Grassy, lemony noble hops over a pale, slightly grainy malt base.

Taste: Up front, the same grassy, lemony noble hop profile found in the aroma. Saint Arnold claim 41 IBUs, but I never would have guessed that high. Underneath, the German Pils malt backbone provides a little body and sweetness, but ultimately knows its place. This really showcases the noble hops well. The aftertaste is grainy and lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Clean and dry finish.

Drinkability: Excellent, as you'd expect from a Pilsener.

Verdict: Saint Arnold have brewed up a great Summer seasonal for Texas. It's kind of a mix of the German and Czech Pilsener style, and the result is an tasty, highly drinkable hybrid.

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Photo of herbee
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing, light pilsner. Malty with a nice hop balance. One of my favorites. I have had this beer on tap and was well impressed. Just tried a bottled version and I was not disappointed. I am only sorry this is a seasonal brew. Excellent accompaniment with summer cookouts.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Amber gold with a lot of carbonation, smells of grains and pale malts and wheat. Grassy tasting, very low hop presence, and a lingering sweetness on the tongue. True to its style and I likes it.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Arnold Summer Pils has a very thin, white head and a slightly hazy, straw appearance. Some decent lacing is left behind. The aroma is a delightful bready malt, and the taste is a sugary, confectionery sweet, white bread flavor with a mildly bitter hop bite. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Summer Pils finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. Overall, this is a delicious offering from the Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

RJT

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Photo of Pedraza
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of sgt_187em
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer, golden color. Had more of a wheat grassy taste with carbonation that had a small sting to it

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Photo of Kromes
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a thin line of bubbles for a head. A nice malt and noble hop aroma. It has a very nice fresh floral, almost "sea breeze", type aroma to it. It really complements the flavor and provides a nice segueway into the flavors when you are sipping. The taste is grain, bread, and malt with a great balance of fresh floral, peppery, earthy hops. The aftertaste is bitter from the hops and still a little sweet from the malt. A well crafted pilsner. Good mouthfeel. Carbonation is just about right and the finish is rather dry which makes you go right back for more. Great drinkability. In my opinion, this ranks up there with some of the best pilsners.

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Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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