Saint Arnold Summer Pils | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Summer Pils
482 Ratings
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Summer Pils

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: The beer pours like budlight with a surprisingly thick and aromatic head. Surprising because this beer is a pilsner. There was slightly more carbonation that I expected, too.

Smell: A nice light grassy smell. The head brought some aroma with it, couldn't quite nail it down in words-- but it was crisp, light, and nice.

Taste: This is a better than average pilsner that has a nice clean, quick, and crisp aftertaste. The taste is not empty, but rather has a subtle, even nuanced, hoppy flavor. Sweet malt taste comes after a carbonation settles.

Mouthfeel: As stated previously, there is more carbonation than I expected. It is not as smooth as you would expect with a pislner, but the bite seems to bring out some of the hoppy flavor. It is a thin beer, but not watery. Thin, crisp, light.

Overall: After the first, I enjoyed this with homemade guacamole and it was a perfect match for fresh jalapeno and cilantro. I plan on buying several 6 packs of this for entertaining people who drink light beer alongside Mexican meals. A superior pilsner to most market bulk buys.

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3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

04/03/13 printed on bottle

L: straw yellow; very light, pale crystal clear yellow with ultra-white head about 1 inch with strong pour. decent lacing.

S: grain ... corn, stale grain ... slight bit of malt sweetness

T: sweet, crisp, clean taste of good barley, slight bitter hop bite, corn

F: very nice, full carbonation, good weight.

O: good flavor with bits of sweetness and a grainy taste; missing both the good bread-malt and hop pop of a top-notch pils

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So it's April in Houston and that means its Summer time again. I saw Saint Arnold's seasonal change once again, so I grab a six as I always do. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass although sometimes I drink this one straight from the bottle. Aggressive pour right down the center makes a huge white foamy head that I know won't stick around. Golden yellow with little lacing as the glass goes down. Little nose on it, just a wheaty scent. Just an average pils for me, I use to drink this more but it seems my tastes have changed over the years. It's a good sessionable beer but that's about all. Just average in my opinion.

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Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 482 ratings
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