Saint Arnold Summer Pils | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Summer Pils
BA SCORE
35.9%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 482 ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,648
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
482
Liked:
173
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
14.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
121
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 482 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of firkingroovin
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alexworsnip
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of n2pux
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma grainy with some disulfide
Head small (<2 cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to two mm ring and layer
Lacing none
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor initially sharply bitter, quickly fades, some graininess and slight disulfide; no hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 2.75, Palate 4, Overall 3.25

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Photo of Kingery
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm pretty new to the drinking scene, but I can tell this beer is great. Compared to the other pilsners I've tried this has so much more taste and "depth" to its taste. I live down the street from the brewery and at first I thought it was just another one of those hipster local beers, but im glad I tried it; it goes down smooth and is pretty tasty. Definitely worth trying out, especially if you live in Houston(where you can even get it at some Walgreens!) Paired with some Takis fuego chips and an Astros' game and you have yourself a nice saturday

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Photo of kbenson
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm no expert of the style but I found this surprisingly tasty and refreshing. Better than average in my limited experience with the style. Very enjoyable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of FootballAndBeer
4.59/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Living in Houston, I get to have this beer anytime I want, which has become often. I love most Saint Arnold beers, but this one is probably #2 or #2 on my list, Only behind their Pumpkinator, and the BoilerRoom with their specialty syrup (I believe this is only done at their brewery). Extremely easy to drink, very light, amazing taste, and the color in my opinion alone says refreshing. Have it in my fridge now.

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Photo of SpongeKA
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermanic
4.98/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is not a Pilsner if you look at their website its a Munich Hells, and has won many awards and I can see why.

A: Very light straw colour with a very nice white head.

S:Classic sweet pilsner aroma, with a touch of warm buiscuits.

T: Wonderful sweet pilsner malt, with that nice bready/grain flavor, over all like eating one of mamma's home made biscuits with out the Steans Syrup.

M: Nice higher carbonation, with a dryish lager finish.

O: A wonderful summer time beer, with great label. Awesome I just don't have enough to say. GABF and World Beer cup have said enough.

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Photo of sgt_187em
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
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 Jcarter1221
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrJay
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cowboy1962
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Golden without a lot of head.
Smell: Smells like a real beer.
Taste: This is the beer you want to drink if you are trying to move from American Lager to something with more bite. It has a bitter taste if you are use to light beer or regular American Lager but it's so smooth you won't care on the first beer and won't notice by the sixth beer.
Feel: Light not heavy.
Overall: This is what Bud, Coors, and Miller should taste like. Not a real Pilsner, but a lot more than a watered down American Lager.

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Photo of Ryno3031
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RockRuler
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very clear body almost resembles you average macro beer. Head is off white and makes it to about a half inch before it fades to just a skim. Nose is a balance of hops, wheatey malt and a hint of honey. This is a nice summer beer in terms of flavor. It has a very nice body that is full enough to keep you interested but light enough so you could easily drink this brew all day on a hot summer day. Honey, wheat, pilsner malts and a bit of bitterness at the end all play here together. This is a solid pilsner.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 12 oz can (stamped "041615") poured into a Saint Arnold shaker pint.

Appearance: Clear, light, straw yellow gold. Frothy, bubbly but short lived head of white foam, sparse lacing.

Smell: Fresh grass, mild spice, light biscuit malt.

Taste: Clean and crisp, mild Noble hop bitterness; biscuit malt and slight sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with refreshing carbonation.

Overall: Light, refreshing and drinkable. A shade more Noble hop character wouldn't hurt, but definitely a step ahead of many light American lagers.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saint Arnold Summer Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 35.9% out of 100 with 482 ratings
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