Summit Pilsener | Summit Brewing Company

Summit PilsenerSummit Pilsener
BA SCORE
36.6%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 415 ratings
Summit PilsenerSummit Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by garymuchow on 12-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,204
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
415
Liked:
152
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
12.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
59
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of keithcyrilbistodeau
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer was very easy on the palate and had nice coloring but the aroma was underwhelming and the finish was somewhat subpar from what I would expect from a Summit beer. However this beer would be a great casual drinking beer for for a bbq or a social outing with friends but don't expect to experience bold flavors, nice aroma, or a really nice looking presentation of the beer on the pour, because if you go in with those high expectations you will be disappointed. Not a bad beer, but also not a great beer. 3.5 out of 5.

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Photo of Cristoph
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been in the mood for pilseners recently, especially Bohemians, so when I saw this on the menu at a local pub I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm always up for downing a pilsener or two.

This beer pours a clear, glowing golden straw hue that has a frothy, white head that dissipates fairly quickly but levels off at a thin lacing. Carbonation is moderate. 4/5 The aroma is of moderate intensity and is primarily grainy and grassy with a light sweetness. It is very clean and fresh smelling and well balanced between sweet and sharp. As the beer warms a bit of a pear note comes through which is a nice addition to the grain and grass. 4/5 The flavor profile is of similar intensity to the aroma with the same notes coming through quite nicely. Consistency is key here and Summit seems to have their act together in that regard. There is a bit of a green apple finish but it is not off-putting. Bitterness is moderate and lingers only slightly on swallowing. 3.75/5 This beer is light bodied and crisp, with a bit of a prickliness to it. It really is not drying and is rather light on carbonation mouthfeel. 4/5 This is a good Bohemian pilsener that eschews the dryness and bitterness of its Bavarian cousin. This one is well balanced and is very sessionable. 4/5

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNJR
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A disappointing pilsner. Strong flavors of paper and corn. Weak flavors of witch hazel and pepper. Slightly lemony. Rough carbonation. Not a winner. There are so many better pilsners than this. I bought a twelve pack, and wish I hadn't, though the price was relatively low.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmcarter23
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saturated gold, lazy rising trails of carbonation. Compact layer of white foam fades to a patchy skim with drippy lacing.
Aroma is crackery, crisp and delicate. Taste is similarly delicate and driven by crackery pils malt. Lightly grassy dry finish, hop character is low, but the noble hop grassiness is present more in the aftertaste. Light bodied and dry, thirst quenching.
A pretty textbook Pilsner, well put together with no flaws. Simplicity is vastly underrated.

It's fairly ironic that Summit's highest and lowest rated beers currently are both variations of a Pilsener.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some sweetness. Taste is malts, grains, light hops, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and thirst quenching summer beer.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hillind
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent pils, not to dry. Moderate low bitterness. A touch of breadiness but not sweet.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More of a Helles to me than anything else. It looks the part. It is sweeter on the finish than I want. I want it to be crisper. The first half of the flavor is better than the second.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty heavy for a pilsener, flavor was not expected, a little disappointed. Won't drink this one again.

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Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.6% out of 100 with 415 ratings
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