Summit Pilsener | Summit Brewing Company

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415 Ratings
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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:
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Added by garymuchow on 12-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
415
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
59
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 415 |  Reviews: 176
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of steveh
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

With all of the discussion about American Pilsners going on I had to stop and pick up something to quench my thirst, and maybe see if we're talking up our sleeves.

Summit and BA both call this a Czech Pils, so I'll rate it to that standard.

A -- Clear, straw to light gold color with a thick, dense white head that holds up well.

S -- Bready, yeasty malts up front. Vaguest of citrus hops trying to fight through. Mild DMS and light sulfur.

T -- Grainy to light citrus up front with some mild bitterness in the middle and finish. Some mild citrus in the finish. There is a light vegetal character in the aftertaste of this beer that I get in some light micro lagers. Not sure if it's a hop or yeast byproduct, but it makes for a less-than clean Pilsner.

M -- Body is light with a soft to crisp mouthfeel.

O -- I find this closer to a German Pils than Czech, though the hops are light. This is a highly refreshing and drinkable beer, but the lacking malt character and low hop character in the flavor, plus the off characters, keep my marks low.

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Photo of motorhed
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pilsener pours a typical golden color, with a nice size lasting head, and plenty of carbonation bubbles. The smell while not strong did have skunk like qualities. The taste was pleasant, rather light, had a nice mellow straw like flavor, a few hops, and was actually a bit sweet, but the aftertaste isn't that great. While easy to drink, that aftertaste would stop me from getting more. Overall a pretty nice pils, nothing spectacular but has some good qualities.

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Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bhayle
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of stanale
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JohnK17
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz into Portsmouth pint glass. No bottle date is present, but this code is there "12381101". I think that I have had this bottle for a couple of months.

A: Pours a very clear yellow color similar to a BMC beer. About a finger of bright white head. Lingers a while.

S: Basically smells like BMC. Light bready malts. No real hops.

T: Mild hop (?) bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then all biscuity malt in the mid mouth. Good carbonation to clear it.

M: Light

O: Blah

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Photo of PorterPig
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kenai4
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TheSpider
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of dragomni
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jayschares
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of KuehneBe
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jsprain1
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear pale golden. Head is one finger and lasts decently well. LEaves some lacing.
S- The aroma is cracker, bread, a bit of fresh greenness.
T- There is a bit of a hop bite up front but just a touch. The balancing sweetness of bread dough come through in the middle before a fresh, crisp, clean finish.
M- The body is a bit too light up front, but I like the crisp carbonation.
O- A well made simple pilsners. Pretty standard but pretty good.

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Photo of YogiMN
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of pisomojado8
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tlamb9
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of dasmusik
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 415 ratings.
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