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Summit Pilsener | Summit Brewing Company

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3.56/5
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417 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

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Added by garymuchow on 12-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,057
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
417
pDev:
12.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
62
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 417 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: It has a slight chill haze but otherwise is brilliant straw under a rapidly receding 1” white foam collar that provides light lace. S: earthy, spicy, flowery aroma T: Complex and well-rounded with light graham cracker, a hint of diacetyl, no fruit, hop bitter finish. Good balance between hop and malt. F: Crisp, clean and smooth with a light to medium light body and above average carbonation. O: A refreshing, flavorful, easy to drink Pilsener.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Graetzj
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lahoi
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw color, big sustained head, some lacing (more than I expected, in fact).

Smell and taste are similar. Floral, but not overpowering. A little bit of hops, malt, yeast.

Feels like a good pilsener. Nothing heavy, but a lot more going on than with an AAL. Good carbonation.

This is a great summer beer. I like Lagunitas PILS, and this beer is similar. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would drink it again.

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

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

Photo of moundbz
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilafan
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of maedhros09
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Clear gold with 1-2 fingers of white head, leaving a smidge of lacing Smell: Cereal breadiness and herbal/grassy hops
Taste: Nice slightly tart maltiness to start with. Fades into sort of a stale, lackluster moderately bitter hops finish
Feel: Light, crisp

Overall: The Summit Pilsener strikes a nice malt-hops balance, and the malt character itself is pretty good. Where it goes south is in the uninspired stale hops character. It is well within the "enjoy by" date of 8/16/2015, so it's hard to find it excusable. Still, in the grand scheme of things it is a basically enjoyable pilsner. The main thing Summit has going for it is the price tag, but you can find some great pilsners or light lagers out there for about the same price: Sierra Nevada's Nooner or Summerfest, Anchor's California Lager, Great Lakes' Dortmunder. If it needs to be local, Schell's does a nice robust pilsner, and Bauhaus and Bent Paddle, though slightly more expensive, are great local options.

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Photo of Supra97
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BigAl18
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glanzman
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Sampled this evening on 4/26/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" mug.

This 'Czech Pilsener' style brew pours a golden-yellow in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head that settled down to a thin layer after a good 10 mins. Sheets of 'ring-like' lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma is of pale malts, yeast, and a light hint of wheat. The taste pretty much follows the nose. Crisp and clean and is tasty. Goes down easy with no harsh or bitterness for the finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a good brew.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of BrewRaider
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a really tasty, all-malt domestic pilsener.

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Photo of boinknet
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KillerJigger
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Summit Pilsener from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 417 ratings
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