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Abita Seersucker Summer Pils



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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Introducing Seersucker Summer Pils – This brew will be made with pilsner and carapils malts and hopped with German Tradition and German Spalt hops. It is a straw-colored pilsner beer with a traditional full-bodied malt flavor and hop bitterness. (ABV 4.8% Color 7 lovibond IBU 35) Seeksucker Summer Pils will be available in Summer of 2014 and a test batch will be on tap in the Abita Visitor Center in the next coming weeks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (702) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2015
12 oz bottle, best before 9/22/15, so it’s a couple days over.
Hazy pale yellow, with a thin white head above lively carbonation.
Aroma is grainy, light bready malt, grassy, lemony hops.
Flavor is grainy, bready, citrusy hops.
Body is light, and it goes down easy, so there’s that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold body under a one inch frothy and foamy white head that left a bit of sticky lacing. The nose is soft bready and doughy pils mat with just a light hint of floral hops. The flavor is pretty solid, one of the best Abita beers I think I’ve ever had. Nicely dry, lots of bready maltiness, sufficient crisp noble hoppiness with just the right amount of bitterness. Finishes softly and dry with a lingering hoppiness. Light bodied and soft with gentle carbonation. Pretty darn good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2418) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2015
something going on here with busy enough body and flavor for a pils. tangy character like grapefruit and sometimes annoying. fuller and kinda fruity caramel butterscotch....perhaps like artificial. cereal malt is abundant enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2653) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottled. Yeah so a bit of pilsner saaz hops but watery, you know the drill here. Nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
(En fût au T. Boyle’s Tavern): Des notes fromagées, subtilement ferreuses et fruités dans un liquide qui ne tombe pas complètement dans le générique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (9287) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Light lemon and malt aroma. Golden yellow with large off-white head. Lightly sweet malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Light body. Just like most other Abita offerings, not much here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Poured a clear yellow color from the bottle with aromas of light lemon, malt, some grass, and a touch of pilsner. Flavors are a light classic pilsner with some light lemon thrown in. Decent for a summer afternoon after cutting the grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1469) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2015
I don’t think Abita Seersucker Summer Pils is supposed to be a hardcore traditional German pilsner, though it’s not especially American, either. It’s got all the makings of a good pilsner as far as taste and drinkability go.

I poured a 12oz can into a pilsner glass. It had a best by date of 9/30/15 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Banana skin yellow color; slightly hazy body but carbonation is visible. Pours to an average sized, white, foamy head which laces and retains fairly well.

Smell: Rather muted nose with only faint notes of pilsner malt and a little bit of citrusy hops.

Taste: Pilsners aren’t typically sweet, though there’s nothing inherently wrong with one that is. I found the palette here to be less spicy than your average German-style pils. It seems to opt for lemon-smelling and tasting hops even though they’re from Germany. The base malt is pretty much standard, with a bit of a bready or biscuity character not found in beers of the style. It’s fairly bitter even though it’s only 35 IBUs. It opts for dry lemon zest instead of spicy peppercorn. I notice a remarkable sweetness on the backend reminiscent of caramel, which is interesting for sure.

Drinkability: While Abita Seersucker Summer Pils isn’t the best-tasting beer in the world, I found myself going downing my glass rather quickly. A fairly light body that’s consistently crisp and refreshing with a clean aftertaste. At only 4.8% ABV I could easily make the case for this being a session beer. This will (and does) work well as a summer seasonal.

Score: 7/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1335) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle served in pilsener glass- poured a nearly transparent solid yellow color with a touch of haze to it, lively medium carbonation but let a small head 2mm in height form with some spotty lacing upon the vessel. Aroma of light wheat and some floral hops. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very clean on the feel, middle holds up well, finish is crisp and cool. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1772) - Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle - big foamy head, mildly hazy pale straw color, pretty balanced typical pils aroma and flavor, some earthy and grassy notes, fairly crisp finish, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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