PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - pint bottle. Medium golden pour, slight cloudiness, nice bubble actions, snow white head. Aroma has some butterscotch accents, a touch of vanilla. Flavor has a buttery back end with some vanilla notes, some butterscotch, some honey sweetness. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Can’t tell if the butterscotch is from diacetyl or it is intended - pleasant at first - turns cloying after a while.
backdaft (240) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a bright yellow/gold color with a nice finger of foam. Aroma is faintly sweet. Taste is sweet grains & grassy hops. Well carbonated, crisp, & slightly bitter. An easy drinkin’ summer beer.
unclemattie (4284) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz, Sprecher bottle, twist-off. Bright yellow, slightly hazy. Bright white head. Aroma of old dirty socks. Smells of wheat malt, grassy hops. Tastes of straw & grassy hops. Sharp bitter grass flavor finish. (3597)
jmohno (1148) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy golden yellow with a inch or less of head,nice frothy lacing into a SS pint lager glass.
Aroma was strong grassy, citrus, skunk, spice.
Taste has same nature but medium-fullish bodied, lots of noble hop,spice,grassy,some breadiness, grassy spicey finish.With tart grassy citusy type bittering. Strong nature for a 5%er.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from... Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham? Maybe? This was last summer and I’m just now entering my notes. Sort of a weaker Sam Adams Noble Pils. Yeah, I think I’m done with that description.
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow with a white head. Aroma is lightly herbal, sweet. Flavor has a sweet grain note, some citrus, light earth. Didn’t dig this one.
jmagnus87 (2742) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Wisconsin Dells brewpub. Pours a pale yellow with about a finger of white head. Aroma of bready, earthy hops and a little sweet malt. Perfectly balanced and very easy drinking. Great beer overall, I bought a growler to bring home with me.
cheap (4278) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice big pounder bottle. Got this at merchant street bistro. Neutral aroma. Cloudy light yellow, almost vanilla looking and it reminds me of witbier or lighter hefe in appearance. Taste is exactly as stated,, pilsner bite. Does have this dull background in there. Surprizengly there is not skunk in the aroma, must be fairly fresh. Typical old country pils finish, medium length bitter noble hops.
Lemke10 (834) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring this beer into a glass is beautiful as the carbonation rises to the top with create the perfect head. The color is a semi-clear, golden yellow with a fluffy off-white head. The scent is mainly yeast and wheat giving it an overall pilsner scent but with a twist of citrus.
The taste is rather bold and daring. The wheat and hops are on the frontline as they attack your taste buds. Slowly there is a sweetness that grows in your mouth however it finishes with a dry, crisp after taste. The texture is smooth which delivers a decent overall volume to the beer.
I’ve had quite a few Sprecher beers in my time and I can’t ever say I have ever had a bad one. This Summer Pils is a complex lager that you don’t often see in a summer beer. It is just as refreshing as it is interesting. Perhaps what it lacks is that traditional pilsner taste, but then again they do advertise this as “Czech Style.” As with most Sprecher brews, you get a full 16 ounces to enjoy in every bottle which always a huge plus!
madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy amber with a thick foamy white head. Nose is honey and light butterscotch, minimal hopping, and some rustic grainy malt. The hops come through on the taste, a little herbal/floral mix that peeks through the honey sweet malt and grain. A little watered down, and with an odd soured-malt/butterscotch note. Real thick, smooth carbonation makes this drink bigger than it is. Too sweet for my tastes, and not sure about those off flavors.