Lemke10 (625) - Janesville, 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!
Spdsktr5 (1) - - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's a nice refreshing offering for summer months (it's 76 degrees in NC in December. That's summer weather for me). Bit more hop flavor than I expected. Not a bad thing though. I like it, but there are many others from Sprecher I like a lot better.
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AndyW68 (716) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow gold with white head. Aroma of faint musty cheese. Taste is mild bitter. Descent not great.
kaser (1793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Much better than the fire light. Smooth almost creamy taste. Light and good summer beer. Had this on draft at the sprecher brewpub in lake Geneva, IL.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden pour. Pale malts. Soft hops. Nothing special here
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Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold, frogs’ eggs bubbles in the thin white head. Great Sprecher potato masher pint bottle - too bad it’s a twistoff. OK label. Diacetyl Bohemian pils aroma. Buttery, nutty sweet, modestly bittered, mineral flavors - this is an OK-drinking beer, but it’s almost savory and would be a great base for a chicken dish - stew, pie, dumplings. Mouthy, with a bready finish and a little hop flourish at the very end. I always look forward to a new Sprecher.
csaso (1144) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, light gold clear gold color, crisp balanced aroma and flavor with mildly sweet malt and fruity mild spice - not bad, would be good for a nice hot summer day
PorterPounder (4960) - 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 (165) - 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 (3917) - 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 (968) - 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.