mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pilsners don’t move me much , but this seems to be in character, but missing that certain intangible that the good ones have. I could get even vaguer, but try it yourself.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap In Saint Paul. Pale golden, definitely a pilsener! Nose was corney with some toasted barley and sweet floral notes too. Acidic and astringent, but clean and refreshing as result. not bad, I guess.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold. Thick, frothy white head. Rushing carbonation. Toasted malt aroma laced with Saaz hops and florally spicy notes. Bold and assertively crisp. Toasted hay malts and bitter hops provide balance. Clean, dry and cleansing. Light body. Toasty aftertaste with hints of minerals. Finishes with a spicy, floral, metallic mix and less malt oomph. Decent example.
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color. A medium bodied lager. Light malts but fairly hoppy. Good balance. Lots of flavor. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and clean. Good mouthfeel with a pleasant aftertaste. Nicely balanced for the most part, if a tad lacking in hops presence. Overall, a solid effort worth trying.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was disappointed in this -- slightly bitter and overcarbonated. Wasted my $6 on a six pack of this.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After a whole summer of drinking Pilsner Urquel, I was looking forward to trying this one. Summit is normally quite good. I found this very disappointing, the worst of the summit beers. It had the right aroma and color, but just didn’t taste right. Bummer.
PS: Since writing this, I’ve had a couple in bottles and they were quite good. I suspect I had some beer from a dirty tap. Not a huge surprise considering it was at a popular sports bar.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For Summit this stuff is not too bad. Much better than the pale ale, but if you are going to drink something from the Cities, try Grainbelt. Summit’s got some issues.
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very welcome addition to the Summit family of beers. A good representation of the style.
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not a big Pilsner fan, but I was somewhat disapointed with this anyways. Pilsners tend to be very blah and this suffers from Pilsner syndrome somewhat. I wouldn’t recommend this one after trying a six pack.