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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A true bohemian-style pilsner. Crisp and refreshing, this beer is perfect for a hot summer day. Saint Arnold Summer Pils has a delicate, sweet malt taste complemented by an abundant hop aroma and flavor. This beer is brewed with fine German malt, and a copious quantity of "noble" hops imported from the Czech Republic. Saint Arnold Summer Pils is best consumed at 36° Fahrenheit

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3.2
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Spicy, doughy aroma. Bubbly, crystal clear golden body with a white head that quickly diminished. Moderately malty taste with a hop bite. Has a kind of tongue coating sweetness as well that I found enjoyable. Overall, this is a refreshing, tasty beer that I wouldnt mind drinking after a 100 degree day in Houston.

3.1
FlacoAlto (4214) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear gold color and is topped by a frothy, almost white head. The aroma is spicy with grassy-herbal hop notes plus an underlying note of sweet grain. The taste is lightly sweet up front with a immediate hop character that flows through to the finish of this beer. The hop notes taste like a mix of lemon, herbs of various sorts, and a bit of grassy astringency too. This beer is quite light, and seems to be either missing the body/maltiness (for a Czech Pils), or the dry flintiness (of a German Pils) that would make this beer great. It is a little too sweet and thin, but is nice and quenching and certainly an easy quaffer.

2
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of bu11zeye via trade. Euro-lager and slight buttery aroma. Pours a transparentgold with a soapy white head that is instantly a ring. Sweet up front with some light buttery flavors. Finishes with the slightest hint of bitterness in the finish.

3.2
Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Crystal clear, light gold. Thin white head that dies quickly. Not much aroma. Light palate but perfectly OK for a summer pils. Sweet malt backbone that is too grainy and sweet for me to want again.

3
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2005
This year’s batch seemed to yield a quite hoppy version when compared to the past few Summer Pils offerings. I am not an avid or frequent pilsner consumer, but this desrves some attention for fans of the style. Start is sweet. The malt balance kicks in midway by taming the degree of hop bitterness to produce a smooth finish.

3.6
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2005
bottle. Label says Summer Pils-this is a high density pils the way it should be made. Heavy malts and flavor that goes down well on a typical 95F Texas summer day. Well done.

3.4
SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Thanks to Robanion for this one! Gorgeous beer that pours a tall column of medium yellow with a full head of white. Fine streams of tiny bubbles play on their way to the surface. Faint hop aroma lead to a lightly sweet flavor. Light, watery, softly carbonated yet gassy all are things I expect in this type of beer. No off flavors in what I believe is an all malt Pils. Not enough bitterness or hop aroma to call this a Boh Pils in my book, but I just finished mowing the lawn and this was a refreshing, quaffable beer. Better than all the Macros.

2.7
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Recieved in a trade with Kevin. Slightly hazy gold body with a large white head. The aroma is raw carrots and celery. There is also a little bit of black pepper. The taste is bread with cooked carrots and some cooked celery. This also a has a tangy finish of apple core.

2.5
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2005
pours a golden yellow with a small white head. has a bitter malty aroma. Flavor is a bit of malt and a bitter corn flavor. light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Decent summer brew.

2.7
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 Bottle. This is an American Wheat, not a pilsner. Ok, now that I have that off of my chest...Straw pour with minimal head. Look sexactly like a Budweiser. Good wheaty/yeasty/doughy flavor with a clean dry finish. Not bad. I could drink this in mass quantity if I had to.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2004 Total Score: 2.6
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