durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
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 (3440) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
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 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
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 (6087) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
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 (995) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
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 (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
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. starewich (170) - - AUG 17, 2012
Brings to mind grass and corn and not a whole lot else. Of course it’s preferable to any macro pilsener I can think of--the color is gorgeous and the medium-light body is close to perfect--but it’s probably not going to convert those not already into the style or impress those who are. arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Straw gold pour. Citrus and sweet cracker in the nose. Flavor is sweet malt with some lemon citrus bitterness. Odd stewed hop finish. Fairly clean. Something was a little off in the flavor department, though. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pour on tap at the Reserve Tasting at the brewery (Glendale, WI). Pours a rich pale straw yellow hue, touches of haze give it some life, glowing straw, with a bigger cakey offwhite head atop that stays larger, cakes, and laces well. Aromas are an earthy spicey hopping, gentle grass and florals, touches of pale malts, bready dough and yeast. A good liveliness. Initial is lighter bodied, bready crisp malts and dough up front, touches of dandelion and lemon. Middle is mellow sweetness, earthy hops, gentle spice, and mellow crisp bready malts. Finish is mellow sweetness, crisp, not dry, with some doughy malts, crackers, crusty bread. Gentle grass, earth, faint lemon. Pretty nice and fresh. Could use a touch more life on the hop side of things, but overall it’s quite drinkable and enjoyable. JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Saaz hops are prominent in the aroma. Gold color, and heavily carbonated. Mildly bitter with lager yeast. Refreshing, and good enough to satisfy a pilsner fix. I would call this a Bohemian pilsner.