Skyview (5907) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Picked up a couple single 16-oz bottles at Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a decent and well-retained off-white head that leaves behind some thick lacing. Aroma of golden grain pils malt, a hint of spice, light citrus, and soft lager yeast. When served cold, it has a more Bohemian Pils aroma. As it warms up, more of the Saaz hops comes out. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of noble hops, golden grain malt and a hint of citrus zest. Finish has a spicy nobel hop aftertaste comparable to an American Pale Ale followed by a lingering bitterness. A touch more nobel hop spice than I am used to which hides some of the Pils malt. Surely it can please both the pils and hophead drinkers alike. One of Sprecherís better newest beers in quite some time. JK (6090) - 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. Lemke10 (980) - 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.
Iíve had quite a few Sprecher beers in my time and I canít ever say I have ever had a bad one. This Summer Pils is a complex lager that you donít 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 ďCzech Style.Ē As with most Sprecher brews, you get a full 16 ounces to enjoy in every bottle which always a huge plus!
Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle, 9/19/16. Clear golden, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of grassy hops and pale malt. The taste is toasted malt, pale malt, mild floral and grassy hops.Thin-medium bodied. 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 itís quite drinkable and enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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. jmohno (1610) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2012
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. Ratman197 (14664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, yeast and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread and light yeast with a smooth dry finish. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle from... Samís Quik Shop in Durham? Maybe? This was last summer and Iím just now entering my notes. Sort of a weaker Sam Adams Noble Pils. Yeah, I think Iím done with that description. backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2013
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 drinkiní summer beer.