Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summit 30th Anniversary Keller Pils Review

Name: Summit 30th Anniversary Keller Pils
Style Kellerbier
ABV: 5.1%
IBUs: 38

About 3 months ago, I reviewed Summit Brewing's first beer in their 30th Anniversary Series and now the second one has been bestowed upon us. This time around it's a Pilsner....or Keller Pils in this case. I do find it a bit unusual that they're releasing this in 12-pack cans as opposed to just the normal 6-pack that I'm used to seeing.

Appearance - Fairly clear bright straw yellow color with just a slight bit of haze and carbonation. The head is pretty thin for the most part but leaves behind a surprisingly healthy amount of lacing behind.

Aroma - Pilsner malts with some lager yeastiness. I'm also getting some light floral and kiwi-like hops in here as well.

Taste - Much like the flavor, I'm getting some Pilsner malts and lager yeasts on the front half of the palate, while the back end of the palate starts to show off some Kiwi & floral hops, with the kiwi in particular reminding me of those NZ-hopped beers everyone was going crazy about a couple years back

It's quite unfortunate that this is a one-time beer since I found this to be quite good and an all-around solid lager, with the choice of hops used that gives it a surprisingly nice & much needed spin. C'mon Summit, there's nothing stopping you from making this a regular offering, so why not? In any case, the window for picking this up is limited so check this out while you still can!

Summit 30th Anniversary Keller Pils - 9/10

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