30th Anniversary Keller Pils

Minnesota
United States
Summit Beer 30th Anniversary Keller Pils
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

We’re celebrating 30 years of Summit by brewing four special beers that exemplify the spirit of Summit: grounded in tradition and quality but always looking forward with innovation and modern brewing approaches.

An unfiltered traditional German style dating all the way back to the Middle Ages, our 30thAnniversary Keller Pils is unlike any lager we’ve ever produced. We sourced a heritage German barley variety with a blend of traditional and modern German hops along with a Munich lager yeast from a private collection. Here’s to three, full-flavored decades of sharing quality brewing ingredients with quality beer lovers. Cheers!

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
38
Hops: 
Tettnang, Hull Melon
Malts: 
Weyermann Barke Pilsner
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sometimes a modern craft version of a classic beer style is able to blow away trendy "beers of the moment." This brew accomplishes this in a big way. It's light-golden, crystal clear appearance comes across as quite striking, and the aroma profile of honeysuckle, clean pilsner malt, floral German hops and even a hint of jasmine almost seems too good to be real. Look for flavors dominated by crisp lager malts, light toasty notes, gorgeous noble hop flavors, a clean mouthfeel and perfect medium bitterness. There's even a hint of chamomile tea sweetened with a light touch of sugar. The lager's greatest appeal comes with the extremely pleasant, lingering, elegant German hop finish. A truly world-class beer.