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5 Rabbit Gringolandia Series: Super Pils



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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Gringolandia is an affectionate term used by many Latinos to refer to the United States. We’re using the term to paint a picture of our collective 5 Rabbit experience as a Latin-based company in the exciting melting pot that is 21st century Chicagoland, and to brew beers that reflect that experience. It’s our tribute to the American craft beer movement.

After staking out our Latin credentials with several exciting, ingredient-based beers in the “5″ series, we felt it was time to expand our range. These beers are our own interpretations of some popular craft beer styles, changed up a little to make them our own distinct beers different from anyone else’s.

Super Pils is a classic pilsner character in a big, bold beer that drinks like an IPA. Euro-pils character, but bolder. Cool-fermented with our house ale yeast for a clean, smooth flavor with just the barest hint of fruitines. Perfect balance of malt and hops in classic pils fashion—just stronger. Unfiltered for better body and foam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, citrus and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, light citrus and light spice with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Draft pour. The beer is a clear gold with a white head. The aroma has grassy, herbs, dried fruit, and some light bandaid. The taste is fairly bitter and herbal throughout. It gets a little resinous. Medium body and medium carbonation. It gets a bit astringent, but is still mostly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3602) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Yellow gold appearance with a white head. Mild aroma of pale malt, hop spice, floral notes, light herbs and light fruity esters. Similar flavor, moderate hop bitterness, a touch of fruity malt sweetness and a light dry, lingering bitter finish. Medium body with a pretty crisp and clean feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (943) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours light orange with a fizzy white head that never dissipates. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of wheat, malt, earth, and hops. Taste is of wheat, lemon, grass, and slight hops. Has a bready malt backbone. Has a slightly medicinal alcohol taste that takes a few sips to get over. Lingering earthy hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light and slightly soapy. Body is medium and very carbonated. Aside from the alcohol flavor, its not a bad beer. Drinks easy, and it warms you up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1584) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a full retentive white head. Aroma is lemon and grass. Taste is sweet pale malt, bread dough and a slightly off putting medicinal taste that I believe is the initial stages of oxidation. Hop taste is good; not overly bitter and with a grassy character. ABV shows up only as a bit of warmth after the swallow. Not bad; if anything it has a problem with balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is citrus sweet and sugary with secondary notes of honey and a light pie crust. It’s an oily looking, murky yellow-honey beer with a bit of thin white head that has a spotty retention and only a touch of lace. The taste is a medium sweet and medium bitter sweet dominant up front with a strengthening bitter at the end. The beer is syrupy slick with a light fuzz cabonation and a surprisingly medium body. There are flavors of dough, grapefruit, mango, and honey on the tongue with a finish that’s bitter citrus and mineral with a light spice. The aftertaste is waxy citrus; sharp, but brief.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloshgator (568) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2015
5 Rabbit Gringolandia Super Pils is bolder than a regular pils, but definitely in the same category. Moderate aroma rising from an amber pour with ample head. Taste is bold with a nice hop floral. The higher ABV is not noticeable in the taste but it does creep up on you. There is a slightly odd finish to this beer that I have also noticed in other 5 Rabbit beers. Can’t place it, but will update if I have an epiphany. Super Pils might be super compared to a regular pils, but just a little above average brew otherwise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow-tan. Soapy foamy white head. A mess of a beer. Strong Pale Lager sugary nonsense, but with better ingredients. In no way is this beer really enjoyable. A chore to drink. Tastes very Eastern European...in a bad way. The aroma just gets worse and worse. Bad stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (449) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Aroma of peppery hops, and some sweet bread. Pale yellow color with a white head. Sweet, bready malt flavor up front. Strange, sweet aftertaste immediately, bitterness is not strong enough to balance, Finish has that off sweetness and some average bitter notes at the end. Watery mouth feel. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Light orange clear pour from 12oz bottle to glass. Thin white head. Vanilla and bananna aroma . Dank basement earthy notes - fruity taste. Nothing spectacular but a decent beer

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