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We always wanted to make a year-round German-style Pilsner. Both because it tastes great and it’s a favorite of ours. We import bagged German Pilsner malt and manually add 3,300 pounds to each batch because we believe that’s what it takes to make a great German pilsner. We source all Hallertau Hersbrucker hops, which we prize for their mix of floral and “Noble” notes. Then we wait. This beer is unfiltered, so we rely on natural lagering techniques (i.e. long times and cold temperatures) to get this beer as bright as sunshine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub, Seattle
as Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner, 5.3% ABV

Hazy pale blond color with creamy head. Aroma of straws. Dry mouthfeel; some flavor of corn; ordinary bitterness, a bit lemony, with a hint of grass, but without a clear Hallertau hops evidence.
Not what promised.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1906) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
It’s just okay. I like the flavor, but it’s a little too much for my preference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8289) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Nose brings out grassy hops, grains, and biscuity malt. Flavour is similar, with really nice grassy hops, biscuity malt and grains. Very grassy, fairly hoppy and dry, with very high drinkability. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at the brewpub
Clear yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma of straw and citrus. Flavors of pills malts, cereal, bready and citrus
Nice and clean

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
I enjoy a good crisp and clean Pils but unfortunately this is not it for me. I find it sweet and over hopped almost resembling a common ale at times. I gave this pils a second chance and I Love what Breakside is doing but this one is not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Nice gold pour with a bright white head. Clean and quite tasty for the style. Lemons, grass, light notes of dried hay. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft at the source. Pale clear yellow color, bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of hay, white pepper. Taste is clean and crisp lemony straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Yellow, nice white head. Smells grassy, corny. Taste is grain and grassy hops. kind of but not overly crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle:   Yellowish straw, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Dank grassy nose, a little musty straw/hay.   Soft dry straw/hay on the tongue.   Could stand to have a touch more sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not terribly crisp, but it is clean.   Lingering straw and hay.   Very much middle of the road.   Wished it were a bit sharper.   Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
651mL from Whole Foods Bend, OR. Pours a clear straw. Thick, sheets of lacing. Nose is heavier biscuit is thick marmalade, chamomile, clover honey, freshly cut grass. bright tangerine/grapefruit. Taste is dry, hoppy, grassy, thicker honey and biscuit balance. Longer grassy hop finish with thicker honey and biscuit malt to balance. Seems like a solid MrChopin and 3fourths style pilsner that gets the thumbs up from a big pilsner lover.

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