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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our upcoming summer seasonal is not your fatherís pilsner. Bright gold in color, this pilsner harkens back to its true European origins with a flavor thatís light and refreshing, yet absolutely memorable. German pilsen barley lends a traditional malt component, while fine Czech and German hops add a nice snap. On June 8, the beer will be released in bottles and distributed on tap throughout Colorado.
Beer Specifications
Style: European-Style Pilsner
Color: Straw/Yellow
Body: Clean/Light
Malts: German Pilsen
Hops: German Hallertauer, Czech Saaz
Alcohol: 5.0% ABV
IBUs: (est.): 27


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Sampled on 9/21/2010. This pilsner pours a yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grainy, grassy and spicy. A medium bodied pilsner. The malts are grainy and grassy. The hops are herbal and spicy. Lively carbonation. Decent balance. Nice clean crisp taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, a perhaps a little dry. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayg1 (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Growler. Consumed the day my brother-in-law picked it up from the brewery. Let me start off by saying Iím honestly amazed at all of the low ratings for this beer from some of the more seasoned members of this site. Perhaps the freshness of getting this thing on tap made a big difference? Pours out a deep golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is very nice and inviting, lightly grassy and a bit of lemon zest nip at your nose. Nicely hoppy aroma. Taste is lightly malty at first with notes of hay and mildly honey-like. Hops instantly snap you back with a fairly bitter finish that finishes clean. Donít get me wrong this isnít a world-class pilsner but certainly nothing that I would refuse to drink. I would gladly have this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10114) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is corn, grain and meal malt, clean lager with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt with a hop balance, clean lager character with corn and a dry palate. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
bottle. medium yellow, white head, clear. nose has light grain husk and dusty dough notes, medium-high hop pungency (dry, spicy, earthy, mineral-like... it has potential at this point), but a short while later some sort of chemical/bleach note appears (served in a big-bowled burgundy glass). overly chewy, thick and mushy, dirty taste, slightly sour (as in sour cream/soured butter). not a good experience. disappointing we get a hallertau/saaz pilsener made right at home (a rare treat) and itís this bad. disappointing that the brewers who attempt these styles usually fail while the ones that could nail it prefer to make 9% versions that suck just as bad. iím curious about draft quality.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of DMS and soap. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. If they were aiming to replicate industrial *eastern* European lagers, they pretty much hit the mark. This could have come from Ukraine and Iíd believe you. No resemblance to even average German and Czech examples. Very grainy/husky with very little attractive about it. Rather shocked this is coming out of Bristol, although maybe theyíre only trying to make something for the BudMillerCoors crowd? Phew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
on tap, clear yellow gold with slight white foam, aroma is sweet tropical fruit, flavor of mildly bitter lemons and papayas, water cracker malt, finish is muted

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, spicy hops and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, spicy hops, light straw and a hint of citrus crisp lightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Light somewhat pilsnery flavor, bitter beyond standard american hops flavors. Reminiscent of Bavarian pilsners.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Super-fresh six pack - pours a lively clear bright gold, with a soapy lace - aroma of light, honeyed maltiness, moderate, snappy toasted grains, spicy and grassy noble hops - soft but full carbonation - just enough malt heft and sweetness to make for a satisfying mouthfeel - perhaps not as clean through the middle as one might want, but it cleans up nicely for the finish, which is moderately spicy, with lingering floral hops and cracked grains - a surprisingly good pils from a hit or miss brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imeshuggahi (31) - golden, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2010
1st to rate this! Just found a six pack of this at my local store, and am plesently surprised by its appealing mouthfeel and well balanced hop bitternes. I hope bristol continues brewing this beer after the season finishes. Very good session beer


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