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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Noble Pilsner
This is brewed with Saaz, a Noble hop used extensively in Bohemia to flavor pale Czech lagers. Soft aroma and bitterness. (Alpha acid 3–4.5% Beta acid 3–4.5%)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a faintly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big fruity hops up front, sweetness and melon and some dusty mustard greens. Medium bodied, grainy with a nice crispness and then more sweet melon hops come through. Nothing like what I was expecting, and very pleasantly surprised. Crisp bitterness on the finish, clean and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Called Saaz Monster now (like the old name better but maybe they had to change it.) On tap at Church Brew Works, Hard for a hop head like myself to look at a a list of 10 or so beers and the highest IBU is 30. this was pleasant, and couple folks who didn’t like hops appreciated this as it had more flavor than other offerings, or they didn’t lke the eeissen flavors. aromas of saaz-skunk, caramel & nutmeg, Solid yellow with modest white head. Fruity fkavor with toast & oak. crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5678) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at Saaz Monster at 6%, 35 IBU. Filtered orange-copper color. Foamy white head. Rather straightforward classic lager, nice Saaz feel but nothing "monstrous". Not really on par with a good German example. A touch grainy. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Sold to me as "Saaz Monster" on tap. Sampler from the mixed flight of currently running brews. Overall this appeared and tasted to be weak. Definitely compromised on ingredients and body and taste. Why do so many brewpubs continue to cheat their customers with this hogwash?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
This one poured a lightly hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma was of noble hops, grass and pale malt. Flavor was similar, wish it was a bit more bright and crackery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4022) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Twisted as Saaz Monster. Very light noble hop aroma and a hint of spice. Dull medium golden-amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. starts with light pilsener malt sweetness. Medium noble hop bitterness, beany. Clean finish, not quite crisp. Decent pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1455) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Draft 5 oz. light golden. Aroma is unique. Hops, leather, slight musk, mint. Light to medium light bitterness. Average carbonation. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Was not terribly impressed... Saaz character was there, but the pilsner malts and bitterness wasn't as prevalent as should be expected... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at Allegheny 6 Pack. Slightly fruity aroma. Orange pour. Oily feel. Slightly sweet flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at the brewpub as "Saaz Monster." Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts with lemony, spicy hops. The taste is big lemon hops, mild caramel malts. Medium bodied.

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