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Patio Pils is a pre-prohibition recipe lager with a modern twist. We improve on the traditional recipe made popular by German immigrants to the US during the mid 1800ís, by replacing six-row barley and cluster hops with premium two-row pilsner malt and noble hop varietals. These improvements yield a lager which expertly balances malt sweetness with hop bitterness. As in the classic pre-prohibition recipes we add flaked maize, which imparts delightful fresh corn notes. <P> Patio Pils is an exceptional warm weather beer that stays true to its craft beer roots, bringing massive flavor concentration and generous hop aroma and taste to every sip.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 12 oz. bottle, packaged on 06/19/2012 and consumed just 8 days later, the same day it hit the Orlando market. The pour yields a mostly clear, medium golden body thatís strewn with micro-bubbles. A thin, off-white head is quick to dissipate, leaving just a thin edge. Thereís not really any lace to speak of. Aromas are classic, fresh pils...showing an clean, crisp, lightly-toasted white bread malt base with hints of flaked corn. Fresh Noble hops are grassy and snappy. Thereís a hint of creamy yeast as well, but alas, it comes across a bit too boozy. Flavors follow suit, pretty well balanced but warm, with a dry bready malt base, doughy yeast, and crisp, sharp, biting grass hops. The palate is medium bodied, smooth, and drying from the alcohol. Each sip begs the next for the first half of the glass, but then it gets a tad but laborious. Overall, itís a damn nice pils without too many flaws, but itís overly warm for my liking (5% would be much better, and yes, 1% makes a big difference in a pils). Itís a good backup for when Prima isnít fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Defensemaster (27) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
Hazy and golden like a tropical sunrise, Cigar City Patio Pils exhibits a spicy, citrus aroma fitting for a beer from the Sunshine State. The flavor is sweet and grainy, but the finish is dry. ---Cheers until next time! DMSR

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of DrewFace. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy, yellow appearance with a white head. Fairly grainy, spicy pils malty, herbal, spicy hoppy, light green pepper aroma. A touch sweet, quite toasty cracker, grainy, chewy, light corn flavor. Has some potential but not quite perfect.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
12oz bottle from a trade. Pours a Coors light clear gold color with a bubbly white head. Nose is odd; raisins, plasticky. Flavor is sweet fruit, honey, bread. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for the freebie. This is a solid lawnmower beer that is not Cigar Cityís greatest release but works for the style. I would probably drink much more locally rather than source more. However if you happen to be in the area and see it on the shelves give it a try (especially if you can score a single).

Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated and transparent base sparkles like a golden ginger ale. Rich white head captures the scents of toasted wheat, noble hops, and dry cereal grains. This is effective but pretty basic.

Flavor / Palate - Cheerios, dry malts, and simple hops permeate the profile from start to finish. There is not much depth here. However it works as a starter beer or for a hot summer day. The delayed bitterness puts it a notch above other similar beers because it is not boring nor does it seek too much attention. Instead it strikes that perfect balance of "just enough."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
OKBeerFan (59) - - AUG 28, 2013
This has got to be one of the best pilsners out there! Budweiser only wishes they could make a beer this good. The rating may seem high, but I'm rating it in the family of Pilsners and not comparing to other styles that I prefer or like better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (388) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Not bad. Not great either. Bright yellow in the glass with a lacy little head. Light flavor of hops. Bubbly palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft at Mekong. Aroma is of light malts and some slight floral hops. Flavor is a match, but is slightly full bodied and malt focused. I didnít get corn, just a certain fullness in the palate. The hops were pleasant, but I wish there had been more of an upfront punch and a dryness on the finish. But not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
At the brewery on tap. Pours clear golden. Aroma is hay, straw, sweet malt. Flavor is hay and honey with a crisp clean finish. Easy drinking and very light. A great summer boat beer. Usually not a huge pils fan but this is nice, and at 7% I am impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastmaster (222) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap. Yellow and clear. Light head. Flavors everywhere. Light, hidden booze 7%? Light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (248) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - Pours amber with a white frothy head, very bubbly. Some hops and malts smells in the nose. Tastes bready, grainy, and some bitter grapefruit at the end. Its a pils.

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