Crux Parkway Pilsner
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Crisp, clean, refreshing beer that prominently features noble German hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pint glass at home from a growler filled at "b2"Tap house in Salem. $12 a growler Bright light golden /yellow beer with a large thick and bubbly pure white head. Aroma is weird im getting all the typical lager malt aromas but also what appears to be burning rubber..maybe its from the yeast..its not unpleasant just strange. No burning rubber in the taste just fruity ,juicy malts and a wee bit of floral hop.Quite balanced but i know see that PNW pilsners are more on the fruity side and the nice saaz bitterness is amiss. Mouth feel is fine i suppose its easy to drink. Ok beer... I guess this is the 4th or 5th PNW pils i have had and all have been underwhelming for a pils lover. Not their fault..mine for expecting a good German or Bohemian style pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Draft on tap at Atlas Cider Company (Bend, OR). Pours a hazy straw yellow hue, a bit dulled but fluffy yellow cereal glow on the body and throughout. Consistent color, cascading bubbles and frothy bright white head atop is a mellow looser layer and thick ringer. Nice retention in that form, solid lacing. Aromas are Pils malt and stinky Saaz bitter hops. A touch of that skunk, earth and Pils and cereal grains. Faint lemon, herbal bitter hop appeal. Initial is lighter body, some scrubby floral bitterness, earth and herbal appeal. Bitter florals, earth and cereal grains. Pils crisp malts, earth and lemon, dank and bitter florals and a bit of pollen like appeal. Fuzzy, dry and bitter. Backend is crisp, cleaner, fresh stuff with with a nice hoppy bitter bite. Dry and fuzzy finish, fresher as that stinky dank feel tapers off a bit more. A bit lemony, subtle white grape, earthy bitterness, crisp clean malt bill tapers out. Pretty expertly worked, some nice potent fresher hop that steers the ship, crisp Pils malt body is gentle, light, ends up pretty crushable. Very nice fresh hop driven Pils that is clean, drinks nice and smells pretty good. A touch hazy pour but overall pretty great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8878) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2015 Draft at River Pig Saloon, Portland. Hazy gold with a short white head. Aroma impression is German noble lemon-citrus, flowers, dried herbs / sage, pale malt is lightly toasty and cracker-like. Medium-light bodied, lightly sweet with strong bitterness. Carbonation is frothy, moderately spicy-carbonic, and with the strong grip of finishing bitterness and the juicy hop oils the effect in the back is quite nice. Though it’s not yeasty or doughy, the suspended yeast does give it a pulpy-zesty-silty character, but the hop expression and mineral-heavy character reminds me of Franconian Kellerbier in general and Gänstaller Zwickelpils specifically. Superb lager.

On tap the next day at Green Dragon, it’s more clear, has a short and quick head, and smells dull, seems a little under-carbonated, possibly old... pretty interesting how much is different between the two. Surely these were different batches on tap at the same time, or possibly one was cared for while the other one suffered... hard to know. It’s frustrating to find it in 4.0 shape at one place and then find it around 3.0 at the next, but inconsistency seems to be Crux’s M.O.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5936) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Interesting fruitier than normal pils nose. Bread a little mineral a little grass. Gold pour some haze thin head. Flavor of bread grain grass some oily bitterness, more bitter than most. Clean. I enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours a finger and half of head on a clear golden body. The aroma is a little metallic and lemon. The taste is biscuit and lemon bitterness. The texture is crisp and fizzy. A nicely pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (9775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
Draft - Grainy and a touch of skunk. Pale yellow with a decent white head. Grainy, bitter and some skunk. Very aggressive and nice. Little perfume in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy pale copper yellow with a small white head. Aroma is subtle, with light grass. Flavour brings out lots of grass, with medium spiciness and a biscuity malt backbone. Very grassy and more spicy towards the end. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Draught at Apex, Portland
Blond color. Dry Pilsner, credibly mitteleuropean, with a mild grassy and lemony hopping; the malt profile is simple, but at least it’s a bit crispy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
On tap at APEX - Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has bready pale malt, dough mild spice and clean pils malt. It has a fairly full body for a pis with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with the malt of the aroma, bright pepper and pretty dry. The finis has some sulfur, pine, earthiness and is very clean. Great pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4268) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has quite a bit of corn and a bit of other grains in there. Taste is slightly sweet, with definite corn elements to it. Seems like an unremarkable example of the style for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
the hops in this don’t have much bite, but they are there in the nose and flavor. Slightly sweet leaning and crisp, well above average for the style.

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