Formerly brewed at Das Bierhaus
Style: Pilsener
Menomonie, Wisconsin USA


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
It was in 1842 that a Bavarian brewmaster first brewed this classic beer style, today known throughout the world. Unfortunately, it is often poorly copied, being created using adjunct grains like corn, rice, or worse yet, sugar cane or beets. These adjuncts produce beer without body, mouth feel or specific character. We use 100% barley malt. Our Pilsener is everything that a true Pils should be: clear, golden color with a dense white head, full of barley malt and balanced with a perceptible noble hop bitterness.

Formerly Das Bierhaus Pilsener.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
felsenpilsduex (1) - - JAN 31, 2012 does not count
This beer is a pinnacle of what a pilsner brewed in America can and should be. The hops are there in both taste and aroma. My favorite is when this beer is first tapped. It is so cloudy and full bodied that its a truly a treat. Save the money for a trip to the Czech republic, go here for the best pilsner you will find

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Growler via Mys Swap 4 (thanks skyview!!). Pours a hazy amber with a nice large white head. Nose is earthy/spicy. Taste is biscuits, grass, toast, mild fruit. Body is medium, carbonation is perfect. This is very very very tasty. I could drink this all day every day. Mmmmmmmmm, i am speechless. The flavors meld together perfectly. Tis a master brewer who can make a Pils that is so far above the rest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (156) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Got a fresh glass at the Brewpub. Crisp malt body with moderate carbonation and solid hop bitterness. Lingering taste of aroma hops in the finish. Very authentic German Pils, like the little village breweries still make. Seems a bit high in alcohol, though. Nevertheless, one of the best that I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Visited Das Bierhaus for their official Grand Opening on June 30. This beverage pours a clear rich golden blonde brew with a nice white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film. Excellent lacing that occurs naturally or after taking a drink. Aroma of sweet Hawaiian bread dough, sunflower honey, with flowery hops. Taste is slightly thick, creamy, medium body (surprising for a Pils), lightly carbonated, with a slight sweet bread aftertaste. Finish is smooth, light and a near clean aftertaste. By far, one of the best pilseners I have had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Thanks to Skyview for sharing. An interesting and unusual pilsner. Gold in color and a white head, it looks very nice. Aroma has light hops. The flavor is a surprise, mild hops and very salty. One of the saltiest beers I have ever had, like a gose. Herbal, vegetal finish. It is hard to find a pilsner so thick and heavy on the palate, quite a rare thing. The best pilsner I have had outside of the Czech Republic, and certainly my favorite non-Bohemian style pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Nice hazy gold color with no head. Faint clear grain aroma. Crisp clean grainy body. Thanks Skyview for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Gold color with no head. Grassy aroma with a little wheat. Very bitter flavor, full of Noble hops. Dry grass finish. Wow, killer Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2008
Sep 29, 2007 Draught at the brewpub. This is a pilsner?!? That was my reaction the first time I had this beer. The beer was a cloudy gold color with mild carbonation. It had a delicious zesty-wheaty aroma and flavor. There was also a mild sweetness in the flavor. Definitely the best American Pilsener!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
After seeing Skyview’s raves, I decided to head down to Menomonie and check out Das Bierhaus for myself. I ordered the sampler, in which I got about 4 oz. each of all five of Das Bierhaus’ beers for the very reasonable price of $5. The Pilsener has a very nice, fruit-heavy aroma with apricot, pear, green grape, honey, and floral hops scents. Pours a sparkling pale gold with a white head. The flavor features a honey-sweet maltiness and, more prominently, an aggressive dry hoppiness. This is my kind of pilsner (i.e., very hoppy)! Medium body (full by the standards of a lager). Lively and frothy in the palate. This is a very good pils. It’s easily one of the best American pilsners I have tried, although I should note that its German heritage is unmistakable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Thanks to Skyview. Pours a light golden amber, with a nice head. Nice biscuity malt, and funky earthy spiciness on the nose. Very full flavored and bodied, with a great sweet malt and definite noble hops. Great long lasting finish.

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