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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Yep. This is what a pilsner should be. Unfiltered, ample bitterness, good hoppiness. Served at a little warmer temp than I’d like, but that is about the only negative thing I can say about this beer. World Class within the style. Very nice job Das Bierhaus!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2009
First a sampler than a full pour in a large ass footed pilsner glass. It is a completely full thick golden color, cannot see through it. Has a firm thick head on top. As the head fades a thick insulation-like foam sticks around and covers the surface. A pretty damn attractive beer. Aroma is a very thick lacto/milky-like maltiness and not just the standard white bread maltiness; thick, strong, original, and interesting. The flavor is similar but it is balanced by some zing from the hops. Has a long sweet, non-sugary aftertaste with a hint of non-citric lemon. It is very easy drinking despite having a thick, full body. It is a "big" pils without being the Americanized version of "big." I would go out of my way to drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours a transparent deep effervescent golden with a nicely-lacing stringy white head. Aroma of fresh, crisp noble hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Starts fairly full for the style with a good mild sweetness and great balance of fresh Saaz hops toward a crisp, very drinkable finish. Definitely one of the best pilsners I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Sampler. Cloudy gold, nice lacing. Nice aroma of earthy hops with a bit of grains and lemon as well. Nice solid bitterness, but not too much. Excellent pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head--loving the unfiltered murkiness. Smell is light breadiness with an herbal hop aroma and a light honey sweetness. Taste is all barley, bread, and yeast up front, finishing with a light herbal grassiness. Maybe a bit too much grain, and feels a bit heavier than I’d like. However, this beer has a decent amount of heft while still being very drinkable. I feel like this beer would get better and better the more I’d have of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
fruity and full of honey with a nice balanced hoppiness and touch of pepper on the tongue. moderate chewy body with some essence of caramel and vanilla and a bit of grass. low alkaline just barely there for balance. nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
July 2nd, 2008 Sample platter. A very crisp aroma of straw with a light piney hop. The brew was a medium yellow, almost clear and a small off white head. Slightly sweet with a moderate bitter after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Tap. Pours a very pale slightly hazy yellow. Minimal head. Flavor is crisp Euro malt followed by tangy, slightly peppery German/Czech hops. Finish is clean and dry. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Pours a clear lemon yellow with thin white head. Aroma is citrus yeast with bitter earthy notes. Flavor is earthy lemon. The tart lemon notes are offset by very dry notes. Body is light with high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/22/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy yellow, fine white head, streaky lace, light malt aroma with crisp hops, lots of spicy hop flavor on a lightly sweet grainy malt base, light bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

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