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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A Czech-Style Pilsner brewed with pear juice, pear tea and Saaz hops.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2832) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Seemed true to style -surprised by the additions. Nose is grassy and buttery. Clear gold with nice lacing. No off taste, well made and balanced. Dry, yes very dry, clean finish. Thirst quenching mouthfeel. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet corn pils malt nose. The flavor is sweet toasted malt, citrus, huge dry pilsner malt. Solid. Clean.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffbot (310) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pour is a nice blond with a small retaining head and some awesome lacing. Smell is waaaay odd, floral and herbal, almost soapy somehow? Taste is herbal, there is maybe some lavender or mint there?? But also a sweet and bitter clash which leaves a nice long bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3186) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2016
Decent warm weather beer. Aroma was nice. That distinct Pilsner malt smell with wet hay and a hint of light fruit. Pour was a nice somewhat hazy medium light gold with a thin white ring for a head. Taste was a little odd. Didn’t read the label before I started drinking it and was wondering why it had an off sweet flavor. The pear addition killed this beer. Nice Pils flavor at first sip- bitter and dry noble hops and wet hay but the sweetness of the pear kicks in mid sip and sweetens the beer too much. Not terrible but not what I was expecting. Very light carbonation and a sweet, sticky pear finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of bread/malts/hops. Crisp hop flavor with hints of fruit/malt.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rgf001 (313) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Smells more fruity, tropical than a pale ale. Cloudy like a weissbier. Tastes like a Shandy. I imagine a non beer drinker may enjoy this. It is a nice palate cleanser and it is fine with me but not even close to a pils. Not lager like at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (396) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Super refreshing and drinkable. Perfect tailgate beer. The echo of pear juice is fairly subtle but surely contributes to the drinkability. Nice consistency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (461) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass, pours hazy yellow gold. Two finger foamy white head.Nice lacing and small cap retention. Aroma herbal Saaz hops and pear juice. Taste is mainly fruity sweet with a typical noble hop light bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes slightly fruity bitter. Tasting notes of pear, herbs, grass and green apples. A little heavy for a Pils but interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2016
The beer pours light bright yellow with a large white head. He aroma has some dough, pils malt, herbs and light fruit. It has a medium body that’s smooth for the style and soft carbonation. The taste has some juicy fruit aspect that’s odd for the style and some spicy hops. The finish has more rich fruit. Okay, I guess.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (666) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2016
12oz bottle...really nice fusion of pilsner, pear, and tea. Has the crisp refreshing taste of saaz with a sweet juicy flavor of pear...rather vinous. Finishes dry and delicious...good stuff.


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