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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist. Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemongrass. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (267) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2014
One of the better pils I’ve had. Nice, effervescent, refreshing, light, with aroma of grass, milt malts, some hops. More flavorful than a standard pils, with hops adding a nice back note.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tim9887 (19) - USA - APR 18, 2014
This is about as spot-on as you cam get for an authentic pilsner. Looks, smells, and tastes great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1144) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear, yellow gold with small head. Aroma of floral citrus hop and slight lemon peel and straw grass. Crisp and refreshing. Average carbonation. Light bitter finish. Enjoyed. A nice summertime beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at the hotel room in San Diego. Clear golden beer with a rich lasting white head. Malty grassy aroma, herbal, fruity, biscuits, hay, some citrus. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, bready, some citrus, grapes and herbal notes. Hoppy grassy finish with fruity notes. Decent pils.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (735) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pale yellow straw appearance, very light and clear, which I’ve heard is expected with German pils, as opposed to Czech pils. They’ve used Hallertau noble hops here, another nod to the historical differences between German pilsners and Czech pilsners. Flavorwise, in addition to the malt backbone that plays a big traditional lager role, the Bavaria-sourced Hallertaus impart a grassy, earthy and spicy character that’s a very welcomed change, in my opinion, to the run-of-the-mill American macro lagers out there. It’s fairly sweet as well, which works well alongside the spice and malt aspects. Very light bodied, low carbonation, overall it’s an easy one to put back early in the night when your senses are acute. I bought this beer thinking it was a new spin on the pils style, but I found out that it’s a pretty close descendent of the original German Radeberger Pils.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
bottle. pale golden with solid one finger head. a bit of a odd "unfresh" odor. however, taste is excellent. smooth light body with excellent hoppy bite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
nice malt syrup flavored brew with some caramel and citrus hop to it. genuine stronger pils character keeps this brew interesting and authentic. satisfying. lemon piss yellow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2042) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from Ayotte’s Brilliantly clear decent white head. Spicy floral hops mild pilsner malt. Decent brew, but lacking imho.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a very pale golden with a white head. Grassy, lemon and crisp. Nice hop bite. Would be great on a hot summer night. I’m liking this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwyu (21) - - APR 7, 2014
Really tasty pils. Crisp, fresh, clean and refreshing. Slight fruit with mostly floral and earthy herbal aroma. Flavor follows aroma with just a hint of strawberry in the finish. Smooth hoppiness. Beautiful straw color. Nice effervescent carbonation.


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