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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - JUN 2, 2015
on tap somewhere in Washington DC; gold color; musty, floral hop aroma; earthy malt and light, floral hop flavor

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Can on 5/27/2015. Pours a yellow clear, light bubbles. Light floral notes in aroma. LIghtly hoppy, some light breadyness from the malt. Nice, enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2343) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD.  Perfectly clear, pastel yellow with a fine near-white head and very good lacing.  The color is a turnoff, but the head, lacing and bubbles are nice.  Still, a good beer should not look like diluted p***.  Aroma of lemon, orange, bread, crackers, herbs and grass.  The aroma elements, other than the citrus, are nice, but fairly subtle.  Taste of lemon and orange citrus, cereal (like puffed barley, if existed would taste), biscuits and a surprisingly sweet element I cannot quite describe.  Medium body and medium carbonation.  To be fair, I am no fan of pilsners.  That said, other than the anaemic color, this is a rather nice pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1432) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Buskers in Newport. A light golden brew. Crisp bready aromas and flavors. Good herbal spice in the middle. Classic bready finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1561) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bright, yellow/gold appearance with a large, fast fading white head and light lacing. Aroma of cut grass and toasted malts. Subtle herbal, spicy hop flavor with a well structured malt backbone. Dry, bitter aftertaste. Good body for a pils; not just a mouthful of fizzy carbonation. Average length finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (430) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Nice sweet, bready aroma. Straw yellow color with a puffy white head. Nice sweetness up front. Crisp with notes of fresh bread. peppery bitterness from the hops next. Nice mixture of both on the finish. Nice carbonation. Very good pilsner. Fresh tasting and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1184) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Yellow gold thin Lacy white head; slight grainy aroma; Flava isild hop and grain; feels light but crisp and lively ; finishes dry bitter hoppyish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1518) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Appearance: clear bright gold, with a finger of bright white foamy head and average lacing. Aroma:hop forward, with lemon, grass, and floral notes, over a peppery, crackery toasted white bread. Taste: as the aroma indicates--grassy, light white toast, then floral, lemony, with a bit of light pepper. Finish: dry, crisp, lingering floral bitterness. Notes: Undeniably an excellent pils, although a bit hoppier than I prefer. Really liked the brewed on date printed right on the bottle. Nothing worse than an old pilsner. Bottle from Total Wine & More, Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2267) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Extremely clear golden with a tall white head. Nice hop aroma with noble and lemony hops. Clean flavor with a bit of background bitterness. A nice light Crisp bite in the finish. Easy going, flavorful, good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canary dog (694) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Nice rich Pilsner. Extremely fresh and pleasing. The body of this Pilsner is just remarkable and it fills the mouth perfectly. You really look forward to the next sip. The hops are definitely here-- as advertised-- but they are not as disciplined as a true Pilsner should be. The finish is an almost chaotic melange of various hop varieties, and after a few beers they end up getting somewhat thick on the tongue-- until the next lovely sip. This is definitely a well-made beer and very enjoyable, but without the unmistakable presence of a true Noble hops profile, the finish is not nuanced or sophisticated, and thereby this is not a true German Pils. But I do like it and very much look forward to drinking it again.


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