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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear yellow with medium frothy white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is floral hop and grass. Thin mouthfeel with sweet honey and wheat flavor with crips finish. Easy to drink. Very impressive pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Light golden pour with white head. Aroma and flavor are grainy, very drinkable and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light golden pour with a white head. Soft and grainy, very easy drinking. Picking up a bit of soap too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Translucent vibrant straw, large foamy white head, lovely lacing.   Soft straw and grassiness on the nose.   Smooth on the tongue, grassy, straw/hay, very slight mealiness on the backside.   Clean, but not as crisp as others.   Very clean.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with soft grasses, straw, and hay.   Clean, flavorful, just wished it were a touch sweeter and a little sharper.   As is, a fine example of a clean Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a clear, golden beer with a finger-thick white head. The aroma is grassy and piney, with some malty hints and a faint touch of hay. It’s full-bodied and dry on the palate, with a nice bitter flavor. There’s some pale malts in the flavor, but the hops most definitely wins. Lasting bitterness in the end. A refreshing and quenching pilsner that certainly tastes great as well. 130809

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley, Buellton, CA
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and grass hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a long grassy bitter and kind of dry finish. Body is light to mediium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of orange, some herbal notes, fruitiness, malt and some spicy notes. Flavor is sweet and herbal with some bitter notes and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bignate (5) - - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
Pour from a 12 oz bottle produces a golden brew with a thin head that stays around just long enough leave some white lacing around the edge of the glass. The aroma is moderately strong, and dominated by fruit: tart raspberries, with a subordinate lemon note, come to mind. The flavor is juicier than the typical pilsener. The closest flavor comparison that comes to mind is a dry hard cider, the typical bready flavors of a pilsener drowned out by a stronger hop profile. The lingering dry finish one might expect from a Czech pilsener is nowhere to be found, and unfortunately, not much lingers to replace it. If Firestone Walker aimed to create a beer that falls in the middle of an IPA and a pilsener (and is less remarkable for it), then they succeeded. If you are looking for a beer that retains most of the characteristics of a Czech or German pilsener, you would be better served looking elsewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. When this too cold it is dominated by bitterness and carbonation and not all that enjoyable. Once it warms up the malts come out and the hop flavors open up and the bitterness is subdued. Grassy and lemony hops. Refreshing and just enough complexity to keep it interesting...once it is warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Braden99 (29) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
This was a real treat. Very sessionable pilsner, crisp and refreshing with very light malt mouthfeel. Paired up great with an appetizer - perfect first beer out of the gate.

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