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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FriendOfBeer (96) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Light grain aroma. Quite flavorful for a pils. Light lemon taste. Hoppy mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Long bitter finish. Overall flavorful for a light beer like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (684) - Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2015
Mediocre appearance. Smells like a pils. Taste is above average, very smooth. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1591) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Can dated March 18, 2015.
Glass: Magic Hat footed pils.
Appearance: Crystal clear pale yellow body with a tall foamy white head on top.
Aroma: A whiff of sulfur, hints of spicy hops and a dash of sweet malts.
Taste: Taste is balanced, nice doughy malts with hints of earth, lemon and mild spicy hops.
Palate: Crisp and refreshing.
Overall: Solid pils, but there’s too much sulfur on the aroma for me to love it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4480) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
12oz bottle from Spirits Fischer Blvd. Poured a crisp bright straw gold under a smaller bright white foamy head. Aroma of crisp hops, fresh grains and green grapes. Flavor is the same but not quite as crisp as the aroma. Medium to fuller body, stronger long lasting carbonation along with a lingering aftertaste. Really solid pils.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
400th beer rated. On tap at Three’s brewing. Pours pale clear yellow color, white head. Aroma is fairly typical pils. Light grass aroma, hops, slight honey, Apple. Flavor is apple, hops, light pilsner malt. Nothing exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
pours hazy extra pale yellow with a reviving creamy white head, good retention and lacing. dusty citrus, leafy grassiness, white grapes and white wine, lean pale crackery and peppery pils maltiness, hay straw, lots of flowers, sulfur and soap traces. subtle average carboantion - slightly prickly, light body - seems pretty thin for style; dry and crisp herbal-citrusy-grassy finish. a very subtle floral citrusy and crackery pils. new world american pils with some german angles. very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savage_Night (32) - California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a clear straw colors with a nice white head. Head retention us good. Floral, citrus, slight pepper, herbal, light fruit and hoppy aroma. Flavors of light hop bitterness, mild citrus, herbal tones, slight sweetness and spice all followed by a crisp yet silky dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3638) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours a bright clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon grass, citrus, mild bread and dough notes. Flavor is bitter, hop forward, crisp. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Absolute killer of a hoppy pils.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (236) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pils malt aroma with notes citrus and floral hops. Appearance is a clear yellow with a white head. Lemon grass hop flavor dominates with notes of flowers. Malt flavor is sweet and cracker like. On the end it is crisper, but it's still somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with medium high carbonation. Overall, it's an interesting interpretation of a Pilsner, but I'd prefer a drier finish. I'm also not a fan of lemon grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2331) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2015
Clear golden with a sudsy white head. Balanced sweet pils body with edges of dry hop character. Not hoppy enough for my taste in hopped lagers but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2015
The first thing that hit me, (and made me smile), was the color. Stout is my preferred style of beer so I naturally drink a lot of dark, heavy, full-bodied ales. This one poured out a solid 3 SRM, which brought a smile to my face. Well done guys. Firestone Walker recommends drinking this no more than 120 days from their "Bottled on" date and I cracked this bottle open on day 144, (an oversight to be sure). So there wasn’t as much carbonation as would be expected but it still put any of the big 3 adjunct lagers to shame. The nose was pleasant and subtle. The hops were there, but not in an in your face (Simcoe®) kind of way. My first impression of the taste was “balanced.” You can taste the hops and the malt, but neither one is over powering or competing with the other. Very light mouth feel. As a stout drinker I’m tempted to say it was watery…. But I don’t think that’s accurate. In fact when I decided to write this review I had to really focus on the style of beer I was drinking, and make sure I’m not judging it by another style’s standards. For what this beer was crafted to be, it delivers. In my humble opinion it hits all the benchmarks of a German Pilsner, (with a twist). The marketing seems to be that this is a hoppy pilsner, and while that is accurate, it is also misleading. The bitterness is well balanced in this beer. The hops are there, but I’m not sure I would define this as a “hop forward” or even “hoppy” beer. It’s a well balanced German Pilsner with some interesting layers. Very enjoyable beer.


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