RateBeer
overall
95
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikeohlsson (8) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
Big fan of lagers & pilsners & this is a favorite. Hops are probably not what Pilsner Urquell would approve of to style, but they balance bitterness & hop flavor very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Braden99 (25) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (269) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2013
A really nice tribute to the birthplace of pilsner beer - Pilzen, Czech Republic. Firestone Walker makes beer for people who care about how beer is made. Gotta love the neck band that states "dry hopped with Saphir." On the bottom of the bottle is a stamped bottling date. Creamy lager malt framed by lively hops and carbonation. Another good one from Firestone!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Appearance: pours bright clear yellow gold with a modest sized tight white head.

Aroma: Big grassy Euro hop nose, biscuits and a touch floral.

Taste: Mixture of grassy herbal and spicy hops. Very dry pale malt. Bready. Mouth slapping twang finishes with sharp clean bitterness. That twang brings you back quickly for the next sip (or gulp.)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation, not too rough for a pils.

Overall: Great googly moogly! So drinkable, so tasty, just clean sturdy crisp beer. I’ve been sucking back Firestone’s pale offerings for years now with great joy, and am glad they’ve mixed it up with less sweet malt and Euro hops to break away from Pale 31/Union/Double Jack. You may have a person in your life who is leery about jumping into craft beer, this might just be the beer that converts them.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours golden with a medium lived white head. Smell is really bright and nice. Light sweet grain and bright clean citrusy hops. Taste is very crisp, dry, clean and bitter and spicy. Faint clean malt flavor is overpowered by the hop bitterness. Very crisp and bubbly carbonation and a good body. Great pilsner, and definitely one of my favorites.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjh19 (56) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Appearance: Great pale yellow color for a pilsener. Smell: A nice hint of hops in the nose. Taste: Crisp and sharp as a pilsener should be, with the added bonus of some hop bite. Delicious. Mouthfeel: Light body and clean. Drinkability: A very easy drinking beer. Solid recommendation. Order me another.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
This is light and very easy to drink. Has a sharp crips bite with a strong tingly flavor on the tongue. Truly a top-notch pils! Palate score should be a 6.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oeltroll (18) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
Wonderful take on the pils style; exceptionally well balanced, bready an balanced. another gem from FW

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2014
super smooth, crisp, refreshing, it’s something that always goes down easy, not super strong aroma, but nice balance of citrus, hops, straw.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dansrc51 (45) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
A very very good interpretation of the style. I think this is one of the closest American brewed but European tasting beers I've had. Nice and spices and just darn good Leave your pretensions at the door.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 32


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50