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Great Dane Verruckte Stadt German Pils
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As opposed to its bigger Czech cousin Peck’s Pilsner, our German Pils is a traditional German-style brau. The renowned German Hallertau Mittelfruh hop and pilsner malt produce a lighter-bodied pils that finishes crisp yet soft. So authentic and drinkable, it cries “Bring on the liters!”


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
cvhy (6) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011 does not count
Sample from the Great Dane pub at Hilldale. Clear light golden with minimal head. Very much a light beer or as my friend stated "this tastes like dirty water." I couldn’t even finish the sample.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6063) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
8/14/11. On tap in the Madison airport. Very clear light golden pour with a small fluffy white head and plenty of lacing. Subtle aroma of graininess with a touch of earthy hop. Biting flavor of pilsner grain and earthy hops. Not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Great Dane Verrückte Stadt German Pils Got a 64 ounce branded growler of this not 24 hours old as a gift. Pours into my stange with a nice fluffy white three finger head. It sticks around for awhile before leaving some very nice lacing behind. This beer is pale pale gold, and very clear and bright. This is perhaps the clearest most filtered looking beer I’ve ever seen. It looks like a stalwart German pilsener. The scent is very grassy and floral, more american pilsener style. There is also some malt. Taste is very American styled pilsener. It is bursting with malt sour lemon fruitiness and some grassy spice. Like most American pilseners it is totally unrefined in taste compared to its European counterparts with some diacetyl. This one is very light on taste, would make a good summertime quencher as it goes down extremely easy though its not that much of a pleasure to down. The mouthfeel is smooth, with some wateriness and a nice balance of carbonation. Overall its a malt bomb of a pils with that typical American, go-over-the-recipe-once-then-brew-it scheme.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2295) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a pale yellow with no head, aroma is sweet and smells like crackers, flavor is overall bland and boring but has a crisp finish, meh.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4438) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Sample. Super thin green yellow. Soapy head. I detect some buttery, off flavors. Soft, pleasant body. The off flavors really kill this one for me. Buttery, infected, whatever.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
6/21/2008. Draught at the brewpub. Clear straw with a one finger white head, faded to a thick film before long. Aroma has hints of floral hops, minimal sulfur, some cracker malts. Stronger malt profile in the flavor with plenty of balance from the light hops. Bitterness peaked at a 3, finish is dry. Moderate to high carbonation with a light body. Very sessionable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap, golden clear color with no foam, dry fruity aromas, dry bitter lemon, light fruit, weak finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft at Great Dane Downtown. Pours a pale yellow with white head. Nose is noble and clean, sweet pils and herbal HM hops. On taste, clean and crisp bitter hop note to compliment the clean pils malt. Mostly clean and well made, just no umph. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
20100606 tap at downtown location. Perfectly refreshing, not flawed with the usual bp pils pitfalls, but not at all hoppy or interesting enough to get me excited about it. That said, the world would be a better place if every neighborhood had a solid bp pils like this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Tap @ Great Dane. Pours a clear very pale yellow body with a wispy white head. A little DMS on the nose with very light hops, a little bit of Saaz maybe. The flavor is pretty clean and crisp with nice sharp finish despite the minimal bitterness. Light bready pils maltiness. Light bodied and easy drinking with moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent, above average for a brewpub German Pils.


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