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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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East Village Pilsner - 
 What Fizzy Yellow Beer should be!

I believe that "Fizzy Yellow Beer" can and should be full of life and flavor unlike domestic mass produced, mundane, lifeless, boring, bland, fizzy yellow, insipid swill that takes up cooler space and tap handles at our local markets, pubs and restaurants. San Diego’s East Village is full of life and Green Flash is adding flavor to this burgeoning neighborhood with "East Village Pilsner". It’s made from premium European Pilsner Malt and Noble Hops. Traditional Pilsner lager yeast ferments the beer and imparts a clean flavor, yet unique character during the one-month lagering period. Of course our East Village Pilsner has a bit more hop than even the best European examples, which makes it truly a Green Flash Original. 5.3% ABV – 35 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (654) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Clear yellow pour. Floral aroma. Floral and mowed grass/hay flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Clear apple juice pour with thin white head. Bready sweet taste dry with some pear in the finish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
On tap at Green Flash. Great appearance, fizzy and yellow, as the name would suggest, with some head retention. Nice grassy and floral hop aroma with some sweet malt notes. Nice pilsner flavor with pale malt and a good grassy, grainy, floral hop kick. Medium-light body with good crispness. Really solid for the style, or for a fizzy yellow beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Yellow pour. Typical hops and light caramel aroma with pretty much the same notes in the flavor. Hops are more noticeable in the flavor. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This has a light sweet flavor, yet looks almost flat. Light toasty with hops. Not bad for a light beer. increases in hops flavor as you drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
A: The pour is a lightly hazed golden color with a big white head. S: Like many good lagers, this one starts off with a sweet bread note and a touch of hops. The hops are floral and earthy with just a mild grass note. A bit of lager yeast and biscuit malts, perhaps a light adjunct note. T: Unfortunately, not quite as good of a flavor. It features a mild bitterness as well as some straw and grass. There is a light fruitiness of esters as well as some actual yeast. The base is sweet bread, but it lacks the biscuit quality of the nose. M: Light in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: It’s too bad this didn’t taste quite as good as it smelled. Overall, though, a pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 tap at brewery 6/17/11-pours lite yellow slightly hazy with a small soapy white head. nose is grainy with a hint of diacytl. grainy flavors and lite hops on the finish. finish is grassy with lingering husky notes. not a bad pilsener but not great either. wish i could have a bigger sample of this to re-rate. Recreate flying saucer san antonio. Awesome spicy nose with lots of german hops. Very solid pils here!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap@Green Flash Mira Mesa: Pale hazy yellow color with a medium eggshell white head. Aroma is lightly sweet and grainy. Flavor starts lightly sweet and seltzer like followed by grain and a hint of citrus ending in a lightly bitter somewhat dry finish. Light body is spritzy with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Draft at Haymarket, pours clear yellow fizzy white head. Nose hay, pepper, honey. Flavors peppery, hay, yeasty and doughy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway on the Tap Takeover night. They had 20 different brews from Green Flash that day. This is what it is. The only suprise to me is that the ABV is so high. Light and malty and sweet hay. People like this, but not me.

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