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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Pony is new to the scene, but we welcome this pilsner lager into the fold like an old friend. Pony is a crisp, clean pilsner you can saddle on up to the bar and order with a confident, rangy thunder. Get on yer stoop or prepare for the trek, there’s a Pony in every pint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with good, creamy, white head, light legs / Bright , hoppy nose of pine, citrus, dandelion / Medium body, creamy, dry with some chew & astringency, but excellent balance and bitter finish / Musty, dry flavors of toasted grain, straw, pine, grapefruit, lemon, dandelion, pine nut / Not sure what to make of this. On one hand, it is a superb, dry ipa, but, on the other, it is unlike any other pilsner that I have tried..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4132) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
16oz can from the brewery. Pale yellow-tan body, that faint classic Pils tinge. Thin, steady, creamy white head. Grassy, sweet aroma. Very hop forward, dry, rindy. Smooth golden malt and some deep Lager tones. Balanced, with a lot going on for such a drinkable, refreshing beverage. Drier and more hop forward than a German example, but really firmly planted in its style, a true and authentic example of the style. Top ten US Pils for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Growler, pours hazed gold with white head. Big peppery grassy aroma. Flavors are loaded with saaz, good bitterness and peppery character, great balance, crisp and clean. Awesome czech/american pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Draft at the tap room. Can’t wait til this is in cans. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a sticky white head. Nose is clean with a grassy noble nose to it. Stiffness as well. Pils malt sweetness. This isn’t a Bohemian, for the record. On tasting, it has a really nice and firm bitterness that is balanced by a clean pilsner malt sweetness. Dry on the finish, no astrigency and some herbal hoppiness in terms of flavor. Realy nicely done overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (735) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
5 ounce sample pour at the tap room. Aroma is grain, some pilsner funkiness, and hints of lemon. Appearance is a bright yellow with decent amounts of foam and lacing. The taste is fantastic, one of the best pilsners I’ve had in a while. Grain, citrus, yeast, mineral water, very very refreshing and highly drinkable. Palate is perfectly suited for this style. It’s big bodied enough to carry the summer flavors on the light side of medium, steady carbonation, crisp. Overall it’s an excellent beer that would be great in larger than 5 ounce portions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3114) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
16 oz. can. Pours a hazy gold color with a medium off white head. Aroma of fresh bread, hops, nice pilsner malt aroma. Flavor is bright and bitter, deliciously hoppy, with a strong bread malt flavor. This is almost a perfect craft pilsner. Hoppy, bready, perfectly balanced, medium bodied. This is unbelievable. Finishes hoppy. Near perfect pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at the source... Pours a mostly transparent pale lagery light cider consistency, homogenous, and topped with a creamy barely off-white head... Aroma of soft grain and grassy undertones with a touch of lemon accents. Light spice on the backend... Flavors are crisp with semi-sweet grain and cooperating grassy semi bitter spicy hops backing. Clean profile throughout with a nice bitter backend. Lighter bodied with adequate carbonation. Nice little pils here with semi-assertive bittering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Can. Pours a clear golden yellow with little islands. I’m a sucker for the clean, easy-drinking beers, and this fits the bill. Slightly malty, light hops, nothing too over the top but a nice refreshing clean beer. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pour out of 16 oz can, slightly hazy golden pour with white lasting head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, grass, nice pils malt with cracker, nice spice notes in there, hints of earth, slight lemon, lemon peel in there as well. Taste is a mix of spice, lemon peel, earth, some slight grassy notes into a bit of earth, biscuit, cracker, finishing dry, slightly bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Draft on tap at the tap room (Chicago, IL). Quick jaunt in on a Friday get-a-way from work at lunch. Pours a nice pale yellow hue, straw with some summer sun glow. Nice haziness, frothy whitish head atop stays as a firm layer and laces pretty well. Nice pale straw glow, some nice haziness, some deeper yellow in the body. Aromas are clean straw, a bit grainy, crisp dry bready malts and some mellow grass. Decent dry earth, some mellow sweetness, bready and grainy cereal malts, gentle yeasty bread. Clean and crisp. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of girth, with bready malts meet straw, almost a weird tartness (Lemony hop? Citric hop bite?) to this fella. Dry and crisp, some grassy and earthy hops, decent bitterness as we’re round the corner. Crisp cereal grains, small sweetness. That odd tartness sticks around into the backend and finish, perhaps it’s a bite of citrus from the hops that I just wasn’t expecting, firm dryness, some bready and grainy malts linger, mellow dough, kisses of fruit. I feel like I missed part of the beer. More bitter and dry through the middle and backend, the finish actually lends itself some of that sweeter grainy and cereal malt flavor, touches of pear and fruit. Still dry, a bit fuzzy and tingly into that finish. Firmer hopping or dry bitter quality really grows as it warms. You really need to drink this a bit warmer, I think. The hops really start to speak. Big earthy, weeds, and dry bitter hops cling at times and roll as the tide back and forth. Not my favorite Pils from Half Acre (Zucker, baby!!). But solid.

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