Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Pilsener
Winnipeg, Canada


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Our buddy Phil is a friend of good beer, so Phil’s Pils must be impressive ode to good taste. Thankfully (Phil would say) it’s the polar opposite of most Pilsners available today. Brewed using two-row pale, melanoidin, and crystal malts, this lager is chock full of malty goodness on top of German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops. This brew is also dry hopped with a blend of Mount Hood and more Saaz. Our Pils actually tastes like malt & hops – what a novel idea! Try it with a slow smoked rack of ribs or a wedge of Pepper Jack cheese. Serve at 6 C. in a Pilsner glass. Unfiltered. 30 IBU

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
I guess I’m the first to rate this years edition. One of the more interesting and flavourful pilsners I have ever had. Big floral, apple and grape aromas. Really nice. More full bodied than your average pilsner. Sweet honey and fruit notes up front, sweet grainy flavours too. Nice crisp hop finish. Great pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
341ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a small white head and very little lacing. Aroma is light grains and citrus hops. Taste is a nice balance between the malty sweetness and the citrusy hop bitterness. This is one of the better pilseners that I have encountered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1759) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
Forgotten beer review from October 3, 2010. Pour is a slightly hazed golden straw body with a thick off white head with tons of frothy lacing. the nose is sweet and nicely malted with light caramel and bready notes. The taste is sweet with a note of honey and slightly citric with mild malts and a smooth crisp finish. Overall, fairly boring, but a good beer regardless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2307) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Dark golden colour with creamy white head. Bready aroma. Taste is wonderfully hoppy with some notes of caramel. Blows most pilseners out of the water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3260) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle shared by fred82, thanks! Great grassy, hay hop aroma with a good dose of cereal malts. Light hopiness to follow with more good cereal, bready malts. Light bitter finish, quite dry, but very refreshing. Good pils!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
341ml bottle from tbadiuk. Red label.
Appearance : Moderately hazy yellow with a medium fluffy and creamy white head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Crisp malt with herbal and citrusy hops. Light tartness. Awesome malt.
Taste : Awesome malt with citrusy hops. Light floral and herbal notes. Finish is very malty with light bitterness.
Overall : Very nice beer. Very nice malt all around. Nice citrusy hops too. Very tasty stuff. I’m impressed ! Thanks Ted !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle purchased 01/04/2011. Colour is dark mustard with bright white low head. Nose: Toast with marmalade, pickle juice, sap, touch fishy and quite sour...not pleasent. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. This is better, very evident hops and vanilla malt, spackle of honey and nice long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3356) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
Highly carbonated, big frothy white head. Two malts really shine. I can tell this is a Canadian brew. Nice Saaz hops in the nose with some buscuity malts. Well balanced. Firm dry finish. Essentially a well made dry hoppy pils. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
It pours a cloudy golden color with a white head that quickly vanishes to a thin ring. It has a nice amount of carbonation. On the nose I am getting a good dose of citrus and some pine notes and a little honey. The flavor has some solid malts, as well I am getting some honey,citrus. This is pretty well done. There is spiciness but that is coming more from the 2 different hops and dry hoping. It finishes with a lingering spiciness from the sazz hops. These guys never fail to churn out great beer. Wouldn’t mind another of these. It’s suppose to be a pilsner but seems to more of a pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Piscator34. Clear rich yellow pour, ongoing carbonation and a mellow honey and light hops aroma. Flavor starts out with a rich creamy malt, light pear, sugar and sweet on the finish. Not bad, I would definitely pick up a 6 pack of this if regularly available to me.

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