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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4346) - 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 (2012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDoctor (67) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
One of my favourite pilsners. Initial sweetness and nice bitter finish. Good balance of malt and hops. Interesting aromas and taste for a pilsner; quite varied and different. Not on par with the Humulus Ludicrous, but what is?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12oz bottle pours a transparent, slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is sweet, malty, light yeast, light honey. Flavor is sweet, light lemon juice, grass, malty, a little honey. Finish is light and slightly watery. A little nondeScript.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 16, 2010
Bottle 355 ml at Volo - Toronto ml
Appearance: slight haze presented on golden base. Large bright top with fragmented lace. 3+
Aroma: light gentle aroma of grassy meadow like hop. Floral with some citrus above. 6-
Flavour/Body/Palate: soft citrus with grainy follow up. Bit to dry for my likes , soapy green hop behind. Lager should not have so many fruity accents , especially pils. Finishing with fruity sourness. Flawed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
[2827-20100407] 341mL bottle. Sweet strong honey aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange light brown body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy toast flavour has a bit of a citrus flare aftertaste. Medium body. OK, thought it would be worse with the aroma but thankfully not.
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 2010-09-20. Lightly hazy yellow body, modest white head. Flavour is sweetish with an interesting floral hop character. Tough to put my finger on actually, light touches of sweet biscuity not quite doughy pale malt. Light bitterness with a light grassy straw character in the finish. Smooth average plus body is quite full for a pils, to it’s benefit IMHO . Aroma is also sweet light fruit and sweet floral character, touch of buttercup? Curious as to what hops are used here. Decent. Floral character is not entirely to my taste. 7/3/6-7/3/14 - 3.3 Draft at Yellow Dog, Winnipeg

2010-04-08. Golden yellow body with a small frothy white head. Mild aroma of pale malts, lightly floral hops. Flavour is similar, pale malts with light grassy hop bitterness, buttercup like floral. Average palate is just a touch light for my preferences. Okay. Decent but not really to my taste. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 Bottle at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Aroma of noble hops, some citrus? and good malt, hazy apricot(unfiltered) tiny white head. Flavour is a fine malt, fruity hops, some yeast as well. Light bodied, well balanced, fruity sweetness, clean, crisp and lightly bitter. A very good offering!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of fresh-squeezed lemon, honey, fresh bread. Flavor moderately bitter with drying herbal hop notes, pretty dry overall with a strong bready character. Pretty much everything you’d want in a pils.

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