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 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 (4975) - 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 (6519) - 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 (5805) - 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 (7921) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to DalzAle. Pours a slightly hazy dirty light orange with a small white head. Aroma of light fruits, melon rind, crisp pale malts, honey. Flavor is initially rather sweet - honey, sweet malt, floral hops, light fruits, light citrus hops, tons of herbal notes - with a toasted pale malt and bitter finish. Very nice pilsener with lots of complex flavors. Much more interesting than your average pilsener. Well done! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
Golden orange, long lasting white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, herbal, light sugary sweetness, lightly floral. Flavour is lightly bitter, some lemon, grassy and herbal hops. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, med/light body, moderate carb. Finished mid length, lemon and grass.

A light but highly drinkable pils. Half Pints is quite enjoyable.

341ml bottle obtained in a trade with piscator34, thanks Kris.
Opened on January 4, 2009.
No date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
On tap at the King’s Head Pub, Winnipeg, MB, 6/26/08. Hazy golden orange colour with a mostly diminishing creamy and frothy off-white head. Floral, orange, and herbal aroma. Bready malts with an orangey, nutty, and lightly herbal bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, firm and refreshing mouthfeel. Reminds of the Bushwakker Dortmunder Blend from the previous night, though a touch better.

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