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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - 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 (2580) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
A serviceable lager. Light coloured with initial white foam that quickly disapears. Initially cheeesy aroma that gives away to solid malts and European hops. Medium mouthfeel, certainly drinkable with a decent mild bitterness. Thanks Piscator for theis bonus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3658) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bronze with a full head--a more colorful than usual pils. Not much aroma, subtle hoppiness and malt. Light graininess in the body--not bad. A moderately well hopped pils--were it an ale, it would be more recognizable as an English Bitter. Never much a fan of showcased Saaz hops. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
12 oz. thanks savvy! pours crystal clear dark gold. big grass and wet leaves nose. crisp light slightly fizzy body. biscuity, slightly honeyish with a touch of resin. solid pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11889) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A hzy golden amber pils with a thick creamy and lacing white head. Lightly bready malt with nice notes of Saaz hops, some metal notes. In mouth, a good crisp malt with lightly resinous hops, a bit of grapefruits, more British like hops. Overall, quite nice, given I’m a hophead. Medium bodied.Bottle from Piscator32, thanks Kris!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle shared at KW tasting, thanks Matt7215! Medium yellow, small white head. Sweet hoppy aroma - not exactly pils like, but nice. Nice hoppy taste over some light malt - but again, this are not pils hops (or at least they do not taste like it! The brewer says they are, I will not argue!). This is pretty darn unique - hoppier than most east on BC Canadian IPA’s. But there is something about this malt/hop combo (and the interesting hop profile) that does not even approach a pils in my mind, but results in a very good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
341mL bottle thanks to matt7215 at our KW group tasting. Thanks Matt. Pours a hazy deep gold, no head. Huge hoppy aroma, almost like an IPA with some sort of (possibly) Canadian hop strain (we have our own hop strains, right? Right?). Almost zero malt backbone, and zero genuine Pilsener qualities. Flavour is almost dull, very earthy, hoppy and bitter with the most minimal malt presence possible. Very ’American’ in Pilsener style in that it is not actually a Pilsener. It’s a homebrewed IPA with a lager yeast thrown in. Woo-hoo. As a diehard fan of real Pilsener’s I try not to be offended by these types of beers but it’s so hard. This one was decent but not even close to what it advertises itself as. I get ZERO Saaz out of this so that must be a lie. "Our Pils actually tastes like malt & hops- what a novel idea!", okay, cool, but how about a Pils that actually resembles a real Pils? There’s a better idea!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2276) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
341 ml bottle from a trade with hobbersr. pours hazy golden with a small white head. hoppy aroma, not typical pils hops and the malts feel wrong to for a pils. the flavour is more of the same. its a good beer but it aint no pils. really this drink like an IPA or APA and thers nothing wrong with that, it just aint a pils. thanks for the bottle Riley!

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