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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
A full flavoured pilsner with a nice flavour but not too strong tasting and theres not too much alcohal taste either. Not as much hops as a pilsner urquell but a lot thicker and more robust from the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
From 330ml bottle. Looks amazing cloudy amber with a thin white head. Strong floral aroma. Flavor is great well balanced and smooth. Lots of Saaz Hops and crystal malt. This is a great Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
Pours a cloudy orange/gold colour with minimal head. Aroma has honey, citrus, pine, melon, apple, some musty, grassy notes, and flowers. Tastes initially sweet, honey, melons, soft fruits and then turns a little bitter, some grapfruit pith, tangerine, and then a appley, grassy, oily finish (saaz hops). Really nice pilsner. Tuns of flavor, good price. I really enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
341ml brown bottle. Gold colour, very light haze. White head, foamy, sticky and clingy. Aroma is a combination of light malt and straw. Flavour is initially sweet malt, as the label suggests - honeyish. we are then greeted with some citrus and grass notes. Finishes with some nice grassy hop accents. Light body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
I’m with duffman, this beer was a dud for me. Light malty aroma. Pours hazy golden with thin white head. Up front yeastiness. Palate is flat and listless. What killed it for me is the tangerine like flavour. There are some hops but the abrupt alcohol finish cuts the enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 RE_RATE: Just tries this again recently with rockley, and boy am I glad I did! Waaayyyy better than when I first hadd it (see my original review at the end). Beautiful floral, grass, and honey aromas and flavours, tasty pale malts, well balanced bitterness. An outstanding pilsener! {{ORIGINAL RATING 2.9: I felt like a bit of a wet blanket with this beer! Everyone seems to love it but my experience was just so-so. Pours a hazy amber gold with a big white head that shows excellent staying power. Aroma is a dusty yeast note giving way to some pale malts. I am not too sure I want any yeast in my pilsener! No offense. Anyway the palate is pretty standard grainy pale malt with a musty yeast element and a kiss of hop character in the finish. Just okay for me.}}

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Every time I open one of these affordable prairie gems I am surprised by the enjoyable soft hops. Very approachable and drinkable yet easy to dismiss. 12oz bottle. Hazy amber, a bit of cloud, porous bubbles hold a fair head. Aroma seems a bit soapy, with some straw. Surprising hop start. Soapy flavour with an apricot-mellon taste and a sweet peppery finish. Very drinkable. Seems a bit thin in body and depth, just needs a little plumping up (or maybe not). The hop aftertaste brings it above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (419) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
Sample from 12 ounce bottle- dark golden amber, good clarity, fluffy white one finger head and soay lacing. Nose- spicy hops, citrus and grass. taste- rather thick bready/doughy malts cut with saaz hops. Medium to heavy body initally which thins out with a fairly dry and grainy finish. Carbonation is moderate and drinkability is good, perhaps tad heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Tytoanderso. Pours copper/amber and slightly hazy with a thin white head. Smells of perfume and citrus. Tastes of pepper, dry malt, citrus, resin. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
bottle from tytoanderso: pours a very lively cloudy caramel brown with a large white head. aroma is nice fullof toasted grains and malt slight floral hop also. very nice flavour in this beer good caramel malt and great grain flavour that leads into some breadiness. the fresh fruit plays along with teh floralness of the hops, very nice pils

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