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

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RATINGS: 65   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 A - Peppery and bubblegum A - Golden with nice lacy head F - sweet citrus with dry bitter finish P - Medium to light body with high, but soft carbonation O - Love the chance to pull out my pilsner glass for a real mans pilsner

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2857) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle via trade with piscator34. Lovely golden colour with a nice haziness and a generous white head. Mmmm, love the aroma - biscuity malt, herbal hops, a hint of yeast. Flavour follows closely, with a taste that’s big and balanced, and a long, dry finish. Yeah, this is good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle (650ml) courtesy of oakbluff. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a large lasting foamy white head. Aroma of grain, biscuity yeast, sweet malt and Saaz hops. Flavour starts a touch watery with grain followed by the Saaz hops, sweet malt and a fairly long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, it’s well made, it just didn’t too that much for me but then again Pilseners rarely do.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Piscator 34: Poured a deep golden color pils with a nice medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of crisp hops and floral malt is quite sublime. Taste is a well balance mix between some floral malt and some light dry (maybe a tad too dry) crisp hops which provides a very refreshing taste. Body is quite full for the style with some good carbonation and nice creamy texture. Very well done and something that I would love to have more often in the summertime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2007
Small white head. Hazy deep yellow body. Herbal hoppy pea aroma with grassy malty notes. Dry oily pea and grass taste with malty, bready background. Dry grainy pea aftertaste. It’s really the hops that make this beer, like with most good pilseners. Nice session beer! (0.66l bottle, thanks to a friend of glouglouburp.)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
Almost clear blonde body without much head. Unexpected nose with some weird dirty oily smell. Smooth body with plenty of soft cereals light on flavours. Unusual hops signature that is both oily and grassy with very ripe grapefruit/citrus flavour. I didn’t feel the Saaz. It is many things but a crisp Pils it is not. The original hops profile can either be a hit or miss depending on the drinker. For me it was mostly a miss but some friends really enjoyed it. Actually I seem to be the only one who didn’t enjoy it. It’s tough I’m telling you to live in a world where everyone is wrong but me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This unique Pilsener sports an idiosyncratic wooden, herbal hop signature which first greets the nostrils and carries the tongue all the way to its warped leafy aftertaste. Hay crispness and pale malt sweetness round out this quirky hoppiness, and a joyful session must ensue.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the yellow golden.
-The chosen hops might be offputting to style sticklers, but I don’t care. It’s a mighty fine brew!
-The body is healthy and encourages drinkability.
-The finish is lengthy and definitely carries a lot of personality; one of the beer’s most pleasant features.

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5655) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 650 ml. Souper "Bières & Francofolies" chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons herbacés avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde jaunâtre avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une très fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons herbacés et de céréales. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron en arrière goût. (Rating #1160)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Once again, thanks to my MB main connection Oakbluff. Clear gold, bubbly, large frothy white head, sticky lacing. Dry peppery yeast aroma, light fresh grain with plenty of soft but lush euro hops. Gawd this brewery does these gentle brews well - fresh cereal grain, wheat, floral and herbal hops, all soft, soft, soft, balanced and not bitter or sweet; there’s even a hint of pineapple in there. Chewy body, soft is the key word for this palate, as there’s not much astringency, alcohol or even carbonation to speak of - just smooth, fairly long lingering finish - just really, really good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2007
650ml bomber Thanks Trev. Poured a shimering lightly hazed honey gold with a big puffy white cap. Good head retention and wonderful lacing ( lotsa protiens in this drink) Aromas are a wonderul balance of floral hops and bready pale malts with light mustiness...nice! Profile: delicious biscuit malts in the front are joined by a perfect balance of herbal hops which do not swamp out the subtle malt tastes...mid palate subtle complexity with some musty-earthy woody tones joining the herbal hopping and chewy pale malts give faint suggestions of biscuits and honey...finish is smooth and mellow with the herbacious hops coming a bit more forward...light bready after taste. Impression: a well crafted delicate Pils that profiles the malts and has a judicial use of hops..very smooth, mellow and drinkable...Dave If I didn’t know better I’d swear you abstracted Brickman’s Pils recipe.


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