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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
341ml bottle. First off, I’m pretty happy to be the first one from the states to rate this beer! Crisp and citric aroma. Orange zest, bread crust, slightly soapy and floral. Cut grass. A hint of dusty wood. Cracker and doughy malts compliment the hops quite nicely. A fairly hazy dark orange pour yields a good sized frothy bright white head. Crisp, grassy hops and toasty, bready malt on the tongue. The Hallertau and Saaz come out much more on the tongue than on the nose. Dried leaves and grass. Some lingering citrus bitterness, but overall quite earthy. Crisp carbonation and and a spritzy mouthfeel lead to a lasting dry finish. An awesome pilsener for sure! Thanks to my man up north, Scott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
341ml bottle.
Pours a hazy brown amber with a medium sized creamy head. Nice floral, soapy, hoppy aroma. Lightly sweet and medium bodied with a good hop bitter, and slightly dry finish. Great beer, as expected.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2927) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6307) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4917) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6335) - 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.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8218) - 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.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, 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)

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