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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11394) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9836) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle. Light metallic barley malt and herbal aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet light lemon, barley malt, tin, and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8825) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft - Pleasant malts, light and sweet. Clear gold with a rich white head. Grass, grains, nutty and malts with a bitter then clean finish. As described not you average pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8198) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (7455) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6924) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass (thanks cards04). Looks good; a slightly hazy golden orange with white head. Smells solid; a nice balance of pilsner malt and hops. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel; not snappy though. A touch of biscuit as it opens up. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6824) - 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.)

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