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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
"Dam fine looking brew for the style this is the best I’ve seen so far. Body appears slightly hazy and is a warm honey brown color, a quarter inch thick creamy cap sits on top and is leaving behind tons of lacing and the retention is great the head lasted the entire brew. Aroma is pleasant a touch on the mild side though, mild hops that come across citrusy and are combing very nicely with some smooth lightly roasted malts. I detecting some sourness in the aroma on deep inhales but is hardly noticeable. Phenomenal flavor malty smooth bready toastedness combined with a wonderful hop presence, this is just plain old yummy. I swear I’m tasting rice crispy squares. Beer feels medium bodied and leaves behind a mild sweet after taste. I can’t believe how good this beer is the malts are just so full and rich, and finally a Canadian brewer who isn’t scared to make a beer that actually has a hop flavor in it. I’m blown away by how good the beer is I’ve managed to drink the entire 660ml bottle in a few minutes I want more but it’s a 14 hour drive away dam it."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5795) - 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Very classy Pilsner with incredible, well-balanced, and transparent hop character. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of fresh-squeezed lemon, honey, fresh bread. Flavor moderately bitter with drying herbal hop notes, pretty dry overall with a strong bready character. Pretty much everything you’d want in a pils.

   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 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3699) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a clear yellowish golden color with a frothy white head and nice lace. Aroma of yeast, pilsen malts and spicy Nobel hops. Taste is rich malts, spicy hops and a bit of fruity esters. A nice clean and crisp dry finish with a medium low carbonation. Excellent pilsner and this is one of my least favorite categories.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3117) - 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.

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