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Harpoon Pilsner

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Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A clean, crisp, light golden beer, brewed in the style of a German Pilsner. We use a blend of American malts and traditional hops to create this delicious beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Out of retirement and back with a Bohemian vengeance. Just finished my last one of these 12oz bottles. Probably had a dozen over the summer. They sure nailed this back into existence. Vibrant deep gold. Low, persistent lacing. Buttered wheat toast and hints of sweet lemon zest on nose plus a sprinkling of something green and herby. Taste follows smell with near perfect palate feel. Prolonged beefy and bitter middle tapers beautifully to a balanced clean, dry finish. A stunner of a return. I sure hope it’s this good next year. A note on pilsner in CT: NO LOVE. The CT distributor sold off their large remaining portion of this beer out of state cause they couldn’t sell it here. Get over the cult beers, Connecticut, and drink some classic works of art. Congrats, Harpoon, but please bring back your perfect little Belgian-style pale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2001
A pretty good pilsner. Nice golden color and a big rocky white head. Nicely hopped. Smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spamalope99 (27) - USA - AUG 18, 2001

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 9, 2002
good czech-like pils. straw colour with an ample head. strong saaz hop aroma- however thetaste is more subdued but still a crisp and easy drinking pilsner

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2002
A nice bubbly head out of the bottle & throughout the pint, a bright golden color, not much of anything in particular in the aroma, very clean & crisp, refreshing, nice balance, very nice pilsener

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2002
A nice hoppy pilsner, not a spectacular taste, but certainly enjoyable. A very nice although slightly weak aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Bright yellow/gold. Nice and hoppy with high carbonation. I agree with Volgon, this is a good first craft brew to have your Bud friends try.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2000
interesting pilsner with a very good aroma

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Once again Harpoon put out a beer that I can say I like. This is a beer that the unknowledgable beer drinker as well as the beer afficianado could drink together. A simple traditional pilsner with obvious flavor that sets it apart from the mass produced pilsners.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Clear gold, bright white head and good lace to cling to the glass, nose is malt, crisp, clean, front is slightly sweet, top light, the finish is dry, acidic, and lightly hopped.


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