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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This European-Style Pilsner pours with brilliant clarity, golden in color with lasting white head. Traditional decoction mashing enhances soft malt sweetness balanced by an assertive hop bitterness. A truly clean refreshing summer brew. The Pils is another one of Harriet Brewingís Limited Seasonal Releases (LSRís). And in the past, these LSRís went out the door fast. Sunny spring and summer days are made for enjoying a cold crisp refreshing Harrietís Pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Clear, lager gold. Honey, sourdough, saaz, dry grass in the nose. It is subtle, and super-clean.

Lemon tang, sweeter citrus, white and black pepper, and grassy hops in a balanced flavor; like any great pils it seems to demand big gulps. Small sips leave some things behind. There are hints of wheat flavors I think Iím imagining, that might be best described as a creamy, vaguely misplaced sweetness. Wildflower honey and cut grass finish.

The texture here isnít as wonderfully brisk as I remember from past years, but it is still snappy and tight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Had at Rauchfest Golden pour with a nice white frothy head. aroma is biscuity, grassy, slightly soapy. flavour is biscuity/bready malt. light grassy and floral hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap @ Harriet. Pours a pale yellow, clear appearance with a white head. Pretty dull, a bit soapy, straw, grassy aroma. Dull herbal, soapy/floral, grainy flavor. Probably my least favorite that Iíve had from these guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Rating #7. Clear golden pour with a nice white head. Crisp malt aroma with a nice bit of hops in there as well. Flavor is clean, more hops and very well done. (2448)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pour on tap is clear yellow with white head, aroma has biscuit, bread, some spice, floral notes, touch of grass, hints of earth as well. Taste is a mix of biscuit, hints of bread, earth, slight floral and grass notes, finishing fairly sweet, spicy and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and cereal with a bit of backing grassiness and a hint of underlying butter. Flavor is a bit more earthy but still a bit of sweetness from a cereal note with a hint of grass and butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Looks like I might be the first (sort-of) hater, but it might just be that this isnít my style. Light gold pour with a white head, grain and butter on the taste. Mild hops in here as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap. Had never seen this one before, so Iím psyched to give it a try. Crystal clear, golden color with a small, but frothy, white head. Lightly grainy aroma, some sweetness too. Taste is slightly sweet, grassy, with a mildly crisp finish. Slightly dry. Lighter mouthfeel, but full bodied. One of the easiest drinking beers Iíve had. Just a super clean, full bodied pilsner. Fuck yeah! Another winner from harriet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Growler. Clear light golden pour, light carbonation and a light honey and malt aroma. Flavor is light sweet malt, grassy honey and a very mild hop presence on the finish. Iím not generally a fan of pilsenerís, but the was outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Harrietís Pils. Growler purchased Saturday afternoon. In a hastily prepared blank, transparent vessel. I recall my disappointment when my first growler was replaced with a white-lettered one. Compare this to the man ahead of me in line who insisted on getting his green lettered growler back. Oh, but these are fleeting matters, people, ephemeral details that mean nothing compared to the beer. And how about that beer? Bright golden hue, slim white head. Beautifully clear and inviting. Aroma, clean, slightly sweet, hoppy. Awfully nice. Taste: mouth is gripped with hops first up, then itís nothing but sweet malt and crystal clear and clean refreshment. Hops, just slightly bitter, maintain a hold on the palate. Iíve never crazy on pilasters, never found enough to like in them. Perhaps I find them too one-dimensional, lacking certain elements I find in ales. This, though, is damned good.

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