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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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Mary was Edward’s mother and our great-grandmother. A German-style pilsner brewed with water, American 2-row malt, our favorite German hops, classic German lager yeast. Each batch will vary between 4.6 and 5% abv.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Shrink-wrapped 750mL swing-top growler generously shared by yourefragile. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stemmed tulip. Pours a nice light straw-yellow color with a fluffy white head and good retention. Really nice lacing on the sides of the glass as it goes down. The nose carries a good dose of grain and barley with some light floral and perfume notes. Really well-integrated. Light but fairly complex. Really impressive and on par with the best American pilsners I’ve had, which mainly consist of those coming very fresh from Victory on tap. Flavor starts with a nice grain character. Very smooth and soft. Comes in underneath floral-driven hops. Light earthiness and just a touch of spice. Light body and incredibly crisp. Ridiculously easy to drink. I could have easily taken down the growler and more by myself.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Cloudy yellow with a small sized head. Citrus, spices, grassy, and floral.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lefossoyeur (531) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Pours hazy blonde with a white frothy head. Typical noble hops signature featuring herbal spicyness and cracking malts. Light bodied, highly quaffable, great bitterness. Spot on pils. I wanna drink that everyday of my life. Wow. A Pils can be that good. Fantastic stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (227) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2 oz sample. Amazing pilsner, especially considering that I’m not the biggest fan of the style. The malt is showcased really well, and it is bready and toasty with that distinct pilsner malt aroma. Hops are present but not overwhelming. So good I thought about getting a growler of it (but everything else was too awesome to pass up).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3496) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Sampler at The Reservoir. Hazy light golden with a thin white head. Noble hops, grainy malt, peppery, grassy, a little sulphur. Pils smoothness, relaxed carbonation. Basically dry with reasonable bitterness. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Mostly hazed metallic gold, consistent head retention. Aroma complete with lemon oil, both fresh grass and hay, baguette with a touch of salinity, cracked pepper, soft, subtle herbs. Charming touches of dried apricot and pear detail a different hop approach, possibly. Similar flavor; brisk mineral snap followed by mild peppery spice, fresh dough, lemon acidity and a ringing floral honey sweetness. Clean palate, classic soft carbonation and earthy, drying finish. This isn’t stunning but definitely hits every mark of a top flight pilsener. Satisfyingly traditional while authentically original; more lagers please.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (842) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
Glass on tap at the premise. Aroma: loads of wheat, herbacy notes. App: cloudy pale with greenish tint, small white head with good lacing and good retention. Taste and palate: medium body, crispy, loads of cereals in mouth, light medium long bitter / astringent finish. Overall: Not my favourite style but wanted to try it. Unfortunately, this isn’t up to HF standard. Good crisp mouthfeel but the bitterness isn’t that pleasant and even makes it hard to drink. Maybe I should have taken a taster.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3333) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Tap, at the brewery. Bright, clear straw colour. Dense, white head. Nose has grainy and creamy pilsener malts. Lightly spicy, grassy hop. Notes of citric rind. Taste is soft dry and bitter. Smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Lightly bitter finish, with a dry close.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1470) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
On tap at brewery. Pours hazy pale gold color with white head. Aroma is grassy malt, biscuit yeast, and tropical fruit. Flavor is a light sweet malt with spicy, earthy pilsner yeast and tropical fruit. Great Pilsner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Growler @ tasting, courtesy of kermis. Pours a clear golden beer with a thick white head on top. Aroma is slightly hoppy, very grainy, bready and grassy. Flavor is bitter and hoppy, nice and crisp and full bodied. Great example of a pilsener, just the way it should be. Amazingly crisp, great balance and a great bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation just very nice. Top spot well deserved.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (697) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2015
750 mL growler. Originally reviewed 2/11/2013, Slight haze to it. Mostly clear yellow. Not much head on a vigorous pour. Thin collar after a bit. Smells like a pilsner. Slightly hoppy. Earthy hop. Grainy pale malt. Taste is quite a bit hoppier. Earthy and a little grassy. Grainy malts. Follows the nose with much more intense hop flavor. Bitter throughout the back end. Medium carbonation. Grainy finish. Intensely bitter, at least it seems to me. Pleasantly dry. It’s good for a pilsner. Something I could drink a lot of, but not earth shattering like other HF beers.


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