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Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Pilsener
Ithaca, New York USA

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Straw-colored and crystal-clear, this Pilsner brew is our first genuine lager beer. We used a traditional German lager yeast strain, and the classic Saaz, Hallertau and Hersbrucker hop varieties. Original gravity of 12.5 plato, followed by 8 weeks of fermentation and conditioning (compared to 2 weeks for our ales), result in a 5.5% abv. and a remarkably crisp, clean flavor.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
12oz bottle -pours a rich white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt-bready, some fruit. Taste is biting herbal hops, light malt-bready, some fruit. None of the expected continental hops on the nose or taste. Easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear amber color with a large white fizzy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to Tom! Bottle notched best before S. Poured a lighter and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grains, lightly grassy and some citrus (orange rinds). Tastes of grass and grains. Thinner.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Pale straw-coloured pour. The aroma is pretty nice. Bright zesty hops and a touch of soft floral character. A touch of lemon and a soft minerally hoppiness on the back. Softly sweet as well with a nice balance of crackery malts. Lovely lingering bitterness with a soft spicy herbal hoppiness. It’s really pretty nice. One of the better pilsners I’ve had in awhile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pours pale gold with splotchy 2-finger white head. Nose is dry florals, citrus, pale malt, Saazy hops. Tastes citric, hoppy, with pale malt, mild floral, peppery, and orange marmalady hints along the way. Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
In short: A bland entry level pilsner with no character
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed very fresh, purchased directly at the brewery and drank the same day.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Basic flavourless cereals, a little on the oily side. A little watery honey. A touch of floral hops and a light citrus presence. Total lack of character. I cannot blame it on a tired old bottle since I purchase it directly at the brewery. Ithaca make some solid beers but this is basically a “blonde” beer for the mass market. I wish Ithaca good luck with this beer, and after drinking it I can tell you they’ll need it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
bottle. Lemon saaz aroma. Notes of pot porri. Witte like looking pour. pale yellow. Floal hop flavor with large Saaz presence. OK

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle we sneaked into quinns thanks to Ang. Alround rating: Tasty pale malts, citrus and herbal hop, its actually quite a strange beer, like it seems like a pilsner, but from what its made with i dont really think it is. But its stilly quite tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5358) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Poured a golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, citrus fruits, grass, toffee, and light floral notes. Taste of citrus fruits, toasted malts, sweeter toffee, and a medium bitter, hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly darker color than expected for a pils- more of a medium to light copper- or a very deep gold. Nice lasting white head. Aroma is toasty malts, light pils, ltos of sweet cara pils and a nice earthy doughy mt hood-like hop character and some continental hops as well. Flavor is also a bit on the sweeter side for a pilsner, ligth doughy malts and some cara pils sweetness, good earthy herbal hops- noble and fresh- also a wierd spicy earhty hop finish which reminds me of eating a vlassic bread and butter pickle. Interesting beer. I kinda like it.


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