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RATINGS: 1188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olenickj (77) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Sample at brewery. Drinkable pils. Much better than macro stud but very one dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. This god damned book is fucking pissing me off. The pour is a bright gold, maybe a little dark for a nice color. There is a thicker white head that falls to a film and a thicker collar. The aroma is very basic and pilsner-ish. There is a light corn and a decent metallic offering that balances out with a decent earthy hop. It’s basic, but what you’d expect for a pilsner. The flavor is almost non-existent. There is a light bitterness and s lot of malts that resound through. The pilsner flavors just vanish. No corn addition, no metallic notes, nothing. Just light malts and a bitterness. The mouth feel is a bit heavy and undercarbonated. This one started pretty decent, but then it just fell apart. The aftertaste is sweet malt and a light bitterness. This one just isn’t good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet, corn, earthy hops, metallic, eh. Appearance is golden, clear, white head. Taste is malty, bitter, some corn and metallic, but really just nothing. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, bitter malt aftertaste. Overall, eh. This one could be old but I doubt it would be much better fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffbot (350) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2016
From a bottle, nice bitter smell of damp earth, rainwater, and medium hops. Taste is similar, not too sweet or bitter, very balanced out and nice. No real lasting impression

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - light metallic and spice. Herbaceous too. Taste - more of the same. Sweet but bitter athe the same time, presumably because of the strength. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - decent pils, challenges you a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (253) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured from bottle into flute. Nice yeasty bread aroma. Pours a clear pale with white head. Has a light bitter taste. Light bodied with a slick texture. A very nice pilsner, perfect for a hot day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Crisp, clean, Grass, hay, lightly herbal, golden colour, medium white head, medium bite, lightly sweet, light slightly eatery body, fizzy carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
For me, a little sweet. Definitely a strong base malt presence. Nice color and lasting head. But, I couldn’t drink this all evening. Just a preference. I’ll have one glass, though. Anytime.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (464) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2016
APPEARANCE- Golden yellow color if dark straw on a Czech countryside. Super frothy whit head is in for the long haul, ticking around even after it’s been sitting here for 30 min. NOSE- Strong and perfect pils crisp hop scent. FLAVOR- crisp and clean. Soft on the palate in the beginning, slight bitterness builds near the end. NOTES- Ive been seeking a really good quality pils. I usually drink IPAs, stouts, sours and all other kinds because lagers and pils haven’t really stood out. This pils does. If your a beer snob looking for a great pils like the best I had in Prague a couple years ago, give this one a try!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Lagunitas tap room, Pataluma (CA, USA). Clear pale gold, creamy white head. Nose: bohemian accent, tons of grassy hops. Mouth: grains, velvet Pils malts, super grassy. Yes! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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