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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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The most renowned brewery in 19th-century New Albany was owned by Paul Reising, a German immigrant who set up shop at the corner of Spring and West Second. Like other continentally trained brewers in America, Reising found it necessary to adapt Old World recipes to New World ingredients. Expensive imported German hops were reserved for aroma and flavor, while less delicate homegrown varieties provided the bittering. American six-row barley replaced European two-row, and some corn was thrown in for good measure. The result was your great-grandfather’s pilsner. 6-row malt and corn (decoction mash); Fuggles, East Kent Golding and Hallertau hops; German lager or California Common yeast. O.G. 1072


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JNiniimaa (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2007 does not count
A fine pre-prohibition hoppy pilsner. Slightly hazing yellow packed with small carbonation bubbles. Smells slightly sweet like fresh cut fields.Clean clear taste of pilsner with tangy bitterness to cleanse the palate. The hops hangs on long enough to want you to drink more. The corn adjuct is only discernable to the most sensitve tastes. I can keep drinking them well past what I should.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap. Lemon, orange, and creamy barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange-lemon and milky barley malt flavor. Moderately bitter herbal hops finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s. Pours bright golden with a thin mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of grassy hops, a bit musky for noble hops, but now looking at the description I can see that I was smelling the Fuggles, which have no place in a pilsener, there *are* noble hop varieties suitable for North America. Taste is grassy, herbal, with slightly aggresive hops. Flavor is cookie dough with some fruity hop character. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly resinous with lively carbonation. I certainly enjoyed this, but with some more suitable hops it would have been one of my highest rated pilseners.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2004
A ton of wheat, rye and lemon flavors. Mostly citrus aroma. Unfiltered and seems stronger than 5.9%. A refreshing, enjoyable session brew. I think that "snappy" is the adjective that describes it the best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
clear golden with a nice white head. good lacing. aroma light but fruity (bosc pear) and grassy. light sweet pear flavor with a nice bitter dry grassy hop balance. bitter dry finish. light body lively carbonation. nice pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pour is bright golden yellow with a pure white head. The nose is pretty grainy with plenty of Noble hops. Fresh tasting with lots of grassy hop bitterness. I’d drink several of these.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Tap at Bank Street. Citrus hops, and faint malt aroma. Golden with a small white head. Creamy grainy malt flavor with a light hoppy finish. Light body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Draft - this is based on a "pre-prohibition" pilsener. It is a pretty big one, but all of their brews are. Slight corn sweetness in the nose and flavor. Pretty standard pilsener appearance. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Poured yellow with thin white head. Apple-ish aroma. Nicely hopped with more apple in the flavor. Finishes quite dry with burning carbonation. A nice, tasty pilsner reminiscent of some Australian beers with the apple taste. Good

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest, billed as the brewer’s "Pre-Prohibition" ReplicAle. Nose of cereal & yeast. The brew is light straw yellow. The frothy white head leaves light lace. The beer is a classic example of the old axiom "Don’t judge a book by it’s cover". The spicy bitter profile has a deep finish. The light body is dry & soft.


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