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Old Harbor Santo Viejo Pilsner

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Brewed by Old Harbor Brewery
Style: Pilsener
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Deep gold in color, our pilsner is a Bohemian pleasure. Brewed with the finest European pale and Munich malts, it has a medium body and smooth malt flavor. It is served unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Often attempted, but rarely perfected, this pils reaches a level of drinkable perfection. Santo Viejo pairs well with sausage, pizza, shellfish and poultry. Winner of USBTC’s best Pilsner of the South 2008.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2014
22oz Bottle, purchased at the brewery. Mineral, salt, mangrove, and almond aroma. A little messy. This wasn’t quite as all over the map as I thought it might have been. Some moderately fresh pilsner malt flavor, some warmer fermentation products, a generic green bitterness, and low alcohol presence. It really feels like a "brewpub" beer with some house yeast character adding some sulfur and vegetable flavors mid-palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MWMBeerguy (39) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Malty aroma with delicate hops. Slightly hazy with a thin head. Very nice, smooth beer though not as crisp as I'd like a pilsner. If this is considered as an island pils it's great and I would drink it every day. Falls a little short as a continental pils though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
In short: A bland golden-blond beer of some kind. Meh.
How: Tap at Pizzeria de Pirilo, San Juan, PR.
The look: Clear pale golden, body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is very discreet to say the least, light cereals presence, light fruity and grassy hops notes. Taste is just as low-profile as the aroma. Some cereals, a bit of honey, light fruity flavors (citrus fruits, apples), ends with shy grassy hops. Carbonation is a bit too much, almost like a soda-pop. Extremely boring although nothing offensive per say. With its mouthfeel, fruity esters and everything this beer doesn’t even feel like a lager. I thought that maybe there was a freshness problem or Pizzeria de Pirilo were not treating their beers properly, but then a few days later I was Old Harbor beers directly at the brewpub and realized this is just a shitty brewpub. I had many Old Harbor beers while I was in PR, and all I can say is the brewer of Old Harbor and I have one thing in common, apparently we both don’t give a shit about the Old Harbor beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3435) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pint on tap at Caribe Hilton. Golden with a lasting ring of creamy bubbles. Nose is sweet corn and dry grass. Tastes of caramel, dry grass and a hint of corn and lemon. Medium body has low carbonation, is well balanced and finishes crisp.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
I preferred Coqui. Low carbonation, slight cereal with some mash malt. Finishes a bit sour with small bitter note. Sticky consistency stays on tongue. Low carbonation. Tap at brewpub.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
andyburnette (26) - - JAN 27, 2013
Hazy lager drinks well,a bit creamy and very nice outdoors wirh the caribe breeze. On tap at Totem bar

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4690) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Tap, brewpub. Pours a clear straw yellow body with a minimal white head that fell to a thin ring. The hops on the nose is pretty light, a little grassy with some crockery malt. The flavor is a little off, not very crisp or clean, seemingly not well lagered. A lot of off notes on the finish especially. Very minimal bitterness throughout. Not sure that I can be convinced that they are all malt here. Light bodied and fizzy with a short finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SHIG (3453) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 21, 2012
Draft: Poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma was light grain. The taste was soft grain very thin and watery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (1866) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
Tap at Brewpub as part of sampler. Pours hazy gold. tastes of grass, citrus, apples, hay, and biscuits. Not a bad pils.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bricks (558) - Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Wasn’t much going on with this one. No aroma. OKish color and a light body, weak, bitter taste.


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