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


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A deep, golden colored Pilsner, this medium bodied beer has a mild malt flavor that is served unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Tap @brewpub. Hazy orange color, medium-sized off-white head. Grainy, a bit sticky aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Grainy, sweetish malty flavor with light spicey German type hoppyness in the finish. Quite typical brewpub lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8800) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold with a short white head. Aroma is fruity in the way of Cascade hops (pineapple, apricot, melon). Medium-light bodied, sweet with moderate bitterness. Noticeably rough and a little silty / yeasty in the mouth. Juicy-fruity and tropical with medium to high finishing bitterness. Seems decent enough, maybe not lagered long enough given the roughness but the hops certainly show, I donít pick up any fermentation problems, and the bitterness is palpable. Itís a little too fruity-tropical with a pineapple gelatin candy note that Iíve experienced before in American-hopped German Pilsners, but compared to what else is available in Puerto Rico it certainly has merit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 doesnít 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 donít give a shit about the Old Harbor beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (5969) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Gold. Nose is grassy hops and seems more full-bodied than the later already with deeper malt and higher IBU. Delicious lingering bitterness. Impressive and sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4753) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
Sampled at the brewpub in Old San Juan. Creamy thin head. Just plain clean beer aroma. Pale yellow but I do detect a hint of haze in there. Some grassy flavors in the mix. A little more pilsner bite than the OH Coqui, but for the most part seems to be about the same recipe. Has a more intense pilsner bitter finish but is not over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4386) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
27 oct 07, on tap @ Old Harbor Brewery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Clear golden color. tan head. Aroma of light malt with some hop florals. Flavor is a sharp bitterness. Followed by malt backbone. A textbook Pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Dark golden color with a small white head. Light floral aroma and flavor. Mild caramel maltiness. Finishes with a light bitterness. Lively mouthfeel.

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