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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - 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.

3.6
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4939) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4183) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
Draught @ the brewpub in San Juan. They served a five sample. Small bubbly white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear golden color. Aroma of light dusty grassy and floral notes with what appeared as a hint of butter. Mild malty notes over the palate. Light bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light bitter dry finish. Ok but again nothing spectacular.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4053) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3997) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3715) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SHIG (3586) - 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.


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