ben4321 (3461) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (Houston), 8/20/13
Aroma: The nose is grainy malts, with some grass, and a little bit spice
Appearance: Cloudy golden color with a frothy white head and some mid-plus lace
Flavor: The flavor is grassy and a little bitter, light sweetness, and some noticeable spice
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly feel, lively carbonation, and a dry finish
This is a pretty tasty Pils. It is not an amazing beer, and the carbonation hurts the drinkability a touch, but it is still quite tasty.
SPDickerman (859) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours straw yellow with a large white head. Smells earthy and spicy. Taste is quite bitter for a pilsner, but has the classic earthy hop notes. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and active mouth-carbonation, Real Ale Hans’ Pils finishes with a lingering earthy spice.
CarloOG (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap-Hazy gold pour with a half inch white head. Slight hop aroma. Refreshingly crisp with a good dry bitterness at the finish.
UDBeernut (1404) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can from texas santa pimptastkx, pours straw yellow, grass and hay nose. def a german pils with light bitterness, hay continues. light body.
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can driven up from Austin.
In an Eku tulip glass it’s straw gold with large head and lace.
Aroma of grassy hops, fresh bread dough, hay.
Flavors of straw and floral hops, herbal juice, slight kumquat, bitter bruit rind. Overall flavorful and somewhat bold but with significant bitterness.
Ratman197 (8830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, graininess and spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, spicy hops and light earthiness with a smooth dry finish.
brewballs (143) - USA - JUN 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Again everybody tends to make a big deal about this beer. It’s all hype! Flavor is forgettable. It is too typical. Texas is yet to make a brew I’m proud of. With the exception of Real Ales Sisyphus.
docsteigs (499) - Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very refreshing lager with stronger than expected bittering profile. Nose is Euro hoppy, pour very nice thick head, beer straw colored and somewhat cloudy. Taste is very bitter pilsner with good malt character. Finish is clean and satisfying.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can served in Spiegelau Pilsner Glass. Light straw color, fluffy and long lasting bone white head. Aroma is quite spicy and floral, with a touch of crackers and seemingly clean fermentation characteristics. Clean, cracker-like flavor with a long, lingering finish that is mildly fruity and quite floral and spicy, once again more hops derived than off-flavors from fermentation. The finish is rather bitter, in fact bracingly bitter, due to the dry finish and simple malt bill. This beer really highlights Tettnang Tettnanger and delivers the hop bitterness and dryness that are the hallmark of a German Pils.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve really liked this brewery, and I am very excited to see a craft pilsner offered for sale in my local supermarket.
Appearance is very, very nice. The head was so big I had to wait to pour in the last third of the can, and it lasted quite a while, leaving lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma is also very nice, great spiciness and hop aromas, along with the grains and grasses you expect from German pilsners.
The taste doesn’t disappoint either. You could almost pull it off as a pale ale if you served it in a white can with no label, it’s that hoppy. And the spiciness from the hops really accents the grains and grassy flavors perfectly. There’s somewhat of a citrusy flavor in the background too, offering a nice complexity to a delicious beer.
Body is perfectly pils, light and well carbonated (but not over-carbonated).
Awesome job again, RABC. Definitely I will be buying this one a lot in the coming months, as I assume that brewer’s cut altbier will run out sooner or later!
As always, support your local breweries, especially when they’re this good!