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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
As its name suggests, this Pilsner does not like to be categorized. Inquiring whether it is a German, Czech, Bavarian, American, or any other style pilsner will result in an impatient sigh and the explanation that the whole philosophy behind this pilsner is that it does not fall into any categories. True, it is brewed with traditional ingredients (soft water, pilsner malt, saaz hops, and German yeast), but it is the way that these ingredients interact, and the characteristics of the yeast, that cause this particular pilsner to defiantly stand alone. The assertively hopped Freestyle pils exudes the flavor and the aroma of the classic Saaz hop (a tribute to “the original” pilsner), while maintaining enough body to balance but not overpower this hop’s pleasant, spicy tone. An unhurried lagering process so frequently overlooked by American craft brewers is strictly adhered to in the production of Freestyle, which makes this beer by far the most light, clean, and quenching beer in the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s line up. Malts: Pilsner, Vienna Hops: Saaz

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1336) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. can from the Spec’s on 1431 collection, served in a footed pilsner glass- poured a transparent thin yellow color, very lively carbonation that didn’t allow any resemblance of a head to form, nor aloud lacing upon the vessel. Aroma of Saaz hops, lemon, and dirty wheat (ahh, it took me back to the days of the old grainery... thanks for that!). Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is very clean if that can be a taste (perhaps even and light is a better term), middle has some sweetness in the form of green apple, finish is only slightly crisp. Decent summer drinker- made me wish I was back in Ruidoso- a double flashback with a beer- that’s worth 2 bonus points to the overall from me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (209) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Can. Pours a super pale straw with a foamy head. Nose is yeasty. Soft palate. Lemon, cracker, grassy. Finishes a little sweet. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1043) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
12 oz can (which are awesome) - Good malt, bright, lemony hops, solid carbonation. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
can shared with hakes at club w, pours hazy bright yellow with white head, aroma is lmony mals, taste is crisp lemon , honey and malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2616) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours a sparkling pale yellow with medium-sized white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is clean fresh grain. Light grain flavor, well balanced with just a slight bitterness in the finish. Light bodied and easy to drink. A very good pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
A pale blonde pilsner with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with loads of German hops, light mineral notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, OK. Can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Thanks to Ken for bootlegging a can cross country!!!!! Nice hop aroma and fine looking beer! nice aroma. Good hop flavor and aftertaste. It’s a great summer beer! I liked it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
solid summer brew! aroma had straw and citrus and slight apple? taste was sweet with slightest of hops but still ended with the citrus. quenches thirst well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Very grassy pilsner, too my liking, though it doesn’t stand out. Otherwise a well made, fairly classic example of the style. I wouldn’t turn one down, don’t know about buying..."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Can 355ml. Pours blond with medium white head. Aroma is of pilsner malt, flowers. Taste is of pislner malt, flowers, bitterness, grain. Palate: Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Refreshing, crisp. Clean.

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