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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (2929) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Clear gold with a thin, fizzy head. Grass and bread aroma. Taste is lemongrass with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
It's great, pours yellow, appears like a lager, tastes somewhere between a blond and a pilsner, doesn't have that harshness that you get with a lot of pilsners, not that different than mama's lil yella from OB ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz can served in a Sam Adams perfect pint A - Pours a light pale gold with a airy white head that recedes pretty quick. A few patches of lacing left behind. S - Clean pilsner malt, bright grassy noble hops, lager yeast. T - Follows the nose with lightly sweet pilsner malt, grassy hops, tangy apple and fruit, hints of chalky lager yeast, grassy hops follow through the the crisp clean finish. M - Light to medium body, smooth carbonation, crisp and clean finish. This one went down quick. A crisp and refreshing pilsner that would be a great seesion candidate. Serving type: can 02-18-2013

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours pale yellow, nice foamy white head. Not a whole lot of aroma coming through. A small hint of citrus and bread, not much else. You defiantly pick up the pilsner malt and German yeast. Bread, dough, earth, lemongrass, and a hint of caramel bitter malt. Very light and crisp, dry on the finish. Great pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1293) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Nose is lightly kilned pilsner malt. Bittersweet. Middle is slightly grainy. Finish is crisp. Better than some, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
can. Clear golden color with white foam. Bready pale malt, straw, spicy hop aromas. Medium body with average co2. Dusty, bready pale malt, dry spice, dry hay flavors----good pils

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (781) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can thanks to Errl. Poured a clear light yellow with a white head and lacing. Flavors of pilsner malt, light grass, subtle floral, and grain. Active carbonation, light and smooth body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (4164) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pale yellow gold color out of the can with a short lived white head. Light grainy nose with some lemon citrus notes. Some white bread, lemon zest, spice and yeast. Not a bad beer, but not very interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
had on draft .. pint .. . i enjoy a nice crispy pilsner .. deep gold yellow .. . very refreshing and upbeat .. . probably wouldn’t buy a sixer but i enjoyed my pint .. . . apparently at my local bar, i’m the local celebrity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Can from soonerchamps, thanks! Pours a light golden/yellow color with a finger of creamy white head. Little bits of lacing. Has a subtle aroma of bready malts and grass, but also a little wet dog. Same translates to the taste… a little more emphasis on the wet dog. As it warms, the presence of alcohol becomes evident; odd for a 5.5% pils. Kinda exhbits that skunky feeling associated with some lagers... Nothing too terribly offensive, just not real refreshing in my eyes.

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