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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


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3.8
   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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some nice grain, wheat and grass notes. The flavor is full of grain, grass and biscuit malt. Fairly straightforward and a bit bland. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount. Gold and clear with a white head, mostly dissipating, minmal lacing. Mild aroma of pilsener malts, noble hops, light bitterness and light fruitiness. Pretty crisp and clean with a light body.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Can from Susan’s fine wines. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Has grass notes on the nose. It tastes like someone pissed in the grass. At least it finishes clean.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
travita (3699) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Can. The look is yellowish colored, thin white head, and clear. The smell is very grainy, straw, hay, and eh. The taste is too sweet, grain, straw, and eh.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (3495) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
12 oz can. Pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of corn, grain and light florals. Taste is of corn and grain...crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz can, thanks to my parents for picking this up for me during a road trip. Mostly clear golden yellow color, made hazy by many fine particles in the body. Good thin white head; leaves good row of lace. Sort of a doughy, bready flavor, not as peppery as your typical pils, but clean and easy-drinking. More full-bodied. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid craft pils. Not outstanding.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Clear gold with a thin, fizzy head. Grass and bread aroma. Taste is lemongrass with a crisp finish.

3.6
   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

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robloc303 (263) - 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.


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