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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Quality lies just off the beaten path.
Pontius Road Pilsner is a true American-style Pilsner. The beer contains malted barley blended with flaked maize (corn) to produce a deliciously distinct flavor. It may be light in body and color, but it has a full flavor that gives way to a refreshing crispness. Handfuls of hops provide pleasant aromas and a wonderful dry finish.

Pontius Road Pilsner was designed to be like a colonial Pilsner. In colonial times, ingredients were often rationed so people used corn to supplement some of the barley in their beer recipes. Their Pilsners were also slightly hopped to add preservation. The name, Pontius Road Pilsner, derives from the road name that The Woodmaster, Bill Sohn, lives on. Bill encouraged Joe Short to move forward with his brewery business plan, and is a big reason why Short’s exists today!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (824) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy pale straw-yellow hue w/ a thin white fully diminishing head. Moderate aromas of malts, lemon, grass, bready yeast, and bright hops. Initial flavor is light faint sweet w/ a crisp moderate bitter finish. Taste follows the nose. Light bodied, lively carbonation, watery mouthfeel, and dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Sample at the Willoughby PBCCP tasting on 11/17/2013: The beer is a hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbal hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hop aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
This beer is just ugly. Looks like pee water. Taste is small and off putting. I do not want another.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beaver (1301) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal and butterscothy, malts with noble hops.

The flavor is sweet honey / butterscotch malts with a grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a mess with DMS and diacetyl.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours pale yellow, little to no head. Aroma is hay, wheat, mild malt, a hint of floral and citrus. Flavor is mildly bitter, dough, bread, wheat, followed by some grass and floral flavors. An average pilsner.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of butter, DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Yet another very disappointing brew from Short’s, and the worst of the seven I’ve had so far (but when the best was only a 3.0, that’s not saying too much). Poor malt character, DMS, even some diacetyl, thin, watery, dirty aftertaste...this is pretty hard to enjoy in any way. Total drain pour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle in pilsner glass. Pours a straw-yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is light malts, lemon, grass, bready yeast, and bright hops. Taste follows the nose. Not a particularly impressive beer, but it’s not bad for a pilsener.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/6/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, cracker, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light honey, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, bread, cracker, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice pilsner style! All around nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Hazy straw coloured golden yellow body with a thin, half centimetre tall white head. Aroma of malt, light grassy hops, alcohol, a touch of corn and some light citrus notes. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with a pungent alcohol and grain flavour, some rather bitter hop and medicinal flavours and a deep hay and barnyardie earthiness near the end. Aftertaste is quite strong, but showing some of the lighter side with some lemon and citrus notes and a very easy drinking (once you get past the bitterness) beer. Overall, a decent pils, but some of the stronger more pungent flavours are a bit off-putting. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s In Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.59 sampled at home on the last day of Summer, 21-September-2013.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3380) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2oz bottle courtesy of Strykzone . Poured a hazy light yellow with white head. Nose of floral hops. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is grassy and floral hops. Slightly bitter finish with some unusual aspects.


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