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RATINGS: 107   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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Middle of the road light pilsner bottle in Michigan nothing to write home about cold crisp

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CasinoBoogie (18) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
This beer feels like a light beer in its texture and weight. Refreshing brew for the thirsty punter, but lacking the strength needed for sippy savoring.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
joshwoodward (559) - - JUN 10, 2013
Ugh, this is gross. I wonder if it’s flawed. This tastes like a dusty cardboard box. No.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Lactic barley malt aroma. Pale yellow with nice white head. Slightly sweet barley malt and moderately bitter dry grass/quinine flavor. Decent body. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Mildly hazy yellow color. Thin white head. Good lace. Nice, smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Clean finish. Like so many Shorts brews, this is very quaffable. Easy to drink and refreshing. Nice hop profile, kind of grassy, light citrus peel, little pepper. Good bready pilsnery malt base. Mild bitter taste, but a solid amount of sweet, too... Love it. My kind of pilsener.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Bready barley malt and light sweet lemon aroma. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Bready barley malt and grassy herbal hops flavor. Medium body, light carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle:   Straw colored, very hazy, moderate white frothy head, nice lacing.   Strong straw/hay on the nose, sweet, a little dry...  Almost too strong in its grassiness.   Really really husky and chewy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not your lighter crisp example, this one is chewy, very strong straw/hay, and a bit drier than others.   Different, and interesting.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottled 3/13/12 and poured 9/29/12 Appearance: A murky yellow color with a thin head that leaves surprisingly decent lacing. Smell: A very light hop aroma... maybe even a bit of wheat-like smells as well. Taste/feel: As expected, mild. Drinks a lot like a light beer. The biggest thing about this beer that I don’t care for is that instant it hits the tongue. It feels like carbonated water, and that’s really it. But once the taste comes out, it’s not too bad. There’s a decent bit of hops and even some spices in there. A very mild aroma and taste, but that’s what’s expected with this style. It gets better as you get to the bottom of the glass, but still a pretty ordinary beer -- would make a GREAT beer for Summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
21st April 2012
Very hazy gold beer, good white head. Crispy palate, semi dry. A little seltzer minerals before decent yellow grapefruit hops. Whisper of peach and tropical fruits. Crispy finish. A fine Pilsener and if there were more like this I would drink them more often!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12oz bottle from my buddy Steve. Nice vibrant pour, pale gold and well carbonated. Nose of mild fruit, traces of corn, and very understated hops. Mouthfeel is nicely lively, slightly peppery feeling on the palate, with an only modestly dry finish. Brighter and more fruity than a lot of the pilsners out there, and there’s a sustained ripeness owing to the pronounced grain and corn in there. Nothing comes across as overly chewy or artificial; tastes too fresh for that. But it’s just not quite the flavor profile I crave when I crack a pils.


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