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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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Soft grain and floral aroma. Hazy yellow lemon color. Medium bitterness and sweet cereal finish. Light body with some zest and crunch. Good starter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle
Aroma mild , grainy feel with gentle hop accents. Bit of nothing. 6+
Appearance poured as golden brew, very slight haze. Medium lighter white top. 3-
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Gently chewy textures, thinner mid. Light malty side. Decent hop profile. Good not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Draft. Small white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, corn, some melon. Taste is moderately sweet, corn, straw, some cereal, grassy. Light body, light acidity, some resin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pretty decent pils here. Standard noble hop presence that is subtle. Clean and crisp and refreshing. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Good shorts beer. Very clean, some hop bitterness in the finish. No shitty adjunct flavors

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Golden body with a white, fizzy head. Aroma of straw, grass, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Bitterness lingers into the finish, but there’s a vinegary, tartness along with it. Lacks crispness and it’s hard to get beyond the vinegar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintedmaple (372) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Not my favorite Short’s offering, but a good Pils none-the-less. Fairly complex, dry, and crisp this is an outstanding warm season beer. Could use some more hoppy high notes...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Sweet pils malt aroma and slightly fruity. Good color, yellow with not much of a head. Dry, crisp, and fairly malty. A touch of fruit in the finish, possibly an off-flavor from fermentation but not off-putting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy and earthy with a bit of skunkyness...notable malty hay. Flavor has spicy, grassiness...faintly skunky. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a skunky/spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3248) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle from the magical beer place that is Michigan. Bright, hazy golden pour. Aroma of citrus, strong pilsener malt, nice, strong leafy hops. Flavor is citrus, leafy hops, pale malts. Not quite crisp enough. Seems to be suffering from a lack of carbonation. It just needs some nice carbonation to make it solid. I opened a bottler earlier that was completely flat. Crazy. I feel with a touch more carbonation this would have been an excellent pils. Bummer. What could have been, etcetera and so forth.


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