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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Small pour on tap at Brickhouse BBQ (Madison, WI). Pours a richer golden yellow pour, gentle to growing haziness. A frothy whitish head dies to a small ring, laces small overall. Aromas are gentle corn and mellow cereal malt sweetness, dry earthy hops, bit of spice, and straw. Some grass, dough, and some touches of dryness grow on the palate. Initial is lighter end of the fold bodywise. Touches of mellow sweet malts, some straw, grass, gentle earthy hops. Kisses of corn, bready and cereal malts, a bit of spice. Bready, a touch grainy, cereal. Middle is corny, raw sweet malts get a bit odd. Backend and finish offer a bit more dryness, grass, earthy hop bitterness and scattered spice from the hops. The middle loses me a bit but the beer is fairly solid overall, a touch sweet at times but really brings it home as far as some nice dry and bitter earth qualities in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
A blonde pils with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, nice crisp malt with sharp grassy citrusy hops, chalk notes. In mouth, smooth crisp sweet malt with herbal hops, catnip, nice and smooth. Bottle at Mondiale 2012, June 7 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
light yellow with small head. grassy with hoppy finish. not quite lemony, but something similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Crystal clear straw yellow with a macroesque white crown. Aroma of sweet malt, noble hops and a hint of corn. Taste is noble with come citrus behind it. Sweet malt, peppery yeast and a bit of grassiness as well. Finishes up a touch bitter with peppery notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bičre 2012, Montreal - clear golden beer with a white foam left; some citrusy hopppiness and hints of rain; moderate malt backbone; decently bitter with lingering grassy and citrusy hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13314) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pretty decent pils here. Standard noble hop presence that is subtle. Clean and crisp and refreshing. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Good shorts beer. Very clean, some hop bitterness in the finish. No shitty adjunct flavors

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