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Sweetwater Tavern Yellow Devil Pilsner
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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pale German style...crisp, refreshing and hoppy...golden color.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Light aroma, hints of citrus, lemon, bready pils malts, and a light pepper bite. Malty flavor, doughy, pils malts, a bit of citrus and spice. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5556) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Sample from a growler shared by ryan @ RBSG. Pours a clear yellow/golden color with a small creamy white head. The aroma is floral, herbal and lightly grassy hops with a pale, bready malt base. The flavor has a pale bready malt base with a hefty dose of herbal grassy hops. Light citrus notes throughout. Moderate bitterness, fairly dry, medium bodied. What a great way to start the grand tasting off; easily the best pilsner Iíve had. Thanks ryan!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Shenandoah 2011. Pours a nice clear bright yellow with a big white fluffy head. Aroma is tpast, fresh pisl malt fresh herbal spicy hops, and some floral german hops, nice. Flavor is bready doughy pils with grassy spicy hops then some fruity flowery godnes then a clean crisp spritzy snappy finish. Refreshing. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Merrifield location. Cloudy golden/yellow color. Aroma is sweet with a bit of grass. Frankly this is one of the better pilsners Iíve had in a long time (Iím not a huge fan and they usually leave a dry, unpleasant grass taste in my mouth). Perhaps itís because it might not have been a "true to the bone" pilsner. I liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
This poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was grassy hops, some sweeter malts, and some stale bread too. Flavor was a bit stale bread, lemony grass, german hops, and pilsener malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Draft. Pours very clear gold with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is cereal malt, light sugar, and floral hops. Flavor is bread malt forward, some fruit esters, floral and earhty hops. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2008
From a wonderfully large and menacing growler via Kmweaver. Shared with my GF Cyn and likely a whole bunch of people later tonight. Pours golden sparkly clear with a nice big puffy white head. Really nice head retention, really nicely sealed flip top growler. Nose is sweet and light and pretty damn nice. Hoppy with a bright lemony citrus bite. This is really damn tasty and a little bitter and pretty damn awesome for the style, probalby wouldnít seek this out unless I had known it was so good, this could be sessioned for days. Very drinkable and full of flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft. Pours a hazy gold with a very nice, fluffy white head. This one leaves behind great lacing. Very light nose with hints of bread, citrus, and hay. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Bread and citrus rind on the palate. It isnít as crisp as I would like it to be, but that being said, it is okay. Finishes very clean with just a bit of lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Draft, Merrifield location. Pours a clear, pale golden color; bright white head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing; a gorgeous pour. Solid amounts of dry mineral bitterness in the aroma; yellow fruits, very nicely dry. Medium mouthfeel: tons of soft mineral and citrus bitterness; chewy yellow fruits and toasty malts; very creamy on the palate, while maintaining its dryness overall; very accomplished, surprisingly good pilsner. Lengthy finish: dry bitterness, mineral hops, and toasty malts; clean, crisp ending to a tasty beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Clear straw body with a large, creamy white head that fades to a cover. Herbal/grassy hop dominated nose with lemon and light dough. The flavor is fairly dry, moderately bitter with lots of grassy and herbal hops, light lemon, light bread and a bit of hay. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Finish is long with a clean, crisp bitterness. Awesome.


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