Handypaul (324) - - JUL 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Another bad session beer. Thin body, light metallic bitterness, frothy white head that leaves some lacing, not the aroma I expect from a dry-hopped beer, average carbo and a light lingering bitterness. Meh.
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can from Blipp. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pilsner malts, noble hops, some floral hops, mild citrus, some grainy character creeps in, all in all, it’s a decent pilsner that would work for the lawnmower or maybe the golf course (where I had it) but not something I would seek out often.
Pyrmir (4226) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle at Uplands. Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma and taste is malty, minerals, slight metallic with herby and grassy hops. Fairly high bitterness with a mineraly finish
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Best Western Plus, Waterbury, VT
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, wort and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long grainy finish. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. An unclear, yellow-golden beer with a small, white head. The aroma is weak, with grass, grains and some hay. There’s also a faint touch of pepper in the far back. The flavor has a decent bitterness along with grains, hay and grassy, piney hops. Much more interesting than the aroma. It’s medium bodied and quite dry, with an appropriate carbonation level. Lasting piney, peppery and grassy finish with an underlaying touch of hay and cellar. A refreshing and quite nice beer I could drink a few of. 150610
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bar American, 6/6/15.
Clear golden color with a thick, doesn’t white head and heavy, coating lace. Nice grassy hop aroma, clean pale malts. Clean and balanced flavor. Soft carbonation. Smooth, light dry finish. Pretty nice pilsener.
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium straw color with a finger of white foam. Nose is bready with hints of fresh grass, fruity yeast and a hint of citrus. Palate follows with bright crisp carbonation, refreshing bitterness, spicy grass, citrus and a solid bready biscuit backbone.
Chad9976 (1418) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Authentic pilsners are quickly becoming some of my favorite beers to drink. It’s hard to believe beers of this general style have been around for centuries. It’s not surprising that American brewers would make minor, but noticeable changes such as Two Roads Ol’ Factory Pils which appears to be brewed with both German and American hops as well as a little rye. Spicy and bitter for sure, but still flavorful and interesting as well as crisp and refreshing.
I poured a 12oz can into a pilsner glass. It was canned on 4/6/15 and cost $2 ($0.17 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful pure golden color with crystal clarity and visible carbonation. Pours to a fairly large, white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.
Smell: One of the most aromatic pilsner I’ve encountered. Strong spicy aroma from, presumably Noble hops as well as some citrus character from American hops.
Taste: You know you’re drinking a good pilsner when the flavor jumps out at you immediately. In the case of this beer it’s a strong spicy/bitter sensation, akin to rye or maybe just a lot of Noble hops (which tend to be quite spicy). Lot of pale malt base here, but with a little more nuance and character than your average pilsner (macro, craft or otherwise). Strong spicy flavor on the back end that seems to light up the palate as it goes down. A hint of lemon or other citrus/fruity flavor emerges briefly on the finish, but eventually fades away to a dry, rye bread-like taste. Overall, one of the most unique and interesting American pilsners I can recall having.
Drinkability: I’m glad this beer is available in cans, because its palette lends itself to the container. The mouthfeel is light, but in no way “thin” or watery. Plenty of carbonation, but always contained. Two Roads Ol’ Factory Pils is refreshing while in the mouth, though I would probably prefer a cleaner aftertaste. At 5% ABV it rides the fence as far as being a session beer (though I could see it easily working as such in the summer).
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale gold color with a white head. Floral hops in aroma and flavor.
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crowler. Golden pour with white head. Light pilsner malt aromas. Flavor is malty, light herbal tones and some butter.