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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
We just released a draft-only batch called Engelberg Pilsener, named after Mt.Angel. It’s German-style: light, dry and full of hoppy flavor. We made a simple single malt (Canadian pilsener malt) and single hop (Mt. Angel-grown tettnanger) recipe using a Munich lager yeast. The finished beer came out remarkably dry so for the second batch set to be released around the third week of July we coaxed just a bit more mouthfeel and residual sugar out of it and used a different hop variety, hallertauer mittlefruh. The beer is currently on tap in the tasting room and at a handful of bars around town. When the second batch is ready both will be on hand to taste side-by-side. Editor’s note: used to be all-tettnanger, now is tettnanger and hallertauer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
At brewery during RBSG. Poured gold with white head. Mose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is malts with spicy hops. Bitter finish. Refreshing and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
On tap @ the brewery, RBSG. Clear light gold, clean grains, dry crackery malts, pithy dry bitter finish. Solid pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5818) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Sampled at Upright. Clear gold with just a little foam. Nicely hopped with spicy Euro hs. Pale malts. Spicy as can be. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2963) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Tap at Hop Haven. Nice. Dry and wheaty, flour, lots of grain, little bit of lemon. Very refreshing. Something herbal in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Clear straw color. Nice aroma of lager yeast, a bit of bready malt and some herbal/grassy hops. Flavor has some sweetish bready malt, lager yeast and nice noble hops bitterness. A good Pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1445) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Gold pour, nice white head. Floral aroma of lemon and yeast, flavor of lemon, flowers and grass. Very crisp, with an astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4076) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Upright Brewing, Portland. Colour is slightly cloudy golden with small white. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grain, some sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (169) - - DEC 13, 2014
(Tap) Pretty good for a pilsner! But, it’s strangely too astringent. Bummer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16982) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Taste is similar. Clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Solid pils. Earth and grass. Cereal like. Perhaps a little hoppier than usual, which is never a bad idea. Crisp and clean without being boring. Nicely done..."

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