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Upright Engelberg Pilsener
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap. A: Straw color, lacking in head. Lots of bubbles. N: Ample pilsner malt and hint of hops. A touch of musty grape. T: Leans towards the bitter with a light touch of sweetness. M: Full mouthfeel. O: Not as refreshing or interesting as Heater Allen, but very clean and good for a hoppier crossover in the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap at Provisions Market. Big white foam on clear straw. Brilliant, glowing. Big lacing. Nose is fresh dough, lemon, bright cracker and snappy malt. Taste is on track for pils, soft dough and lemon. Quenching. Just a tad apple and soapy. But very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On tap @ Provisions Market. Clear golden pour with a white head. Biscuit and bread on the malt. A touch of floral and earthy hops. Light yeast, apple, and subtle citrus. Biscuit malt flavor. Some bread, floral hops, earth, and citrus zest. A touch of yeast and apple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Tap at Upright, PDX, 15/05/13. Clear pale golden with no head. Nose is pale malt, cereals, light citrus, corn. Taste comprises caramel, lemon zest, grain, light sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp dry finish. Adequate pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (982) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Growler. Pours clear pale gold with a good sized white head. Good retention and minimal lace. Grass and floral hop aroma with clean pilsener malt. Light bitter flavor, dry with minimal sweetness. Light body and crisp bitter finish. An excellent example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Mexican restaurant in Portland. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is hops, citrus and some honey. Taste is also very hoppy, with plenty of citrus and sweeter notes. Dry in the finish. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2013
On draft at The Trappist. Grainy pilsner malt, spicy, sweet malts. Very clean and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draft @ The Trappist, Oakland, CA. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap. Golden pour with a white head. Scent of grass and fruit. Taste of fruit, bread and straw.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at Evoe - Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Nose is light dough, honey, pale malt, with gentle floral hops. Taste is the same, real gentle hops with a light doughy malt, herbal hops on the finish, and a little mineral dryness. Light, effervescent body. This beer is the truth.


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