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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Had this in July 2010 and forgot to rate it. Colour... hazy goldenrod with a thick head. Nose... eminently hoppy but in a floral sort of way with hints of honeysuckle. Palate... delightfully crisp and fizzy with beeswax, gently hops, lithe and supple floral notes and an ever so slight sweetness on the finish. This was one fabulous beer on the scorching hot day that I drank it, though it’d be fabulous anytime I’m sure!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1265) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
At upright with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours golden urine, pretty much no head. Aroma is grassy hay dry. Taste is grassy dry hint of sweet hops, fresh but nice flavorful. Finish is pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (997) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft at Upright, Portland. Pours a straw color, little to no head. Body crisp, herbal hop finish. Lovely, brief with a surprising amount of lingering bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Clear gold. Dry crisp and med body. Very Fine pils. Slight floral hop taste, but with the clean typical pils flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (504) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Nose is planty, floral, honey. Flavor is same plus toasty grain, mild minerality, and light bitterness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (482) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2011
2009 Draft. Aroma: Lemony Flavor: Initially bitter on the front of the tongue, lemon then mandarin orange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Nice hoppy aroma, very bitter spicy dank, yum. This was great on the hot day I drank it, very drinkable. I know Alex has done a couple of versions of this and I assume I had the second for this review as it was far hoppier than I remembered it being from my first tasting earlier this summer.


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