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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8177) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (909) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This is listed as a classic german pils as per the commercial description. Nose is nice and hoppy, lots of tetnang, herbal, danky, dry bready malt notes. Pours pale golden, bright, and clear. Nice looking beer. Lots of hops, dank, herbal, earthy, lightly bitter, dry light malty notes, crisp, bready, nice dry hoppy finish. Super drinkable, well hopped, super enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 draft. batch 2 (all hallertauer). unfiltered lightly hazed yellow body. crisp and dry with a floral hop character than resembles dryer sheets. hallertauer seems rightly balanced between clean/bright and musty/rustic. acidic and crisp, thirst-quenching and delicious. awesome pils.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3108) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours pale yellow with a small, dense disappearing head. The aroma is honey, grains, earthy/sulfuric hops and lots of straw and hay. The flavor is the same with a firm body and some honey. It has a potent combination of grains, hay, and a bitter noble hop finish. I’m even picking up a hint of brett funk. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
10oz sample on tap at Pangaea in Sacramento. The aroma on this is fairly faint with some light mineral and lemon. Not much else at first, but hints of urinal cake present themselves as this breathes a little bit. Moderately hazy yellow body--a very interesting color. It’s borderline neon. There is a nice fizzy white head present. A beautiful beer. Starts with a ton of mineral flavors--too much? Some perfumey flavors follow the minerals in the middle. Finishes with some really herbal, spicy, and aggressive hop bitterness. Refreshing, and a bit different.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the brewery - Pours clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma has clean undercooked dough, light spice and is more malt forward that a lot of pils. It is light bodied and refreshing with mild carbonation. The flavor starts off with fresh cut grass, sulfur and graininess. More hoppy than the aroma let on. The finish is very dry and cracker. Very solid pils.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2013
On draft at The Trappist. Grainy pilsner malt, spicy, sweet malts. Very clean and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (661) - 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


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