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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Growler Shenandoah Throwdown 2010. Pours a hazed golden blond with a long lasting thin white head- med to low carbonation. Aroma is grassy, earthy, bready light toasted malts, fresh pils, floral and light mint- slight similarity to a mt hood. Flavor is also floral, grassy herbal hops, clean fresh bready pils malt, some mineral, slight green pepper spiciness to the hops, light mint and green- crisp clean smooth finish- so easy drinking. Nice! The original from Jim Bush was even better!
Earlier Rating: 7/26/2009 Total Score: 4.2
Tap at BT for the Victory Promo night, listed as braumeister pils spalt select hops. Pours a very light clean gold with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is a sharp yet clean spalt hops- almost mineral like, green grassy floral and lightly spicy. Flavor is similar- grassy, mineral sharp edge to the hops, floral and definitely fresh as hell with a great clean crisp lean pils bready malt backbone- not as doughy or rich as the hallertauer- almost more mineral and lean and sharper overall. Still awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Growler courtesy of BrainLair at Shenandoah Throwdown. This was a nice refreshing pilsner. I guess I was hoping to like it even more than prima pils but who was I kidding. Prima pils is the shit. This stuff is very good, but a little more grainy to prima’s hoppy. I guess thats more the Czech style of pilz. This one was very herbal and grassy and finished nice and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Growler courtesy of BrainLair at Shenandoah Throwdown. Poured from the growler a clear, light gold still with a healthy, rocky, dense, bright white head that left excellent lace. Excellent grassy and herbal hops in the nose and a bit of spicy but not metallic Saaz-like notes. Taste is clean, hoppy, refreshing, light bodied with a full buttery biscuit and fresh bread malt balance to turn it near medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Overall, another excellent pils from the only master of the style this way of Czech Republic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Growler courtesy of Ryan & Co., Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a bright, deep-golden color; light haze; effervescent; creamy, small-bubbled white head with solid retention and lacing. Really hop-forward, dry Pilsner aroma; lots of minerals, herbal notes, and spicy hop character, really well presented; clearn, and a lightly toasty Pils note. Really solid, hoppy nose. Medium-light body; high carbonation; non-astringent and pretty dry overall; the toasty Pils malt character shows more here than in the aroma, though still quite soft; the hop character is lightly spicy, minerally, quite "noble" presentation overall; the Pils note seems just a touch stale; very clean, nice and toasty, not quite enough bitterness overall, honestly. Still, very good. Medium finish of toasty Pils malt, spicy and minerally hops, light lasting bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Growler from the brew pub shared by BrainLair. Clear straw yellow pour with a white head. Lots of earthy hops on the nose. Some cereal. Very dry cereal flavor with grassy notes. Very bitter hop finish. Notable corn flake like flavor. Very crisp, goes down easy and refreshing. Excellent pils.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9701) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Not enough love from the PA guys here. Wow, my favorite of the day, this one was deep chill hazy gold with white head and spare lace. The nose is very Simcoey, with hints of feety and pineapply hops, pale malt, citrus. The flavor was as good or better than the Prima I matched this with; very bold, crisp, with dominant smelly tropical resiny hops, a huge malt bill, and a tremendous crisp snappy finish that left me wishing I had brought my growler. Truly one of the top 20 pilses I have drank, and something I’ll be back for next week.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Tapped clear gold with a large meringue like head. The nose was all hops which come through as spicy and fruity. The flavor was crisp and spicy with a hint of earthiness. The finish lasts and lasts. Not exactly how I like my Pilseners but a well made beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap at Victory (had this the other week, thanks Eric for entering it!). Poured a lighter golden/yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grassiness, some citrus, and grains. Tastes of the same grassiness, citrus, and a lighter sweetness. Light and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6007) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
[Draft @ Victory] Poured a lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, toffee malts, grass, citrus, and straw. Taste of citrus, straw, toast, light toffee, grass, and a medium bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Thanks to Greg from Stone for sharing this. Labeled as Select Pils. Poured a clear light yellow color with a white head. The aroma was floral, toasty and lightly sweet. Mild malt flavor with a crisp hop finish bite. Light bodied and dry.


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