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Wild Rose Foothillz Pilz

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Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Calgary, Canada

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The best Pilz in the Foothillz is back by popular demand! This lager is a beautiful straw coloured hue, with a distinct hop aroma and flavour. Crisp, clean and refreshing our Czech Style Pilsner has been crafted to satisfy. Brewed using Canadian Superior Pilsen malt the generous addition of Saaz, Vanguard and Tettnanger hops provides a spicy, citrus aroma and a pleasant lingering bitterness. Like all good lagers our Foothillz Pilz has undergone an extensive cold aging period producing a smooth, complex beer. A favourite in our Seasonal Release Program this year’s batch is sure to please.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a hazy(with some suspended solids) yellow colour and medium sized creamy long lasting white head leaving good lace. Aroma is noble hops, straw and crisp pale malts. Flavour is grassy noble hops, crisp pale malts, mildly bitter, and a faint bit of lemon. Refreshing pilsner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1339) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a strawy yellow with a big fluffy long lasting white head that leaves layers of lace as you drink it. Aroma of yeast, spicy noble hops and a sweet floral aroma - clean overall. Taste is a rich maltiness combine with spicy bitter flavor from the noble hops on the finish. Very crisp and complex flavor overall yet clean and easily drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2501) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
Thanks to Reimer for this one. Pours a light straw yellow with a nice pillowy white head. Aroma is straw and corn malts. Taste is light cereal and vintage czech style malts. Although not as strong as I would like after spending a week in Prague.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy bright golden with a rigorous rising sudsy head. Aroma is juicy crushed green grass hops and biscuity malts. Flavour is clean pale malts with a fresh grassy hop profile anda distinct lemony note before the mildly bitter finish. Very clean, nicely hopped, a terrific true-to-style pilsener instead of the usual shite lagery garbage tries to pose as one. Thank you WR!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrizko (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 (First Taste, Home, New 650mL Bottle, Lager Glass, 5.2% ABV, Cellar Temp, 20/03/2012. #16.)

Appearance (4/5): Pours clear, very pale straw, with a big, white, frothy, lasting head with good lacing.
Aroma (6/10): Dominant roasted grains and spices, with citrus, grass, and doughy notes.
Taste (6/10): Dominantly bitter, with a little sweetness. Almost savory or salty finish.
Palate (3/5): Light/medium body, dry mouthfeel, lively carbonation, slightly astringent finish.
Overall (13/20): An enjoyable and refreshing pilsener, quite attractive, with an interesting spicy character. On the bitter side, but not overpowering.
Drinkability: 3/5. Character: 3/5. Buy Again: No.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
650ml brown bottle. Pale yellow in colour, large white head with a rocky top. Soapy lacing. Fresh grassy nose with a nice bready malt base. Tastes similar to aroma, bready malt base, strong grassy hop notes with a nice bitterness. Long grassy finish, lightish body, strong carbonation, refreshing. Good noble hop character, nice pils.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1759) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Never had this one when WR brewer it before. Pours a bright golden yellow with a thick finger of white head. Tons of sticky, foamy white lacing rings on the glass. A huge amount of carbonation sparkles in the body. A beautiful Saaz hop with grassy notes and a ton of lemon citric fruit notes. A light caramel and grainy malt middle with a surprising hop finish. Love the lemon and citrus fruits on the finish with a nice astringent and dry finish. Overall, a great Pilz.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4383) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Brought back by popular demand and now called Foothillz Pilz in a 650ml bomber pours a pale straw color with a 2 finger head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by grassy hops with hints of citrus. Taste is grassy and citrus hop bitterness balanced with some light malty sweetness. Light bodied and adequately carbonated. This is a nice representation of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
Great looking beer. Crystal light yellow with glow everywhere. Short but fairly thick head is perfectly cut, like a kid colouring within the lines of a colouring book. Nose has ripe granny smith apples, light hops, faint marzipan, and candy shell. Palate has an introduction of wheat then becoming sweet apple in the middle. Candy tarts, seasoning salt and a touch of prune join in. This one fades fast and the finish is short, to be expected from the type of beer. A touch over-carbonated and some oily feel in the mouth. A pretty decent Czech.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
In short: An bohemian pilsner with a strong herbaceous plants character. Very nice.
How: Bottle 500ml swing-top. Consumed fresh a few days after receiving it from hobbersr. Thanks a lot Riley.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: A lot of saaz on the nose along with a freshly backed lemon pie. Taste is very herbaceous. Yes there is that typical bitter dry grass flavour that I associate to saaz but also a lot of dry herbaceous plants. It’s autumn and I’m eating dry dead herbaceous plants lying in an wild field. Even a little lilac flavour among others. Well malted body with a hay and cookie sensation. Overall this is an enjoyable take on a style I like. One of the rare (only?) decent bottled Czech style pilsner in Canada. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of decent Czech style pilsners in Canada and still have at least one finger left to make a statement towards our current government.


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