Holy Brew Brewing Company Reviews




Beergeek23322
1.6
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
July 2010 from bottle. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Grass, corn and malt aromas. This mouthfeel and a bit sweet. No hint of hops. Bland at best.
Sunday, August 04, 2013

jandd1983
2.4
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of corn, with some toasty malts and grass. The taste was more grassy flavor with more corn.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

bhensonb
2
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours tarnished gold with a white head. Aroma is "crisp". Near med body. Flavor is moderately bready with a herb/veg aspect. Why?
Saturday, April 30, 2011

bhensonb
2.5
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours gold with a white head. Fairly bready aroma. Light body. Flavor is lightly malty and very lightly bitter. Seems like a pils ought to exceed 6 IBUs.
Saturday, April 30, 2011

JediMindTricks
2.1
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Light aroma of sour corn. Clear yellow, no head. Lemony corn and cardboard.Very slight hint of grassy hops. Kind of artificial.
Friday, April 15, 2011

jeremytoni
2.6
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
Monday, February 21, 2011

Radek Kliber
1.4
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma hay , grainy character , some old spice. Aroma was not very promising.
Appearance golden brew with medium white top. Some lace shown. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Grainy, golden malts with given silky texture. Slight sourness on sides. Hints of cooked vegetables (DMS) that just cant go away. Poor.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TheBeerGod
2
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Bottle. Gold bodied with a short, fizzy white head. Itís gone before you know it. Aroma is that of sweet malt, cereal grains and corn syrup. Not off-putting but nothing that makes my mouth water to have a beer. Tastes much like you imagine from the aroma - cereal grains, sweet malts, and corn syrup. Faint straw-like flavors as well. Body is light with a fizzy, bubbly carbonation. Finish is more malts and grains with the afore mentioned corn syrup. This would be a good lawnmower beer ice cold, but not much else.
Saturday, December 18, 2010

TheBeerGod
2.1
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Bottle. Straw colored with a short, fizzy white head. Sweet malt and corn in the nose. Sweet malt, cereal and corn taste as well. Light grassy notes. Body is light with fizzy, prickly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, corn syrup, and cereal grain with a touch of grassiness.
Sunday, December 12, 2010

obguthr
1.7
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Barley malt nose. Clear amber, medium head. Decidedly tart corn flavor. Stale fniish. Bleh.
Saturday, October 30, 2010

obguthr
1.1
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Light aroma of sour corn. Clear yellow, no head. Lemony corn and cardboard.Very slight hint of grassy hops. Kind of artificial.
Sunday, October 24, 2010

jgb9348
2.2
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Clear golden coloured body with a nice sized and frothy white head. Aroma of lemons, malt and some very mild hops. Light-bodied; Very mild malt and cardboard flavour with some subtle metal and sweetness and a very small amount of hops. Aftertaste is super mild, only some of the malt and sugars coming through. Overall, pretty bland, but not offensive at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 15-June-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 18-July-2010.
Sunday, July 18, 2010

radagast83
3.6
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
12 oz bottle. Actually, I was surprised, that for a light beer this one ainít too bad. Mind, touch of hops and malts. Certainly more drinkable than the typical light brews out there.
Saturday, July 17, 2010

jgb9348
1.3
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Crystal clear coloured body with a light soapy white head. Aroma of pale malt, fake sugars and a touch of cardboard - nothing really. Light-bodied; Watery, slightly malty flavour with a touch of fake sugars, some mild soap and a tiny bit of cardboard - bland as could be. Aftertaste, soap and cardboard dominate with a touch of citrus and pale malt. Overall, a pretty bad beer - even for the style this is showing nothing, and even though Iíve seen this just the one time, I wouldnít recommend anyone buying it - even to try something new! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 15-April-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 05-June-2010.
Sunday, June 06, 2010

forsides
2.6
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
clear golden, small head. slightly sweet malty aroma. slightly bitter, dry and crisp... three things that would make this beer better.
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Capa
2.6
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Sweet malts with some earth. Not nearly enough dry, crisp hops to really bring me back for more. Itís not bad really, itís just not as refreshing as I like in a pilsner.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

nuplastikk
2.8
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
12oz bottle. Filtered orange tan color. Quick-dissipating head, leaves some soapy, oily traces. Sweet, sugary malt aroma with a slight earthy hop touch. Light to medium bodied, with some orange flavors among the sweet, sugary malt tones. The malt body is smooth enough, but shows little character. The hoppy bitterness is slightly above par for a Pale Lager, redeeming it a little. Unimpressive, sub par stuff overall.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

gsmitty80
2.3
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Calling this a high gravity beer is a joke. This beer was very bland and tasteless. It was smooth enough to be drinkable but nothing to be excited about. I would have much rather drank a lionshead swill bottle from this brewey...weird it was on draft at a relatively respectable beer establishment.
Sunday, January 17, 2010

MaltDawg
2.9
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
(Sample Date: 12/5/2009 Source:Other) Pint at Greene Leafe in Williamsburg. Very grainy with a touch of fruitiness. Smells more like an ale. Almost clear light golden with little head. Tastes more like a hefe than a pilsner. Light fruitiness and dry finish. Quite refreshing with very little residual bitterness.
Friday, January 15, 2010

maniac
2.2
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
On tap at the Greene Leafe - Downtown on 12/05/2009. Very slightly hazy pale yellow body with a medium foamy white head. Sweet pilsener and light wheat aroma. Sweet pilsener and wheat flavor with some light fruitiness. Light body with moderately high carbonation.
Saturday, January 02, 2010

Butters
2.8
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Sampled on draft with maniac and maltdawg thanks to sterling. Pours a clear light yellow pour and decent ring of off white head. Nose of sweet grain iis actually not offensuve. Flavor is semi sweet and corny. Simple easy drinking session beer. I was surprised
Saturday, December 05, 2009

nimbleprop
1.7
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Sampled at the DC Local tasting. Pours crystal clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Someone at the tasting remarked, "smells like rotting apples." I thought it smelled like a moldy beehive. Flavor is lightly sweet, stale grass, pears. Watery finish. Tastes a lot better than it smells.
Thursday, December 03, 2009

argo0
1.5
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
12 oz bottle. Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, rotting apples, some grain, vegetal. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, peach, orange. Light body, low carbonation.
Sunday, November 29, 2009

CaptainCougar
2.1
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a pale watery golden with a thin ring of white head. Has a bland grassy sugar corn nose. Starts with a light pale malty sweetness and some bland earthy hops before a very thin finish. Not much going on here, but it is drinkable at least.
Sunday, November 29, 2009

Drake
2.3
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin fizzy head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma of corn and metallic grass. Taste is tart with some green apple, corn and grass. Thin-medium bodied. Meh.
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Drake
2.7
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin fizzy head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of corn, corn and more corn with a bit of toasty malts and grass. Taste is more prominent grassy notes with more corn. Balanced a bit better this time. A little acridity creeps in the finish. Thin-medium bodied. Decent for a light lager.
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Elwood
3
Holy Brew Heavenly Light Pilsner
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Pale straw yellow with a foamy, white head. Aroma: Light nose with a touch of grain and grass. Flavor: Light grain and malt sweetness but a decent hop bite. Slight grass notes on the hop end. This isnít too bad for a light beer. Palate: High carbonation with a light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish. Overall: I have certainly had worse light beers. I wouldnít mind having a few of these during the dog days of summer.
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Elwood
2
Holy Brew Purgatory Pilsner
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Straw yellow color with a foamy, white head. Aroma: Light nose with notes grain and corn. Flavor: Grainy and sweet, slightly watery. Mild back bitterness. Rather unspectacular. Palate: Medium carbonation with a light, watery mouthfeel and a short finish. Overall: This one misses the mark. I am guessing they are trying to compete with the BMCs of the world and unfortunately itís not much better than they are.
Sunday, October 25, 2009