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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed in strict German tradition, Purple Gang Pilsner is a steady reminder of the German domination of brewing before and during Prohibition. A light malty sweetness yields to the fine flavor and aroma of the noble Tettnang hops.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle: clear straw with some lighter yellow hints, capped off with a very small grazing of thin, white foam. Aroma is heavily loaded with a raw graininess, mild metallic notes, and a very faint dusting of some leafy hops. Light mustiness, but mostly loaded with a strange grain-y note. Taste is very watered down. Not much to it, at all. More grains, kind of metallic-y sweet in a weird way. A little bit of grassy/leafy hops, but they dont command the presence Id like. The malts themselves dont show up too much, either. Just a bland, pretty boring beer that doesnt really deliver at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Drank straight from the bottle at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan. Appearance: As I said, straight from the bottle. After a few glass swirls, there was a pretty impressive head going on in the glass... minimal bottle lacing. Appeared to not be hazy through the brown bottle. Smell: A lot of hay aromas out of this ... some sweetness. Not much of a malt presence, in my opinion. Really just smelled slightly better than an adjunct lager. Taste: Meh. Semi-sweet hay and maybe corn flavors. Im not sure if adjuncts are used here, but its not all-too impressive. Half way through the bottle, I had basically had enough. Its drinkable and fine, but theres nothing great about it ... theres not much to get excited of in terms of most pilseners, but this was ESPECIALLY one to be unimpressed by. Decent. Drinkable. Alright. Not something Ill seek out again, but its definitely not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
fizzy pilsenwr. Much like Oscar blues or other american pilsners. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1549) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of light grain grass an lemon. Taste is sweet and mellow up front with a nod towards noble hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth. Could use a bit more depth in the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Froma botle, decent muted aroma. Looks pale yellow. First taste is piercing pils, yes sharpilsner hoppy pointed thing. Goes down pretty easy. Stands up to many sharper pils. Fairly medium long bitter finsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
7/26/13. 3rd beer of pro/am trade. Drank out front. Smells and tastes like a watered down pilsner. Head stayed throughout the entire beer. It's a summer beer that could be drank for hours. Why do the phillies suck now? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1461) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear deep yellow brew with white head. Aroma of malt and slight grassy hops. Taste is sweet malt at the start with a fairly sweet malty finish. Hops are present but very restrained. On the plus side - not corn or vegetal tastes, everything is well crafted and tasty. I would expect a true pilsener to have a little more hops and bite in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - JUN 9, 2013
Smells of sweet citrus. Flavors of lemon, light grains and a little bit of floral hops. Very light feel. Slightly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12oz bottle in a footed pilsner. Pours light golden with a fluffy, white head. Aroma of pale malts and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops for this style, but a little bit of tin on the aftertaste. Average to light texture. A decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2013
The brew pours a cloudy gold with a small white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is grape and grain. The flavor pretty much follows suite. The beer is rather crisp which is the most enjoyable part. This would be a decent beer during the summer months, but not overall impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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