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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The term "pilsener" is widely used to describe a number of beers available on the market. According to German criteria for a true pilsener, however, the vast majority of them would be unrecognizable as such. By this definition, a pilsener is a lager beer with a light golden color (5-8 color units by European Brewers’ Convention standards), a specific gravity in the 11.5-12.5% Plato range, and a hops content of at least 28 EBUs (European Bitter Units). Most so-called domestic "pilseners" fall far short in these categories; Bayern Pilsener easily meets all three (6 color units, 12% Plato, 34 EBUs). What does all this technical jargon mean? It means you have purchased one of the very few authenic pilseners brewed in America. Reward yourself by enjoying this beer the way it was meant to be served: pour your cold Bayern Pilsener, in two or three slow steps, into the center of your glass (a fluted or "tulip" glass works best). The thick creamy head (the German term for this is "crown") and you have just created the mark of a classic Bavarian pilsener. It is functional, too - the crown holds finely distributed natural carbonation inside the glass and acts as a shelter for this beer’s distintive, hoppy flavor.

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GTAEgeek (2457) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle at the Lake Hotel Sun Lounge bar in Yellowstone. Pours a clear, yellow color, with a small, pillowy, white head and lots of bubbles. Smells of lemon zest, basil, spruce, pepper, and bread dough. Fairly dry, with a sharp, pleasant, mild bitterness. Light to medium body, very crisp, and a little astringent and clingy. This is a solid, if a bit too hoppy, pilsener. Hit the spot, at the end of a hot day.

Sarlacc83 (2379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2017

A; Clear straw with a thin white head.

N: Straw, pine, earth, minerals, sulfur, peppercorn, coriander, cracker, and layers of honey.

T: Bitter, lightly sweet. Clean.

M: Crisp carbonation, no alcohol, light body.

O: Solid pils. Basic, but well done.

dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2016
I found this to be a fully satisfying pilsener. Crisp, with a certain enjoyable dryness in the finish. Light but filling enough. Really a fine example.

fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Draught at Columbia City Ale House, Seattle
Blond color. The malt has a bit too much hay and husks, there are some grassy traces from the hop, it’s fairly dry.
Not bad.

krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Light mashup wet basement aromas. Hazy green yellow with a light head. Smooth cereal grain flavor, light crisp. Decent pilsner.

miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
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bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
APPEARANCE ? super light in color ? evident through the bottle.
NOSE ? a small amount of earthy hop tones show through. Are they using saaz?
FLAVOR ? light, pretty refreshing. Good pilsner flavor, but not as crisp as some pilsners on the market.
NOTES ? this rating reflects my thoughts on what a pils should be, not my fav flavor.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - NOV 5, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades quite fast leaving a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is of a grainy and light fruity nature with some grape and citrus. Along with these smells are some bready aromas as well as a little bit of a yeasty and greasy smell.

Taste – The taste begins a somewhat bready and lightly caramel and fruit sweetened taste with the fruit being mainly of pear and grape. As the taste advances yeasty flavors as well as a bit of a grassy and hay flavor come to the tongue. Other lemon and orange citrus flavors develop later on, with them replacing the fruity flavors and caramel that were present upfront. In the end, one is left with a rather pleasant, lightly grainy, and fruity but crisper flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the style, both are rather nice, and overall create an easy drinking and more crisp feel in light of the flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty nice and easy drinking pilsner with a somewhat fruity and grainy but still sweeter flavor overall.

Travlr (26246) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at the source. Crystal clear golden color.
Aroma of peppery hay. Taste is crisp clean pepper. OK.

maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has some corn as well as a little skunk on there,, like this has been sitting too long. Taste is a bit bitter up front, but has a residual sweetness that doesn’t sit well. Not a fan of this one.

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