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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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vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Jaune claire avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme des cereals. Le goût est aussi des cereals avec un peu d’acidité.

LarryBeast (616) - - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Brooklyn. Very much a pils. Grassy, grainy with lemon and green hops. Crisp, well-carbonated, slightly dry, mildly bitter.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Best by Sept, 2011 Have had this many times via tap and growler and have really dug it. Although this review does not bode well for the beer, I can vouch for my loyalty to the beer on tap. Perhaps this beer was simply too close to the best by date as the crispy taste touch and smells have died out. A: pours a nice light grainy ale with hazy clarity. No head formation. No lace. Nothing to look at. S: Sweet creamed corn with soft yeast tones. A wee bit of grassy hops in there. Not nearly as clean smelling as I recall. T: Grain, grass, yeast, hint of bitterness, creamed corn again. Some metallic tones here and there. M: Medium bodied with sharp carbonation and an off-dry finish. O: This beer is not so nice in the bottle, but I will contest that on draft the beer is much better. Serving type: bottle 09-01-2011

wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12floz/355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold. Aroma: mildly bready and yeasty. not a lot of hop. Appearance: Translucent bright yellow body. Very, very sparse head. Taste: Moderate bready, yeasty flavor. Malty. So-mild-it’s-not-detectable hop. I didn’t get any hop out of this. Palate: Light bodied. Short malty finish. Overall: "I just had Bayern’s pilsener! You should totally try it! It’s fantastic!" - Probably not something I’ll say any time soon. It’s ok, it just doesn’t stand out of from the other average pilseners that are out there.

jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Slightly hazy honey coloured gold body with a thin and very fast-dying white head. Aroma of metal, alcohol, light malt, the slightest touch of hops and bunches more metal. Light-bodied; Nice malt flavour with a watery and mild hoppiness and sweetness and nothing deep at all. Aftertaste is thin with only some light fruit showing and the slightest bit of malt - not much flavour here. Overall, a pretty bad offering, even in the middle of summer. Not offensive, but not showing very many nice characteristics - more of a light beer than anything else. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 25-April-2013 for US$1.76 sampled at home in Washington on 06-August-2013.

pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On draught at Oregon brewfest 2013 - pop it's a very clear golden color. Nose of sweet citrus and bready. Taste of sweet bread, yeast, and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a small white head. Corn syrup pilsner malt and light DMS / sweet cabbage aroma with minimal aroma hops (light lemon laundry soap). Similarly dirty flavor with sweet carrot and cabbage and some gravel / concrete minerality. Semi-sweet, fizzy carb, medium-low acid, watery texture. All sorts of problems with this one.

Beerandhockey8 (428) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 22, 2013
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pours a straw yellow, transparent with thin white head. Smell is pretty bland, hints of grass with light hop. Taste is bready, slight hop flavor with a sweeter finish, pretty light body for a 5% beer. Finishes nicely, little fizz at the end. Not a bad beer, however not very complex.

joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Buckeyeboy. Thanks! It pours a pale yellow color with a decent white head. The aroma has some nice pilsner maltiness with hints of lemongrass and noble hops. The flavor is clean and crisp with some spicy noble hops, crisp carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice pils.

beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 On tap at Ironhorse. Hazy yellow with a foamy white top. Scent is light citrus and bread. Taste is straw and bread.

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