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RATINGS: 116   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 beers distintive, hoppy flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
@ hopvine. better than the big time I just had, but not by much. I guess pils just isnt my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansenkw (12) - - AUG 12, 2012
Poured a pale straw color with a thin quickly dissipating head. Smells slightly spicy with some hoppy undertones. Drinks well, with a grassy, bready flavor, not hard to get down. Certainly doesnt overwhelm the palate, a good summer, outdoors beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14226) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, bread, spicy hops and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, bread, earthiness and spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of doughy pils malt, with some herbal/earthy hops. Flavor is malty but not sweet and a medium hop bitterness, clean yeast profile. Light body with average carbonation. Really nice Pilsener, clean, crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (5372) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for sending this one. Cheers, Dave! Pours a standard pils clear yellow with a white head that quickly recedes and leaves this one looking like light cream soda. Nose is standard corn and grain with mild grassy and flowery hops. Flavor is similar- light in body with bread, corn, and some grassy and floral hops with some ephemeral sweetness on the back end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (6061) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
355ml bottle pours a straw color with a small white head that leaves only a small trace of lacing. Aroma is cereal grains with some grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweetness followed up with a grassy hop bitterness. Only a slight step above a typical macro brew. Overall, not a bad beer, just a slight disappointment from what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (1049) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle from a sampler pack. Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head that fades. Taste is of malt, grass and hops. Similar aroma. Has a full body. The finish is slightly dry and bitter. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Well worth having time and time again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12oz bottle pours crystal clear gold with loose white head. The aroma offers up sugary sweet malts and grainy malts as well as sort of a light floral hoppiness. The taste is similar with a heavy handed sugary sweetness followed by a modest level of grainy malts and floral hops rimmed with a sort of lagery yeast sweetness. OK but could be less sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8823) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dave. Pours a totally clear straw color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet earthy hops and some honey malts. A basic sweet Pils with some overripe apples and light spicy hops. Enjoyable and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured clear yellow with a white head. Aroma was very fruity and flavor was lemon, grain, and bread notes. Body was light with high carbonation.

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