RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our upcoming summer seasonal is not your father’s pilsner. Bright gold in color, this pilsner harkens back to its true European origins with a flavor that’s light and refreshing, yet absolutely memorable. German pilsen barley lends a traditional malt component, while fine Czech and German hops add a nice snap. On June 8, the beer will be released in bottles and distributed on tap throughout Colorado.
Beer Specifications
Style: European-Style Pilsner
Color: Straw/Yellow
Body: Clean/Light
Malts: German Pilsen
Hops: German Hallertauer, Czech Saaz
Alcohol: 5.0% ABV
IBUs: (est.): 27

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Atom (2441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear straw with a small white head. Aroma has a fruity sweetness, hops, and bread. Some nice spice and doughy yeast flavors. A pretty mellow enjoyable Pils.

jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
(draft, 5/26/10). Clear gold color. Small white head. Moderate pils malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light sweetness and light bitterness. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2011
12oz bottle. Pale tanned dull yellow with a soapy, foaming head. Rather nice aroma quite mellow, yeasty, and Bohemian. Creamy, delicate, and well balanced. This is a pretty great Pilsener. Faint peppery hop character. Lots of doughy yeast tones. Making this even more impressive, it was bottle 6 months ago! Holds up outstandingly. Crisp and lemony up front, sweet finish. Nice.

ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010
The smell is slightly hoppy malty and a little bit of citrus, its appearance is a cloudy blonde its flavor has some hop flavor, but the hops you do get is a little piny and grass like, to it but its pretty mild with a mild after taste would be a refreshing session beer overall did more then I thought it would

RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and floral hops. Flavor of sweet malt nicely balanced by the hops. Clean and crisp. Nice Pils.

beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Sampled on 9/21/2010. This pilsner pours a yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grainy, grassy and spicy. A medium bodied pilsner. The malts are grainy and grassy. The hops are herbal and spicy. Lively carbonation. Decent balance. Nice clean crisp taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, a perhaps a little dry. Aftertaste is bitter.

rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Growler. Consumed the day my brother-in-law picked it up from the brewery. Let me start off by saying I’m honestly amazed at all of the low ratings for this beer from some of the more seasoned members of this site. Perhaps the freshness of getting this thing on tap made a big difference? Pours out a deep golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is very nice and inviting, lightly grassy and a bit of lemon zest nip at your nose. Nicely hoppy aroma. Taste is lightly malty at first with notes of hay and mildly honey-like. Hops instantly snap you back with a fairly bitter finish that finishes clean. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a world-class pilsner but certainly nothing that I would refuse to drink. I would gladly have this again.

BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is corn, grain and meal malt, clean lager with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt with a hop balance, clean lager character with corn and a dry palate. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
bottle. medium yellow, white head, clear. nose has light grain husk and dusty dough notes, medium-high hop pungency (dry, spicy, earthy, mineral-like... it has potential at this point), but a short while later some sort of chemical/bleach note appears (served in a big-bowled burgundy glass). overly chewy, thick and mushy, dirty taste, slightly sour (as in sour cream/soured butter). not a good experience. disappointing we get a hallertau/saaz pilsener made right at home (a rare treat) and it’s this bad. disappointing that the brewers who attempt these styles usually fail while the ones that could nail it prefer to make 9% versions that suck just as bad. i’m curious about draft quality.

Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of DMS and soap. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. If they were aiming to replicate industrial *eastern* European lagers, they pretty much hit the mark. This could have come from Ukraine and I’d believe you. No resemblance to even average German and Czech examples. Very grainy/husky with very little attractive about it. Rather shocked this is coming out of Bristol, although maybe they’re only trying to make something for the BudMillerCoors crowd? Phew.

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