RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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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Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Slightly hazy straw. The aroma is quite herbal and continental. Some herbal character - half German, half Czech. Ok, but maybe a touch light. Goes better with food than it does on its own. Just enough bitterness.

Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, spicy hops and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, spicy hops, light straw and a hint of citrus crisp lightly bitter finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13697) - 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.

cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle @ home. Clear, yellow appearance with a cream colored head. Light skunk, grassy, hay, a bit herbal, pils malty aroma. Light vanilla, grainy pils malty, straw, hay, light fruity flavor with a dry, straw finish. Pretty decent.

onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Clear straw yellow, with a big fluffy head. Smells like a corny pills with a hefty dose of dark toast. So-so taste, a little too dry and pilsner malted. A big meh. Didn’t finish.

3fourths (9357) - 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 (7791) - 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.

Sledutah (7791) - Utah, USA - JUN 29, 2013
12oz bottle picked up at Wilburs in Fort Collins
Clear straw yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of pils malts, grains and honey. Flavors of pils malts, wheat and grains

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
bottle. paler yellow, slightly hazed like a American hefe. light aroma of somewhat sweet malts and floral & perfumy hops. Taste/flavor is light sweetness, floral hops, clean summer ale. Unobtrusive, easy drinking uncomplex

ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
12 oz via bottle at the White Water Bar & Grill in Cañon City. Aroma of toasted grain and light spicy hops. Similar flavor, adding mild bitterness with a crisp feel and ample carbonation. OK.

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