RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
To honor the water source from which all Brown’s Ales & Lagers are made , the Tomhannock Resevoir. Brewed in the traditional style that originated in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, our Pils is brewed using Saaz Hops (for bittering and later dry hopped during lagering for aroma). Pilsner Malts, and a yeast strain that is used to ferment some of the finest Pilsners in the world combined with the Pilsen -- like the soft water of Troy’s Tomhannock Reservoir. A portion of each pint goes to the Rennselaer Land Trust, to strengthen their watershed education programs.
Malts: Pilsen, White Wheat and Carapils
Hops: Saaz

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puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Tap at Hop Devil. This is a surprising and very good pils. I’d never even heard of this place, and got this randomly off the menu to finish off the night. A good choice it was. Aroma is a bit vegetal, crisp celery, a little muggy and sweaty, nice German hops. Loosely filtered pour. Flavor is very grainy, pure rich hops and pale malts. Very well made, balanced, drinkable. Excellent.

Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draft at HDG. Yellow with a small head. Aroma is citrus with lemon. The flavor has a decent amount of maltiness to balance it out.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
A light white ring covers the minimally hazy, pale and bright golden robe. Clean smelling. A flowery and grainy offering. its malts are pleasantly crisp. Gentle and comfortable tartness. Really lean maltiness, grainy and slightly honeyed, but the hops are pleasant and slices through boredom with sufficient celerity. Grassy.

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This workman’s Pilsener combines wooden, herbal hops to lightly honeyed cereals for a balanced and honest quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin slice of foam tops the clear pale blond.
-Carbonation’s a little too fizzy for my tastes.
-Hop bitterness is lenient, offering wooden notes and citrusy fruitiness.
-A hidden touch of sulphur is found.
-This and their Whiskey Porter are the two first beers I’d recommend when coming here.

On tap at the brewpub.

JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Tap at HDG. Pale golden beer, white head. Good floral nose, fresh and zesty with clean pale pilsner malt. Straw-like maltiness and a bright zesty citrusy aroma. Flavour is also quite lovely. Fresh hoppy flavour with dry, flinty malts. Great balance and a fresh citrusy finish. Bitterness is moderate, but the minerally character helps accentuate it. The best new pils I’ve had in awhile.

sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Draught at HDG. Yellow/gold and effervescent with a slight haze. Aromas of fresh hay and lemon. Straw and light cereal malt flavors balanced with a citrus/lemony hop back. While this is definitely on the light side, it is balanced in its parts. Smooth and clean tasting. A very drinkable session pils from up-river.

mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
From a 32oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Flavour is much more distinctive than other brews of the same type- it has a "bitter bite" to it. Definitely more hops than malt, makes a great peanut accompaniment!

linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Sampled at the brewery. Expecting this to be as watery/unobtrusive as most other pils at the beginning of tasting, I was amazed to find more flavour in this than most other pilsners. I’m usually down for a Labatt or two, but this is really spectacular within its style.

dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Straw yellow with basically no head. Aroma really popped out at me: Saaz hop character, lemon-citrus, some bread. Taste is fairly basic: lemon again, bread or dough-like at points. Good carbonation. Solid if unspectacular.

jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2006
on tap-pours a thin white head with pale yellow color and effervescence. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is bold, light citrus hops, grain. Good carbonation.

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