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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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jcwattsrugger (12559) - 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.

MartinT (10155) - 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.

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JoeMcPhee (10129) - 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.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2009 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblons et de céréales avec une pointe florale. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2546)

ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 7/3/15.
Clear golden color with a white head and drippy lace. Clean, grassy aroma. Good flavor as well. Crisp, with a nice, dry close. Quality pils.

Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2005
On draught at Tap-NY. Pours gold with a decent white head. Smells of citrus and pepper. Taste is slightly lemony and bitter on the finish. Very nice!

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.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 In short: Generic pub Pilsner of average quality
How: Tap at brewpub. Jul 2006 (2.4/5). Much better in Dec 2007 (this rating)
The look: Clear yellow blonde body with a little white ring.
In long: First try in 2006 had an unpleasant plastic flavour. Re-sampled 1.5 years later. Lots of cereals, crisp honey, well balanced by a medium amount of medium-dry grassy hops. A little lemon/citrus touch as if the hopping was not all classic noble hops. Light and short bitterness. Comfortable body and medium carbonation. Easy to drink thirst quenching beer with no default/problem. Plays safe and stays on the beaten path, and after sampling many of the beers at this brewpub I recommend you do the same, play safe and stay on the beaten path.

nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bomber. Clear, golden with a small lasting head. Nose is earthy grain and yeast, caramel, and some light spice. Flavor is the same, plus some toast and light citrus. Light-medium body has a nice carbonation and hop tingle.

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