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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Coppertail’s Independent Pilsner (5.1 ABV) is a traditional German Pilsner brewed with top quality Pilsen-style malted barley, German Fantasia and TNT hops, and lots of flavor. It features subtle bready notes, a crisp hop character and a clean finish. Most importantly, Independent Pilsner contains absolutely no rice, corn, syrups or other adjuncts. 6-Packs of Independent Pilsner will hit store shelves in the Tampa Bay area next week. Coppertail crafts flavorful beer for the Florida lifestyle. The brewing team, led by Brewmaster Casey Hughes, believes in time-honored, old-world production techniques. They utilize a natural carbonation process, use whole leaf hops and do not filter – because amazing things come to those who wait.

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hopdog (13452) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2018
On tap at the source. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. It's a Pilsener ..

jbruner (5720) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2018
Pours a mostly clear gold on tap with bubbly white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of light cracker grain and grassy hops. Taste follows, clean and crisp, light and easy. Solis for what it is.

PhillyBeer2112 (2958) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2018
Pretty solid. Lightly hazy yellow-gold, modest head. Nose seems to feature less hop, more of a soft graininess with just a hint of a noble hop. Flavors include bready malts and a medium level of bitterness that blends in well. Good clean presentation, easy palate. Lingering catty hop at the finish. I drank this a bit too fast, it was so good.

kramer (6989) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a one finger frothy white head. The nose is clean and bready malt with a nice Saaz hop brightness. The flavor is bright and hoppy with a very clean bready malt base. This butts heads with Pilsner urquell for me. Light bodied and soft with with fine fizzy carbonation. Excellent Pilsner. 4/8/8/4/17

egajdzis (6896) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Lightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Toast, earthy, grassy hops, dry finish.

Aurelius (5723) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Very pale, misted straw gold with a thin white head. Standard longneck with an interesting, primitive paper label. Aroma is cereal, nutty sweet and just 'beer'. A wholesome barley flavor, continental hopping, not sweet, faintly savory and a little mineral. Frothy mouthfeel, sturdy body, this would be a solid cooking ingredient for any number of applications. Thought this was a grown-up pils. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

PorterPounder (8441) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light golden pour, fluffy snow white head, sticks around, nice lacing. Aroma has some honey sweet accents, a bit of a hoppy light minty bite. Solid pils flavor, some grainy notes, a bit of honey sweetness, some raw cake mix sweet solid hop bite. Crisp mouthfeel.

Tmoney99 (15319) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Draft at Coppertail Brewing. CGC AFFIZZYWHMLVGL MCBA MBSMTSC MBSF MBSF MD. Good beer for style.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2017
BBD: 11/13/17

2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Moderately-low earthy/spicy/floral hops. Lightly sweet graham cracker malt presence. Classic lager aroma. Clean fermentation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: White gold hue; brilliant clarity with effervescence visible. Large white frothy foam. Retain and lace well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately strong hop flavor up front. Spicy/earthy Noble hop taste with a dry, firm bitterness. Low grainy-sweet malt base. Slight metallic flavor on the finish (acceptable). Balance towards bitterness. Hops linger in aftertaste, but are quite tolerable and enjoyable. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Crisp and quaffable. May be a little too bitter to session. Seems about right for 5.1% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Rare American pilsner that conforms really well to the German style. 9/10


jredmond (8982) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Draft sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Pours a golden body with light white lacing. Mouthfeel is light bodied. Pretty clean overall, no off flavors - a slightly musty pilsener.

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