Formerly brewed at Das Bierhaus
Style: Pilsener
Menomonie, Wisconsin USA


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
It was in 1842 that a Bavarian brewmaster first brewed this classic beer style, today known throughout the world. Unfortunately, it is often poorly copied, being created using adjunct grains like corn, rice, or worse yet, sugar cane or beets. These adjuncts produce beer without body, mouth feel or specific character. We use 100% barley malt. Our Pilsener is everything that a true Pils should be: clear, golden color with a dense white head, full of barley malt and balanced with a perceptible noble hop bitterness.

Formerly Das Bierhaus Pilsener.

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WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Tap. Pours a very pale slightly hazy yellow. Minimal head. Flavor is crisp Euro malt followed by tangy, slightly peppery German/Czech hops. Finish is clean and dry. Light bodied.

grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Sampler. Cloudy gold, nice lacing. Nice aroma of earthy hops with a bit of grains and lemon as well. Nice solid bitterness, but not too much. Excellent pilsner.

tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Yep. This is what a pilsner should be. Unfiltered, ample bitterness, good hoppiness. Served at a little warmer temp than I’d like, but that is about the only negative thing I can say about this beer. World Class within the style. Very nice job Das Bierhaus!

Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
July 2nd, 2008 Sample platter. A very crisp aroma of straw with a light piney hop. The brew was a medium yellow, almost clear and a small off white head. Slightly sweet with a moderate bitter after taste.

akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2008
Sep 29, 2007 Draught at the brewpub. This is a pilsner?!? That was my reaction the first time I had this beer. The beer was a cloudy gold color with mild carbonation. It had a delicious zesty-wheaty aroma and flavor. There was also a mild sweetness in the flavor. Definitely the best American Pilsener!!

1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Thanks skyview for sharing this growler. The beer pours to a hazy pale yellow straw body with a white head. The aroma is buttered biscuits, noble Czech saaz hops. The flavor is simple buttered biscuits, saaz hops. The beer has an average palate but oddly didn’t make me think Pilsener.

BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Cheesehead YeAH 2007, thanks Bob for the growler: Golden hue with a fizzy fading head and some spotty lace. The aroma has notes of buttered bread, floral hops, mineral, and a hint of lemon zest. The taste is slightly bread and syrupy sweet with overwhelmed pils herbal hops somewhere in there. The mouth feel is flat and not refreshing like the style should be. Something just is not right with this beer, needs rerate.

Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to Bob for bringing the large, bad-ass growler! Poured hazy paler golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up rather odd pineappley notes upfront along with some butter and lemon rind afterward.. nothing in here really did it for me. The flavor had more pineapple and some bready pils sweetness accented by a light herbal bitterness.. a tad sour at the back-end. Lighter-bodied with lower carbonation.. decent balance.. this was a day-old growler, but I’m guessing that it’s better on tap.

MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Lightly cloudy wheat colored pour, whispy white head w/ light lacing. Smells funny.. odd hop aroma some odd misplaced funk. average palate. Odd czech hop easy mellow taste some sweet breads.. pretty solid taste.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours a transparent deep effervescent golden with a nicely-lacing stringy white head. Aroma of fresh, crisp noble hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Starts fairly full for the style with a good mild sweetness and great balance of fresh Saaz hops toward a crisp, very drinkable finish. Definitely one of the best pilsners I’ve had.

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