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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felsenpilsduex (1) - - JAN 31, 2012 does not count
This beer is a pinnacle of what a pilsner brewed in America can and should be. The hops are there in both taste and aroma. My favorite is when this beer is first tapped. It is so cloudy and full bodied that its a truly a treat. Save the money for a trip to the Czech republic, go here for the best pilsner you will find

BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Tap at Das Bierhaus - renamed to Chill Pils. Has this on Nov. 18, 2011. Clear light gold pour with minimal head. Carbonation bubbles present. Light and grainy, with a touch of hops. A little butter in the taste as well.

esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
On tap at Das Bierhaus. Straw yellow pour that’s a touch hazy with a white head. Aroma of noble and grassy hops, grains and pale malt. Taste of sweet malt, burnt match, noble hops and finishes up a touch bitter.

BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
fruity and full of honey with a nice balanced hoppiness and touch of pepper on the tongue. moderate chewy body with some essence of caramel and vanilla and a bit of grass. low alkaline just barely there for balance. nice beer.

madvike (3306) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head--loving the unfiltered murkiness. Smell is light breadiness with an herbal hop aroma and a light honey sweetness. Taste is all barley, bread, and yeast up front, finishing with a light herbal grassiness. Maybe a bit too much grain, and feels a bit heavier than I’d like. However, this beer has a decent amount of heft while still being very drinkable. I feel like this beer would get better and better the more I’d have of it.

felsenpils (184) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 Got a fresh glass at the Brewpub. Crisp malt body with moderate carbonation and solid hop bitterness. Lingering taste of aroma hops in the finish. Very authentic German Pils, like the little village breweries still make. Seems a bit high in alcohol, though. Nevertheless, one of the best that I have ever had.

beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2009
First a sampler than a full pour in a large ass footed pilsner glass. It is a completely full thick golden color, cannot see through it. Has a firm thick head on top. As the head fades a thick insulation-like foam sticks around and covers the surface. A pretty damn attractive beer. Aroma is a very thick lacto/milky-like maltiness and not just the standard white bread maltiness; thick, strong, original, and interesting. The flavor is similar but it is balanced by some zing from the hops. Has a long sweet, non-sugary aftertaste with a hint of non-citric lemon. It is very easy drinking despite having a thick, full body. It is a "big" pils without being the Americanized version of "big." I would go out of my way to drink this again.

kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Growler via Mys Swap 4 (thanks skyview!!). Pours a hazy amber with a nice large white head. Nose is earthy/spicy. Taste is biscuits, grass, toast, mild fruit. Body is medium, carbonation is perfect. This is very very very tasty. I could drink this all day every day. Mmmmmmmmm, i am speechless. The flavors meld together perfectly. Tis a master brewer who can make a Pils that is so far above the rest.

phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2009
I find myself enjoying this style more and more, ecspecially when it’s a well made pils. Clear golden, thin white top. Grain and slight corn on the nose- this time thta doesn’t turn me off. Taste has the grassiness and firm astringent hop character that i expected. But well balanced, not too grainy. Just right. Slightly dry.

Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Pours a clear lemon yellow with thin white head. Aroma is citrus yeast with bitter earthy notes. Flavor is earthy lemon. The tart lemon notes are offset by very dry notes. Body is light with high carbonation.

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