Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Garrison "PiLs" draws inspiration from several classic styles by blending Czech Saaz hops, German lager yeast and Bluenose spirit to create this crisp, refreshing brew. "Na zdravi!" (To your Health!)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 11, 2012
0.5l bottle from LCBO, served in a pint glass. Appearance: Transparent orange, medium carbonation, small fine white head. Aroma: Hops, vanilla, toffee. Very nice. Palate: high carbonation, thin bodied but not water, smooth, dryer finish. Taste: sweet start, then medium bitterness throughout. Very nice pilsner.

Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Clear amber colour. aroma of caramel, noble hops, some florality and a hint of skunk. Fresh beer with a roast bitterness on the finish and has a real creamy texture that gives this brew more weight than I would have thought. Decent stuff.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
In short: A by-the-book full bodied pils. Good
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed a few weeks after purchase (so probably fresh)
The look: Clear golden-blonde body topped by a persistent small white head
In long: Nose is has some dry grassy hops with a bouquet of dried countryside flowers. Taste has a solid malt backbone with relatively low sweetness sensation, like a haystack and straws, along with some semi-sweet bananas. Certainly not a hop-bomb but still enough hops to balance it tout. Mild-medium dry bitterness with a grassy and dried flowers flavor. It lacked that unwordable freshness quality that makes a beer of this style stands out, maybe on tap location… This was nonetheless a decent example of the style. This bottle was given to me by my brother, and thank god we are not twin brothers, because I would hate to constantly think my brother deserves to be punched in the face.

BreWedge (564) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
500 ml bottle. Poured clear gold with a thick, large bubbled head. Aroma was mild skunk, almost rubbery. Mildly sweet, mid range hops, plenty of malt. Biting mouthfeel with a medium bitter finish. Unique brew that I would try again despite the offputting aroma.

solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2012
hmmm, I dunno. Trying to determine why this rates so high and not seein it. Tsmells like nothing, tastes like bitter chemicals with a little foul sourness at the end. Definitly not worth the four bucks when u can get the same ilk for two.

piscator34 (2673) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of pilsner malt, herbal hops, black pepper, and a bit of skunk. Crispy malts upfront in the mouth, along with more herbal and earthy hops. Medium bitternss. A bit on the rustic side, and a bit skunky, but still pretty good.

Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle, thank you Colin and Kendra! Dark yellow, small white head. Saaz in aroma, but mild - some spicy/malt in there as well. Taste is classic pils, and does seem like a hybrid - heavier on the malt like German but very spicy hops like the Czech style. Bit of a short finish. It did not wow me, but it is a style better tried fresh on tap as well (seemed to suffer a bit in the bottle). Decent.

baldric (16) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Light blonde pour with a thick head that quickly dissipated. Nice lacing, though. Taste is a bit thin with a bright carbonation. Cereal taste and pleasant hops, but this bottle had a strong metallic undertone that was a big detraction from an otherwise nice pilsner.

czar (9615) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
pours a clear bright golden with a very tall creamy white head, very good retention and lacing. very fine malts, saaz, citrusy, peppery, fruitiness, tingling fun, hint of sweetness. lively, almost aggressive carbonation, finally settles. very nice!

Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color pilsner with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light dry floral notes with some clean cereal notes. Taste is a good mix between some floral notes with light dry hops and some good cereal notes with light grainy aftertaste. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well done though you can feel how fragile those pilsner can be since it is already showing some tired signs after being moved across the country.

TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
500 mL bottle. Right colour, but not much head. Nice combo of malt and hops in the aroma, and the malts in the flavour ad very well done. A little sweet. Quite well done, though.

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