Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Pilsener
Winnipeg, Canada


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Our buddy Phil is a friend of good beer, so Phils Pils must be impressive ode to good taste. Thankfully (Phil would say) its the polar opposite of most Pilsners available today. Brewed using two-row pale, melanoidin, and crystal malts, this lager is chock full of malty goodness on top of German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops. This brew is also dry hopped with a blend of Mount Hood and more Saaz. Our Pils actually tastes like malt & hops what a novel idea! Try it with a slow smoked rack of ribs or a wedge of Pepper Jack cheese. Serve at 6 C. in a Pilsner glass. Unfiltered. 30 IBU

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Every time I open one of these affordable prairie gems I am surprised by the enjoyable soft hops. Very approachable and drinkable yet easy to dismiss. 12oz bottle. Hazy amber, a bit of cloud, porous bubbles hold a fair head. Aroma seems a bit soapy, with some straw. Surprising hop start. Soapy flavour with an apricot-mellon taste and a sweet peppery finish. Very drinkable. Seems a bit thin in body and depth, just needs a little plumping up (or maybe not). The hop aftertaste brings it above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (445) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
Sample from 12 ounce bottle- dark golden amber, good clarity, fluffy white one finger head and soay lacing. Nose- spicy hops, citrus and grass. taste- rather thick bready/doughy malts cut with saaz hops. Medium to heavy body initally which thins out with a fairly dry and grainy finish. Carbonation is moderate and drinkability is good, perhaps tad heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Tytoanderso. Pours copper/amber and slightly hazy with a thin white head. Smells of perfume and citrus. Tastes of pepper, dry malt, citrus, resin. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
bottle from tytoanderso: pours a very lively cloudy caramel brown with a large white head. aroma is nice fullof toasted grains and malt slight floral hop also. very nice flavour in this beer good caramel malt and great grain flavour that leads into some breadiness. the fresh fruit plays along with teh floralness of the hops, very nice pils

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
341ml bottle. First off, I’m pretty happy to be the first one from the states to rate this beer! Crisp and citric aroma. Orange zest, bread crust, slightly soapy and floral. Cut grass. A hint of dusty wood. Cracker and doughy malts compliment the hops quite nicely. A fairly hazy dark orange pour yields a good sized frothy bright white head. Crisp, grassy hops and toasty, bready malt on the tongue. The Hallertau and Saaz come out much more on the tongue than on the nose. Dried leaves and grass. Some lingering citrus bitterness, but overall quite earthy. Crisp carbonation and and a spritzy mouthfeel lead to a lasting dry finish. An awesome pilsener for sure! Thanks to my man up north, Scott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
341ml bottle.
Pours a hazy brown amber with a medium sized creamy head. Nice floral, soapy, hoppy aroma. Lightly sweet and medium bodied with a good hop bitter, and slightly dry finish. Great beer, as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 A - Peppery and bubblegum A - Golden with nice lacy head F - sweet citrus with dry bitter finish P - Medium to light body with high, but soft carbonation O - Love the chance to pull out my pilsner glass for a real mans pilsner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle via trade with piscator34. Lovely golden colour with a nice haziness and a generous white head. Mmmm, love the aroma - biscuity malt, herbal hops, a hint of yeast. Flavour follows closely, with a taste thats big and balanced, and a long, dry finish. Yeah, this is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle (650ml) courtesy of oakbluff. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a large lasting foamy white head. Aroma of grain, biscuity yeast, sweet malt and Saaz hops. Flavour starts a touch watery with grain followed by the Saaz hops, sweet malt and a fairly long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, its well made, it just didnt too that much for me but then again Pilseners rarely do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6130) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Piscator 34: Poured a deep golden color pils with a nice medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of crisp hops and floral malt is quite sublime. Taste is a well balance mix between some floral malt and some light dry (maybe a tad too dry) crisp hops which provides a very refreshing taste. Body is quite full for the style with some good carbonation and nice creamy texture. Very well done and something that I would love to have more often in the summertime.

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