Brewed by Brauerei Gradl
Style: Pilsener
Pegnitz-Leups, Germany


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Clear gold lasting white head. Some hop and lemon on the aroma. S9me building hop on the finish. Noble hop flavours. Very decent pilsner. Good mouthfeel. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Multiple liters during several sessions at the brewpub in Nov. 2015: Rich golden. Thick and creamy white head is mostly lasting. Very clean and focused aromas of lemon balm, fresh-cut hay, minerals, flower nectar, and a hint of rustic Franconian sulfur. Soft, fine-bubbled mouthfeel. Mineral-charged commencement paves a clean path for the snappy and weightless base of baguette and crackers. Exquisitely polished hoppiness unfolds with a lemony vibrancy and a nectary softness. Stiff minerals remain firm and clenching as theyre fortified by woody and herbaceous dimensions. Saliva-inducing hops beckon large gulps as the minerals and refined edgeless malt sharply contrast and dry things out. Lean and immaculate finish features a zesty interplay of minerals and a lemon-herbal scratch, with a flashier lemon balm characteristic lingering. A very stylish and sophisticated pils thats sublimely synergistic with the extraordinarily pure and mineral-rich water thats distinctly characteristic of this brewery. Doesnt quite elicit the goosebumps that Gnstaller Bru Pils did for me, as the complexity isnt here, but this is clean as any lager out there and brings to mind Brauerei Witzgall in terms of mineraliness. Beautiful pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle @ Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. BB 03/16. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Grain, bread, corn and grass. Rough and husky. Dry and bitter finish. Note: Gonna go to the source and have it in proper condition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 From bottle and from draft at the brewery. Clear gold with a lasting and creamy white head. Intense Hallertau hop aroma manifests as lemon oil, persimmon, honeysuckle, and dandelion. Malt is crusty baked French baguette, and the mineral water quality is remarkably expressive, maybe the strongest and most enjoyable mineral character that can be found in Upper Franconia. Medium-light body, moderately sweet and perfectly balanced by bitterness, its creamy and silky and supple and savory, lightly acidic and wonderfully quenching and demanding of large gulps. Oily and juicy hop oils linger in the mouth, and the baguette malt quality even translates into a sort of intoxicating saltiness. This is world-beater Pilsner, easily one of the best in Franconia and the world as a whole, and may be the best mineral and noble hop expression Ive ever experienced. Bottle of the Pils and Dunkel are available at the brewery at getrnkemarkts in Pegnitz. At the Brauereigasthof you will find the Pils from tap and the Dunkel served from barrel. Both are world class examples of both Franconian character, and Franconian brewing technique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (1238) - Beijing, CHINA - JUN 11, 2015
Flasche (50 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin-Wedding. - Goldgelb, klar. - In der Nase milde blumige und schwach zitrusfruchtige Hopfennoten. - Im Antrunk blumiger, grasiger Hopfen mit feinem Zitronenl. Fr ein Pils sehr deutlich ausgeprgte Malzigkeit, wenngleich nicht zu s. Durchschnittlich rezent. Im Abgang milde grasig-krautige Herbe und immer noch helle Malzse. - Malzlastiges Pilsener mit guten Hopfenaromen, aber nicht so ganz stimmig: die etwas dicke Malzse harmoniert nicht mit den eingesetzten, zwar hochwertigen aber zu milden Hopfenaromen. Der Bi fehlt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5636) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
La mousse est incroyablement rige, le brasseur ne sais pas juste brasser, la faon de verser lui semble tout aussi importante. Le fromage vieilli, les diffrents zestes dagrumes et des crales fins et croquants se ctoient dans une machable et soigne concoction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 My Bottom Line:
This super fluffly Pilsener shares citrusy secrets, straw stories and herbal moments, all in a memorable conversation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam decorates the shiny pale golden.
-The flavor profile is balanced.
-This is richer than your average German Pilsener. As such, it feels more like a Czech brewpub lager than anything else.
-Malts also offer a honeyed suggestion midway.
-This brewer knows what he is doing with malts. Try their Dunkel for a superb example of that!

On tap at the brewpub a couple of times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2014
Ein typisch frnkisches Pils: Leicht malzig-slich im Antrunk. Im Mittelteil leicht herb, aber die sliche Note dominiert etwas. Im Nachgeschmack bleibt eine schne Herbe mit leichter Malznote zurck.
Test vom 26.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,11,11,11,12,11 - 11,15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
Its warm golden with a creamy, white head, and the aroma has notes of bread, flower and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and delicious notes of bread and flower combined with a dry finish with a light bitterness. A really nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2004
Full golden color. Malty barnyard aroma. The ruralness of the aroma comes back in the flavor. Hopbitter, somewhat malty, and the almost indescribable flavor of a petty farm that has almost disappeared in Holland, but is quite common in Franconia. Interesting pilsener, but well brewed? Not really.

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