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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This is a premium example of the classic German Pilsner. Clean, crisp and refreshing, the Elemental Pilsner is pleasantly full-bodied. Generous use of German noble hops provides this beer with a complex hop presence with a dry and slightly bitter finish. A bright white, lacey head tops off this award-winning session beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2517) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body. The aroma is lemon and honey. The taste is moderate lemon bitterness. A bit chewy. The texture is softer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Had to try this one out to get the first rating for the whole brewery. Very clear yellow with a nice white head. Head lasted for the whole glass and left decent lacing. Aromas were a little weak and mostly malts. Some noble hop aromas too. Flavors really followed suit and the finish was fresh and crsip. Decent Beer. Just not a favorite style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2436) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 650 ml bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours a 14k yellow gold color with a foamy white head that lasts only a short white. The aroma was sweet with cookie dough and sweet malts. The flavor was similarly sweet with spices and cherries rounding out the sides, and a touch of wheat filling in the back end. The mouthfeel was silky smooth. The finish was short and sweet. Overall: Upon first taste I thought this was a kolsch. But, a good pilsner choice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Nice malty aroma. Dark yellow. Too dark for a pilsner? More like a medium lager. A little out of style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
22 oz bottle from South Bay Drugs. Created virtually no formation of head but did maintain a bright straw gold color. The aroma was a mild with signs of hay and grass. The flavor is mellow with balanced flavor between hop and grainy malts which makes for an easily drinkable pils.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2324) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On tap at Stone Bistro during RBSG 08. Rather dark for a pilsener, clear orange-gold with a sticky white head. Some musty hops in the aroma, as well as a biscuity pils malt note. Flavor is pils malt with just a faint little zesty hoppiness. Pretty boring honestly. Easy to drink but I just dont want to.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Tasted from tap at Stone 12th Anniversary Celebration, while talking to the brewer. As much as I think I know about brewing, I am a moron compared to him. I’m on a little quest to try a great pilsener, especially after hearing about a rare great one here and there. This beer does have some lactic acid added to the wort, which I’m looking forward to. The mash itself was not soured, which I guess was done for more precise control of the acid level. Nice fluffy small bubble head. Skunky Saaz hop aroma. I still have mixed feelings about this hop. Nice sweetish wheat-like flavor, but with high clarity. Easy to drink, but the Saaz hop plus something else gives it a Bud-ish characteristic.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (1685) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a pure yellow color with a happy corn aroma. Taste is grassy with a dry bad bitter finish. A crisp beer that left a Earthy lingering aftertaste that stayed on the palate. . This beer was dry, bitter and crisp, with a decent complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Interesting. A Belgian Pilsner. Pours bright golden with a finger thick white head. Nose and flavor are spice clove and light banana along with some bready characteristics. Dry, clean hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1592) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle: A turbo charged pilsner! Crisp, clean, hoppy, grassy, herbal, palate cleansing, a delight. Food Pairing: Weisswurst mit Pretzel.


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