RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
The most renowned brewery in 19th-century New Albany was owned by Paul Reising, a German immigrant who set up shop at the corner of Spring and West Second. Like other continentally trained brewers in America, Reising found it necessary to adapt Old World recipes to New World ingredients. Expensive imported German hops were reserved for aroma and flavor, while less delicate homegrown varieties provided the bittering. American six-row barley replaced European two-row, and some corn was thrown in for good measure. The result was your great-grandfather’s pilsner. 6-row malt and corn (decoction mash); Fuggles, East Kent Golding and Hallertau hops; German lager or California Common yeast. O.G. 1072

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Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Deep gold with a small white head.
Barley, light lemon/honey scent.
Taste is sweet, rich grain malts....
a mild herbal hopping at the finish.
Very pleasant...nice full flavour.

theisti (4221) - Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
5 oz sample draft at the New Albanian Pizzeria and Public House in New Albany, Indiana. The pour is a clear copper golden with a white head. The aroma is cracker barley malt, along with grass and a hint of citrus hops. The taste is a fresh clean balance between the cereal grain and the grassy hops. The palate is light to medium bodied, clean finish.

queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Tap at Bank Street. Citrus hops, and faint malt aroma. Golden with a small white head. Creamy grainy malt flavor with a light hoppy finish. Light body and carbonation.

shrubber85 (11670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap. Lemon, orange, and creamy barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange-lemon and milky barley malt flavor. Moderately bitter herbal hops finish. Very nice.

lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Clear yellow, whitish head. Aroma is toasty, grassy. Taste is again spicy, grassy, dry helles like malt astringency.

tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pour is bright golden yellow with a pure white head. The nose is pretty grainy with plenty of Noble hops. Fresh tasting with lots of grassy hop bitterness. I’d drink several of these.

Tmoney99 (15040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Draft at New Albanian.

Poured clear amber color with average white fizzy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

Good drinkable brew and was good with My Big Ten Pizza.

Very interesting brew.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/26/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear yellow, fine white head, thick lace, light sweet corn aroma with light floral hops, sweet malt flavor with a sharp bitter bite, touch of grainy character with a hint of corn,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s. Pours bright golden with a thin mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of grassy hops, a bit musky for noble hops, but now looking at the description I can see that I was smelling the Fuggles, which have no place in a pilsener, there *are* noble hop varieties suitable for North America. Taste is grassy, herbal, with slightly aggresive hops. Flavor is cookie dough with some fruity hop character. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly resinous with lively carbonation. I certainly enjoyed this, but with some more suitable hops it would have been one of my highest rated pilseners.

ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest, billed as the brewer’s "Pre-Prohibition" ReplicAle. Nose of cereal & yeast. The brew is light straw yellow. The frothy white head leaves light lace. The beer is a classic example of the old axiom "Don’t judge a book by it’s cover". The spicy bitter profile has a deep finish. The light body is dry & soft.

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