Brewed by Old Harbor Brewery
Style: Pilsener
San Juan, Puerto Rico


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A deep, golden colored Pilsner, this medium bodied beer has a mild malt flavor that is served unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
27 oct 07, on tap @ Old Harbor Brewery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Clear golden color. tan head. Aroma of light malt with some hop florals. Flavor is a sharp bitterness. Followed by malt backbone. A textbook Pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3465) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2006
on tap at brewpub. So-so aroma, sweet. Not much really. Had to dig to get something. honey, grainy Ill call it. Clean golden orange color, small head and minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor. Little lemon grass, little grain. Lite body, lite oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Didnt do much for me, but an ok pils

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarrettB (1574) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 The Caribbean people are very fond of beer, or so the ubiquitous empty bottles lining the streets and beaches leads me to believe. Carib lager is the hegemon here, curing parched throats with its clear, crisp taste. Thats admirable. In Puerto Rico its the same. Lots of lagers, cold with water droplets skiing down the bottle, aid the survival of a people beset my natures temperamental fever. But for some reason there are those down in those scattered islands that insist on manufacturing beer completely unfit for consumption in hot and humid weather. The brewing process must be a trial in sanity, asking a man or woman to toil over a product that couldnt possibly be understood in its birthplace. Still, its made, which suggests certain breweries are tapping the madhouses for employees. As a result, any unwary tourist will find amongst his sampler glasses a drink most foul and unfitting. For me it was the Old Harbor Santo Viejo Pilsener. It looks like a richer pale lager, and effuses with a smell of corn. The privation of flavor leaves a reeking skunkiness. On the plus side, its still a crisp beer. Back on the negative side, that makes for crispy skunk. No, I dont think this beer fits in at all, or really any pilsener anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line for that matter. Its just not a good idea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Gold body, with not much of a head to speak of. Aroma is 2 row, light crystal malts, along with the corn water. Taste is crisp, has some pineapple, along with the pale malts that accompany it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
calfaro (21) - Trujillo Alto, PUERTO RICO - SEP 6, 2006
Very refreshing and "just right" bitterness. Quickly becoming my favorite at OHB. Semi murky golden color, nice small head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Dark golden color with a small white head. Light floral aroma and flavor. Mild caramel maltiness. Finishes with a light bitterness. Lively mouthfeel.

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