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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As its name suggests, this Pilsner does not like to be categorized. Inquiring whether it is a German, Czech, Bavarian, American, or any other style pilsner will result in an impatient sigh and the explanation that the whole philosophy behind this pilsner is that it does not fall into any categories. True, it is brewed with traditional ingredients (soft water, pilsner malt, saaz hops, and German yeast), but it is the way that these ingredients interact, and the characteristics of the yeast, that cause this particular pilsner to defiantly stand alone. The assertively hopped Freestyle pils exudes the flavor and the aroma of the classic Saaz hop (a tribute to “the original” pilsner), while maintaining enough body to balance but not overpower this hop’s pleasant, spicy tone. An unhurried lagering process so frequently overlooked by American craft brewers is strictly adhered to in the production of Freestyle, which makes this beer by far the most light, clean, and quenching beer in the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s line up. Malts: Pilsner, Vienna Hops: Saaz

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3.4
fonefan (50489) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Can 12fl.oz. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted - caramel, dry hay - straw and grass, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass - hay. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, toasted, hay - straw. Nice pilsener ;O) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101220]

3.1
Travlr (25745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Can. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma of freshly cut straw. Taste has light bread, subtle straw, clean finish. OK.

3.8
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Can drank in LA - picked up in NOLA. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. Pleasant notes of crispy cereal and biscuits in the aroma, hints of hay, lemon. Light-medium sweet flavour with low bitterness, more cereal, pale grain. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty clean on the finish, more biscuits, lemon peel, light bitter straw. Really tasty pils.

3
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Can. A chillhazed, golden beer with a dense, off-white head of moderate size. The aroma is quite grainy, with some grassy, peppery hops and a little touch of white bread. It’ dry and crisp on the palate, with a quite high, but pleasant level of carbonation. Medium body. Bitterness, pale malts, white bread notes, grassy, peppery hops and a touch of hay in the flavor. Lasting finish with fruityness and a little malty touch, as well as some bitterness. Lacks a little bit on the bitterness in the finish I think. In the very end some metallic notes show up. A quenching and pretty decent one, but the metallic touch is slighlty annoying. 140516

3.1
Ratman197 (15200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Can poured a clear yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, bread and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, straw, light earthiness and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry lightly bitter finish.

3.2
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
A pale blonde pilsner with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with loads of German hops, light mineral notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, OK. Can.

2.1
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
(12oz can, courtesy of Errrl) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, grass, bread, and florals. Flavor of grain, earth, light honey, and bread.

3
slowrunner77 (12569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Very grassy pilsner, too my liking, though it doesn’t stand out. Otherwise a well made, fairly classic example of the style. I wouldn’t turn one down, don’t know about buying..."

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12oz can-pours a foamy white head with trailing lace and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is like an open can of pineapple juice, wheat. Taste is sweet wheat/light malt, secondary spice-pepper hops. OK carbonation. Medium body.

3.5
deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Can. Pours a clear yellow with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of sweet grains with a bit of light fruit and grassy hops underlying. Flavor has more grassy hops with earthy grains and a bit of backing light fruit.


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