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Red Racer Pilsner - Central City Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hornet2003 on 04-27-2013)
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Photo of TheHammer
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A finger of head that retained but did not lace to a clear brass lager body that's a bit paler then I though it would be and has low carbonation.

Smell: Musty straw with a touch of herbal hops. Warming helped out a little bit, but no much.

Taste: Starts with a straw like malt with hints of lemon and, as more sweet bread aspects take over before being slapped by a open hand of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: The hop oil lingers far more then it should on a pilsener. Instead of tasting crisp, it taste oily. The carbonation was also pretty lacklustre. At least the transitioning was ok.

Drinkability: If it wasn't for the odd mouthfeel, this could be somewhat enjoyable, but this drinks more like a high hopped pale ale then a Pilsener. Light bodied though.

Final Thoughts: Really simple fix to this beer, lower the amount of hops slightly. The biggest problem I had was the hops came out of nowhere and lingered for far too long, which wasn't enjoyable to me for this style. I'm sure many would disagree with me on this one, but I wouldn't buy it again. If you like hops, I guess you could have this, or you could have their exceptional IPA.

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of fostachild
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of g4g2008
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jesse1258828
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of gloryhole
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of evil_liver
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of bigox420
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of LDuke
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a deep golden color pilsner with a great white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet malt notes with light cereal flavours. Taste is dominated by light sweet cereal notes with light floral undertones. Body is somewhat full with good carbonation. Not as hoppy as I would have expected considering the brewer but refreshing and enjoyable nonetheless.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A very pleasing pale golden colour, a few fingers of quickly dissipating white head.

S: Nothing to write home about; subtle bready malt with a bit of hops tang.

T: Classic pilsner malt flavours come through, although slightly dominated by the bitterness of the hops. A barely noticeable metallic taste, but doesn't overwhelm the balance. Very sessionable overall.

M: Smooth and well carbonated.

O: One of the nicer Canadian pilsners I've tried, I wish there were more than two in my sampler!

Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of FX3vette
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of McBastard
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Larz_73
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sbarre
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: a light gold in color with a good two fingers of head that dissipated quickly.

S: light malts and some grains/cereals. A very subtle nose.

T: malts, some grassy hops and a touch of citrus.

M: medium body, stronger carbonation and slick.

O: I'm not normally a pilsner drinker, but I bought this as part of a summer sampler for a friend who was kind enough to share. I think this would make a decent session beer, but it does not really impress me an awful lot. Perhaps it is the style, perhaps this particular beer, but I was left wanting.

Photo of bulldogops
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

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Red Racer Pilsner from Central City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.