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Barley's Pilsner - Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Pilsner
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80
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley's Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

08/21/10- Had this one on-draft at St. James.
A: Very pale clear golden; nice thick creamy white collar.
S: Stronger* corn and mild cheese, very strong* banana. Nice. (*Strong for pilsener)
T: Green hops, otherwise expected flavors.
M: Thinner with a lingering carbonation.
D: Very good.

It's tough to describe. This is a good pilsener; very simple, but good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2010 20:52:20 | More by ne0m00re
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j_hollings13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2014 14:53:28 | More by j_hollings13
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-04-2014 16:37:42 | More by jgunther71
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nitter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-10-2013 01:07:57 | More by nitter
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-07-2013 03:01:17 | More by BigBry
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-27-2011 05:01:51 | More by PittBeerGirl
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adamette

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery last night into a clean, clear glass.

A Kind of typical look of light yellow/straw with minimal and quickly disappearing head. The body was more cloudy than other Pilseners, however.

S Again here, rather typical pilsener smell of grains, barley, nothing too special really to me.

T Well, at the risk of repeating, like a basic pilsener. The taste certainly does not disappoint. The Barley predominates in this ultimately light beer that pairs well with nearly any food.

M Light, true to style.

D Really high and this is a common feature of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2009 03:33:03 | More by adamette
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little Saaz-like aroma in there. A bit of malt in the taste, some lace, straw colour,not much head, medium mouthfeel.Not too hoppy but perceptable hop for what it is, approachable and drinkable as all of their beers. Grassy. More or less average pils.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2008 23:49:59 | More by Sammy
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Zorro

California

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my notes of my visit, May 16, 2008.

Clear golden beer with a small white head.

Grassy and grainy scent with a good amount of Nobel hops scent and it is reasonably spicy to the senses.

The taste is lots of grain and malt with a grassy aftertaste. Sweetness dries up fairly quickly and this becomes mostly grain and grassy hops.

Good mouthfeel.

Nice drinkable pilsener, not the best but not bad. I would have this again sometime.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2008 02:49:03 | More by Zorro
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Redrover

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint, the beer is a very light and bright gold with a dense 1/2" head. Not much in the lacing department.

The aroma is of spent grains, some perfumy-spicey hops and plum. Could be ramped up a notch.

The taste is fresh with light saz hoping. The beer has shades of white pepper and crackers backed with a bit of slightly sweet plum.

The beer has a crisp mouth with a medium feel. Nice safe and somewhat tasty. This is a cross over beer for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2007 15:57:39 | More by Redrover
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When visiting the pub, its a good one to warm up with or to wash down their Barley's Burger. A soft and delicate beer. Clear yellow with higher carbonation. Forms a lacing white head that disipated as expected. Mildly sweet and malty to the nose with some spicy hops, bready yeast quality, and a bit vegitol. Tastes modestly sweet, bitter, and airy. Quality hops save this one. A clean brew. Not as good as an Urquell or a Warsteiner, but not a typical American Micro Pilsner either.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2005 19:26:26 | More by BEERchitect
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden in color with a white head.
Aroma is fruity with barley malt and Saaz hop aromas.

Taste shows sweet, slightly grainy, pale malt. Solid hop balance from classic pilsner hop flavors provide some crispness to the beer. Somewhat fruity. There is a characteristic that is strong in the beer that I can't describe. I was initially put off by this, but it grew on me as I drank the pint.

As I worked my way through the glass I enjoyed this one more and more which is usually not the case as a pilsner warms.

Overall, a solid pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2004 04:09:15 | More by PhantomVodoo
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served as a sample at Barley's #1. The color was golden, with some head. The smell was very malty sweet. The taste was of malt sweetness, seemed too sweet to be a pilsener. Mouthfeel was smooth. Drinkability-wise, probably wouldn't have had too many more.

Well, as far as first beers in a sampler go, this was a good one, but hardly one to drive back to Columbus for. Would probably be a good starter beer to buy a non-beer friend.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2003 01:34:05 | More by beergeek279
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good looking clear yellow beer with a nice white head. Some lacing down the glass. This beer was quite clean and crisp with a decent hop presence to balance the malt side. The nose was fairly light and did not impress in any particular dimension. Overall this is an enjoyable, easy drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2003 21:16:42 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Wildman

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a gold color and formed a small white head that left little lace. It had an aroma of mild hops and some grain. The flavor was of hops and somewhat fruity. Reminded me more of a light ESB than a Pilsner. It had a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2002 08:09:57 | More by Wildman
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a real pilsner fan but this brew is adequate among lighter fare. Golden color and slightly bitter. Would be better with a little more body, but overall it is a nice light quenching brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2002 15:30:07 | More by Dogbrick
Barley's Pilsner from Barley's Brewing Company
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