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Purple Gang Pilsner - Atwater Brewery

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Purple Gang PilsnerPurple Gang Pilsner

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BA SCORE
74
okay

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 03-15-2012)
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +19%

02-27-2013 04:43:39 | More by PhillyStyle
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DanGeo

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-20-2013 01:28:46 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

09-16-2012 17:57:38 | More by tectactoe
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +12.7%

This is a decent pils. Pours a cloudy gold with a dissipating head. Somewhat closed while cold. Nose is nicely balanced malt and hops. The hops are not too aromatic but set off the malts nicely. I thought this beer would get lots better as it warms up but it didn't really happen. Had another bottle on 2 June and thought it better.

11-22-2013 19:44:17 | More by BeerIsland
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DruC4

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-16-2014 02:09:36 | More by DruC4
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +20.3%

My bottle was notched for March, but the beer tasted plenty fresh. The hop aroma is more floral than more German or Czech pilsners, less grassy too, but it's still Noble hops. There's also a pleasant mix of dry toasty grains. The flavor finishes with a dry, peppery bite, though there's clean, creamy dough upfront before the floral, lemon hops kick in. A fine, fine pilsner. give it a try.

07-30-2014 00:54:54 | More by tempest
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-29-2014 20:55:04 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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zonker17

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.8%

11-05-2012 23:59:52 | More by zonker17
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

02-18-2013 16:09:05 | More by Danielr26
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jsh420

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19%

05-27-2014 20:57:39 | More by jsh420
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-14-2013 23:04:02 | More by enelson
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-06-2013 23:25:10 | More by tommy5
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radiofish

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

07-09-2013 03:52:48 | More by radiofish
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-29-2014 16:27:20 | More by dannyfayy
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HardyA

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

04-16-2013 01:46:21 | More by HardyA
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.65/5  rDev -15.9%

I picked up a bottle of Atwater's Purple Gang Pilsner for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. It's another unusually warm day in Michigan and a Pilsener sounds good, lets see how it goes. Bottled in Feb. 2012. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass.

A- The label is the normal plain one they use for their beers with a purple tint. It poured a slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with two and a half fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little lacing. This beer looks OK.

S- The aroma is dominated by tons of bready pale malts that have a medium amount of sweetness and imparts lot of white and brown bread grainy aromas. Next comes a pretty noticeable sweet fruity aroma that is similar to a fruit jam. At the end I get a light amount of floral and earthy hops. The aroma isn't true to style, the jam aromas seems to replace the hop aromas that you normally get with the style.

T- The taste is somewhat similar to the aroma. It starts out with sweet malts up front that imparts lots of grainy and bready flavors. Next is a real slight fruit flavor followed by a really light amount of earthy hops. Instead of having a bitter finish the sweetness seems to overpower what little bitterness that showed up and it had a bready aftertaste. Not true to style and not interesting.

M- Smooth, sweet, creamy, on the light side of being medium bodied, and it had a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but Pilsners should be crisp not creamy.

Overall I thought this was a mediocre beer and a below average Pilsner, Almost every aspect of this beer was out of wack. It did have ok drinkability since it was smooth and mild, but it couldn't hold my attention and I wouldn't want another one. What I liked most about this beer was the look, it was the only thing that was Pilsner like about this beer. What I liked least about this beer was everything else, it missed the mark for the style. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I don't recommend it. I was unimpressed, it was a ways away from being a good Pilsner, too many flaws. I haven't had good luck with Atwater lately, there's been much more misses then hits, I am starting to loose hope in this brewery. A Purple Gang Pilsner from Hideout Brewing company was in BA's database, this bottle says nothing about that company.says it's an Atwater beer so that's how I'm reviewing it.

03-15-2012 03:56:41 | More by StoutHunter
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KCM

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

10-23-2012 00:11:04 | More by KCM
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marcb105

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2013 02:04:32 | More by marcb105
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Dromeda


3/5  rDev -4.8%

08-15-2012 23:18:15 | More by Dromeda
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -0.6%

I frankly have no idea where this bottle came from. I imagine that Tone77 dropped it off for me. but he did not review it, so maybe it came from someone else.

From the bottle: "Beer is Good Enjoy Responsibly".

The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang and I was ready to rock! I got a finger of fizzy off-white head from my pour which quickly dissipated. Color was champagne-golden, a shade that I had never encountered in beer. Nose had a light Saaz hops presence. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops lent it a grassy taste on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing, but it really did not strike me as anything out of the ordinary. Oh well. They can't all be out-of- the-park home runs.

10-22-2012 23:30:10 | More by woodychandler
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Punqbert

Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

04-17-2013 01:30:43 | More by Punqbert
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.99/5  rDev -5.1%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I know it's wrong, but I just can't help thinking about the One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater here... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises flowers, light dry grass, and mild white bread. The taste brings in more of the same, just decidedly muted, watered-down, bland. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly crisp finish. Overall, this is just a boring, less-than-run-of-the-mill pils.

07-27-2013 02:33:42 | More by TMoney2591
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-28-2012 19:12:41 | More by jaidenjb
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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leadahmer

Michigan

1/5  rDev -68.3%

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Purple Gang Pilsner from Atwater Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.