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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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onlinestuff21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27%

06-05-2013 16:30:01 | More by onlinestuff21
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +27%

07-02-2012 01:48:05 | More by Gregwa
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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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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +19%

02-27-2013 04:43:39 | More by PhillyStyle
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jsh420

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19%

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

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +16.8%

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled June 2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, and light carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, herbal, pear, apple, earth, grass, bread, cracker, and light spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, bread, pear, pepper, cracker, herbal, apple, earth, and spiciness. Decent amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, pepper, bread, and earthy spices on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; nice bitterness/sweetness balance. Pretty dry on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with pretty muh zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pilsner! Good hop flavor presence and balance. Quite enjoyable and very easy to drink. Well done.

08-10-2012 04:06:27 | More by superspak
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Sark

Montana

3.65/5  rDev +15.9%

Appearance- golden yellow and a ton of turbulent carbonation, finger of white smooth head is inviting

Smell- light, bright, and tangy, definitely some of the more floral noble hops are coming through on this one

Taste- most definitely crisp with some crystal malts, mid mouth bitterness with a finish that also lets the hops though

Mouthfeel- light bodied, fast finish that is crisp and clear

Overall- Even though I'm not particular to the style, this one was a flavorful counterstrike to the norm

06-21-2013 03:32:41 | More by Sark
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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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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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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-18-2013 00:56:48 | More by waston
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-14-2013 12:40:17 | More by RedneckBeerz
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-23-2013 23:13:21 | More by MichiganBrews
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-29-2014 22:36:52 | More by chicagoish
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ESchweers

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-02-2014 19:41:42 | More by ESchweers
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Beerdanza

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-04-2013 23:21:02 | More by Beerdanza
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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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marcb105

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-18-2013 11:20:07 | More by Paul_Apsley
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spedprof

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-08-2013 13:54:49 | More by spedprof
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-01-2013 02:42:22 | More by brandonld23
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-01-2014 18:50:04 | More by MaxPowers
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drchaseums

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-28-2014 22:34:43 | More by drchaseums
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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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Alextricity

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -0.6%

Drank straight from the bottle at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan.

Appearance: As I said, straight from the bottle. After a few glass swirls, there was a pretty impressive head going on in the glass... minimal bottle lacing. Appeared to not be hazy through the brown bottle.

Smell: A lot of hay aromas out of this ... some sweetness. Not much of a malt presence, in my opinion. Really just smelled slightly better than an adjunct lager.

Taste: Meh. Semi-sweet hay and maybe corn flavors. I'm not sure if adjuncts are used here, but it's not all-too impressive. Half way through the bottle, I had basically had enough. It's drinkable and fine, but there's nothing great about it ... there's not much to get excited of in terms of most pilseners, but this was ESPECIALLY one to be unimpressed by.

Decent. Drinkable. Alright. Not something I'll seek out again, but it's definitely not terrible.

05-26-2013 04:38:58 | More by Alextricity
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Purple Gang Pilsner from Atwater Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.