Purple Gang Pilsner - Atwater Brewery
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Purple Gang Pilsner from Atwater Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.