Alpine Glacier Pilsner - Tommyknocker Brewery
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
2.49/5 rDev -26.3%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Made with real Alpine glacier water? ...No? Well, shit... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, light grass, a touch of fresh corn, light powdered sugar, and light flowers. The taste initially brings in more of the same, but then finds itself drowning in a strange wave of vegetal, funky, and fruity sensations that defy further description. It ruins what would otherwise be a decent enough pils. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a poor excuse for a pils (or any other beer, really), primarily due to the just plain bad extended finish.
03-28-2013 21:47:40 | More by TMoney2591
District of Columbia
3.3/5 rDev -2.4%
Served in a Magic Hat/Fox & Parrot shaker pint that the owner gave me because I'm awesome.
A: Poured a fairly dark, yet clear translucent-wise dark orange color, with a nice sticky, 1/3 finger white head.
S: Very faint scent of orange pixie stick dust and a bit of stomach acid. Not horrible.
T: A bit of a bitter slap on the end, but this was altogether too sweet to be a German Pilsener. Pretty hoppy.
M: Again, pretty citrus-infused, and with lots of lacing. The carbonation was fine.
O: Not bad, but not a German Pilsener.
02-24-2013 00:18:01 | More by Chaney
3.23/5 rDev -4.4%
A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of earthy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by the hops, which contribute earthy, grassy and spicy flavors along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. There are only some hints of grainy malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and might be enjoyable to someone who really likes hops, but I felt it could have used a little more balance in the way of malts.
01-16-2013 03:22:26 | More by metter98
3.55/5 rDev +5%
not usually a huge pilsener guy, but i liked this one a lot. it pours a richer looking brassy color with a 2 inch white head that slowly relaxes into a half inch of foam. it has a nice nose of german malts, even spelt bread or something, and a crisp hopping. the flavor is rather bold compared to most pilseners ive had, i like the malt forward flavor with the hop kick on the back end. its a well balanced brew, and i appreciate its robustness in this often unexciting genre. mouthfeel was nice, bigger body for a pils, right near medium, with average carbonation and a pretty dry finish. good drink to wash down the outstanding chicken wings at the brewpub in idaho springs.
09-01-2012 18:22:43 | More by StonedTrippin
3.38/5 rDev 0%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled...
A) Cloudy golden brew with nearly a finger of soapy looking head. Okay retention and some spotty lacing.
S) A little bit of soda cracker. The aroma is a mix of floral scent and wet grass. There is a hint of sweetness from the malt as it warms.
T) The flavor is of grain and light malt. There is adequate hop balance. This is grassy and has just a touch of pine on the finish.
M) A lighter body with what appeared to be a fair amount of carbonation, however the feel itself wasn't as crisp and refreshing as advertised. The aftertaste could have been a little cleaner.
O) This was somewhere between decent and easily forgettable. It's not likely a pilsner I will revisit anytime soon.
08-03-2012 23:27:50 | More by RoamingGnome
3.95/5 rDev +16.9%
Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy murk of honey-golden-yellow. A frothy white head slowly recedes to a film, and the beer leaves nice webbed lacing. The aroma is bright and lemony, with some grass and wheat notes coming through in the end. The taste starts off with a rather sharp hop bite. While you ponder this hop bitterness, you can find an undercurrent of lemongrass, and maybe some faint grapefruit rind. It's got a good citrus body making it refreshing. The mouthfeel is medium and finishes dry.
Overall, I like this beer a lot as a summer quencher. It's got some "meat" to it with the hops, but has the lemon/citrus notes to make it fresh.
07-31-2012 15:41:21 | More by JuicesFlowing
Alpine Glacier Pilsner from Tommyknocker Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.