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Alpine Glacier Pilsner - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Alpine Glacier Pilsner
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerIsland on 10-28-2011

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3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Fairly aromatic, with some bready aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of biscuits and crackers. I get some notes of caramel, black pepper, and a touch of floral, slightly citrusy hops.

Taste: Like a traditional pilsner should. Bready, toasted malt up front, imparting flavors of cereal and biscuits, followed by some slight caramel-like sweetness, a touch of black pepper and coriander spices, and quite a bit of slightly bitter, piney, citrusy, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very effervescent, as there is quite a lot of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a nice pilsner. It’s not too hoppy, rather, it’s nicely balanced with some good, bready, toasted malt and caramel-like sweetness. I’m not a real fan of pilsners, as I usually find them to be too hoppy and harsh. That being said, I really, really, really like Tommyknocker’s Alpine Glacier Pilsner.

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4.36/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.56/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Chaney
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of metter98
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Alpine Glacier Pilsner from Tommyknocker Brewery
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