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Alpine Glacier Pilsner - Tommyknocker Brewery

Alpine Glacier Pilsner
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 11.87%


Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
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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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 03:22:26 | More by metter98
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

03-16-2014 14:49:13 | More by Fettpopps
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

12-14-2013 04:57:27 | More by djrn2
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Michigan

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Gregwa

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3/5  rDev -11%

08-03-2013 22:13:41 | More by Gregwa
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Flyboyman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-08-2013 18:23:19 | More by Flyboyman
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

04-23-2013 13:29:02 | More by pcsnyder
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.49/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 21:47:40 | More by TMoney2591
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

03-13-2013 06:45:02 | More by Zachtheporter
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Sakimurano


2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

02-24-2013 20:54:18 | More by Sakimurano
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 00:18:01 | More by Chaney
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soulliard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-16-2012 15:22:17 | More by soulliard
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-21-2012 04:52:44 | More by dmorgan310
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-31-2012 02:15:21 | More by Kunstman
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-08-2012 23:04:24 | More by CWhite
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2012 18:22:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2012 16:04:15 | More by MarshMan71
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:27:50 | More by RoamingGnome
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 15:41:21 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Colorado

3/5  rDev -11%

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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11%

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Zakk

Florida

3/5  rDev -11%

06-25-2012 05:22:13 | More by Zakk
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jaybags

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11%

06-11-2012 17:18:48 | More by jaybags
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tommy Knocker's Alpine Glacier Pilsner pours a light gold, with half-an-inch of white head that forms a good rim with some lacing. Very light aromas of malt and grain are noticeable, not much else. Malt breadiness is powerful out front, with slight hop bitterness in the finish. Medium-light carbonation with a medium body, Glacier Pilsner is interesting and tasty, yet not a true Pilsner, by definition. Check this one out!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 19:11:34 | More by phishsihq
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Alpine Glacier Pilsner from Tommyknocker Brewery
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