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Alpine Glacier Pilsner - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Alpine Glacier Pilsner
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BA SCORE
78
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerIsland on 10-28-2011)
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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

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
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Zakk

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-25-2011 06:35:34 | More by TimoP
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Not sure this is the same beer as the Glacier Lager already reviewed; ABV is 5.1% instead of 4.6% and the label is different. Label says 31 IBU but the website says 43. Website also did not include gGacier Lager. Decidedly not german hops, though. I picked it up during my first visit to Al's as I am always a sucker for a new pils. It's a decent beer, nice looking and mild smelling.

10-28-2011 20:06:49 | More by BeerIsland
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a bright golden yellow with an inch of dense, foamy white head that has great retention. The nose is slightly grassy and lemony. The flavor is surprisingly malty and bready up front with a mellow, grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and very smooth. The carbonation is spot on.

This beer loses points when reviewed based on style due to the bready malt. As a beer it's nice. The malt character reminds me more of a malt forward APA, and since there aren't any notes of lager yeast, it drinks that way too.

12-30-2011 23:13:57 | More by tdm168
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-31-2012 02:15:21 | More by Kunstman
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-13-2013 14:05:55 | More by tommy5
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-18-2012 23:37:25 | More by corbs
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev +19.2%

Looks like a pilsner. Yellow with thick white head, slow fade and sticky lace.

Bready and fruity. Fresh baked bread, touch of caramel, nice subtle fruit notes of apple and pear.

I like how it stretched the boundaries of a pilsner style. Much more enjoyable and flavorful in my opinion, but it isn't to style. Bready upfront with loads of subtle fruity notes. Some grassy hops holds the balance.

Refreshing, crisp, a little thick for the style.

Overall, an awesome interpretation but a little off style. But I like it better than the average pilsner so I'm left in a pickle. A little off in style is made up for in flavor.

02-07-2012 18:26:17 | More by JayS2629
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Flyboyman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-15-2012 00:32:39 | More by crobinso
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Kansas

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
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%

Nice looking, golden and clear with a fairly good head and good lace.

Smell is slightly grainy and sweet with a touch of hops.

Tastes pretty good, nice and crsip with good light caramel malt, plenty of grains, a nice grassiness.

Body is light and really easy to drink, carbonation is brisk and pretty good for the style, aftertaste is grainy and slightly dry but satisfying.

Moderately good but nothing special.

11-05-2011 01:37:13 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2014 02:16:48 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2012 21:43:07 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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


2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-11-2014 19:26:31 | More by habaceeba
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-15-2012 19:10:55 | More by oldvines
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +16.3%

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!

04-15-2012 19:11:34 | More by phishsihq
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-03-2013 22:13:41 | More by Gregwa
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Alpine Glacier Pilsner from Tommyknocker Brewery
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