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Pils - Heater Allen Brewing

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90
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heater Allen Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Pale Lager Beer".
1.012 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 3.8 SRM

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-15-2007)
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Reviews by rinhaak:
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pilsener glass.

The nose is a subtle blend of biscuit, earth, and grass. Flavors of lemon, hops, and a hint of honey. Lightly sweet and floral at the outset, it morphs into a dry, hoppy finish that is excellent. Much more body than the typical Pilsener, it is full of carbonation that spritzes the tongue.

This is an excellent Pilsener: not anything overly fancy or overwhelming, but tremendously well balanced, refreshing, and nicely flavorful. A beer I could certainly enjoy again and again.

Thanks to OregonMonster for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 20:48:45 | More by rinhaak
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is lightly hazed golden color with a tight white head. Nose has a gentle grain, some sweet biscuit malts, fairly assertive hop presence with a good bit of lemon, some herbal grassy notes, and a hint of citrus. Taste is a touch more sweet than the nose, grain is cleaner and malts are more forward. Hops are a bit more balanced and more grassy and earthy. Sweet biscuit malts with assertive grain up front, honey maltiness mid palate with grassy herbal hops in the back. The lemon shrinks a bit, carbonation is moderate and finish is clean.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 21:52:33 | More by cpetrone84
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mjhall1989


4/5  rDev -2%

07-26-2014 18:26:39 | More by mjhall1989
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

07-13-2014 03:44:29 | More by chossboss
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-09-2014 23:14:09 | More by cestlavie
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 19:29:31 | More by bccocx
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-11-2014 22:55:49 | More by acurtis
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-09-2014 20:16:53 | More by jklecko2
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utopiajane

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a stately banana yellow. Soft and yellow like a lemon. Very hazy with a fat creamy head of foam that left rings of lace. Just gorgeous . The head never ended on this. I am all the way down into the bottom of the glass and there is still a layer on tip.

Nose is sensual with a bit of malt presence that is a surprise. This pils malt had a bit of depth that was round and fat but not like honey. Just a bit more prominent than usual and i loved it. It had a lovely herbal, sweet grass and a faint bit of lemon grass. Spice and the grainy sweetness you come to expect from a pils.

Taste is outstanding. Refreshing crisp dry and everything I said about the nose. I am convinced that when the taste of a beer matches the nose you have a brilliant lager. Ticklish carbonation and a bit of spice. beautiful with sweet grass a bit of spice and an earthy lemon to finish this one dry and satisfying.

Holy moly.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 16:32:10 | More by utopiajane
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popery

California

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden shade. Slightly hazy liquid. Big white head with excellent retention and lots of bubbles sticking to the walls of the glass. The aroma has a delicate, fresh malty flavor, spicy, floral hops and a touch of sulfur. It's all quite pleasant. Some citrus and resin in the mix. Similar taste. Gentle and tasty. Light malt character. Very fresh. Clean lager yeast flavor. Light bitterness. Nice hop flavor. Good mix of spice, grass and citrus. Excellent mouthfeel, light and creamy. Very easy to drink. This is a tasty pils. One of the best that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 06:29:28 | More by popery
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-05-2014 02:48:24 | More by ejimhof
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mudbug

Oregon

4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the undated 22oz bottle into a pilsner glass produces a very pretty bright golden body capped by a thin head of foam, lots of bubbles race to the top keeping the beer lively, there is lots of lacing.
Aroma is subdued, very clean cracker/yeast and a slight spicy hop. Smells just like a Pils should.
Taste is crisp cracker with a very pronounced floral bitterness that lingers, there is also a very prickly effervescence that is very satisfying and causes the beer to finish dry.
This is a lovely pilsner, the brewer should be justly proud of achieving this high a quality in such an unforgiving style.
Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 23:22:09 | More by mudbug
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Locke

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-30-2014 02:59:32 | More by Locke
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass.

A- Poured a clear light golden color with visible carbonation, big soapy bright white head that left chunky lace.

S- Very clean and crisp pilsner with floral,lemon, bready, grassy, pepper, and pilsner malt notes.

T- Floral, bready, pilsner malt, lemon, grassy, peppery,spicy notes, with a hint of a vanilla and caramel sweetness on the finish.

M- Semi-dry, smooth, prickly carbonation, crisp, refreshing, and medium to lighter body.

O- A very clean and crisp pilsner with a big traditional noble hop character with moderate bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 02:22:40 | More by Hoptometrist
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2014 02:59:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-30-2014 06:04:37 | More by largadeer
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Lobina

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-29-2014 23:11:11 | More by Lobina
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-29-2014 01:34:15 | More by Rick778
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VanKieft

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

03-23-2014 05:46:34 | More by VanKieft
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awillick

New York

4.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have ever had. Period. It inspired me to create an account on BeerAdvocate for the simple purpose of spreading the positivity about this deliciously clean brew. Granted, I am partial to Czech-style pilsners, but this one knocked it out of the park. My only regret is trying it knowing full well it won't come near New York any time soon. Guess I'll be booking my next flight to Oregon sooner than I expected -- just for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:36:05 | More by awillick
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 18:29:16 | More by dmorgan310
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-24-2014 22:20:07 | More by Eighty
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-24-2014 05:46:10 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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mactrail

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Attractive big pile of foam in the Peroni lager glass. Thick and long-lasting suds, bubbles streaming. This is more thick-bodied than crisp. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth.

Flavor is jammy and tastes like it's flavored with something. Resiny hop bitterness. Dank finish with a quite bitter aftertaste. There is something gummy about it. Cereal taste with some acidic notes.

This does not seem like a very good example of a Pilsner. It's a nondescript light beer that fails to be refreshing. Price was an eyebrow-raising $6.69 for the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 04:16:15 | More by mactrail
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-14-2014 16:45:29 | More by anteater
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Pils from Heater Allen Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.