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Freestyle Pilsner - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
As its name suggests, this Pilsner does not like to be categorized. Inquiring whether it is a German, Czech, Bavarian, American, or any other style pilsner will result in an impatient sigh and the explanation that the whole philosophy behind this pilsner is that it does not fall into any categories. True, it is brewed with traditional ingredients (soft water, pilsner malt, saaz hops, and German yeast), but it is the way that these ingredients interact, and the characteristics of the yeast, that cause this particular pilsner to defiantly stand alone. The assertively hopped Freestyle pils exudes the flavor and the aroma of the classic Saaz hop (a tribute to “the original” pilsner), while maintaining enough body to balance but not overpower this hop’s pleasant, spicy tone. An unhurried lagering process so frequently overlooked by American craft brewers is strictly adhered to in the production of Freestyle, which makes this beer by far the most light, clean, and quenching beer in the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s line up.

(Beer added by: Wolfsdenbrew on 05-14-2006)
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TFMyriad

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-21-2014 14:36:14 | More by TFMyriad
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-21-2014 14:15:16 | More by buyyourfreedom
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tevans2468

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

08-17-2014 23:55:12 | More by tevans2468
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

A: poured into a Pilesner glass to a pale yellow that's a little hazy with a finger and a half of dense and soapy white head that retains well
S: smells of clean malt aromas with a little bit of spicy hop aroma
T: taste is clean and bready malt that's a little sweet, some slight hop bitterness and some spicy flavor from the Saaz. swallow is more clean maltyness, a little banana, a slight mineral taste and a slight amount of citrusy hop bitterness on the finish
M: fairly light in body with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: Not a bad stab at the style. very light with decent flavors and it's definitely a good summer brew

08-15-2014 00:47:03 | More by SHODriver
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Mark-Leggett

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7%

08-14-2014 16:51:37 | More by Mark-Leggett
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Jame515

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-13-2014 01:24:32 | More by Jame515
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-06-2014 05:15:46 | More by zestar
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bmaxtothemax

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +7%

08-04-2014 07:25:48 | More by bmaxtothemax
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zgren

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7%

08-02-2014 04:48:51 | More by zgren
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Tsrohnek

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

08-01-2014 17:09:08 | More by Tsrohnek
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Adamshantz

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

07-29-2014 06:00:01 | More by Adamshantz
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PopGun

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7%

07-26-2014 14:15:52 | More by PopGun
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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-24-2014 19:42:11 | More by Leschber
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-24-2014 17:32:02 | More by thufflife
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7%

Santa Fe Freestyle Pilsner has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, straw, bubbly appearance, and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, pungent barley malt and grassy hops. Taste is of sweet, fairly rich, biscuit malt and grassy, slightly lemony hops. Mouthfeel is medium, and Santa Fe Freestyle Pilsner finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. At 5.5% alcohol, this beer gives you more of what you might be looking for in a lager.

RJT

07-18-2014 00:32:24 | More by RonaldTheriot
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atpca

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-17-2014 06:17:36 | More by atpca
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2014 02:12:19 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-15-2014 02:35:48 | More by sd123
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-14-2014 16:43:41 | More by Belittle
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-08-2014 04:47:46 | More by GClarkage
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-07-2014 02:22:41 | More by IrishColonial
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miggs3030

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-04-2014 05:01:43 | More by miggs3030
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tyler_aks

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7%

07-02-2014 13:27:37 | More by tyler_aks
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance- Typical golden pilsner color with a two finger bubbly head.

Aroma- Nutty pilsner malt with some citrus and sweetness.

Taste- Follows suit with the nose with lime and nutty flavors.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, noticeable carbonation, and a clean aftertaste.

Overall- Nothing that is going to make you say wow, but its simplicity is its strongest feature. Its a simple hoppy pilsner thats perfect for relaxing with or pairing with spicy food.

06-30-2014 23:25:41 | More by CTbrew32
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-29-2014 19:48:35 | More by zeff80
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Freestyle Pilsner from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.