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Freestyle Pilsner - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Freestyle PilsnerFreestyle Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Another beer by way of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit floral, some grains. Taste is refreshing, malts, grains, some floral notes, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a fine session beer.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 11:50:11 | More by tone77
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

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

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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 -20.2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

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 +6.4%

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

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

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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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-28-2014 16:20:02 | More by Pens1967
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2014 23:30:33 | More by Mikecap
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-04-2014 14:12:39 | More by 22Blue
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-23-2014 21:55:43 | More by bmwats
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2014 06:34:06 | More by datphoo
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-18-2013 09:22:18 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Freestyle Pilsner from Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.