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Freestyle Pilsner - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (89/100)

CTbrew32, Jul 01, 2014
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Freestyle Pilsner from Santa Fe Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.