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Old Pavilion Pilsner - Marshall Brewing Company

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Old Pavilion PilsnerOld Pavilion Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Pavilion Pilsner was inspired by Brewmaster Eric Marshall’s time as an apprentice brewer in Germany. Crisp and clean with a distinct and pleasurable hop flavor and aroma, Old Pavilion Pilsner is brewed in the North German “Pils” style. Brewed with American malts, a mixture of American and German hops, and fermented with a German strain of bottom-fermenting lager yeast, this beer is crafted with a deep reverence for one of the world’s most successful beer styles..

(Beer added by: Beertracker on 01-22-2009)
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #50 (March 2011):

Pours a bit cloudy, though still a very bubbly brew with a thick head on top. From grape skin to mild biscuity grain, to lemony, spicy hops, this hazed Pilsner has quite the nose. Crispness under smoothness, and smoothness is big. Hops are on the charge with a firm bitterness and thick herbal flavor, with some lemongrass coming through. The malt character does not turn a cheek to the slap of hops, but hits back with a fistful of grain. Yeast drops in and stays neutral in the semidry ending. Very much like a Kellerbier or Zwikelbier, pick your flavor ... aside from the cloudiness, this is a pretty amazing lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 13:37:46 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-08-2014 01:09:43 | More by Bilco
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a nice rich white head that laces well and persists with no less than a 3/8" head all the way down. Aroma is spicy German noble hops and light pilsner malt. Flavor is a very good balanced combination of light pilsner malt base that is unobtrusive and good, strong noble hop acid delicious bitterness. The hop aromas, flavors and bitterness play well off each other with a crisp spicy/herbal/grassy note that is a welcome departure from piney/citrus/resiny PNW fare. Finishes dry and hoppy. Mouthfeel is very good. Overall, just about the best German Pils made in the USA.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 23:04:29 | More by EagleTalon
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treywinkle

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-16-2014 20:38:12 | More by treywinkle
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-05-2014 00:38:01 | More by rtrasr
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champ103

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this many times, just recently on tap at Big Orange in Little Rock.

A: Pours a perfectly clear golden/yellow color. A large, pillowing white head forms with excellent retention and rings of lace.
S: Saaz hops are big. Citrus, grassy, lightly bitter. Toasted and biscuit malts. A light bitterness in the finish. Simple, really well balanced, and excellent.
T: Again, just a well balanced and simple beer that hits all the right spots. Grassy, and citrus hops up front. Bread and biscuit malts. Lingering bitterness. Really well done.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly crisp and effervescent. Incredibly dry, crisp, and clean. A real treat to drink. So enjoyable, easily all day with this.

An excellent lager that is simple but incredibly well crafted. Maybe just slightly less than Great Lakes or Live Oak. Though still one of the best lagers made in the country IMO. Highly recommended, and I wish I could get this more often.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2013 04:13:30 | More by champ103
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-14-2013 05:23:13 | More by jaydoc
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-11-2013 03:50:54 | More by teamwiggum
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-19-2013 06:24:22 | More by BlackBeerDown
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-12-2013 19:03:56 | More by beernads
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a beaten egg white head; nice retention and lacing

Smell: Grassy, with a hint of lemon; bready underneath

Taste: Clean, up front, with the grassy/lemony hops quickly moving to the forefront; crisp finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well-executed with a lot of hop flavor

Thanks, BlueOkie, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 23:13:35 | More by brentk56
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eskimojoe

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-23-2013 03:48:38 | More by eskimojoe
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McStagger

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-10-2013 07:37:27 | More by McStagger
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-11-2013 20:16:40 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Weas

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-02-2013 20:06:37 | More by Weas
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

The beer is a darker straw yellow color. A white sudsy head slowly dissipates, leaving a film and lots if thick soapy lines of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of lemongrass, faint grains, citrus notes, and a touch of hops. The beer tastes really refreshing with lemony notes coating over any hop bitterness. There's also a slight touch of grapefruit in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied.

Overall, a refreshing pilsener for sure, an excellent touch of lemon brightness in this.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 17:33:54 | More by JuicesFlowing
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cmbeaudoin

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-13-2013 17:08:19 | More by cmbeaudoin
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-12-2013 22:58:55 | More by DelMontiac
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-25-2012 02:03:46 | More by t0rin0
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-21-2012 17:14:44 | More by Whiskeydeez
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled earthy with some caramel and toffee.

T - It tasted spicy with earthy, grassy hop bitterness. Nice caramel flavor adds some sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice pilsener. Another solid beer from Marshall.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 01:40:36 | More by zeff80
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corbs

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-18-2012 23:20:52 | More by corbs
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

P: Placid body of clear golden thin liquid that sloshes nicely. Thin streaky lacing that slides down the glass when swirled.

S: Fruity hops, sweet malts, salty, subtle spices, maybe coriander, pears, timid citrus and small whiffs of yeast.

T/M: Taste of corn, salty, orange rind and grapefruit are laced in this lightly bubbly and thin body. Refreshing with slight yeast mustiness in the back of the throat on this dry finish.

O: Hats off to Eric Marshall for gracing us with this delicious Pilsner. A great session beer that goes down smooth and delivers amazing flavors. This is a Pilsner that will be in abundant supply in my house. Marshall does a solid job with all of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 02:54:51 | More by Hopswagger
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-26-2012 02:26:15 | More by KansasBeerLover
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-03-2012 03:15:11 | More by ThirstyHerf
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Old Pavilion Pilsner from Marshall Brewing Company
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