Pilsner - St. George Brewing Company, The

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Murph on 12-02-2002)
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a nice golden with a thin prolonged white head. moderate lacing

S: Not much aroma. Somewhat earthy hop aroma albeit subdued. Some light caramel comes through but its not complex.

T: Little earthy hop flavor. Some slightly wheaty and nutty flavor up front. Moderate bitterness, a bit of a metallic flavor and a bit of over ripe apricot. Some mild English malt and a bit of citrus. Clean with a little bready tone in the dry finish.

M: light bodied, a bit thin with some light astringency. Moderate carbonation.

O: Not a terribly exciting beer but an easy drinking beer. It lacks a bit of the typical pilsner flavor I expect, leaning a bit more to an english malt character.

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3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.

The beer is transparent and bright golden with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of grain, earthy hops, malt. Pale malts and grain. Decent flavor, but could be cleaner tasting / feeling. Some nice aromas and tastes, but basically, a middle of the road pilsner. This was ok.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this beer our of a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Grainy malt aroma

T: Similar to the smell there is a grainy malt flavor.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Just an ok pilsner

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Still in Portsmouth VA

Pouring a nice golden yellow with a dense, white head with solid retention and lacing, this looks pretty nice. The nose is rather profoundly hoppy, with a big, pungent German aromatic hop component. However, it doesn't smell particularly resiny, making seem rather flat. A pale, pils malt base is apparent as well. This smells particularly enjoyable, but not yet at the top level domestic or imported pilsners. The palate confirms this. Big hoppinesss up front with lemon, earth, grassy bitterness, a clean, crisp malt character and a drying, bitter finish. It does, however, lack that enjoyable mineral character that makes the best German pilsners shine, and add snap to the palate. A little bit more resin on the finish would do this beer wonders, but until then, it is a thoroughly enjoyable pilsner, one I would recommend if you find fresh.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

It pours a sightly more amberish god than a typical pils. The head is nice, white, and fluffy and leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is pretty good. Nice noble hops, bready malt, slight metal.

The flavor isn't as great. It has a nice noble hop profile, almost perfect for the style, a bit overconcentrated but not too much, but it lacks malt depth and complexity and the yeast profile isn't as clean as I would like. The aftertaste is muddy and lacks the clean zip of a good pils.

A good pilsener considering it was brewed in the US.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 02/25/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Half inch of white, creamy head that disappears pretty quickly; Slightly hazy appearance with a golden/wheat color; Absolutely no lacing at all

S - Not a very strong aroma found here, but pleasant; Notes of spicy and herbal hops, bready and yeasty characteristics, and a bit of lemon zest

T - The same characteristics of the nose come out in the taste; Spicy and herbal hops make up a good portion of the taste and are balanced nicely by lemon zest; Bready and yeasty flavors also step forward; There's a bit of hop bitterness in the beginning of the taste with some syrupy sweetness coming afterwards

M - Plenty of carbonation; Light to medium bodied; Crisp and slightly syrupy mouthfeel with a lingering, but pleasant aftertaste

O - I really enjoyed getting to try this pilsner from St. George. It wasn't the most visually pleasing beer, but the taste, mouthfeel, and drinkability were better than most I've had for this style. The next time I'm in the mood for a few good pilsners, I'll know that I can't go wrong with this one from St. George.

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Pilsner from St. George Brewing Company, The
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