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Pilsner - St. George Brewing Company, The

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72 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.43%
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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slusk

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 17:01:29 | More by slusk
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2014 21:34:24 | More by Huhzubendah
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Dumspirospero84


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-16-2014 20:50:17 | More by Dumspirospero84
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JasonMccuen


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-17-2014 23:47:23 | More by JasonMccuen
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-29-2014 20:53:10 | More by atrocity
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-29-2013 04:56:25 | More by BillRoth
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

12-16-2013 00:31:47 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-16-2013 00:22:00 | More by bubseymour
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-13-2013 23:18:51 | More by rderedin
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ckollias

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 18:59:12 | More by ckollias
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-12-2013 22:42:12 | More by Tucquan
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2013 13:54:12 | More by AndrewMichael
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-14-2013 00:30:40 | More by JasonTaverner
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-02-2013 12:58:59 | More by Mattyb79
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-11-2012 02:31:51 | More by cliff1066
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-27-2012 21:22:18 | More by Loveyourbeer
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-19-2012 21:02:58 | More by SonOfKyuss
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2012 04:10:37 | More by DefenCorps
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-08-2012 02:33:16 | More by avisong
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mrsimm

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-27-2012 23:29:52 | More by mrsimm
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crossovert

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 01:37:40 | More by crossovert
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 15:51:29 | More by TechTriumph
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-20-2012 00:01:24 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful golden-straw color. The thin head (which has been a flaw in 3 of the 4 beers I've sampled from St George) is the only detraction.

S: Pilsners aren't known for a powerful nose, and this is no exception. I detect some malt, citrus, and maybe some pine notes, but they're fleeting.

T: A fairly simple marriage of light malt up front and medium hops in the finish. The balance is nice, and better than most pilsners I've had (although that may not be saying a lot...)

M: Very crisp and refreshing. A few more bubbles, and I'd have given it a "5"

O: Nice balance and full flavor for a pilsner. Not complex, but it doesn't need to be. I may visit this refreshing beer again when the weather gets hot.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:23:25 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-07-2011 22:07:00 | More by ROGUE16
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Pilsner from St. George Brewing Company, The
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