Pony Pilsner - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pony is new to the scene, but we welcome this pilsner lager into the fold like an old friend. Pony is a crisp, clean pilsner you can saddle on up to the bar and order with a confident, rangy thunder. Get on yer stoop or prepare for the trek, there's a Pony in every pint.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-20-2013)
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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

one of the more prevalent half acre packages around chicago right now, but a rather safe beer from these guys, who demonstrated to me just how capable of blissful magic they are. this one is pretty straight forward. a pilsener lager with a cream ale richness and lightness at the same time, which was my favorite feature of it. the grain is clean, more belgian pils than german pils in the malt side i think, and the hops are pretty darn light, a little dried grass or hay, and an arid late summer vibe, but its not a bitter beer at all, and its flavored predominantly by the light but textured malt. not as dry as others, which i almost prefer in this context, and the carbonation is really charged up. refreshing and drinkable, but at the end of the day its still a basic pils, which is hard for me to get overly excited about, despite its high overall quality.

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Appearance: Pours with a light golden yellow color. A finger of crisp white bubbly head is produced. Active carbonation is surprisingly low for the style.

Smell: Butter and doughy malts shine on the front. Straw hop accents follow quickly after. There are some light, yet well complimenting fruit accents of pineapple, kiwi, and grapefruit. The dough and crisp yeast brings this brew full circle.

Taste: Big front of earthy malts and grassy hops. The hops take on some more herbal accents on the body as creamy doughy malts carry on the undertones throughout. Crisp wheat and yeast shine on the back end with some lingering hop notes.

Mouthfeel: Creamy front yields to a crisp hop and yeast finish. Carbonation is lower then expected but still has a potent impact.

Overall: A tasty creation from Half Acre. I always look forward to trying their lesser known options and am usually very pleased. Plenty of hop complexity to keep the drinker interested, yet has many checkpoints I look for in a great pils. Well done.

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Pony Pilsner from Half Acre Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.