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Redhook Pilsner - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Czech out Redhook’s newest brew. Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia. Redhook Pilsner’s maltiness is offset by a medium dose of Saaz hops and finishes with a clean, bright, thirst-quenching quality. A great “session” lager for when you’ve got a long day ahead of drinking.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 03-22-2010)
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-23-2013 13:45:15 | More by rorjets
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jazztoloc

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

02-22-2013 19:09:23 | More by jazztoloc
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-21-2013 23:55:59 | More by Michaeldmanley
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

2.38/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw color, no life. Smell of grains, a little malt sweetness. Watery, undistinctive taste. Fizzy, slightly soapy aftertaste. Probably good with spicy food, that’s about the best thing I can say. Funny, though, I gave this a 4.0 a month or two ago. Either my palate is changing, or judging beer, like most subjective evaluations, depends heavily on mood, setting and circumstance.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 04:43:26 | More by VALIS666
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-09-2013 18:03:28 | More by powdersoldier
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -14%

02-03-2013 00:42:55 | More by djaeon
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Chadhowie

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-02-2013 00:47:24 | More by Chadhowie
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Lazaro

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-27-2013 03:16:31 | More by Lazaro
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jadams11

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-27-2013 01:51:48 | More by jadams11
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nowhereman47

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

01-25-2013 03:33:03 | More by nowhereman47
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Hazy yellow with 1/2 finger of coarse nicotine stained head

Aroma- floral, banana, honey, melon, citrus

Taste- clove, light corn banana, shampoo. This drinks a bit like a lighter crisper heff IMO. Hops are resiny with a touch of citrus rind. Just a hint of skunk as it warms it gets more of a honey taste.

Mouthfeel- a little fizzy for my taste, but good for the style.

Overall- to me it taste like a lighter thinner heff. Sessionable perhaps not as filling. Another tasty lawn mower beer, but nothing new.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 05:38:58 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14%

01-16-2013 23:24:48 | More by Rhettroactive
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Sbragg85


3/5  rDev -14%

01-14-2013 20:15:47 | More by Sbragg85
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is brilliant gold, but has a poor head, these are a lot of bubbles rising from the bottom.

Aroma is of malt, no hops detectable, clean, no asetyl, no sulphur.

Taste is clean, crisp, a little sweet in the finish. It tastes a little fruity as well.

Lightbody.

The beer is crisp and sessionable, however it is not a great pils. It lacks hops and is too fruity. I would maybe drink it as an easy session beer but it lacks depth and does not have much to explore.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:32:18 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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sloelco

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-29-2012 19:41:58 | More by sloelco
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A darker straw than most pilsners. minimal head and lacing.

S: Minimal smell, some grassy hops.

T: Taste brings more flavor than smell. Clean pilsner malts, sweet white bread. some spicy noble grassy hops. Crisp clean finish. Rather refreshing. Well executed pilsner.

M: big carbonation per style, medium body for style, quite quaffable. In summation a pilsner.

O: Pretty standard, within style, refreshing, clean crisp.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 02:55:47 | More by BigCheese
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Thunderballroom

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-26-2012 19:43:55 | More by Thunderballroom
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14%

12-25-2012 14:31:31 | More by ScaryEd
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jimmah120

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

12oz bottle with no date, taken from the red hook sampler pack

look is a clear golden yellow-orange, with a small 3mm head. smell is all dusty grain and faraway skunky hops. taste is more sweet than the nose lets on, with none of te hops. sickly sweet buttered toast and plastic-y flat presence of hops. feel is slick and syrupy.

not a fan of this one, too sweet and with flat tasting hops. probably the least refreshing pilsner I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 11:46:25 | More by jimmah120
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-23-2012 11:07:15 | More by Beermaine
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-23-2012 00:54:56 | More by cliff1066
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BRD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-16-2012 18:37:33 | More by BRD14
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mchen

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-16-2012 00:23:14 | More by mchen
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finger of head with descent retention. Medium straw colored body.
A nice grain smell with a note of honey.
Taste has a little fresh fruit, light grain, and moderate bitterness. Not the best balance, but still good.
Crisp and clean texture. Moderate carbonation and a lighter body.
A solid pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 17:10:56 | More by Fatehunter
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

12-03-2012 18:09:51 | More by scootercrabb
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.