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Redhook Pilsner - Redhook Ale Brewery

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333 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | 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 Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia.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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3/5  rDev -14%

Salix, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

KaaosMachine, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

DrkNite12, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Kelp, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

KhangGarrett, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

rorjets, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

jazztoloc, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of VALIS666
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.

VALIS666, Feb 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

powdersoldier, Feb 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

djaeon, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Chadhowie, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Lazaro, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

jadams11, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

nowhereman47, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
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.

Uncle_Jimmy, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Rhettroactive, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Sbragg85, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
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.


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.

LeeryLeprechaun, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

sloelco, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
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.

BigCheese, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Thunderballroom, Dec 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

ScaryEd, Dec 25, 2012
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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.

jimmah120, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Beermaine, Dec 23, 2012
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.