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Redhook Pilsner - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

331 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 15
Gots: 9 | 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 Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia.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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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%

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.

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
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-01-2012 19:12:39 | More by irishgreensoda
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2012 18:15:45 | More by Chucker17
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%

Redhook Pilsner

Pours a perfectly clear bright gold with a soapy white head that laces the glass. Aroma of crisp, crackery bread and herbal pungent Saaz hops. In the taste, more bready notes and some hop bitterness. Finishes slightly bitter but mostly very clean and crisp. Light bodied feel with sharp carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty solid pilsner, nice and refreshing.

11-22-2012 19:39:27 | More by Stinkypuss
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Nzinger

Washington

3/5  rDev -14%

11-19-2012 07:13:57 | More by Nzinger
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

11-17-2012 19:25:59 | More by prisdefer
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-13-2012 07:20:19 | More by jharris0624
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Duesler

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-10-2012 16:41:21 | More by Duesler
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%

Bomber into standard pint.

A: perfectly clear straw color with a half inch of head that fell into a little cap with a pencil thin ring.

S: spicy noble hops and pale malt. Slightly sweet smelling. Hints of citrus.

T: a little floral, enticing herbal notes, a bit of malt to bring it all together. a crisp brew.

M: light and crisp with a bit of carbonation. not lying when they say it is refreshing.

O: not a bad brew. I am not a czech pilsner enthusiest but it is not bad based on my experience with the style.

11-02-2012 07:02:54 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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alesaram

Guam

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-16-2012 03:34:03 | More by alesaram
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-14-2012 09:16:44 | More by ReeseMax3
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Mosstrooper

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear golden color with a substantial white head that hardly dissipates at all and doesn't really leave any lace when it does.

Smell: Sweet and bready pilsner maltiness alongside hints of lemon and flowers. Some grassiness and mild herbal aromas.

Taste: Begins with some citric sweetness and mild citrus peel bitterness, which rounds out to pale malt sweetness before finishing with a balanced herbal bitterness that has a slight spice to it.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with lively carbonation and a crisp finish.

Overall: A good representation of its style and an easy-drinking beer. Worth a try.

10-08-2012 21:10:29 | More by Mosstrooper
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-30-2012 19:13:50 | More by slim2043
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

09-30-2012 15:53:28 | More by bluesplit63
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-27-2012 21:25:04 | More by Beermazter310
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%

Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a desent size head that lingers for guite a while. Carbonation is lighter then normal.

Aroma finds a good pils bouquet of bready malts and spicy hops.

Taste is quite good with a solid malt bill that has a clean taste and hops that have a spicy, grassy taste. Both linger into the aftertaste.

Feels thin and spicy on the palette with a slightly bitter and sharp finish.

Overall it's good and refreshing.

09-09-2012 10:29:05 | More by micromaniac129
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-08-2012 04:06:02 | More by Dapperticus
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Snipe-Snout


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-06-2012 22:00:00 | More by Snipe-Snout
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-30-2012 18:45:43 | More by GFD400
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-29-2012 17:45:14 | More by Davepoolesque
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden yellow. Thin white had and no lacing.

Smell: Grassy smell with some malts, and a faint alcohol smell.

Motuhfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Grassy, malts, and sugars.

Overall: Not bad, not my first choice, but I would have it again.

08-29-2012 15:24:07 | More by Cavanaghty
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

08-25-2012 21:06:04 | More by markallmon
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vkv822

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14%

12oz : pint glass

Pours a clear golden, straw color with a fizzy white head.

In both the nose and palate, grainy malts, with light grassy hop notes.

Medium body, fizzy, bubbly carbonation.

Fairly standard throughout. Nothing that particularly stands out.

08-23-2012 09:14:02 | More by vkv822
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.