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Redhook Pilsner - Redhook Ale Brewery

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336 Ratings

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | 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 Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia.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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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Sickdoggv, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

samibr, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Carcieri, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.01/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The actual name of this is Cross Czech Pils. Sampled on July 22, 2013. Living in New Hampshire I expect this one was brewed at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth.

Very typical looking pilsener pour with straw yellow color and big burst of white head that settles down a lot quicker than I am used to for the style.

The aroma is something else. I expect grain and grass but got that and more. There's yeast, toasted bread, and butter, and something incredibly interesting that may be rooted in the yeast.

Body is light to medium.

The taste is like the aroma. It has a little something special that I have never encountered in a pilsner and I liked it. It was a kind of toasted bread and butter thing with a biscuit and boiled potato richness and a low lingering bitterness at the end. I am stumped at finding a description. I have never had anything quite like it and for that alone it deserves a higher mark. I will be buying this one more often.

puboflyons, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

TonyY, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

heather625, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

HuskyinPDX, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Jacob007, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Birdlegs, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from the variety pack – Dated Mar. 4, 2013
*notes taken 06/16/13 – Imperial Nonic glass

A: Light straw gold body, effervescent with fine clarity. Topped with a nice stubborn layer of frothy snow white. Loads of stick and lace bond to the glass all the way down.

S: Smells bready with that grainy Pilsner malt character. Like corn husk mixed with dry grass. There is a touch of spicy hops coming through but the aroma is made up mostly with Pilsner malt.

T: Taste follows suit with the grains, corn, bread, alfalfa, and a hint of spicy hops. Very character for a Pils. There is a moderately lower perceived bitterness to the beer and alcohol does not even register. Light, crisp, and somewhat refreshing albeit rather plain and uninspiring.

M: Light and watered down although smooth with a frothy feel. Drying crisp finish. Rather clean and pleasant overall.

D: A little plain and run of the mill type of Pils. Light and crisp this does offer some nice refreshing qualities but doesn’t really bring much appeal beyond that.

Nugganooch, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

kdivers, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

trocketsauced, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

artoolemomo, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

flux702, Jun 26, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've been having so many ales lately that I've been forgotten how good pilsners and lagers taste. And this pilsner I like.

What struck me off the bat was the bold taste and feel. Not overly impressive as far as its smell, but the brew sure pours a nice thick and white head and its taste is certainly morable. Good beer for the right pairings of chicken or steak.

jjamadorphd, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

dbkdev, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

lcdawg, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

bwgassman, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

jmdrpi, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Focusf111, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

dmorgan310, May 28, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

mulliwater, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Jmick28, May 24, 2013
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.