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Redhook Pilsner - Redhook Ale Brewery

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332 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 332
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 Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia.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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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

vdub191, May 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

DerHabs, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

nheinzie57, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Arsenal0328, Apr 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

sachie23, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Kastler, Apr 22, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured from the bottle into a glass tankard

A- It has a hazy golden look with a short-lived head. No lacing can be seen.

S- Interesting. There are notable hints of honey, banana and melon aromas with a touch of Saaz hops. Smells sort of like a hefeweizen in lager form.

T- Not bad. Small bit of fruity sweetness similar to the aroma followed by some moderate hop bitterness. Not the best balanced beer though.

M- Moderate carbonation

O- This is worth a try. Makes a decent session beer.

sajaffe1, Apr 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

adamwn, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

huddyball, Apr 14, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +6%

Bottle aggressive pour into pint glass
A: straw clear clearly carbonated white head good retention no lacing
S: not much smells like a typical macro
T: slight watery clean fresh not hoppy at all malty ricey
M: thin like atypical macro
O: very decent highly drinkable good price. If I had to slum it here's where I draw the line. I love the style but I've gotten so used to drinking higher ABV IPAs so I tend to look at the style almost like a 3.2 beer.

WalterHeisenberg, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

GiantMidget, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

xgpt, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

ponbon63, Mar 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

gshoes3, Mar 29, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

dcbeers, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

GratefulEdd, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

mbarnes0, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

NickThePyro, Mar 24, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +13.5%

Redhook has a Pilsner, who knew?

Bottled in New Hampshire on 11/19/12. 5.3 ABV. Label tagline reads: "May not look it, but has a dark side." Really? Hmm.

A -- Clear gold color with a very dense and firm white head that holds up well.

S -- Lightly malty, mild spicy and citrus hop character back, mild DMS.

T -- Fleeting citrus up front that blends into a bready malt character that fades into a spicy bitterness. Finish is bready malts and the aftertaste is spicy hops. There's a mild grainy backbone to this beer so common with American takes on European light lagers -- I'm sure due to N. American 2 row barley, or just a corner-cutting mash process.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light-medium body.

O -- A pretty good take on the style. The spicy hops do a good job of hiding a grainy character that might be otherwise distracting. A nice summer drinker to have alongside Sierra Nevada Summerfest or Victory Pils.

steveh, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Alek, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

delalove, Mar 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Salix, Mar 06, 2013
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.