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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 Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia.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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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had lunch at The Chataqua Pub today. This wasn't on tap, but I picked up a 6pack to bring home. An innocuous beer. Gold color with a small white head and a tiny bit of lacing. Faint fresh grass, citrus aroma. Lemon taste, hops at the end. While it had a crisp mouthfeel, I thought it was overly hopped. Lots of better pilsners to choose from.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 21:00:11 | More by lordofthewiens
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pure, clean, clear, golden yellow; quarter of an inch of thick, white, foamy head; good retention

S - grass, straw, noble hops, faint pine, faint herbal hops, a bit of grains

T - straw, bitter, grassy, a bit of lemon

M - crisp, smooth, a bit overcarbonated, light to medium bodied

This is a drinkable, smooth beer that has decent flavor. The over carbonation takes away from the flavor. Still though it'd be easy to knock back a few of these. If you want something lighter bodied, light on the wallet, and sessionable then this is a good option.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 00:17:00 | More by tdm168
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the RH in Portsmouth NH.

Pours a clear light yellow foam with no lacing. Classic pulsy smell. Crisp, with subtle hop. Clean finish, with some closing bitter. Tasty.

Overall a good pils, not great, but a nice easy drinker with enough flavor to stay interested.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2011 12:57:17 | More by KTCamm
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CHickman

New York

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear golden yellow color with a small foamy white head that was full of bubbles and faded fast; OK spotty lacing left behind.

Smells of sweet malt, wheat bread, grass, light floral hops and herbs; very clean and soft nose, on par for the style.

Tastes of sweet malt, wheat bread, grass, light caramel, lemon, grains, light floral hops and herbs; stronger flavor than the nose, with very sweet malt balanced out pretty well by the crisp leafy hops.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp, with light/tight carbonation showing the bubbles racing up and a medium body. So light it's almost watery and yet goes down almost too easy. The medium body is heavier and maltier than expected, but it a good way.

Highly drinkable and quenching, just not as tasty as I had hoped it would be as it's on the basic side, but I guess that's the style. A great session or lawnmower beer. Overall a deviation from the traditional pils, but still tasty and easy to drink. The strong malt presence makes this sweet, but still a nice session beer. Good to very good overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 02:13:41 | More by CHickman
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up as part of a mixed six pack, for no other reason than I liked the look of the new bottles. Poured a clear golden color with maybe an inch or so of white foam on top. Aromas of apricots, grassy hops and biscuit. On the palate, this one is light bodied and crisp, with flavors of grassy hops and light malt.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 02:33:10 | More by emmasdad
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Redhook Ale Brewery--Redhook Pilsner-2011. 4 oz. Taster at Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival in Fremont, Seattle on 4/2/2011. 5.80% ABV. 25 IBU's. Nice white head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Light herbal hop front. Crisp tangy light herbal malt body. Tangy refreshing Pilsner hop spice bitter clean crisp end.Snappy Pils. Odd malt flavor, but good. (3.5 / 5.0).

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2011 01:44:20 | More by philbertk
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is corn and wheat. Not too great. The flavor is very similar. The corn and wheat stand out and this tastes a whole lot like a macro lager. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not something I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 04:08:59 | More by Mora2000
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2012 15:48:55 | More by standardcherry
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-01-2013 15:07:25 | More by Cynic-ale
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JohnLynch


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2012 22:58:45 | More by JohnLynch
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-18-2014 22:24:15 | More by LXIXME
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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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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-03-2013 18:29:20 | More by Kmlund
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Drewby


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-21-2012 01:18:37 | More by Drewby
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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-22-2013 19:17:20 | More by TonyY
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-24-2012 19:58:15 | More by Yoda22
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mulliwater

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2013 03:52:06 | More by mulliwater
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DustinPurvis

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-26-2012 00:34:15 | More by DustinPurvis
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-22-2013 16:56:58 | More by RBorsato
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-19-2013 21:49:15 | More by PGVG
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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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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2013 05:33:43 | More by SocalKicks
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-23-2013 21:29:07 | More by DrunkinYogi
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.