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Redhook Pilsner - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
89
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 Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia.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%

sloelco, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Beer4Baltimore, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
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
Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

DaveMiller, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

standardcherry, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

GFD400, Aug 30, 2012
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

powdersoldier, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured 11/23 in a tumbler.

A- Half finger head, very minimal retention. Small amount of lacing. Light orange-yellow color. Little carbonation.

S- Wheat, hoppiness. Citrus and other light fruits.

T- Strongly bitter. Bittering hops most prominent taste. Grass and wheat tastes.

M-Lightly carbonated, thin body.

O- Meh. Disappointed with the Redhooks so far.

Murrhey, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of riversider76
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having this one at my patio bar on a 80 plus degree June afternoon. Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. Good retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is grainy,with some floral notes.Body is a bit heavier than I like for this style,with a good amount of carbonation.Taste is of bread and butter up front,with a sweetness throughout. Not my favorite of this style,but worth a try.

riversider76, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of NODAK
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is pretty clean. Some notes of toasted grain and small hoppiness are there. Not a surprise for style.

Crisp upfront, with a good hop presence right away...good malt presence here as well, with a citrus note and a small, sweet grain note as well. Finishes with a pretty decent Euro hop bite for style...I'm not sure why I wasn't expecting such a bite out of this beer, but it's held up its end of the bargain. More, albeit restrained, toasty grain is found here. Nowhere near as strong on the grain as many other pils, however.

Pretty solid beer here. More so than I had hoped it would be anyway. :)

NODAK, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1" white head which faded fast. Hazy straw yellow color with not much carbonation. Smells lightly of malt. There's really very little taste though it has a crisp lager-like aspect as well as slightly more bitter in the finish than you'd guess to look at it. It's OK, just nothing more than average to me.

MoreThanWine, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - Medium straw/hay color. One and a half finger's worth of foam that disipates quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - very faint smell, period. I can't seem to discern anything beyond maybe a nut-like flavor. The first thing that comes to mind is maybe soybean or peanuts.

Taste - The taste is more potent than the smell, but it's still very light and balanced. I still seem to taste something "nutty" in this, but can't put my finger on it. Good taste though.

Mouthfeel - a little more toward the watery side, but not too bad.

Drinkability - This ale might be a little to faint for me to consider it a really notable beer, but as for repeat drinkability, it's not bad at all.

Nerudamann, Aug 05, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Mosstrooper, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Irrationalist, Jun 14, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright, clear golden color with some visible carbonation. The fairly tall, foamy and frothy white head has decent retention and deposits a bit of lace on the glass.

S: Some grainy, crackery maltiness in the nose. Mild floral and herbal hop notes seem appropriate for the style. A faintly sulfuric/lager yeast note is also present.

T: Quite grainy and crackery up front, with a light sweetness. Hops step in midway through to rescue things and bring balance to this pilsner, with a measured, medium bitterness. Hop flavors are stylistically spot-on, with floral/herbal noble character. Lager yeast character is faintly present as well.

M: A bit fuller than medium bodied. The carbonation and hops contribute a generally dry mouthfeel, but it's not crisp in an especially refined fashion.

D: This does a good job as an American version of a to-style Czech pilsner. I wasn't a giant fan of the mouthfeel, but this is an above average beer across the board.

Clydesdale, Aug 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14%

prisdefer, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

ScaryEd, Dec 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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

mattparsons, Aug 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Amp, Apr 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

PGVG, May 19, 2013
Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.