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Pilsner Doehnel - Driftwood Brewery

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 22
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: FondueVoodoo on 06-09-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 22
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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, with one of the more difficult labels to read that I have come across of late - it looks like they used those gold-outlined markers, on a gold background - WTF?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well-bubbly chalky white head, which leaves some chunky splattered cloud lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale malt, muddled citrus pith, earthy yeast, a prominent petrol astringency, and leafy, herbal, and grassy hops. The taste is bready, lightly doughy pale malt, wet saltine crackers, a further table-top white pepper spiciness, fading gasohol notes, a conversely pepped-up citrus rind bitterness, and more leafy, weedy, and spicy grass hoppiness.

The bubbles are nice and light in their supportive and occasionally playful frothiness, the body a bare medium weight, and sort of smooth, the hops and that estery gasoline thing making a bit of trouble here. It finishes trending dry, the graininess trailing off a tad, while those grassy and herbal hops make a run of it.

A very true to style, robust beer-hall quaffer, I gotta say - lots of old-world flavours abounding. Nice to try such a thing delivered in a brown bottle, made in the same country (a big one, but still), and likely not that long ago. Here's to all my fellow Canadian BAs - Happy Thanksgiving!

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Photo of Rutager
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Judging (love judging) by the style mainly here. Have not had any pilsners that really stand out in my mind ...though I don't think I've tried many tbh.

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear, lemony-straw with almost 2 fingers of white frothy head. Only a few bands of lace but that probably speaks to the quafability ...fuck I hate that word.

Smell. Citrus (mainly orange and lime zest) and bergemot, A bit of light grainy malt, lightly herbal hops with a very slight floral perfume note. Really nice actually but there's a very slight skunkiness that seems common with the hops.

Taste. Light citrus rinds, slight floral notes and a decent herbal hop bitterness. Just of touch of light graniness. Nice, again.

Mouthfeel. Medium light body, medium carbonation.

Overall. I really enjoyed this one as far as the style goes, can't say the same for most. Would buy again.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Driftwood Brewery 'Pilsner Doehnel' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear yellow/gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a spotty lace along the pilsner
S-fresh local malt & hops
T-crisp clean tasting local German pilsner
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer , decent pilsner
prost LampertLand

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 3/11/15

A slight chill haze in a golden yellow body, two fingers of soapy foam has great retention slowly falling to a thick film leaving a few random patches

S dry cereal,spicy noble hops, grass, honey, almost smells sweet, sweet bread dough, comes out as it warms

T again the grains are a little sweet but has plenty of noble notes backing it up with some pepper I didn't notice on the nose

M light bodied, bubbles soften it up stopping short of foam, spicy finish

O solid pil that's easy to drink and fairly true to style, has some sweetness too it or I might just be going crazy

Maybe I'd love this stuff in the heat but on this chilly fall evening I think I'd rather have a Fat Tug off the same shelf for the same price

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A full flavoured pils from Driftwood that seems to focus on the locally sourced malt rather than the hops. The hops do come through buy I got a stronger sense of the malt than the hop. Better than most BC pils but still missing the greatness that I am still looking for in a world class lager

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Pilsner Doehnel- Driftwood's first foray into the land of the Lager. I must begin with the caveat that I pretty much blindly buy anything that Driftwood releases. I don't always love them, but more often than not I do.

5% ABV, poured from a 650ml bomber.

A- Pours a beautiful pale yellow colour: exactly how a pilsner should pour. Thin white head with some retention and lacing.

S- Not much to write home about. Nose is pretty faint, I get some orange-peel, not much else. This is a little unfortunate, but smell isn't exactly how one defines a pilsner.

T- Bready pale malts, lemongrass, and (importantly) good hop presence to balance the excellent malt flavour. Grassy, citrus hops make this beer balanced and super tasty.

M- Love it. Smooth; crisp; medium carbonation, and an ever-so-slightly resinous hop presence on the finish.

O- Pilsners are often gutless, but this one has character along with drinkability. Probably better than the Moon's Pots Pils, Hoyne Pilsner, or even P49 Pound Sterling. I would love if this came in six packs. The only let-down for me was the nose, but that's not a deal breaker where pilsner is concerned. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both outstanding. Maybe I'm a biased reviewer, but this brew is a winner.

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Pilsner Doehnel from Driftwood Brewery
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