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Gudenhoppy Pils - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BA SCORE
85
very good

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: adamette on 08-22-2009

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Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 37
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of carbonation at the beginning with steady rise to the top. Small head but stayed with the beer. Had a scent like any lager but with fresh ingredients rather than the old stale smell of BMC's. Hops, yes. As advertised. A good bitter over the tongue, creamy and smooth without the bitter aftertaste you'd believe is coming. I'd say, it tasted as described. A good German Style Pils with an extra dose of hops. If I was in a beer hall with a tankard of this and some snausages, I'd be in a right good mood. Dry, with a good boost of hops that makes a decent sixer.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clearish gold color with some sediment floating around. The head is a finger high, and off-white in shade. Its retention is very good, too, with a consistent texture to boot. Not much lacing is left behind, though. (3.5)

Smell: It's certainly hoppy...but not in that traditionally bitter or grassy sense. I'm picking up strong notes of earth, apricot, and mild sulfur in particular. There is some malt coming through, with a mild sweetness. Very likable aroma here. (3.5)

Taste: Actually, it does seem grassier than the nose suggested - and I'm a-OK with that. It starts off slightly sweet with some bready malt, before gaining some slightly fruity hops in the middle, and a moderately grassy finish. No crazy complexity, just a damn good pils. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: The finish is a little sweeter than I like in my pilsners. Other than that, there is little to complain about. I even learn to enjoy its relative substantialness after a while. Carbonation is slightly low for the style - maybe that's why it seems a little big? (3.5)

Overall: No frills, no surprises, just a hoppier-than-average pilsner that works well. I really shouldn't be surprised that the guys who did Headhunter released a rock-solid beer in an entirely different style. I'd kill to try this one brewery fresh. (3.5)

3.5/5: The hoppiness is right, the maltiness is right...this pilsner is just right in general

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3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gudenhoppy Pils brewed by Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, with an ABV 5.30% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. The smell is rich with grains and hops. You also pick up on a hit of sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hops but this brew has a clean finish. The mouthfeel is bold at first with a clean finish. Fat Haeds did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving Gudenhoppy Pils a 3.5 out of 5.

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Gudenhoppy Pils from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
85 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.