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Gudenhoppy Pils - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: adamette on 08-22-2009)
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Reviews by jaasen64:
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

12oz bottle poured into Oxbow glass, thanks Greg (uvm2003) for sending this. Date is stamped on bottle but smudged.

A. Pours a bright yellowish golden, thin white head forms that quickly subsides, minimal carbonation, faint lacing.

S- Lemons, pilsener malts, wheat, hints of grass, slightly on the floral side. About average aroma strength, definitely a little on the hoppy side for a pilsener.

T- Slightly bitter lemon juice with pilsener malts hiding underneath, slight hay and wheat, finishes with a slight lemon acidity and lingering lemon juice.

M- A little bit on the light side, fairly drinkable, a little bit low on carbonation, crisp but not nearly as crisp as a lot of pilsener's I've had (which is what I like best about the style).

O- This was a decent interpretation of a Pilsener that was slightly on the hoppy side with the lemon juice really coming out. Definitely worth trying, but there are some other pilseners that I'd much rather have.

11-09-2013 23:17:40 | More by jaasen64
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 14:07:32 | More by DWolf
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djwilson

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +23.6%

Poured fro Growler into Pilsner glass.

Pours a nice golden yellow with a slight haze.
Big head giving way to some lacing along top and sides of the glass.

Smells slightly malty with a big hop presence.

Taste is what I expected, nice maltiness up front, very crisp finish with lingering hops. Not over the top with the hops but they let you know there there!

This is one beer that I could drink all day, nice light, refreshing pilsner to quench your thirst, but enough hops to keep me satisfied with out being overwhelmed on a hot day in the yard.

05-30-2010 15:59:57 | More by djwilson
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-28-2013 00:51:14 | More by xdefeatsy
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-01-2013 02:18:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-29-2013 20:38:35 | More by jminch
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%

Pours a bright straw golden slightly hazed hue with a thicket of bright white head. Fine evenly spread lacing. Nose is full of noble hops grassy/citrus/herbal notes with a bready pale base malt kicking in. Dry bitter finish very nice hoppy pils, I could definitely enjoy this in number I should have gotten a growler. Probably the most impressive beer I've had from the Fathead's brewery other than the Headhunter IPA. Hoppier than most but remains balanced the palce biscuit breadiness works so well with the strong assertive noble hop character. First beer of the day at Fathead's Pittsburgh so nothing else was interfering with my judgement of how much I enjoyed this beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied crisp dry finish lively carbonation dead on for the style. Drinkability like I said this is poundable, I could have gotten a growler but instead I picked up a case of Prima Pils on my way home. I liked it better than Stoudts pils but less than Prima and Pikeland to compare it to some of my favorite PA brewed American pils.

Bottled on 5/2/13 nice to see these Fatheads brews thriving in person with 12 ounce bottles in six pack formats. Appears a pale golden hue with a slightly hazed body, full on white head. Even speckled lacing settles all day as the head slowly dwindles down. Aroma is full of green hops grassy citrus tones hops, very noble in character. Light biscuit malt character going strong, even keeled semi sweet notes. Flavor is great a hoppy pilsner that drinks like a badass, big hoppy notes with each sip biscuit malts even bodied notes, I love this beer he studied the art of the pils in German Gudenhoppy is another great pilsner bred right in the greater Pittsburgh Cleveland region. I'm loving the tri colored caps with the black and white fathead's logo either on orange, green, or yellow backgrounds each one is as mesmerizing as the next, refreshing beer at it's best.

11-07-2010 13:42:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-23-2013 14:47:25 | More by Zonian1
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Brenden

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

A big, fluffy white head stands for a long time on top of a medium yellow-golden, mildly hazed beer. Impressive retention leads to a ring of lacing at the top of the glass and a mix of patching and spotting below.
It seems like a fairly traditional pils, a bit on the hoppier side but stifled somewhat in the aroma. Maybe it's stronger out of the bottle, but I don't get much strength. A it comes out as it warms, but not as much as I'd like.
The flavor opens it up more. It is hoppy, but it starts off less so and hops bitterness grows with every sip. Grassy and herbal with a balancing biscuit flavor from the malts come along with an added dryness and additional lemon and more herb pulls through.
Crisp and bright in a body that's medium leaning lighter, carbonation is appropriate. It lends a bit of smoothness that comes alongside the crisp bite.

05-08-2013 02:00:46 | More by Brenden
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

on tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh, 16oz serving poured into a standard pint glass

A - came to me with about a finger of loose and bubbly, bright white foam on top. the beer is a bit hazy, bright gold/straw colored with some active carbonation. throughout the drink, leaves behind a thin layer of lace all over the glass. very welcoming.

S - a bit faint here, some noble hops...piney and grassy come through, underneath a subtle layer of crackery malt. some grains and lemon peel join the fray.

T - very up front with an earthy, noble hop prescence...bittering yet still very refreshing. sweetness comes in the form of crackery malt, some lemon zest, very subtle tartness. insanely crisp, clean, and refreshing.

M - medium to thickish body for the style, the carbonation is very active and lively, nicely ties everything together. leaves the mouth feeling prickly yet satiated.

D - one of my favorite styles especially as the weather warms, this is as good is about as good as they come. had no problem getting through the glass and would have gladly settled for more had there not been a number of beers on today's menu that i was craving. an excellent "summery" beer.

04-06-2010 01:42:11 | More by Stigs
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%

Passable pils on tap at the brewpub in Cleveland. The taste is OK it is hoppy at 40 ibu. Light mouthfeel, OK drinkability on a hot day. Served at appropriate temperature and carbonation. Kind of unbalanced for the style.More of a weak pale ale, andneeds tweaking or dropping.

07-10-2011 18:39:05 | More by Sammy
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2014 17:17:28 | More by whatname
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Bo_bandy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-05-2013 06:38:01 | More by Bo_bandy
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

On tap @ Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon (North Olmstead, OH) on 4/25/10. Served in a .5 liter Pils glass.

Pours a beautiful looking clear golden copper in the glass, with a finger of tight bright-white head. Thin creamy retention skims the surface, but flares up very nicely, leaving thick spotty lacing behind. I immediately smell those fresh Noble hops right off the bat, putting off notes of grass and spice in the nose, with a touch of bright smelling citrus coming through. There's just enough supportive malt character present while still allowing those hops to show off there stuff.

The taste is tight and flavorful on the palate with crisp spicy hops and the grainy sweetness of the Pils malts immediately taking command. Green citric notes add an extra layer of earthy sweetness to the profile. The finish is dry with some leftover accents of spite and grit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp feel that seems to snap across the tongue after each sip. Very easy drinking and refreshing overall.

About as serviceable of an American-made German Pils as you'll find. Crisp, tasty, and thirst-quenching, you could pair this up with just about anything on the menu here. Great take on the style that left me with a very favorable impression.

05-05-2010 16:19:31 | More by Kegatron
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-11-2013 01:02:13 | More by Lanstrum
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%

Pale straw color with a tall but whispy white head. Pretty standard for the style.

Cracker and grainy malts with a hefty dose of cut grass.

A hoppy pils it is... Grassy with a little spice on the finish. Delicate cracker and grains for the malt.

Crisp and clean body. Very light. It's a good summer beer.

Overall, and enjoyable hoppy pils and a vet good representation of the style.

07-10-2013 02:45:49 | More by Vonerichs
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2013 01:47:50 | More by ninner00
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-27-2013 19:06:35 | More by kbuzz
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A bright pilsener filled at the brewpub last Thursday (1-Sep).

A: The pils, as I mentioned, is bright. It's golden straw color can't take away from the radiant intensity. A thick white head, over two fingers on multiple pours. Lacing ensued.

S: The aromas, biscuity light but pungently hoppy, are a refreshing blast. The pale biscuity aromas are bready. The earthen hops are herbal with a crisp finish. Both malt and hop are focused but balanced.

T: The pils is still well carbonated, a day after opening. The hoppiness strikes first, sharp with flowers and herbs. The breadiness is biscuity, ever so sweet, and remarkably pale. The individual ingredient sizzle together, sweet but bitter and biscuity and dry. Nondescript hoppiness drives the finish, plenty of bitterness for the end of the sip.

M: The mouthfeel comes the way I like it, pleasantly hoppy. A good selection for a growler, accessible and light enough for a cool late summer day.

09-10-2011 19:29:51 | More by akorsak
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-05-2013 13:01:22 | More by Segelstrom
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a mostly clear straw gold color with an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like bready malt, floral hops, and some lemon peel. It tastes like bready malt, floral/grassy hops, lemon peel, and some green grapes. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and goes down easy. I thought this was a good overall brew, I wouldn't mind picking up this one again. $1.99 for a single bottle.

07-28-2013 23:55:34 | More by bluejacket74
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%

P- Thanks to Jim in Pittsburgh for this brew.

A- clear pale straw color with a nice one and half finger head retention. Head is the best part of the appearance.

S- lemon peel and floral hop aroma, yeasty malt as well. pretty basic pilsner

F- Lemon and peppery with floral flavor. this is quite different from the typical pilsners I have had. It is actually pretty tasty.

M- floral hops coat the inside of the mouth. Malt is laid back and not as dominant in the pilsner.

O- not bad and I genuinely pleased. This is an above average pilsner.

08-03-2013 19:36:25 | More by Dodo2step
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-30-2013 02:28:34 | More by griffeyb
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-21-2014 14:12:50 | More by BuckTuckian
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ryanbayv

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28%

06-02-2013 00:45:34 | More by ryanbayv
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Gudenhoppy Pils from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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