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Engelberg Pilsner - Upright Brewing Company

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Engelberg Pilsner
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BA SCORE
88
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djbreezy on 06-17-2010)
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Reviews by KDawg:
Photo of KDawg
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap. Pristine and clear straw color with a small head.

Balanced with clear aromas of grains, citrus and some crackers. Lacking some "pop" to it, but very correct

Nice crisp and light feel. Balanced with fresh notes of grains, noble hops, and a touch of citrus.

A quality pilsner. Nice and crisp with everything being in the right place.

More User Reviews:
Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ElGordo
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The latest corny on my home system, picked up at the brewery over the weekend. This is the second batch of pilsener brewed, which used hallertauer hops and a single pilsener malt. Pours a light golden color, almost white, with a very slight haziness. A large, foamy head with nice structure that leaves some pretty lacing on the glass.
Aroma is primarily citrusy hops and light, bready malt, not unlike buttered toast. A hint of peach and just a touch of astringency are detectable. Palate is well-balanced, with sweet, bready malt and tangy, bitter, citrusy hops. Lively carbonation on the swallow yields to a nice, mellow bitterness that lingers for a little while. A greatly refreshing summer brew, I could drink this all day long.

Photo of dirtylou
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap, Baileys

from notes

The forum love this beer gets is a little played out, but I do enjoy a well crafted pils and this definitely fits the bill. Clean, light and a zippy hop profile make this an attractive option in the hoppy-pils sub-category. They should probably bottle this.

Photo of g_jenkins
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of digita7693
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of slimntubbs
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of sukwonee
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Reidrover
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint at "b2" taphouse in Salem. $3.00 Simple yellow lager beer with a largish frothy purest white head. Good fresh grassy hop aromas, malt is caramel,bready,nutty Taste is very refreshing zingy,grassy,fruity hop predominates..very light tasing but far from boring . Good palate for the style went down well enough. Good simple lager would have been even better in high summer.

Photo of blurredline
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of vkv822
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Belmont Station.

Pale, golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head, nice lacing.

Grassy, lightly floral, with a crackery malt backbone.

Medium bodied with a crisp, clean finish.

A very nice, easy drinking pilsner. Nothing particularly outstanding, but just very well done overall.

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of PDXHops
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Grain & Gristle in a shaker pint. Light hazy gold capped with 2 fingers of fairly tenacious white foam. Good lacing.

Smells largely of baking bread and spicy hops with some light honeyish sweetness. It's a little sweeter and fruitier than I anticpated, but the power of the hops won't be denied. Scathingly bitter with a load of spicy noble hop goodness. Seriously and impressively hoppy with a drying finish. An easy recommendation here.

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of John_M
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Parkway tavern the other day. Listed simply as the Upright pilsner, but with a $2 upcharge from the normal $4 price tag (so $6 a glass, making it just about the most expensive beer on the menu).

The beer pours a pale gold color with good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is quite attractive and complex, as I picked up light honey, dry citrus, something of a rye aroma, biscuit and bread dough. As good as this beer smells, it tasted even better, with a considerable hop wallop in the finish (the finish in this excellent pils was crisp, dry and quite bitter). The beer is a bit weighty and substantial on the palate, leading me to believe I was drinking a higher abv. beer then was apparent from the 5.5% listing. In any event, suffice it to say that this beer was anything but watery, delivering a considerable amount of pilsner flavor on the palate. The finish was long and satisfyingly bitter.

An absolutely excellent pils, and one of the best domestic versions I can recall ever having. Given a choice between this beer and the excellent Wurzburger draft pils, I'm not entirely sure I'd take the Wurzburger. That's how good this beer is.

Photo of nmann08
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft, pours a hazy bright yellow with a big fluffy white head.

The nose is very bright and fragrant. Zesty, floral, lemon, a little earthy hops, and cracker. The flavor is grassy hops, zesty, earthy, with just a bit of lemon and just a tad bit of soap. The finish is clean, very wet and refreshing.

I like this. Would be great to have around in the summer on a regular basis.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source.

A crystal clear straw yellow with a dense white head that falls off leaving some lace. The nose is excellent. Big, pungent hop nose with straw pils malt aroma, there's lemon, earth mint and mineral notes. The malt character is mildly doughy, dusty and works really well its the hop and mineral character. The palate opens bitter, earthy, and with a pronounced green hop character, reminiscent of the wurzburger pils. Pleasing, refreshing bitterness with a doughy and mild cotton candy like malt flavor. Drying mildly resiny on the finish, there's lemon, earth and mint. Light in body and moderately carbonated with the mineral character pairing well with the hop and carbonation. Excellent.

Photo of artoolemomo
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Engelberg Pilsner from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.