Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 185 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by HeightsEats:
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
I wasn't sure about this at first, but it grew on me as I made my way through the bottle. Smell is fairly mild, a hint of bready malt with subtle hop aroma. This seemed watery and a bit sweet on the first sip, but a definite hop backbone comes through in the aftertaste. Well-balanced, full-bodied (but not heavy) and pleasantly strong. I got this as a single but would be happy to have another one.
09-11-2010 02:06:37 | More by HeightsEats
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours golden with grassy and lemony citrus hops. The flavor is similar; hoppy, peppery, grass up front with the Pale malt showing more in the finish, easing up on the dryness level a bit, but it's still fairly dry. It's stronger, but still maintains the flavor and hop character of a good traditional pils. Not bad.
08-17-2010 17:47:26 | More by brownbeer
4/5 rDev +11.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #45 (Oct 2010):
Part of Breckenridge's Small Batch Series. Bright, rich golden in color, crowned with a creamy white foam head with legs. Big hop nose that's a bit resiny and dank. Some grass and hay too. Super smooth and creamy with a slightly viscous and chewy body. Malty up front with fresh sweet grains and a touch of honey. Fresh, juicy apples. Spicy hops, with floral, some mild grapefruit, resiny herbal hits, and grass. Mild astringency and a bone-dry finish. Overall, one of the more drinkable Double Pils available. Less about heat (alcohol), more about balance and flavor.
01-11-2011 18:34:28 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.83/5 rDev +7%
Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small offwhite head. Speckles of spotty lace are left on the glass.
Aroma has floral and citrusy hops with a faint burst of ethanol and a hint of caramel.
Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation with some alcohol noted.
Tastes pretty nice and well balanced. Caramel sweet bready malts integrate well with herbal and grassy hops. A hint of citrus(lemon) underneath.
Good drinkability. Well balanced, overall.
02-19-2011 21:57:24 | More by merlin48
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
Had this one on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer Fall beerfest.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is some grassy hops along with a lot of bready malt. Not nearly as hoppy smelling as a lot of the imperial pilseners that I have tried. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of malt and a little bit of grassy and spicy hop character. The alcohol is present, but not too strong. Medium body and medium carbonation.
10-03-2010 17:55:51 | More by Mora2000
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
Pours a pale golden body with a light off white head billowing nicely above the rim of my glass, with fine even lacing. Aromatics contain pale cereal malts where are the hops, well they are here but not like other imperial pils. A bit of citrus grassiness, but the malts shine out a bit brighter here in the hop profile. Flavor has mineral water harshness with a touch of cereal grains light citric hops, really coatas the palate with a nice rolling biscuit malt sweetness with minimal alcohol showing up on the palate. Just enough herbal/citric/hops to balance really one of the better offerings I've had from Breckenridge. Mouthfeel has a nice full on creamy/airy carbonation going down smooth with each sip leaving behind a faint hop bitterness with streaks of hop oils evident. Drinkability is solid, I was surprised at how well this bigger pils drank and the lack of extreme alcohol and hop bitterness compared to what I have come to expect with this style. I really liked the bottle on this one as well super creative well executed I hope this one makes it back in 2011. If you couldn't tell this review is from notes when it was last released.
02-14-2011 15:30:33 | More by WVbeergeek
3.51/5 rDev -2%
Looks like lemonade... in a pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy, pale yellow color with a thin, white head. Little to speak of in the retention or lacing department and hardly any action in the way of carbonation..
Right away, I pick up freshly cut grass. An earthy hop presence gives way to a fruity presence ripe with pineapple, lemon, kiwi, and tangerine among others.
This is one sweet pilsner! From beginning to end, you are hit with sweet corn and biscuit. Not nearly as much fruit as the nose would lead you to believe, but you can find hints of lemon and orange. Hops are subtle with a bit of spice and bitterness on the finish. Trace honey. Booze is undetectable.
Fairly light bodied with decent carbonation. Crisp and clean sweet finish.
Easy to drink and enjoyable. Sweeter than I was expecting but doesn't ruin the experience. Worth consideration, but nothing I would regularly seek out.
03-14-2014 00:49:05 | More by alphagnome
1.88/5 rDev -47.5%
A- Pours a golden yellow/orange with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing.
S- The aroma is surprisingly faint. The aroma consists of faint grainy malt and citrusy hops.
T- The taste isn't much of an improvement over the aroma. Granted there is more flavor than the nose would suggest, it just isn't very enjoyable. Faint grainy malt up felt with a strong medicinal alcohol warmth and metallic twang dominating the taste. I can barely palate this one, and I can't say that about too many beers.
M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, not a fan of this one at all. The taste is just a mess in my opinion.
05-24-2012 02:57:55 | More by cjgator3
3.95/5 rDev +10.3%
Picked up a bottle at Abe's Cold Beer. Poured a brilliant gold with a short head a sudzy lacing. The aroma is a touch catty as it warms, but otherwise there's an enticing fruity, floral mix under big woodsy spice. The flavor has a crisp and toasty malt background under big kick of those spicy hops and before a big (but not a huge) biting bitterness. It reminds me of a more reasonable version of the old Sam Adams Imperial Pils. Check it out if you're a fan of the style and big Euro hops.
10-14-2010 02:38:08 | More by tempest
3.83/5 rDev +7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass
Appearance-Deep burnished gold color, somewhat hazy. Moderately low head with fair retention
Aroma-Clean grainy malt aromas with hints of crackers and biscuits. Hops are floral and perfumy. Slight whiff of alcohol in the nose as well.
Flavor-Good balance between hops and malt. Malt is grainy/crackery and is more present up front. Hops are soft and have perfumy and floral notes. Hop flavor grows in finish. Hop bitterness is present, but not aggressive. There's a bit of alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel-Medium body, amped up from a single pilsner, as you would expect. Carbonation is moderate, and I think the finish would be much crisper if they upped the carbonation a bit to give it some bite. Mild alcohol warming in the finish.
The imperial pilsner is a different style to brew, and while this certainly isn't a perfect example, it's definitely a good one. Quite drinkable.
12-04-2010 05:15:44 | More by plfahey
3.03/5 rDev -15.4%
Picked this up at Goebbel's in Wichita
Pours honey colored with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & average head retention
S: Bready & grassy with hints lemons, all seem to fade as this warms
T: Bready, toffee like sweetness & slight pear fruittyness, some crackery notes as well up front. Soapy & grassy notes as this warms, along with some more crackery notes & a bit of green apple. Finishes semi-crisp with some leafy hops & a bit of butterscotch
MF: Fairly chewy, firm carbonation, so-so balance, some grainy notes
Overall this is run of mill for the style, not impressed. Would love to try a fresher sample, I believe the hops are tired in this bottle
04-07-2011 04:53:10 | More by russpowell
3.05/5 rDev -14.8%
Had on tap at The Mark....
A- Pours a golden bronze color. One finger white head shows medium retention that caps the beer. Ringing lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Huge grassy hops with a very bready malt in the backing. Some light metallic aroma in this as well.
T- Some hops with a grassy flavor in the front. Bready malts in the middle shine with a bit of old sourdough in the flavor. Not clean tasting with a metallic hint that lasts through the rest of the beer.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is alright for the style. Bready malts last from the palate through the aftertaste with a hint of alcohol. Not clean tasting through whole beer. Bigger drying on the palate from the alcohol.
D- This beer I had to choke down. The higher ABV limits this beer to a couple of glasses. This beer I didn't like at all. Although, this seems to be a problem I have with this brewery.
10-02-2010 07:47:13 | More by alleykatking
Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.