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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rayek on 06-04-2010)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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
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brownbeer

Missouri

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
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2013 02:36:15 | More by BeerDreadz
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

11-22-2013 04:45:21 | More by ValpoExpo
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-26-2013 12:23:08 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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merlin48

Kentucky

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
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2013 13:22:18 | More by KolbMarley
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Mora2000

Texas

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
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-22-2014 01:57:01 | More by Cynic-ale
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 23:02:26 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-20-2014 04:58:47 | More by acurtis
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-02-2013 23:11:56 | More by whatname
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.51/5  rDev -2%

Appearance:
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..

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
Fairly light bodied with decent carbonation. Crisp and clean sweet finish.

Overall:
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
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cjgator3

Florida

1.88/5  rDev -47.5%

12oz bottle

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
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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plfahey

Illinois

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
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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
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hiphopj5

Colorado

1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

06-19-2012 21:06:09 | More by hiphopj5
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +39.7%

09-11-2013 01:47:48 | More by timjim1327
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-09-2012 04:13:28 | More by GRG1313
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alleykatking

Indiana

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
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-08-2013 21:50:17 | More by mikeburd1128
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +2%

A: Light cloudy, lemon-orange body shows a light to medium effervesce. The head is small, somewhat creamy and patchy, quick to demise, leaving but a weak show of speckled lace.

S: Fresh green hops against a softly, dry hay and pilsner malt backing. Drying of flowery hops which appears abundant.

T: The pilsner malt was dry and grainy with a touch of hop spiciness at times. Dry orange, flowery hops, grainy base all mesh well together.

M: Mouthful was sharp in crispness, good fullness, grainy feel, dry, with a hop spiciness twang off the tongue.

O: Overall a good flowery hop level, nice pilsner grain base, the more you drink, the more you appreciate. Definitly worth a drink, worthy of repeat, a 2x pilsner with extra incentive.

02-14-2014 01:44:09 | More by beerthulhu
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-19-2012 01:18:11 | More by stampfler07
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Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.