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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by sweemzander:
Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a clear yellow/orange color. Minimal white froth and lace.

(S)- A light, albeit grainy cornmeal, lemon, and grassy aroma; crisp.

(T)- Heavier in the citrus department. Some solid pine too that hid the graininess from the smell.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A solid balance to it as well. Good combo of citrus, pine, and subtle sweet malts and grains.

(O)- Overall, an easy drinking imperial pilsner. Nothing done over the top either, just a crisp, enjoyable take on the style.

sweemzander, Nov 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -16.2%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

brownbeer, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerDreadz, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

TTripp725, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of ValpoExpo
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

ValpoExpo, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

merlin48, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of KolbMarley
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

KolbMarley, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Cynic-ale, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

williamjbauer, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

LXIXME, Saturday at 12:05 AM
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

whatname, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

alphagnome, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
1.88/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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. 

cjgator3, May 24, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

tempest, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of plfahey
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

plfahey, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

russpowell, Apr 07, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of timjim1327
5/5  rDev +39.7%

timjim1327, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +11.7%

GRG1313, Jan 09, 2012
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Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.