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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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Regal PilsnerRegal Pilsner

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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)
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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 KarlHungus
2.4/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear golden color with a slight haze. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes very quickly into nothing. The aroma is of faint bready malt. The taste has a the same bready malt, and a little bit of noble hops. It is still faint for a beer of its strength. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation that is way too low for a pilsener. Overall, this is a really bad beer that I will not be drinking again.

KarlHungus, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of Duff27
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Duff27, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Nunya
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Nunya, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
2.55/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear gold with a finger off creamy head. A touch of lacing down the glass.

Smell is a bit of malt sweetness with a little cracker grainy aroma. No hops in the aroma.

Starts off with a little cracker malty flavor. Just a touch of hop spice in the finish, but it is quickly overwhelmed by an intense grainy sweet finish. Not too bad until that sickingly sweet finish.

A little bit thick and medium carbonation levels.

Whoa that aftertaste really doesn't work for me. I've had worse, but this is far from the best.

jmarsh123, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of John_M
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. I get next to nothing on the nose, just some very light honey and light orange. On the palate, this is flat out bizarre. This pils is quite sweet, with some sweet orange, ranier cherry and honey. Add to that the considerable alcohol on the finish, and you have the recipe for a disaster. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, which makes the noticeable sweetness and alcohol all the more apparent. Uggghhh.

Thanks, but I believe I'll pass on this one. This is not what I want from my pilsners.

John_M, May 18, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into long-stemmed tulip glass. cant decipher this bottle dating.

A: a bright, very clear, golden orange hue. head is bright white and dense. retention is average and the lacing is good. thick.

S: chalky, earthy bitterness breathes in through the nose. mild bits of diacetyl? otherwise pretty hoppy and pleasant.

T: a little bit of buttered popcorn. diacetyl or was corn used in this brew...? the lingering sweetness of unfermented sugars. metallic flavor that i cant seem to shake.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: too many negatives on the palate to really find this enjoyable or worth recommending. the metallic flavor is rather prevalent and therefore off-putting. pass.

Jimmys, May 03, 2012
Photo of chicagoish
2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a Glass.

A: a bright, very clear, golden orange hue. No Head, Minimal Soapy Lacing

S: Faint Frutyness

T: Typical Pils taste with a mild Bite. Some Fruity Overtones

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: Not really impressed. Taste is muted. Dosen't jump at me like a truly great brew should do. Price on the east cost is a bit much for this brew..

Serving type: bottle

chicagoish, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Schmittymack
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at my watering hole, Old Chicago Westminster. Served with a nice finger plus of head that quickly disapated; lacing was pretty nice throughout. Couldn't really pick up anything on the nose. Taste? SWEET. That's the main description. Honey, some malt, SWEETNESS, no hop bitterness to finish. Left some kind of aftertaste I wasn't too fond of. I think I'll pass on this one if offered up to me; I definitely won't be purchasing it again. TOO sweet; no crispness that I like in a pilsner.

Schmittymack, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

atrocity, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of lostinfla
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

lostinfla, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%

ygtbsm94, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rackhouse had this one; the Breck tap handle said 'pilsner' and listed as double pilsner. It was neither one.
A light rust color pour with minimal head. Not off to a great start, thinking they've used the wrong malt. Aroma says the wrong hops, too. Malty, but light. Hops provide a bit of pine and earth, certainly nothing crisp and sharp.
Taste picks up the crispness a bit, but the malt overpowers it and not in a great way. Not sure what this is. More like an American Amber or Brown, but lighter. It's no pilsner...certainly not Imperial.

With all that said, it's not a bad beer. Drinkable, but with the choices given, certainly not one to select again.

Mebuzzard, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of mothman
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very light layer of white head. Color is a very clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Bready, pale malts. Grassy, noble hops. This reminds me a lot like the Odell double pilsner.

Taste: Ugh. It is like Odell, but way more bready and malty. It has the grassy hops with a bit of floralness. It is way to malty.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a bit of creaminess. Lighter bodied, but still tastes big with some alcohol showing. Medium carbonation. Ends really dry and bland.

Overall, just no. This just isn't good. Too bready and too malty. This one just doesn't work and I don't want a lot of it.

mothman, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I can sense kingliness whilst in this beer's presence. Not sure why, though... It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose is kinda plain, comprising sweet flowers and grass, with a touch of white bread. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vague sweetness and some menthol. Things don't quite sit on my tongue all that well, frankly, what with this strange twang tossed in there at what I hope to be the last minute. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a pils that's a touch too thick and heavy, one with an odd flavor, and one that certainly ain't worth the cost, frankly. Not a fan.

TMoney2591, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

scootypuff, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of ALLISON01
3/5  rDev -16.2%

ALLISON01, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Morey
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Morey, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Cena
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Cena, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

duds4suds, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

oldvines, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -16.2%

jenray, Nov 12, 2012
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Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.