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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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92 Reviews

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 233
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 21.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: Rayek on 06-04-2010

A double Pilsner with distinct hoppy attributes and a pronounced malty backbone. It is strong in character and steadfast in its resolve to provide maximum drinking pleasure. All hail our Brewmaster and the fruits of his labor, Regal Pilsner!
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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - clouded orange/straw color. Watery thin head holds a thin cover somehow. Thin but sticky coating of lace.

Aroma - slightly floral/soapy outta the bottle, settles to a rather plain graininess.

Taste - big pop of sweet grain and Saaz. An alcohol zing around mid-palate and on the exhale. Tasty pilsner tang on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - moderately crisp, nicely smooth.

Overall - a little big for sessioning but a very tasty double pils.

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Photo of alphagnome
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid $2.99 for the single. Into a pint glass

A - A very light pour to prevent the sediment from entering my glass has failed. A bright amber yellow color with a swirl of sediment sort of like a lava lamp. No head or lacing
S - First sniff was very pilsner like skunky malts and herbal hops. In the glass it smells more sweet with corn adjacent and a touch of grainy bite.
T - Not bad it taste like a sweetned up sugary pilsner. Corn and grain bill is timid.
M - ABV is pretty well hidden. Kind of bland.

Overall I guess this beer is OK the ABV is well hidden but it doesn't have the snappy hop profile it suggests on the label. Not going to pick it up again.

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Photo of Ego
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

your typical straw color, lots of carbonation racing around the glass in a manic frenzy, as active as the carbonation is the head is consistent at the level of one finger, lacing is super nice, as far as pilsners go this is a nice looking one

not much here, some grain notes, a faint hop signature... pretty bland

taste etc...
I suppose the best aspect of this beer is the mouthfeel, it has a nice full feel to it without being too heavy to quaff, the typical pils flavors are slightly amplified and there is a medicinal type hop presence here, there is almost a mint quality in there underneath the grain flavor, the carbonation is subtle and right on.. it kind of lurks underneath and then breaks right at the proper point

interesting. not my fave double pils by a longshot but not a bad beer, a nice option if you see it on tap on the town out with the boys

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, pine, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, pine, cracker, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial pils. All around well balanced hop, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well regardless of the beer, this is one sexy lookin' bottle.

Decent pils. Kind of a grain thing on the nose. Flavor is kind of clogged and thick. Doesn't really shine as sharply as I'd want. It's just there really. Definitely could use a sharper character profile.

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Photo of chicagoish
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
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

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Photo of schoolboy
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a real good one, and an example of why the American styles like this are so good. It is a pils on steroids. It has more aroma, more hops bitterness, and more malty body than you get with the European styles.

As soon as you open the bottle a nice hoppy aroma escapes. That aroma keeps on giving. The color is a pee yellow and it has a weak head with a little lacing.

The taste is very hoppy. It has a bitterness and hoppy piney taste, but it is unique. It has a great hoppy bitterness that stays on the tongue long after it is gone down the hatch. Overall this is a big win and a brew I would buy again when I wanted a big (or just good-sized) beer.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a respectable head that leaves a shard or two behind

Smell: Surprisingly fruity, with pineapple and citrus tones, though there is a grassy character underneath

Taste: Sweet and somewhat biscuity, up front, with a fruity character building in the middle; a grassy bitterness develops underneath that adds a nice counterpoint

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Way off the mark for an Imperial Pils both in the sweetness and in the hop profile but still rather enjoyable to drink

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at the Breckenridge "World Headquarters" in a tulip glass. The beer has a hazy, golden color. The head is minimal and short lasting. No lace on the glass.

Clean, fresh pale malt aroma with a pinch of hop in background.

More "round" than crisp, particularly for a pilsner. The malt is rich as is the body, which belies the style. Still, it holds its own with spicy BBQ food. The hop is stronger than the smell suggests, making this a well-balanced profile. Very clean.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is it smart to drink a pint of beer after being at a beer festival for 4 hours? I'm still wondering, as this pilsner was consumed at an Irish Pub in Denver after GABF. On to the beer:

The beer is lighter golden in color with a head that sports middle of the pack retention and spots of lace around the glass. Its nose is respectable too, with notes of lemon and grassy aroma, and a touch of biscuit. Then I was in for a little surprise with the nose...well, relative to what I was anticipating. Not knowing what the ABV was, it tasted like a good pilsner without a kick of alcohol. Biscuity and lemongrass flavors, and some notes of simple crisp hops make this pilsner worth a go. And that's before we had in a body which is a lighter medium with agreeable carbonation and one that's easy to drink despite the alcohol. I don't normally understand the concept of taking pilsners to a higher alcohol, but I think Breckenridge has done well here.

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Photo of diamondc
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Not exactly golden pale, slight copper tint there. Fluffy head and moderate amount of bubbles.

S: Wild amount of fruitiness that is unusual with a pilsener, lemon, mellow peach and pear. Very bread-y too

T: Pretty big malt flavor... honey, grain bread type malt, earthy not so spicy type bitterness.

M: Kind of syrup-y.. not exactly crisp and refreshing. A bit of hotness towards the end when its warmed up.

O: An OK beer .. worth buying a single but not a sixer.

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Photo of ChrisPratz
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours to a nice cloudy amber color with 3 fingers of head that dissipates down to a pillow of foamy head across the top that sticks around and clings all the way down.

S: Very aromatic. Lots of nice sweet malt aromas coming up with citrus, apple and pear. Some other dark fruit aromas as well. Very enjoyable.

T: Nice sweetness from the get go with the hops flavor mixing very well with the fruit flavors. Citrus and piney but definitely not overbearing. Biscuit like flavors coming thru as well with some very nice and mild bitterness that makes its presents known within kicking over your palette.

M: Light carbonation works well with the flavors. Slight dryness on the tongue at the end but nothing that takes away from it.

O: Very nice double pilsner here. Everything balances out nicely and nothing takes over on the tongue. Very good brew here.

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Photo of RyanGoodman
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of a make your own 6-pack for $12 at Krugels Georgetown Deli.

This beer was better than I expected, on par with the quality put out by Breckenridge. The most notable part of this beer in my opinion was the delicate floral flavor at the end of each sip. The alcohol also made itself known in a favorable way. Nice offering, will try again.

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Photo of cjgator3
1.92/5  rDev -46.1%
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. 

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Photo of Jimmys
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

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Photo of intensify
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12oz bottle in a mix and match 6 pack out of curiousity. Poured into a Tulip glass.

S- hops, malts, small hints of citrus and an earthy smell. Similar to an IPA suprisingly.

T- Sweet start with a bitter back bone from the hops. Grapefruit and oranges lurking around.

M- Super dry finish and medium carbonation.

O- Pretty good double pilsner. Somehow it came off to me as a "milder" IPA but all the flavours came together well. Would go good with some spicy food.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale, yellow with a tight, white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of grain with some grassy hops.

Tastes of the grainy malts with some grassy hop. Malts lead off with some slight sweetness and a bit of bread. A touch of fruitiness comes through as well. Hops add floral and grassy touches with some light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid double pilsner that fits in with what Breckenridge does.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a honey golden color that is appetizing, with medium width head. Nose is certainly well within bock territory, nice and bready-malty with some hop zing in there too. Palate offers a big hearty malt profile, light hopping to balance it some, and is very drinkable. A little boozy but still very drinkable.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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Photo of Blakaeris
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark yellow. Head is slight and soapy.

Aroma is mild, relatively sweet with pale malt and faint floral hop.

Taste is rich biscuit malt, and intense pungent hops - herbal and floral in character. Grassy with some lemony citrus. Grape skin bitterness in the finish along with hints of melon and some cracked pepper.

Mouthfeel is on the syrupy side of medium.

Overall, an unusual and interesting beer. However, the flavor is a little muddy. Hops are strong, pungent, and spicy.

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Photo of EJMcC
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six pack (12oz bottles) today ($14/pack). I like the label.

Color is a medium golden, with a some haze. Head starts out rocky but thins to light white with some lacing as I finish my second bottle. Nose is subtle, some malt toasty sweetness with a floral hops smell. Body is medium to heavy but at times is slightly cloying in sweetness.

Flavor is sweet, biscuit-like with a distinct malt backbone mixed with a hops bitter finish. Hopping is unique, almost a hop-burst character that is both bitter and floral at the same time with a short noble hops bitter finish. A good beer overall but the price was steep by comparison. Has some of the characteristics of Victory Prima Pils but finishes sweeter and not as complex in the hops finish. I'd order it again and buy it again but it's not my go-to Pils.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought two 12oz bottles of this last week at The Drinkery ($2.50 each). Has a nice, painted-on label, but I have to laugh at the "malt liquor" notation. Starting the day off with these while watching some college football before heading out with "the Birds" for some partying.

Color is a medium/light golden, with a very light bit of haze. Head is thin, wispy and white, with a little lace here and there. Nose is a bit light, but there is some toasty malt and a hint of spicy hopping. Body is medium all the way, and it has light carbo, making for a smooth tongue-feel.

Flavor has a touch of light sweetness, almost honey-like. It has a little crackery malt as well. Hopping is interesting, at it has both some bitter, pithy qualities as well as some grassy, spicy, almost pepper-like notes. Rindy bitterness lingers a short spell before fading. Overall? Not bad; I'd have this again, though I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. Prosit!!

3.8 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


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Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.