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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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187 Ratings

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 10
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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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

drauch, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

CreekyJarls, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

afsdan, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Cynic-ale, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

scootypuff, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

duds4suds, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

jharris0624, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MonicaC, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An emboldened lager taste with full flavor, Breckenridge's imperial pilsner is big in flavor and bold in body but without loosing what it is that make well-made lagers so grand. The brewers make it seem effortless.

And as the modestly hazed golden lager pours, its obvious that the beer's natural flavors are intact and not removed by over filtering. And those flavors pour on the palate with moderate honey sweetness, drizzled over wafer-thin cracker and whole grain. Delicately floral, the nose is enticed by a bouquet of honeysuckle.

Over the middle, the beer's estery character opens up with lemons and apples. Shortly after, a spiciness slices through the sweetness and gives wallop of hop spice. Its peppery taste is grassy, herbal and tangy- like verbena and lemongrass.

Its malty-dry finish carries a modest warmth, but its the tale of those spicy hop bitternesses that carry the late palate into a crisp and refreshing closure. Shying away from the rougher alcohols or maltier weight, the dry finish still remembers its base lager flavor. Rather than imperial pilsner, I prefer to see this lager as a firm Oktoberfest with the soul of structure of German lager.

BEERchitect, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kahlerbock, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Beestin, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Duff27, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

username, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

DCdevyl78, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

alphagnome, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

tjsmith910, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Critters, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  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.

beerthulhu, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jbeervt, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

glinnebur, Jan 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

LoveStout, Jan 20, 2014
Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.