Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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Regal PilsnerRegal Pilsner

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BA SCORE
81
good

212 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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I've been circling this beer for awhile, then decided to pull the trigger. Glad I did. Pours an on style golden bronze with minimal head. As I sipped it down, the flavor profile of sweet bread malt and light grassy, herbal hops lingered nicely. The balance of malt and hop is perfect as the sweetness isn't overdone like some made in the Fatherland can get.
Love these American craft pilsners! Nice job Breckenridge...

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12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw color, maybe leaning slightly towards golden. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Its texture is just creamy enough, and its retention is pretty solid. Also, a consistent ring of lacing is left on the glass. Well, it certainly looks regal... (4.5)

Smell: I really notice the pilsner-y malt backbone first and foremost. There is a lot of grain, sweet bread, and sugar cookie on the nose. Touches of Saaz hops come through to break up the monotony. Mmmmmm, love Saaz. Could use more of its grassy, floral goodness, but ah well. This actually smells pretty solid, especially considering I don't like needlessly big pilsners for some reason. (3.5)

Taste: I'm immediately reminded why I don't like imperial pilsners - the hops, malts, and general 'bigness' of the brew don't mesh in any way. Individually, the notes are pretty solid: a decent sweetness opens it up (notes of sugar cookie, honey, and ginger come through), giving way to a finish loaded with floral, grassy Saaz hops. This just seems horribly imbalanced for some reason, with the first few sips coming off almost like a harsh cleaner. Then something funny happens - the more I drink, the more I enjoy it. It ends up being a pretty okay brew, actually. (3)

Mouthfeel: While it feels big and semi-sweet, it does have a crisp bite which gives it some drinkability. In addition, this is quite mouth-filling, thanks to its airy carbonation. Could be cleaner, though. (3)

Overall: At first, I didn't like this one bit. But my perseverance paid off: the remaining 2/3rds of the brew are fairly decent. I'm of the belief that pilsners shouldn't be imperialized; considering that (and considering Breckenridge hasn't made anything that's impressed me) it could have been FAR worse. (3)

3.18/5: Not regal, but not a peasant either

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Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.