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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 86
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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Photo of schoolboy
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

schoolboy, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +11.4%

BJasny, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kips, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -16.4%

jenray, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +11.4%

MarkyMOD, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of NeilTC
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

NeilTC, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
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
Photo of SonOfKyuss
4/5  rDev +11.4%

SonOfKyuss, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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

brentk56, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  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.

smcolw, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +11.4%

WritersBlock, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.88/5  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.

DoubleJ, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Texasfan549, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of GMB
4/5  rDev +11.4%

GMB, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kjkinsey, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of diamondc
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

diamondc, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Tumble, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -16.4%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of mkennedy119
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mkennedy119, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of MidtowneMarket
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Giantspace, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Peller80
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Peller80, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

aflies, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of ChrisPratz
3.95/5  rDev +10%
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.

ChrisPratz, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.