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Regal Pilsner - Breckenridge Brewery

Regal PilsnerRegal Pilsner

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BA SCORE
81
good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%


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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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a light carrot orange, or a hazy light copper color. A light cream sudsy head sits on top for a few moments then dissipates to a wisp of bubbles. Some sticky lacing. Smells bright and slightly hoppy, a hint of a grassy presence. This beer tastes really clean for a 7% ABV beer. Hint of hops, grass, and citrus with a malty undertone makes this beer finish clean. The mouthfeel is just about right. Overall, a clean, bright pilsner that goes down smooth. But the 7% ABV can sneak up on you. The beer is not boozy at all. Another great offering from Breckenridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 11:59:48 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking clear yellowish gold color with a soapy looking white head on top. The smell of the beer wasn't too grassy which I liked. There was a good amount of earth malts and some nice grainy aromas too. The taste of the beer is pretty good, It's got a nice crisp bitter flavor with a light sweetness up front. The mouthfeel is a light and very drinkable. Overall this brew is pretty good, I could see someone drinking quite a few of these in a short period of time.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 17:08:58 | More by Knapp85
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Average appearance with small head and pale orange color. Some retention.

Smell - very lager like and not very german pils

Taste - some spice and some booziness. Also a little hoppy and bitter. The noble hops come through slightly but its more spicy and boozy.

Mouthfeel - just ok

Overall - Just an ok pilsner. Not too keen on the boozy and spiciness to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 23:41:58 | More by bubseymour
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 22:36:39 | More by jmarsh123
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$2.99, single from the Village Pump.

Golden-orange with a dense, fluffy, off-white head, this beer is a touch hazy. Retention is decent, and lacing is quite nice. The nose is surprisingly solid. Grainy and cereal-forward, there's a fairly pungent hop resin character present. The hop character isn't your typical spicy Saaz, instead, it is moderately floral and with some grass as well. Quite green, I dig the hop character. There's some malt as well, more a simple sweetness to go with the grainy character that's present up front.

The palate opens with a blend of the grainy and cereal malt character with the resiny and pungent hops. Moderately floral, though not necessarily "bright" (to me, the floral character from, say, Centennials are bright, while the Americanized old world hops are more pungent and snappy), the hops are quite enjoyable. The mid-palate has a moderate malt sweetness, with some honey and graham crackers. The sweetness increases as this beer warms up, making it less pleasant. Mildly metallic and mineral-like on the finish, the combination of pungent hop resins, grainy malt sweetness and the mineral character isn't entirely pleasant. An occasional wisp of alcohol is also noticeable. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is decent. I doubt I'll go out of my way to drink it again, but if proffered a fresh pour, I will imbibe.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 04:50:18 | More by DefenCorps
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had from a bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head that dissipated completely, leaving a touch of lacing. Had an aroma of grains, grass...earthy. Some citrus notes, but very mild. Tasted earthy with notes of sweet malts, citrusy hops and grains. Well balanced but not overly complex. Pretty average.

Light bodied with good carbonation. Goes down smooth. I'm not a pils fan, but this one wasn't too shabby. Wouldn't have again, but a good one to try once.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 23:33:17 | More by MsRif
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Tone

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, slight pale malt, yeast, and slight hop. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, citrus hops, and slight pale malt. Overall, well blended, good appearance, and good mouth feel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 19:40:19 | More by Tone
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Schmittymack

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2011 09:12:46 | More by Schmittymack
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rye726

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Up for review is a 12oz bottle of Regal Pilsner. Poured into a pint glass. Golden brown with a beige head. Pilsner malts and soem hops. Taste is quite malty for a pilsner. Body a bit thick, but drinks pretty well. More of a big American strong pale ale than a double pils though.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 01:04:02 | More by rye726
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Poured from a bottle into an Umphrey's McGee pint glass. Clear golden honey color with a thin, wispy layer of white head that leaves some streaky lacing before disappearing almost completely. Aroma is light, of pale malts, grains, and grass. Taste is similar: bready, light malt sweetness, grains, grass, a touch of citrus zest, with a decent balance of malts and hops. Smooth, light mouthfeel, and easily drinkable. It's not often I find a pils that I like.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 23:56:25 | More by Rifugium
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 21:06:54 | More by johnmichaelsen
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out a lightly hazed gold colour. thin, bubbly off white head and sparse lace. malty, bready, and grainy aroma with a good deal of grass and floral spice from the hops. taste is reminiscent of white grapes, green apples and pears with a bit of earthen, herbal hop notes. rough bitterness in the back end, seeminly unwarranted due to the dry nature of the finish. thin alcohol burn. flavours don't mesh all that well. medium bodied with an oily, slick and chewy mouthfeel...weird in that it's not really overly sweet. some brackish bitterness adds (or detracts) to the mouthfeel. drinkability suffers because the overall sum of it's parts don't add up to a pleasurable and sublime drinking experience.

got my six pack at a steep discount so i didn't have to pay the overly ridiculous retail price. still...not good enough to warrant a recommendation. not a bad beer, just a substandard attempt at a perplexing style.

guessing that this would be better totally fresh and on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 19:13:06 | More by budgood1
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Goebbel's in Wichita

Pours honey colored with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Bready & grassy with hints lemons, all seem to fade as this warms

T: Bready, toffee like sweetness & slight pear fruittyness, some crackery notes as well up front. Soapy & grassy notes as this warms, along with some more crackery notes & a bit of green apple. Finishes semi-crisp with some leafy hops & a bit of butterscotch

MF: Fairly chewy, firm carbonation, so-so balance, some grainy notes

Overall this is run of mill for the style, not impressed. Would love to try a fresher sample, I believe the hops are tired in this bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 04:53:10 | More by russpowell
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- light head clings well. Slight hazy golden color.

S- Nice citrus and floral hops

T- light sweet citrus. Hits the back of the tongue with a light hop flavor.

M- Light carbonation with a bit of creaminess.

O- Needs a little more carbonation in it. Goes down smooth. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 00:57:53 | More by stckhndlr
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-light yellow color no head and slight amount of lacing

Smell-sweet smell slightly floral but no real hop smell

Taste-very sweet can't really taste the alcohol at all

Mouthfeel-very smooth and pleasant

Drinkability- I could easily drink several of these in a session

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:40:59 | More by ejimhof
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a nearly clear, deep gold, with orange highlights, and a thin white head that doesn't last. Anticipating some lacing on this one.

Aromas of toast, lemon, noble hoppiness, sweet malt.

Flavors of a jacked up Czech Pils, bready malt, noble hop bitterness, grassy, lemony. Finish is medium, with sweet malt starting out, then giving way to a firm bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, a little sticky, smooth, but not crisp. Bitterness is mouthcoating.

Good drinkability, on the edge of being an imperial version of a euro pils. Not quite strong enough in bitterness or alcohol to quite make it there for me, but otherwise, a very good beer. Nice attempt.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 01:44:26 | More by JamnesCameron
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small offwhite head. Speckles of spotty lace are left on the glass.

Aroma has floral and citrusy hops with a faint burst of ethanol and a hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation with some alcohol noted.

Tastes pretty nice and well balanced. Caramel sweet bready malts integrate well with herbal and grassy hops. A hint of citrus(lemon) underneath.

Good drinkability. Well balanced, overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 21:57:24 | More by merlin48
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Brunite

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsener glass. A very clear golden yellow with a 3 finger off-white head.

Smell: Not your every day Pilsener. Heavy malt backbone and heavy hops.

Taste: As the smell...heavy malt and very bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied...alcohol noticeable...medium carbonation...finishs very dry.

Drinkability: OK but not my favorite. Too much of a Ale/Lager hybrid. I want clean, crisp, refreshing from my pilsener. This was too much like drinking an IPA...but not as good as a standard IPA. Good as far as the style...but not something I'll be looking for.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 05:29:05 | More by Brunite
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden body with a light off white head billowing nicely above the rim of my glass, with fine even lacing. Aromatics contain pale cereal malts where are the hops, well they are here but not like other imperial pils. A bit of citrus grassiness, but the malts shine out a bit brighter here in the hop profile. Flavor has mineral water harshness with a touch of cereal grains light citric hops, really coatas the palate with a nice rolling biscuit malt sweetness with minimal alcohol showing up on the palate. Just enough herbal/citric/hops to balance really one of the better offerings I've had from Breckenridge. Mouthfeel has a nice full on creamy/airy carbonation going down smooth with each sip leaving behind a faint hop bitterness with streaks of hop oils evident. Drinkability is solid, I was surprised at how well this bigger pils drank and the lack of extreme alcohol and hop bitterness compared to what I have come to expect with this style. I really liked the bottle on this one as well super creative well executed I hope this one makes it back in 2011. If you couldn't tell this review is from notes when it was last released.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 15:30:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a slightly hazy body...the body was golden in color with some amber highlights...a one finger head formed and appeared white in color with some creaminess...it quickly fell into a wispy cap and left some lacing

S - The hops are present in the nose...they are fruity and herbal with that noble hop presence...the malts come across as pale and cracker like

T - At first sip I'm getting th malts...they again are pale in flavor with just a touch of caramel to sweeten things up...the bready character comes out in the middle and pairs with some fruit like characteristics...the hops finish the beer with a sharp and crisp bite

M - Medium bodied...well carbonated with a nice bitterness

D - This beer is a step up from a normal pilsner but I would not go as far as saying it's an imperial pilsner...a decent beer but there was something missing for me...maybe it was the imperial part

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 14:19:43 | More by thain709
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argock

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.80.

A: Not-quite-clear honey-gold with 1-2 finger ivory head with good retention and lacing.

S: Sour grain and herbal hops with a mineral edge. Alcohol not apparent on the nose.

T: Still pretty grainy but with more pale malt cracker character. Alcohol only evident with some warming. A bit thin and papery through the middle. Hoppiness is grassy and herbal with a very drying effect in the finish.

M: It shows its double pils qualities in the feel which is easily medium but still boasts active carbonation for a nice combo of firm heft but crisp.

D: A pretty good Imperial Pilsner which puts malt qualities up front and thankfully leaves the alcohol behind. It has some flaws but not a bad brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 03:47:09 | More by argock
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle a light clear yellow-gold with a thin bubbly white head.

Slightly sour grain aroma and saltine cracker.

Bitter tasting with grain, light fruit, pepper, floral notes and cracker.

Thin, watery and dry.

Nothing really stands out with this Imperial Pilsner from Breckenridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 19:51:27 | More by Monkeyknife
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champ103

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Gingerman in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a bright and clear yellow/orange color. Good clarity and color. Though a small white head forms and recedes to nothing. Light lace.
S: Dry biscuit malt up front. Spicy yeast and some fruity esters as well. Grassy and floral. A snap of hop bitterness. Very nice.
T: It falls apart here. Almost like it is a different beer. I get a lot of boiled sweets. Like hard candy. Lots of soapy hops as well. I am not enjoying this.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. This could be a bit more crisp and clean. Not hard to drink. Though not something I am coming back to soon.

This started out good. I really enjoyed the nose. Though it did not hold up after that. Overall another sub standard beer from Breckenridge. Not to mention I think this is a bastard style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 01:56:39 | More by champ103
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tchenery

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is excellent. The beer pours nicely into a snifter and has a billowy head that slowly dissipates to a nice thin layer of bone white bubbles and has visible carbonation through the crystal clear, extremely bright, yellowish/orangeish body.

The first smell brings heavy malts. On the second and third whiff I'm picking up that distinct snappy hop, but it's faint. It smells very refreshing.

There's an initial drying bitterness to the beer followed by a mouth coating feeling. I definitely had the mouthfeel coming at me before the taste of the brew. When the taste does come thorugh it's very pale malt forward. The hop presence is a bit weak in my opinion, especially for a pilsner (imperial at that), but it's there. Typical Saaz type hop flavor. I may have an older bottle.

This beer would be wonderful on draft, but I highly recommend the bottled as well. Awesome packaging too if I might add.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 00:51:38 | More by tchenery
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes 12/19/10

A: pours dark gold and clear, half finger white foamy head.
S: bright hop and malt aroma, grassy sweet malty grain.
T/M: thicker than a normal pilsner, slightly coating. hops are grassy and balanced by the malt sweetness. yet also has a certain dryness.
D: personally like this pils mainly because its simple yet complex.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 02:10:32 | More by rootbeerman
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