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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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alexgash

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle.

Clear golden apricot body. Finger of gauzy, light beige head. Some lacing. Nose of honey, biscuits, pepper, honeysuckle, and sea air.

Soft, sweet malts up front. Honeyish, with a nice biscuit backing. Herbal, peppery hops come in mid-palate. Bitterness gradually increases toward the finish. Notes of candy-ish fruit and powdered sugar. Dryish finish, with lingering noble-resin bitterness. Not bad. Medium-bodied with a slick feel. Lightly carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 01:30:30 | More by alexgash
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Clear, straw colored, with a short, bright white head of foam
Aroma-Musty grain, faint skunkiness
Taste-Subtle malt sweetness, grain, biscuit, and a nice sharp, spicy hop bite that lingers throughout. Crisp, well balanced and very drinkable. A good match with a plate of tacos.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 16:08:55 | More by hosehead83
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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is clear and clean with a honey colour. No head formation despite a hard dump into the pils glass. Little carbonation.

The smell is noticeably aromatic before the glass is even hoisted noseward. Pilsner malt aloft on some Sterling hop floral aromas throws a nice and inviting waft at the ole snot locker.

The taste is nicely arranged with Magnum bittering hops coming in at the finish making it crisp and cutting any lingering detractors. Fresh. The "double" credential could be omitted without so much as an eyebrow raise as this brew is not over the top compared to standard pilsner varieties. Very enjoyable to the palate.

The mouthfeel is perhaps lighter than expected, yet sufficient to carry the load of flavours.

This is a very drinkable brew that would likely pair wonderfully with many dishes. A worthy small batch production.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 03:29:01 | More by SupaCelt
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dudemuskie

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Snagged a bottle in a mix-a-6er at The Andersons in Toledo, Ohio! Soaked it up with a thin crust pepperoni, mushroom, and jalapeno pizza!

Appearance- Pours a brilliantly clear, rich golden color with bone white head.

Aroma- Curious mix of herbal, spicy, and floral hops with a slightly sweet, vinous-like character. Touch of cracker-like breadiness. Very intriguing and almost has the delicate complexity of a white wine. Fairly clean with little in the way of esters.

Flavor- Starts off with a slightly sweet bready maltiness and nice kick of spicy/herbal hops. Hop flavors intensify into middle and become almost sticky with a honey-like sweetness. A nice vinous character wraps up the finish with a great balancing herbal bitterness and a touch of bready malt. Herbal hop stickiness lingers, and is very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, moderate CO2, great balance. Slight stickiness on lips from moderate residual sugars. Slight hop pungency makes for a lingering finish. Little bit of a warming feeling from alcoholic strength.

Overall- The combination of bigger alcohol and an excellent hop balance creates a delightful brew that reminds me a bit of a white wine! Very drinkable (maybe dangerously so) and one of those beers that you can sit and sip, or really have fun pairing it with food! Well done Breckenridge!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 21:13:10 | More by dudemuskie
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HeightsEats

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't sure about this at first, but it grew on me as I made my way through the bottle. Smell is fairly mild, a hint of bready malt with subtle hop aroma. This seemed watery and a bit sweet on the first sip, but a definite hop backbone comes through in the aftertaste. Well-balanced, full-bodied (but not heavy) and pleasantly strong. I got this as a single but would be happy to have another one.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 02:06:37 | More by HeightsEats
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biggred1

Indiana

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

Clear, copper with a sudsy cream colored head that leaves sheets of sticky lace on the glass. Fruity american hop notes and untoasted grain with a slightly floral perfumey quality in the aroma. Clean and dry flavors with plenty of fresh spicy hop bittering and a slightly warm alcoholic finish. Full bodied with nice heft and smooth carbonation. This is a strange brew for sure..clean and grainy with a boozy kick and plenty of hop flavor, kind of like a small batch, hoppy malt liquor. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 23:11:51 | More by biggred1
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Breckenridge brewpub in Denver, CO on 8/12/10.

A - Clear sun-baked golden liquid with subtle amber tones and a thin bright white cap on top that deposited some rocky crags of lace around the edges of the glass.

S - Initial aroma is quite fruity and not overly alcoholic compared to other Imperial Pilsners I've had in the past. Nose is vinous with a white grape aroma and some fleshy fruit sweetness. While there is a dash of fresh grass clippings, the aroma is primarily sweet and fruity with faint alcohol notes only becoming noticeable after the liquid warmed up a bit.

T - The flavor tends to mimic the aroma with a juicy fruit character suggesting not only grapes but also crisp apple. A backing of sweet malt and grassy hop bitterness ties it all together. Even though this drinks like a pils on 'roids, the alcohol remains restrained throughout, taking a good while to really push through. Finishes with a fruity hop bite on the tongue.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture and a quick burst of carbonation on the tongue. Finishes bitter but with plenty of residual sweetness and a hint of dryness on the palate.

D - I found this to be one of the more drinkable Imperial Pilsners I've come across in my travels. This one swaps flavor for warm alcohol notes, making it one of my favorite examples of the styles I've sampled thus far.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 17:43:15 | More by ffejherb
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brownbeer

Missouri

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

Pours golden with grassy and lemony citrus hops. The flavor is similar; hoppy, peppery, grass up front with the Pale malt showing more in the finish, easing up on the dryness level a bit, but it's still fairly dry. It's stronger, but still maintains the flavor and hop character of a good traditional pils. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 17:47:26 | More by brownbeer
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rackhouse had this one; the Breck tap handle said 'pilsner' and listed as double pilsner. It was neither one.
A light rust color pour with minimal head. Not off to a great start, thinking they've used the wrong malt. Aroma says the wrong hops, too. Malty, but light. Hops provide a bit of pine and earth, certainly nothing crisp and sharp.
Taste picks up the crispness a bit, but the malt overpowers it and not in a great way. Not sure what this is. More like an American Amber or Brown, but lighter. It's no pilsner...certainly not Imperial.

With all that said, it's not a bad beer. Drinkable, but with the choices given, certainly not one to select again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2010 01:11:08 | More by Mebuzzard
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Rackhouse Pub. I think it was just listed as Breckenridge Imperial Pilsner but whatever. I t was yellow and smelled like a pilsner with an unfortunate hint of wet dog at first. As it warmed up it was gone so I can't complain too much about the dog qualities. it had a fruity taste but also dirty and thick, not my cup of tea as far as a pilsner goes. Odell I think had this style nailed with their Double Pilsner but I would not get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 03:27:58 | More by ArrogantB
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Rayek

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery. Served in a small shaker pint glass.

A: Deep gold with great clarity and mild carbonation. The beer arrived with a small, but dense white head that faded quickly to a patchwork film. Left a good amount of lace.

S: Quite boozy. Alcohol is very present in the nose. It's backed up by a heavy dose of pepper and a little bit of anise.

T: Starts with a honey sweetness that's quickly replaced by a spicy pepper and lemon bitterness. Alcohol comes next with a strong warmth that permeates the system. Finishes with an alcohol warmth and a lingering pepper bitterness.

M: The body is slightly syrupy and lighter than the beer's strength made me think it should be. The carbonation felt about right.

D: This was a nice offering, but a bit too boozy for my tastes on a warm June evening. The lightness makes it go down quick for a beer this strong.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2010 03:47:48 | More by Rayek
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this one on tap at the Rackhouse Pub in Denver. Don't really know much about it, but it was billed as an imperial pilsner. Maybe a little dark for the style, a dark gold/amber color, with a little bit of white foam. Some sweet malt/caramel aroma, almost like a strong adjunct lager. Not much flavor wise, similar to the smell. A decent beer, but I won't be ordering another one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 02:35:05 | More by emmasdad
Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
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