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Pistol Whip'd - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-05-2012)
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a: hazy burnt yellow with some light brown notes in the middle. very large - 5 + finger soapy white bubbly rocky head

s: tons of sweet grains, lemongrass, pepper, vanilla, sweet citrus, grassy hops. something like a bubble gum cardboard.

t: very clean. vanilla, pilsner malt, grassy hop bitterness (more than id expect). there is a sweet spice in here that i can't put my finger on - like a sweet coriander, maybe. tons of fresh dough in here too. finishes with sweet grainy malt, earthy hops and just a hint of sweet citrus

m: light, but on the fuller side of light- with a lot of carbonation

o: more flavor packed in here your normal pilsner, ill say that. a little more bitter than expected, but the sweetness cuts it nice, and i like the hint of citrus mixed with the dough. its clean, but the large amount of carbonation makes it a little heavy to be extremely refreshing though. still a nice lighter beer, but nothing special

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Picked up this 1pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard label art and unbranded pry-off cap yesterday at my local Cap N Cork in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California for $5.99 USD. Served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I loved Noble's Naughty Sauce. Reviewed as a Czech Pilsner because it identifies as such on the label. 4.5% ABV according to the label.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of beige colour. Decent thickness. Low creaminess. Little lacing as the head recedes. Retention is about average - 2-2.5 minutes.

Body colour is a predictable yellow-copper. Translucent; transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Typical vibrance.

Overall, it looks like any other pilsner.

Sm: Definitely has more of a hop presence than is conventional for the style; it's an herbal floral hop character that rings unique. And it's complemented nicely by the crystal malt/pilsner malt body. Some lime fruit is surprisingly present. A biteen grainy. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Overall, it's a generally appealing if quite nontraditional aroma for the style. I'm wary of the lime and hops, but I'm optimistic. Mild in strength.

T: It's got your standard saaz hop and grainy pils malt build, with some extra unconventional floral hop presence as well as some strangely integrated lime. I appreciate the experimentation, but this is not how a great czech pilsner is constructed. Fairly balanced with attempts at complexity, but that's missing the mark; czech pilsner is a style that revels in the elegance of simplicity, subtlety and balance. Here we find not a respectful accolate, but a supercilious American brewer intent on adding his/her influence to the style. It doesn't work. This isn't a style you brew to reinvent. The glossy crap doesn't fly. That said, it's a pleasant beer to drink and it's inoffensive. But Jaysus do they get the style wrong.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly artificial. Decent thickness and body. Not oily, harsh, gushed, or boozy. Suits the flavour profile generally well. Adequate carbonation. Execution isn't great for the style, but it's above average.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but it's brazen attempt at adding a unique touch to the style actually ends up bringing it down. I always applaud experimentation, but this just plain misses the mark. Nice try, Noble, but it's not a great beer. Wouldn't get it again at this price, but I do think there's a market for it. It'll scratch the pedestrian's pils itch, but it's largely unimpressive if you're familiar with the style. Quite common.

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Pours a pale gold colour, with a trickle of bead. Head is white, pretty nice with decent lacing left behind. Looks alright.

Smells citric, somewhat metallic. Some nice caramel malt on the back and a touch of paint. Mostly refreshing and pleasant.

Drinks more metallic. Quite a resinous and spicy hop pervades most of it, with lemon pith, rocket and lemongrass notes. A little bit sharp, like the malt takes too much of a back seat in the middle. Refreshing enough, and pleasant enough for the most part though.

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Pistol Whip'd from Noble Ale Works
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