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Pontchartrain Pilsner - Covington Brewhouse

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78
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 03-24-2010

Light in body with the beautiful golden straw color that is a hallmark of the genre, Pontchartrain Pilsner's thoughtfully crafted blend of German Northern Brewer, Hallertauer Perle and Spalter hops imbue it with a wonderful mellow aroma, complemented by a smooth, lightly hopped finish.
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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

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1.84/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Mora2000
2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to my brother for sending me this bottle.

The beer gushes wildly once opened and eventually settles down to pour a light yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is grain and grass with not too much else going on. The flavor is much of the same. I get a ton of grain notes with a little bit of grass mixed in. I don't really get any hop bitterness or too much hop flavor other than a little bit of the grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not very good at all.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -8%

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3.16/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle contract brewed by Heiner Brau. Pours a mostly clear yellow color with a fast-dwindling white head. Leaves a nice collar and bubbly surface.

Grainy malt is certainly there and smells pretty fresh. But it is really missing a nice hop character. Light fruitiness from the yeast is also noticeable.

Flavor has a pretty distinctive crackery malt that I have noticed in all of Henryk's beers. Lacks a crisp hop finish though and tastes more like a helles than a pilsner. Pretty decently crafted lager, and the freshness is certainly appreciated.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Served from the tap in a shaker pint glass.

Pale yellow color, brilliantly clear with bright white head. Mild pale malt aroma and taste, with just minimal earthy hops. Light body, medium carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a thin white head, minimal lace and a slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is lemony, grassy and grainy with a hint of butter. Flavor is a very light blend of grass, lemon, pale malt, biscuit and seltzer. Mouthfeel is very watery and dry, ample CO2. Overall, not a bad beer but certainly not a German Pils.

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3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like there's a touch of diacetyl, with the sweet, creamy bread malt with a little toasted biscuit. There's an appropriate spicy hop balance, but I can't quite get past the candy note in the malt. It's be a great pilsner if it were a good bit cleaner. The drinkability and character is otherwise great.

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Pontchartrain Pilsner from Covington Brewhouse
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.