Pontchartrain Pilsner - Covington Brewhouse

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 03-24-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RobertM
4.73/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured the bottle into a glass... Pours well, has a couple fingers head not too frothy. The color is a little hazy, but only a slight hint if you look close. Has a good look to it in the glass though. Smells fine, you don't pick up on any one distinctive smell. Very high drinkability. Goes down easy, a good pilsner to drink on a regular basis. Perfect session beer to have in stock for ballgames and guests.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of acevenom
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a minimal white head. There are a lot of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is of bread and yeast. It also has a slight citrus aroma. It's a very clean smelling beer. I don't detect much hops. The flavor is of pale malts with some lemon flavor. It's bready, but also watery. This is a light bodied beer with plentiful carbonation. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a very good beer. It is refreshing and something worth drinking on a hot day or during a cookout.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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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%

Photo of EagleTalon
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.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with zbellino (see review immediately below) in exchange for some of the best beer Cleveland has to offer. Let's see how this truly local NOLA brew stacks up!

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass, this beer is advertised on the label as being "as refreshing as a gentle lake breeze". Well, this must be a LA lake we're talking about, because the breezes off of Lake Erie are hardly gentle!

Pours a straw yellow with a 1/2" head of pure white that settles to a thin lid. Plenty of active carbonation keeps this beer looking lively.

Has a malty, almost biscuity aroma, with undertones of warm sweet hay, with hints of mild herbal hops. Mild, yet pleasant.

Very smooth, with hints of toffee, straw and bitter greens, this is an easy drinking pilsner with a biscuity presentation. There's a dry, mildy smokey finish that compels just one more sip.

Medium to light bodied, with a slightly dry, bitter finish in feel.

For me this is a classic session beer. Pull out a deck of cards, throw a six of this in the cooler, and deal out a hand or ten of hold'em. Easy drinking, interesting without being distracting, if this were a local for me it would be an easy go-to beer.

Photo of zbellino
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Bamboo colored yellow brew with a white pilsner stiyle head that chills out into characteristic old-sudsy water.

S - Yeasty and straw like. A little wildflower in there adds some spring freshness.

T - A bitter hit in this one, probably absorbed from the mild hops into the yeast, which is somewhat sweet n' sour in it's first rush. Strong sourdough waves coming through again and again.

M - A little rich and creamy for a pils, but only a touch. All in all, an easy drinker.

O- Good execution of a crowded style. Worth the try if you are stranded in Covington, LA, partying in a NOLA summer, or from out of the area and looking for your Pils-fix.

Photo of tempest
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.

Photo of bmwats
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pilsner.

A: Hay colored hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Continually rising effervesence constantly renews the head even after it settles to a thinner blanket of foam. Some spotty but persistent lacing remains.

S: A really nutty malt nose with a touch of lavender and fresh hay.

T: More malty than I anticipated. Nutty with a lightly floral palette that gives it something of an indirect sweetness.

M: Light body, but full flavor. A bit of a dry and lightly bitter feel. Finish is a little steely with a citrus tone and just a bit off-putting. Makes it seem a little washed-out.

D: Very refreshing, but has a nice full flavor profile.

Atmosphere is really solid. Nice body, and carbonation keeps a slight head continually renewing. Some fair, but persistent lacing remains. Nose is more malty and nutty than expected. Flavor is similarly malty and nutty with a nice floral character. Finish is a bit steely and gives the brew a washed-out feel. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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.

Photo of bevenson
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Pale yellow with slight chill haze. Bright white head with fine bubbles that lasts for a minute before falling to the side of the glass.

S - Sweet grainy malt, light corn. Light grassy hops. Clean yeast character. Hop aroma is lighter than I expected.

T - Stronger hop flavor than expected from the aroma; spicy and grassy. Low bitterness balances well with the sweet malt flavor. Malt flavor is bready and toasty. Very clean finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking.

D - One of the better American made Pilsners I have had. Easy drinking and refreshing. Breadier and sweeter with less hop presence than most Pilsners. I'm normally not a fan of German Pilsners, but I really enjoy this one. Seek this one out.

Pontchartrain Pilsner from Covington Brewhouse
78 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.