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Honey Pilsner - Madhouse Brewing Company

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Honey PilsnerHoney Pilsner

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 21.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Madhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 07-22-2011

Light and crisp, our Honey Pilsner has great flavor for an easy drinking beer. It is golden in color, with subtle fruit-like flavors balanced with noble hops. A delicate floral aroma is achieved with addition of honey, which is sourced from the Ebert Company, an Iowa-based apiary. Drink carefully, you might catch a buzzzzz!

20 IBU
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Photo of Scott17taylor
3.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Berg77
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Garwin7
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of beechrturbo
4.5/5  rDev +42%

Excellent beer! However you get more of the honey taste out of a keg as opposed to the bottles, such place like the Iowa Cubs game at the concession stand. Very clean and smooth, and the pilsner style hops compliments the honey.

Photo of ariceclemson
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Ejayz
1.65/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

I drain poured this one as it was not pleasant to drink at all. All kinds of off flavors and it was just a mess all the way around. I am a home brewer and if I brewed a batch that tasted like this I would not have served it to anyone let alone bottle it. I am a huge fan and supporter of Iowa beer but this brew like all the other they make needs work!

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 7/1/14. Comes in a large 25 ounce single bottle for $3.99, though the bottle doesn't show the ounces (I measured it). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tall veissber glass.

Pours a nice golden honey in color with a small white head. Some light spotty lacing is seen with each sip but doesn't last. Lots of streaming bubbles rising up from the bottom and sides of the glass. The aroma is right up front with the malt with just a hint of honey. Pretty much same with the taste. Mostly the malt flavor with a wee bit of honey. Not bad but needs more honey in my opinion. No harsh or bad aftertaste. Not a bad brew overall, just wish it had more honey. A decent beer for the summer months.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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1/5  rDev -68.5%

Photo of TSJ4000
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall this beer is above average because the use of honey in this beer is really nice. I am disappointed thought because I didn't taste much of the Pilsner. Pilsner is difficult to brew and covering up a mediocre Pilsner with honey shouldn't be the answer. I well intigrated honey flavor with a traditional Pils would be very difficult. I think most people will find this beer approachable and delicious. I'm just a picky beer nerd. I will say this though: they honey taste is spot on without being too sweet. That's difficult and the guys at Madhouse nailed that one really well. I've had a lot of honey beers that have a much worse honey flavor than this one.

Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bismarksays
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light honey/golden color. Good carbonation, about a two finger head which disappears shortly. Little to no lacing.

S- Malt foward with a fresh honey nose, a little floral as well. Not overpowering, but intriguing.

T/M Taste is similiar to nose, Sweet malt, honey, a bit of grassiness but not much. Mouthfeel is that of a session beer, neither too full to make you slow down nor too watery as to bore you.

O- Interesting enough for a true craft drinker, straight foward enough to share with your bodies that drink strictly macro. Does it redefine beer? Certainly not. Is it a good option for a warm day playing bags with your friends? Yes indeed.

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Honey Pilsner from Madhouse Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.