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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

Notch Session PilsNotch Session Pils

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BA SCORE
80
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%


Brewed by:
Notch Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PEBKAC on 03-17-2011)
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Reviews by Dools9:
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Dools9

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 9/28/12 poured into a Schlitz pilsner glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw, golden color with a thick three finger, soapy white head. Impressive, patchy spider web lace.

S: Clean, crisp pilsner malt, grassy hops, little bit earth and slightly floral. Little bit of musk mixed with yeasty fruit.

T: Bright grassy, floral and lemon citrus hop flavors blend nicely with a biscuity, grainy malt backbone. There's a lingering earthy, spicy hop finish.

M: Light to medium bodied, extremely sessionable (hence the name), crisp and refreshing. Would make a good warm weather beer.

O: Went in with low expectations but found myself pleasantly surprised by this one. Would probably purchase again when looking for a low abv sessioner. Stuff goes down really easy. Based on the reviews it has, I'd say this one is a bit underrated imo.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 20:00:55 | More by Dools9
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Massachusetts

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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-09-2014 20:35:50 | More by dcisco44
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-27-2014 00:32:15 | More by BastardFromABasket
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2014 16:51:55 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another Notch brew thanks to Yamar 18.

This pours a pale gold with a 1 finger head of foam and again for a Notch beer, some very good lacing.

Aromas of spicy herbal hops are at the forefront. I get just a tad of a malt smell...bread? Maybe biscuit?

Wow, another brew with some great balance. Yeah, it's biscuit for the malt profile, the hops are herbal alright, just a nice crisp spiciness that doesn't go over the top. Swishing the beer in my mouth to get the ultimate experience of what a brew has to offer, I'm amazed that THIS is what I get in a 4% abv brew made in the US.

Nice lightish mouthfeel, the drinkability, at least for me, is through the roof.

Yikes, I love this beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 14:45:43 | More by Bitterbill
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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-18-2014 03:20:03 | More by Aewachiw
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-30-2013 18:01:47 | More by jwps214
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-09-2013 16:19:51 | More by Lebzilla
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: The hazy honey colored liquid is topped by an inch of foam; the retention was reasonable and a few shards of lace hang around

Smell: Slightly bready, with just a hint of grass

Taste: Golden-syrup malt flavors buttress the herbal, grassy hop bill; very rustic flavors

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with relatively crisp carbonation

Overall: Well, they got the mouthfeel right, but I am afraid the unusual malt and hop flavors here make this beer rather hard to enjoy

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 02:22:50 | More by brentk56
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

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Massachusetts

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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is light straw with a bit of haze. There is a half inch white foamy head. This looks close to excellent.

The aroma is full of grassy hops almost entirely. Very inviting.

The taste is light on the malt flavor; this is pretty hoppy for the style. That's fine by me so I'm apt to score this favorably but purists take note. The hop flavor is zesty and grassy, as European style hops are. The finish is quite crisp, making this very refreshing.

This is light bodied and highly drinkable. I recommend this one for people who like balanced and drinkable hop flavor. I would prefer this to a light IPA for example.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 21:59:58 | More by andrewinski1
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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mdfb79

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3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 09/15/13 notes. On tap at The Salty Pig in Boston, MA. After a weekend of BA fests a nice change of pace. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat clear bright yellow color with no carbonation evident and one inch maybe of white head. Weird it looks like it has no carbonation, as it was carbonated. Must be the glass.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, yeast, light spice, and light citrus hops. Nice little bit of citrus on the end and normal pilsener malts throughout the nose.

t - Tastes of wheat, grains, bready malts, dough, yeast, earthy malts, citrus hops, and floral notes. Little more going on here than the nose but still quite light in the citrus and floral notes. Nice though.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation, though it is there. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice pilsner; exactly what I wanted with lunch outside on a nice day. Easy to drink and some nice floral and citrus notes in the taste, would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2013 17:23:43 | More by mdfb79
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ajs4bd

Missouri

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09-17-2013 00:54:21 | More by ajs4bd
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Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.