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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

Notch Session PilsNotch Session Pils

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BA SCORE
80
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%


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 Maxwell:
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours like crisp watery gold, and sits in the mug like light grapefruit juice and piss with a slight ambering. This beer is only slightly hazy and opaque due to it being unfiltered, and has a great torrent of bubbles rushing to the surface to replenish the head which is a pure white, eggshell made of nice little smooth bubbles that settle at about a fingers width and seem like their staying for a drink. The beer smells wet and spicy with a juicy linger of the almost-apple that I’ve come to associate with pilsners. The hops are nicely spicy though, with hints of fluffy, buttered biscuit pulling through in the back and edges of the glass. The beer tastes much like any other pilsner. There is the slightly-stale-bread taste of the malts that runs strongly through the sip and lingers in the mouth for awhile, and there are nice slight spices from the hops and fruity juicy feel reminiscent of apples as the beer initially crosses the tip of the tongue. Mouthfeel is quite tart with a little too much carbonation assaulting the tongue and leaving it tingling with a slight sheen of saliva and dry bread feel in the rest of the mouth. The beer is very crisp and watery, making it very drinkable, and it does not sit heavy in the stomach, but I suspect that the pilsner style is just not my favorite, as I am just not impressed with this beer. Overall I call this beer a meh.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 01:59:05 | More by Maxwell
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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.

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Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.