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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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 puboflyons:
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev +4.8%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on January 13, 2013.

The pour is a typical pilsener looking straw or hay yellow with a long lasting tremendous white foamy head and vigorous carbonation.

The aroma is quite full compared to adjuncts and others in its class with pale malts, biscuit, yeast, sugar in the raw, and a clean hoppiness.

The body is light and smooth.

The taste tends to downplay the sweet malts and biscuit in favor of a notable clean and crisp hop feel coming up the backside. Pretty drinkable and refreshing.

01-31-2013 23:31:59 | More by puboflyons
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -13%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Aiming for the Old World rustic version of the Czech lager. Mild haze, but golden color still shines bright in the light. Enough froth for a Pils to be proud of. Fresh-cut crabgrass, wild herbal hop and a dusting of biscuity malt in the nose. Smooth, with a snap of crispness on the backside of the light body. Malt comes forth on the light side with a sticky, biscuity, almost husky flavor throughout. Hops are slightly oily with spicy, herbal undertones; bitterness balances. Biscuity, husky tone lingers. Finish lands dry. Some fine tuning and softening would do this lager great. Hard pressed to put back more than one.

07-28-2011 14:33:23 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

07-02-2014 19:38:48 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-06-2013 18:46:33 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -28.5%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: faint pine and grass

Taste: sweet grass, lime, citrus hops, and a bit of sugar at the end

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, sweet start then the hops kick in to make it slightly bitter, the after taste is odd and almost sugary, light bodied

Overall: I wanted to like this beer, but the flavors just did not come together for me. There is an odd sweetness that I associate with Leinenkugels. While it works there in some instances, the sweetness here is a bit out of place. I want to drink this and with some small modifications, I could see this being a regular beer in my rotation...but for now a pass.

06-28-2011 14:45:51 | More by tigg924
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marchnlv

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

01-15-2012 19:03:55 | More by marchnlv
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-19-2013 22:12:56 | More by Janeinma
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-08-2013 00:29:07 | More by juicebox
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-04-2013 15:17:14 | More by b2hogan
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +18.6%

On-tap at Bukowski’s in Boston.

Pours a clear golden color with a white head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of crisp pilsner malts with good amounts of light citrus and floral hops and hints of deeper, leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as crisp. Smooth pilsner malts up front are joined quickly by light citrus and slightly herbal hops. Midway through heavier earthy hops come into play, before they are joined by very slight bready notes that fade out into a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall I was a fan of this beer, and the low ABV is icing on the cake. It’s not quite as clean as the world-class pilsners, but it’s still well worth a shot.

08-14-2011 20:19:52 | More by glid02
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heather625

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-21-2013 20:35:38 | More by heather625
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-28-2013 20:10:46 | More by pastramionrye7
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-04-2013 21:46:52 | More by Larrydoherty
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-01-2013 02:08:12 | More by mjstacker
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-13-2013 22:09:47 | More by ChrisL24481
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2012 22:25:28 | More by trevorpost
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

11-17-2011 22:22:56 | More by Neffbeer
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

03-02-2012 16:56:27 | More by seanh99
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

08-11-2014 02:45:07 | More by liquorpig
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Plissken

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

03-23-2014 05:39:58 | More by Plissken
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a big white head that keeps its retention quite well. Clear body, golden to straw in color.
S) Musky grains. Subtle hints of citrus fruit.
T) Sweet yet bitter grains. Some fruity notes - apples. Some astringent notes. Bitter dry finish.
M) Light body. Dry finish.
O) Overall an average pilsner, just a bit more bitter than the norm.

07-05-2012 23:55:48 | More by u2carew
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Nice extra thrown in by my trading buddy up in Beantown.

Ommegang Anniversary glass. Still pretty chilly.

Big, lumpy, textured white head. Clear, classic amber body. Wiry waves of lace.

Smell is green & herbal. Hops seem a tad sharp. Very dry biscuit malt & noticeable alcohol. Almost a notion of fruit as it warms, but no. :P

Bittergreen, leafy, & a touch iron-y. A bit sharp. Sizable amount of hops used. Malt is cracker dry with barely any sweetness. I would of enjoyed a little more of a grain profile personally.

Frothy, but not all that carbonated. Still pretty crispy because it's so fresh. Alcohol seems slightly bigger then the paltry 4% stated. Feels more acidic then your standard American brewed Pils.

Pretty clean for a contract brew. Shouldn't be surprised, because Ipswich makes good beer.

03-17-2011 02:48:56 | More by PEBKAC
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andylipp

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-10-2013 01:21:11 | More by andylipp
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

08-14-2013 12:17:21 | More by cjs61679
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Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.