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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-25-2013 19:24:39 | More by PEIhop
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scoot64

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-09-2013 02:45:35 | More by scoot64
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - served on tap at Legal Seafood at Logan Airport. Glass came with a substantial head that lingered for a good amount of time. Light lacing on the glass. The beer was blonde in color and fairly clear.

S - very little detectable. What is there is nice.

T - as someone else mentioned it didn't really taste pilsnery. Its good, in a sort of bland way. Seemed more like a light pale ale.

M - body that I expected with pleasant carbonation.

O - I don't see myself having this one again, but elements of this brew encourage me to try other offerings from Notch.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 02:23:07 | More by Andrew041180
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-25-2013 04:22:50 | More by Rekrule
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-18-2013 12:31:16 | More by BRYeleJR
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at LTK (Legal Test Kitchen) Bar and Kitchen in Boston, MA

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some brighter yellow highlights. The beer has a finger and a half tall bright white foamy head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit and bready malts with some lighter notes of grassy and herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit and bready malts with little to no sweetness. That is followed by the light to moderate flavors of the grassy and herbal hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

O: This beer was refreshing, paired great with food, and was extremely easy to drink - I think I could have literally drank this beer all day long (though I am guessing that is the point of creating these session style beers from Notch).

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 12:49:00 | More by dbrauneis
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-10-2013 18:01:39 | More by safaricook
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-31-2013 03:23:37 | More by Colosdog
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-15-2013 03:06:00 | More by goldenM13
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-14-2013 23:30:16 | More by MAbeerNE1
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

@ Legal Test Kitchen, Boston

Dark gold with a fizzy white head. Thin collar of retention and a glass sans lace. Pauvre glass.

Smells like a dinner roll. Subtle green hops in there and maybe some apricot/orchardy fruit.

Tin-y mineral fruit and butter up front followed by a very pleasing pepper hop finish. Buttery aftertaste that comes back after the swallow like a boomerang.

Eh.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 00:43:57 | More by donkeyrunner
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-04-2013 21:46:52 | More by Larrydoherty
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-10-2013 02:14:05 | More by rorjets
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-23-2013 15:54:08 | More by Tschnab
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Johnny2


4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally - a local beer that tastes likes beer!!
Had this on tap at Upper Crust in Newburyport....will have to get a six pack soon. I've always wanted to support local breweries but could never find a solid pilsner that tasted like something they would actually drink in Europe.

Poured lovely, leaving a nice head which all good beers should have. Tasted fresher than any other pilsner I've had on tap anywhere else, except for maybe Czechvar on tap at The Independent in Somerville.
Crisp and just the right amount of hops in this one...not overbearing at all but strong enough to know you're drinking quality.

Tip of the hat to the guys in Ipswich...Thank you!

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2013 19:24:37 | More by Johnny2
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this several times over the past week - decided on another 6 pack tonight
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a one finger of sudsy, bubbly pure white head. Head recedes somewhat quickly leaving wispy lacing along the glass.

S: Nose is grassy, earthy hop notes, yeast, malt, and a mild citrus note.

T: Taste starts with a strong yeast, lemon citrus quality. Malt flavoring, with some earthy, grassy notes begin to come in. Finish has a continued grassiness, some grain, and a hint of orange peel.

M: Lighter body, higher carbonation, slightly prickly with an oily finish.

O: Goes down very easy, rather tasty, not filling, no kick, nice representation of style. This is a great beer that falls more under the true definition of a "session" beer. It will definitely be a staple come summer time.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:24:30 | More by Jayli
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Dools9

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
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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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-09-2012 03:13:44 | More by MNBeerNE
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-29-2012 15:02:17 | More by dunix
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

10-21-2012 14:01:48 | More by nquigley16
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-09-2012 16:37:29 | More by wdarcy77
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cortez

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-12-2012 04:07:47 | More by cortez
Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
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