Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing
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3.45/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
06-04-2013 02:23:07 | More by Andrew041180
3.71/5 rDev +4.8%
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).
05-06-2013 12:49:00 | More by dbrauneis
2.99/5 rDev -15.5%
@ 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.
03-07-2013 00:43:57 | More by donkeyrunner
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
4.13/5 rDev +16.7%
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!
01-01-2013 19:24:37 | More by Johnny2
Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
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