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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.15/5  rDev -39.3%

had this beer at the Bacon and Beer festival in Boston. Served cool, on tap, in a small tasting glass.

Fairly run of the mill appearance to this brew. Clear gold body , nice white head.

Scent and flavors were not hoppy some vegetable was detected.

Light mouthfeel.

Not clean enough of a beer for the style. I will pass on this the next time I see it.

07-20-2011 06:13:51 | More by jneiswender
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-14-2012 01:00:02 | More by mbs11
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

09-17-2013 00:54:21 | More by ajs4bd
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is actually quite nice. As soon as I poured it I could smell a bit of hops even before I lifted it to my nose. Upon smelling it I get a decent amount of hops followed by a grain smell and slight lemon zest aroma on the finish.

T: The taste is a bit different from the nose. There's a bit of hops followed by some grainy/bready quality with a hint of lemon on the finish. Typical pilsener flavors.

M: The feel is crisp and refreshing and the low ABV makes this a super easy drinker.

O: Good flavors and low ABV make this a good candidate for an every night Pilsener if that's what you're looking for. It was interesting drinking a 4% beer that had this much flavor.

10-06-2011 04:58:23 | More by GregSVT
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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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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

07-21-2014 03:25:27 | More by SuperHop18
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-27-2013 23:28:08 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

11-17-2011 22:22:56 | More by Neffbeer
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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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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-18-2014 02:17:17 | More by RKing44
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-26-2014 11:19:34 | More by judkinst
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

Always on the lookout for tasty, full-bodied, low-ABV beer, I recently dragged home a bottle of Notch's session ale and this bottle of their pils. After trying the ale and being totally underwhelmed by it, I was prepared for more of same from the pils but was happily surprised. This was not the hop-heavy swipe that I expected but instead was quite tasty and balanced. The aroma is a bit light, but it still emitted a good handful of flowers and a lemon peel or two. Light and flavorful, this is definitely a beer for the summer. I'm not one to drink beer and then operate machinery of any kind, especially the kind with whirring blades, but if I had to choose a lawnmower beer this would rate at the top of the safety list.

04-21-2011 01:34:06 | More by gfreed
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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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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-17-2014 01:24:53 | More by meehandennis
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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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-06-2013 16:54:51 | More by MRsojourner
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

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
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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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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-22-2014 19:19:28 | More by jbarletto
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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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Aisha

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-02-2014 23:11:00 | More by Aisha
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-03-2014 16:51:55 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
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