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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

137 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is light straw with a bit of haze. There is a half inch white foamy head. This looks close to excellent.

The aroma is full of grassy hops almost entirely. Very inviting.

The taste is light on the malt flavor; this is pretty hoppy for the style. That's fine by me so I'm apt to score this favorably but purists take note. The hop flavor is zesty and grassy, as European style hops are. The finish is quite crisp, making this very refreshing.

This is light bodied and highly drinkable. I recommend this one for people who like balanced and drinkable hop flavor. I would prefer this to a light IPA for example.

andrewinski1, Nov 02, 2013
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2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

jneiswender, Jul 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GregSVT, Oct 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

PEBKAC, Mar 17, 2011
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Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.