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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
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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muttyd

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, clear yellow with a frothy white head. Very clear beer. Aroma is of grainy pilsner malts, grassy hops, Flavor is very hoppy (grassy, earthy, not very citrusy), biscuit malts, and dry. Very little sweetness. Good representation of the style. Bubbly on the tongue with a sharp prickly carbonation.

Overall, a good beer. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 23:48:31 | More by muttyd
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 04:58:23 | More by GregSVT
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mdfb79

New York

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 09/15/13 notes. On tap at The Salty Pig in Boston, MA. After a weekend of BA fests a nice change of pace. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat clear bright yellow color with no carbonation evident and one inch maybe of white head. Weird it looks like it has no carbonation, as it was carbonated. Must be the glass.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, yeast, light spice, and light citrus hops. Nice little bit of citrus on the end and normal pilsener malts throughout the nose.

t - Tastes of wheat, grains, bready malts, dough, yeast, earthy malts, citrus hops, and floral notes. Little more going on here than the nose but still quite light in the citrus and floral notes. Nice though.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation, though it is there. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice pilsner; exactly what I wanted with lunch outside on a nice day. Easy to drink and some nice floral and citrus notes in the taste, would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2013 17:23:43 | More by mdfb79
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +6.2%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-06-2013 18:46:33 | More by Jason
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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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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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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-12-2013 02:14:09 | More by BeerMeister8
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-30-2014 01:46:35 | More by chefdave37
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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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eb3ny

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-18-2014 04:54:35 | More by eb3ny
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-09-2013 16:19:51 | More by Lebzilla
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-27-2014 00:32:15 | More by BastardFromABasket
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-08-2014 21:37:19 | More by nkelley77
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scoot64

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-18-2014 03:20:03 | More by Aewachiw
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-26-2014 11:19:34 | More by judkinst
Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.