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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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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-19-2013 22:12:56 | More by Janeinma
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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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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-09-2014 20:35:50 | More by dcisco44
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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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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-03-2014 16:51:55 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-28-2014 17:02:09 | More by Botulizard
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-30-2013 18:01:47 | More by jwps214
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halfshell

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-23-2014 18:35:02 | More by halfshell
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cortez

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-12-2012 04:07:47 | More by cortez
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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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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

mildly hazy gold with a huge pure cloud white head that quickly recedes to a thin film and laces decently.

aroma of herbal and floral hops on top of biscuity malts, pretty much what I'd expect for the style.

black tea, slight musk, floral hops, biscuity malts, a bit bitter, but not overly flavorful. a bitter aftertaste lingers.

light bodied and slightly oily feel with subtle prickly carbonation.

its not bad, but not something I could drink all day, either, which was the intent, so it misses its mark. though its a decent beer, it misses its intent.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 00:53:37 | More by silentjay
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

The color is a gold/yellow with some cloudy orange tint. There is about two fingers of foamy white head white a slight bit of lacing left on the glass.

The color is a little hoppy at first with slightly dry malt straightening the edges out. There is a small grassy flavor toward the end that puts a final signature to the end flavor of this beer.

The feel of this beer is highly drinkable with no alcohol detectable. There is a smooth but light feel that makes this beer go down quicker then it seams at first. A really good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 15:45:01 | More by Duhast500
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foggy yellow in color. Good sized white frothy head. Laced fairly well.

Aroma gives off a little malt husk, hop notes, and yeastiness.

Taste follows the aroma. Noble hops I assume, and the malt almost seems like corn at times, but I think it's deceiving. There's a faint lemon zest found in there, and a little grass. Not bad.

Mouthfeel is a little slick. Drinks smooth rather than crisp, which I didn't expect.

Drinkability is high of course because of the ABV, BUT, the taste plays into the drinkability well too. Just because a beer sports a low ABV doesn't mean it's tasty enough to warrant a few. This satisfies both needs and is worth picking up again for the right occasion...though there are better pilsners...especially if you prefer yours with some snappy crispness.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 14:36:57 | More by jbertsch
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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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b2hogan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2012 22:25:28 | More by trevorpost
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-29-2013 16:36:11 | More by HattedClassic
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Diesel33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2013 23:26:35 | More by Diesel33
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-15-2014 17:33:00 | More by DerekMorgan
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-07-2012 01:04:27 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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mrovelli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-05-2014 00:15:35 | More by mrovelli
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-31-2013 03:23:37 | More by Colosdog
Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.