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Notch Session Pils - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
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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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-27-2011 16:46:18 | More by Gregwa
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rorjets

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-10-2013 02:14:05 | More by rorjets
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-07-2012 03:31:28 | More by Lawnboy33
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-29-2012 15:02:17 | More by dunix
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-10-2013 18:01:39 | More by safaricook
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
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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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

05-06-2014 22:52:41 | More by mschofield
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-29-2013 16:36:11 | More by HattedClassic
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -7%
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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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a big white head that keeps its retention quite well. Clear body, golden to straw in color.
S) Musky grains. Subtle hints of citrus fruit.
T) Sweet yet bitter grains. Some fruity notes - apples. Some astringent notes. Bitter dry finish.
M) Light body. Dry finish.
O) Overall an average pilsner, just a bit more bitter than the norm.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 23:55:48 | More by u2carew
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

05-22-2012 11:21:07 | More by Archemedies
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-20-2013 01:24:28 | More by hopley
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Tschnab

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-23-2013 15:54:08 | More by Tschnab
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 21:59:58 | More by andrewinski1
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-09-2012 16:37:29 | More by wdarcy77
Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
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