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Pfeifferhorn Lager - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full strength and quaffable American lager with a hint of European flavor. Pfeifferhorn lager has a subtle malt flavor, and clean, crisp finish. A fine spicy and slightly herbal noble hop profile which barely lingers on the palate.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 06-13-2010)
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Ryan1423

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

07-08-2012 18:31:11 | More by Ryan1423
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average or a little better and a good sized ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Dry and grainy with a dried out hay bale grassiness. Smells fine and is very clean, but there isn't all that exciting.

2.5 T: Not as dry as the nose suggested. Indeed, there's a decent grassy sweetness to it. However, the sweetness is no match for the bitterness, which is fairly aggressive despite the lack of hop flavor. Lightly grassy with a good amount of breadiness. Not as clean as the nose.

3.0 M: Medium body. Lacking crispness, which I like in these types of beers. Lightly creamy with good carbonation.

3.0 D: Not horrible, but it's less than clean and lacking crispness.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 01:24:49 | More by DavoleBomb
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a masterpiece. A huge, billowing head, great lacing. A hazy. strawlike yellow. Very appealing.
S: fragrant notes of bread and grain are at the forefront. I am also picking up hints of grass and citrus in the background.
T: as the nose indicated, this brew starts out slightly sweet and malty. However, a decent amount of support is lended by bittering hops toward the middle and back. Slighty more rustic than the nose indicated. No frills, decent balance.
M: medium to high carbonation and medium bodied. Silky on thethe tongue. This brew is smooth, crisp and refreshing. A decent bite at its back and a balanced hang.
O: i really enjoyed this brew. A straight ahead, no frills lager that brings some decent flavor to the table. Highly quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 17:26:03 | More by Infamous7100
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im4beer

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-26-2012 19:36:18 | More by im4beer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear bubbly golden yellow, excellent lacing

SMELL: Clean, herbal, minty, bready, slightly bisucity, fresh grass

TASTE: Very smooth, crisp bite, ample hop bitterness, lemony, minty, herbal, nutty, grainy, bready, green apple skin, clean, dry hoppy finish

Pretty kick ass for an American Lager, not as clean as I expected it to be but damn tasty. Very balanced and extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 01:34:26 | More by Jason
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

Look - light golden color, hazy, with about a finger and a half's worth of an almost orange hued foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - a bit hoppy, but with a hint of a pilsner type of smell and maybe a hint too of citrus.

Taste - a bit of a pilsner taste at first, but that quickly morphs into a muskier taste with a faint citrus backbone.

Mouthfeel - pretty well balanced, but leans a tinsy bit more on the watery side.

Overall - not a bad tasting brew, and fairly interesting to think about.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 04:07:26 | More by Nerudamann
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-26-2012 23:25:40 | More by DerwinWentworth
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very subtle with some slight grain and grass aromas. Taste is of grain, herbal/grass flavors, and some citrus zest. There is a mild amount of bitterness with each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good lager that has a pretty nice hop presence in the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 03:36:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Meathead1965

Utah

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-17-2012 22:56:39 | More by Meathead1965
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After the big beer craze consumed me for a while, had an excellent lager at a recent beer fest, & it re-ignited a desire to sample a few. So here we are, 22 oz. bomber stripped of its top, two empty glasses. Yo, bitch - let's go.

Pour is pure lager legend, dead grass yellow that allows the lazy river of carbonation to be easily viewed. Puffy. Slightly acidic, bready, big dash of Grandma's spice rack in the nose. And damp barn. Red one.

Pfeifferhorn Lager is faithful to the nose. The lovely spiciness, almost a rye component, has the upper hand here (& I'm a big fan of rye!). Sweet malt in the middle dunked in white bread. Moderate hop snap rounds out a simple, very delineated brew. Crisp & true in the mouth, this is a drinker.

Lagers! Who knew in 2011 they still made these! Seriously, very good lager & a beer that was made for sippin' on the boat. Too bad the lakes will ice over here soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 02:23:47 | More by maximum12
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy pale golden color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of pale malt with a hint of spicy hops. However, it is a very weak aroma even for the style. The taste is similar to the aroma, but the less hops. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a watery texture, and high carbonation. Overall, I will pass on this beer next time even though I am a big fan of golden lagers.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 22:35:42 | More by KarlHungus
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

stoked to try this one courtesy of mnbearsfan

pours a surprisingly buttercup yellow (sounds nicer than urine, yes?) clear with a frothy white two-finger head that fades quickly but leaves some decent frothy lace.

aroma is bready with notes of straw, wet hay, oatmeal. hops aren't very bright, but there's a bit of green hop spice.

taste is light (expectedly) with a solid bready malt profile accentuated by some spicy herbal hops. grassy, tastes like hay with some pepper and a touch of bitter greens. a bit of odd white sugar sweetness. not sure I'm loving it, but it's got a ton of character for a pale lager, which I think is worth something.

mouth is decent. moderate body with ample carbonation keeps things lively, with a touch of astringency and a bit of lingering bitterness.

all in all, I'm liking this one. an interesting brew that definitely has some character. Not really loving it, but I would certainly drink it again if it was regularly available. it would make an awesome craft lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 08:06:40 | More by djeucalyptus
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this one up for a little over 3 bucks at the Utah State Liquor Store in St. George, Utah while passing through in late March. Poured a golden color with a little white head. Aromas of bready malt, light grassy hops and caramel. On the palate, fairly light bodied, with bready malt and grassy hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 21:56:12 | More by emmasdad
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz from the brewery, approximately $3.75 into my SA Perfect Pint.

A: Pale gold in color, billowy dense white head, excellent lacing, excellent clarity, and great head retention. Nice looking beer.

S: Pilsner malts, a bit of sulfur from the yeast is what I can imagine. slight little bit of spicyness from a noble hop variety. Smells pretty balanced.

T: Pilsner malts, and a little bit of a hoppy bite at the end. Very floral hops in the finish. Very low bitterness. By no means boring, just pretty non-descript for a lager. Still better than a macro lager. Definite graininess. Decent.

M: Light body, nice dry finish, nice carbonation. Spot on.

D: I could drink quite a bit of this, nothing astounding, nothing ground breaking, just a solidly made American lager. Definitely a gateway beer, as just about anyone that's ever had a beer could enjoy this. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 02:57:12 | More by pokesbeerdude
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kagent777

Utah

4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber served into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: This one pours an almost clear light yellow. The head thinned as I drank it, but did not completely go away.

Smell: Being a pale American lager, this one has a pretty straight forward smell. Budweiser wishes that they could smell this good. I can smell some mild malts and some nice mild noble hops. I think this might be Saaz, but I am not sure.

Taste: Very subtle, mild taste here. I usually like more complex beers. This does only a few things, but it does them well. I think a bud drinker might be eased into craft brew with this one. Perfect for the style. Just the slightest bittering.

Edit: After a few more of these, I have realized that this is one of the most delicious pilsner-type lagers I have ever had. The taste is so flavorful for an American Pale Lager. This is one of my favorites from this brewery. They have made a great beer here.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is just right for this beer, prickly without being overbearing. The finish is not long but pleasent, and not much aftertaste.

Drinkability: I could drink several of these easily. As I said above, you could bring these to any friends BBQ and easily outshine the BMC they might be drinking.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 04:34:46 | More by kagent777
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Wasatch

Utah

2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. Bomber
Classic Series
$3.69 ea.

Pours a pale yellow color, carbonation, with a foamy white head, some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with slight hop note, and some spices. The taste is malty, sweet, slight spice note. Medium body, the finish is slightly dry/bitter. Not Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 18:10:52 | More by Wasatch
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Pfeifferhorn Lager from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.