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Tipo Pils - Birrificio Italiano

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very good

56 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Italiano visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Romabrew on 01-02-2003)
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Reviews by Beer-A-Lot:
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap at birch.

Nice straw color, with lots of head.

Hints of floral smells, more malts than a lot of pils.

Yummy and smooth. Goes down like a delicious glass of . . . really good pilsner. What can I say?

Lots of body (like a golden Jessica Alba).

Like most pils, it's not the most complex beer you'll ever have, but it is so smooth and refreshing. Just perfecft on a rainy night.

11-16-2012 02:50:56 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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4.3/5  rDev +7%

Casey had this on tap the Tuesday after Belgian Weekend. It was not on the list but I saw the tap handle and thought, what the heck. If I have a knock against the taps at Max's, it's the lack of decent pilsners. So, I feel obligated to try them when available, particularly if new to me. This has to be one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. Luscious bready malt and flowery hops odors wafted up without having to stick my nose near the creamy head. It was amazing. The nose was so big, it was almost a let down when finally tasted. It was a similar flavor profile and way better than lots of domestic craft pilsners. It trended more toward the Czech than German style which is fine with me bit not "true" (IMHO) to either. All in all, a really fine beer and a great surprise.

02-21-2009 17:29:08 | More by BeerIsland
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-13-2013 22:07:21 | More by doremite
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4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

On-tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa in Rome.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of crisp pilsner malts with good amounts of floral hops and lighter amounts of earthy hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp yet smooth pilsner malt flavors kick things off and are joined shortly by good amounts of earthy and lightly citrus hop flavors. The hops carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is great. I finished my glass very quickly and could have a lot more of these.

Overall this is a stripped down version of the style that is flawless. Nothing special except a very well made beer. Well worth a shot.

07-25-2010 15:57:13 | More by glid02
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United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +24.4%

Appearance: Golden-yellow hue, a finger of delectable looking white froth sat atop; persistent lacing.

Smell: Lemon zest; an abandoned farmhouse; honey; mowed lawns; Saaz-hop juice; a botanical gardens in Summer; the Higgs boson particle.

Taste: Think of the last truly great pilsner you had, and then remove any of the hesitation about it tasting slightly watery. As I intimated in the 'Smell', this beer is the distillate of pure Saaz hop glory - lemon rind; honey; grass; and some mercurial, rustic brilliance that I could never hope to articulate.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, with a carbonation that doesn't fizz in your mouth but tap-dances down your gullet as you're still thinking about the remarkable citric-spume that lingers on the palate F O R E V E R.

Overall: I've had this beer several times but am only now reviewing it due to its absurd B+ rating. Obviously such a grade isn't poor, but if people on this website were genuine about reviewing to style then Tipopils would quite easily carry an 'A'.
A truly, truly wonderful beer, and one that fits snugly into my all-time top 10.


Edit: ...And now it's into the 'A' bracket! Huzzah!

08-20-2011 21:08:22 | More by ImperialStoat
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2014 02:45:05 | More by Griffith
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 09:05:48 | More by torriman
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3.6/5  rDev -10.4%

Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a tumbler.

Dull light gold and green light with yellow hued edges, with a cloudy and hazy body. Top of the body is almost a brown orange, with a white collar that never leaves.

Bouquet is a simple light brwady malt, but nothing else jumps out and not particularly strong.

Taste is light breaded malt, with an orange palate and leant juice texture. Very quick hop bitter that fades and disappears. Slightly cracker like and dry in the palate giving some dry roof mouth.

Overall still pretty enjoyable, looks impessive with a better than average taste.

08-11-2011 17:47:22 | More by smakawhat
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-28-2013 02:58:12 | More by Scott_McCool
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-29-2012 14:37:24 | More by mullenite
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-09-2013 13:05:08 | More by weeare138
Photo of BearsOnAcid


4.88/5  rDev +21.4%

I think I ordered this 5 times while at Eb's for the Belgian Fest. Obviously, it must be good when you are choosing a 5% German Pils over the couple Black Damnations, Cantillon CdC, and other ridiculous things on tap.

The beer gets to me with a small white head and a golden straw yellow shimmering in the body. The smell is beautiful. Lemony hop, grassy aroma. Slight malt sweetness.

Taste has a crisp and clean hop profile. The flavor dances on the palate with bready malt and that perfectly executed bohemian hop flavor. Dry crisp finish. It's hard to imagine how drinkable this beer is. It does not get old.

I've been aware of the Italian breweries doing big things lately. This one really opened my eyes to their potential and that a simple beer like a Pils can still wow you.

08-22-2011 00:47:16 | More by BearsOnAcid
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-16-2013 14:23:00 | More by Kikuzzo
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-18-2014 17:56:11 | More by ystazi
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-07-2013 05:59:50 | More by Timmy13T
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-01-2012 16:30:15 | More by phingdong
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-16-2014 00:03:44 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

06-30-2014 02:07:18 | More by Jessharris86
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3.9/5  rDev -3%

First had: on tap at Farmer's Cabinet, Philly, PA

I've heard so much about these brewers, and I was glad to finally try one of their brews, this one being the first I've had from them.

Poured into a nondescript pint glass, a hazy straw-yellow with a nice rocky, white head that retained well and left some nice lacing. Probably one of the best looking pilsners I've seen. Aroma of toasted grains and pils malts, with a distinct floral hoppiness. Very tasty, with the characteristics of the aroma following through in the taste. Grains and light malts, toasty and crisp, with pleasantly flavorful hops. Light bodied yet still very smooth and flavorful, and quite easily drinkable.

09-24-2011 20:28:17 | More by Rifugium
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3.3/5  rDev -17.9%

Some Michelin 3 star chef should taste the foam of this beer : it can be a recipe itself, never saw and tasted something similar, it resembles to a mousse , no really IT IS a mousse, soft like whipped cream and very sweet. Maybe some other Birrificio Italiano beers show something similar, and my Tipopils wasn't perfectly clear in colour to give perfect 5/5, but the effect was so scenographic and you say, "exceptional" .

On-tap at Birrificio Italiano.
TipoPils is a good exemple of Pils brewed in Italy .
Not particularly crisp or bitter, medium-low carbonated but as they will explain it mainly depends on the German serving style they adopt here.
Above the average.

01-31-2009 20:49:27 | More by MilanoItaly
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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

On tap in a 0.4 liter footed pilsner glass.
More than a little bit cloudy. Odd for a pilsner.
Very fresh hoppy nose. Herbal, grassy, and spicy. The best our continental hops have to offer. Really nice, though the dry-hopping give it an intensity and freshness uncharacteristic of a pilsner. Even so, it's undeniably awesome.
More herbs, grass, and spice when I take a sip and a nice smooth sweet malty presence.
A little full for a pilsner, and not very clean. It's unfiltered and only lagered for 2 weeks, which is probably why. Still, a very very good beer, and one of the best pilseners you'll find just about anywhere..

06-22-2013 17:15:04 | More by mmmbirra
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-06-2013 00:40:40 | More by ROGUE16
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2.6/5  rDev -35.3%

Served on draught into a half pint glass at Ma Che Siete Venuti in Roma, Italy. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head which is devoid of cream, of fair thickness, and retains for about four minutes. A cloudy transparent yellow colour.

Sm: Lemon zest, cream, and full barley. Mild in strength.

T: Lemon zest, a barley foundation of moderate fullness and depth, and out of place unwelcome cream. Somehow, the cream violates the essential purity of this beer's taste. Built simply and imbalanced. It's not horribly refreshing, either.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too much cream loaded on the third act. It does complement the flavours of the body to an extent.

Dr: Average ABV and pretty drinkable. Quality is questionable. I'll never have it again, especially at 8 euro a pint.

NOTE: It's actually 5.2%.

08-27-2011 01:39:46 | More by kojevergas
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-23-2013 20:15:38 | More by InspectorBob
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

This is a completely clear, golden-yellow colored beer. The head is a sticky-white, with a decent lace. It's got a beautifully aromatic smell....lots of Czech-style hops and pale malt. Not incredibly intense, but this is definitely a traditional pils. The taste is phenomenal as well, sweet, soft, well-balanced, and very engaging. It's got a fresh-bread quality, with a decent doughiness and considerable pale malt flavor. The hops provide a rich backdrop. Not exceptional, and certainly no 'wow' character, but nonetheless, this beer is very well made and exceptionally drinkable. The mouthfeel is both light enough to enjoy another sip, but also substantial enough to satisfy. This is a great Italian take on a classic style.

11-30-2008 19:03:35 | More by Suds
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Tipo Pils from Birrificio Italiano
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