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Tipo Pils - Birrificio Italiano

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BA SCORE
89
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 19
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Italiano visit their website
Italy

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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Photo of ImperialStoat
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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

ImperialStoat, Aug 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

benbazi, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Jessharris86, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of gn0sis
5/5  rDev +23.8%

gn0sis, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
5/5  rDev +23.8%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of BearsOnAcid
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

BearsOnAcid, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of Timmy13T
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Timmy13T, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

spry, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

LambicKing, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of glid02
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

glid02, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

deapokid, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of bulletrain76
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught at Rustico in Alexandria. Nearly clear straw body with lots of micro carbonation streams and a creamy, head that leaves ragged sheets of lace. The aroma has a medium intensity, with dough, bread, crust, honey, flowers, herbs, and grass clippings. The flavor is on the dry side, with yeasty, doughy, and bready malt, balanced by a delicate yet forceful spicy and herbal bitterness. Light and clean body with crisp but gentle bubbles. It's generally a bit on the hoppy and bitter side, but seems so well balanced and finessed. The kind of beer you can just relax with and sip comfortably on without end.

bulletrain76, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of Zraly
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light straw color with a white meringue head. A bite of spice and flowers in the nose. Growler filled at The Birch.

Cracker flavor -- likely just straight up 100% pilsener malt in this one -- that is just a touch sweet and is super clean. No diacetyl, which is a high mark for style. A bit of body but not too much, keeping the mouthfeel relatively light. Crisp, clean, slightly grassy hop finish. Refreshing.

A good pilsener is hard to make and make right -- I know because I've tried at the homebrew level. But when successful, the pay off is well worth it. This is a great example of hitting the pils mark on all fronts; excellent representation of style. Amazing for warm weather or pairing with fleischsalat.

And I'm happy to see this is rated at least "Very Good" on BA. It is very good -- these higher scores are not just reserved for badass RISs that have been aged in bourbon barrels or DIPAs straight off the hop bine. Don't get me wrong -- a large portion of my favorite beers tend toward the heavier side. However, there is something to be said for beers that are made well regardless of style and I appreciate Birrificio Italiano's effort.

Zraly, May 26, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

3 week old keg served on draft at Lizardville Beer Store in Cleveland, OH.

Tipo Pils is a very hoppy, resinous pilsner with a slightly barn funk nose. Sticky lacing leaves the glass covered from top to bottom. Very forward grain/grassy profile as well. Given the freshness of the keg, the hops were flavorful and bright. The Italians rarely stick to the script and this is no exception. A truly unique take on a classic style. A+ for creativity. Luck enough to try this beer fresh so thanks to Lville for scoring this keg!

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of mmmbirra
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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..

mmmbirra, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of BeerIsland
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

BeerIsland, Feb 21, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

paologalloni, Saturday at 08:45 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

torriman, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

weeare138, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Kikuzzo, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

phingdong, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

John_Beeryman, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

iL0VEbeer, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

oriolesfan4, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ....hooray to them for putting a bunch of Italian beer on draft. On to the beer:

Straw yellow color, leaves a bunch of lines of lacing in the glass. The nose brings a lot of floral hoppiness, and also a little hay. Likr the aroma, its flavor has a good amount of hay elements and a pleasant hoppiness. Grape-like hops. Clean and balanced, and easy to get down. Overall, one would think that this was a German made beer. A very pleasant pilsner, no matter what the origin.

DoubleJ, May 07, 2010
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Tipo Pils from Birrificio Italiano
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.