Beer Table - Table Beer - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JAHMUR on 01-29-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by Monkeyknife:
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle a clear lemon-gold color with a single finger of bright white head. Whisper of wet lacing left behind.

Subtle aroma of lemon zest, white grapes, spicy herbs and table crackers.

The taste was bright and floral along with notes of lemon, spice, and grainy malts. Finished very clean.

Medium bodied and dry with a fairly sharp carbonation.

I really liked this Pilsner from Westbrook and was really surprised to find it in St. Louis. Lucky me!

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In a pilsner glass this beer was a hazy yellow color. It was well-carbonated with a decent size white head. There was a fair amount of lace.

Aroma was citrus, herbal. Sweet malt.

Grapefruit, a little lemon. Herbal. Sweet bread.

Crisp and hoppy. Great mouthfeel.

I hope more of their beers make their way up to Maine.

Photo of JWQ
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Picked this up today. It was on sale for $8.99 versus $11.99. Poured into a pint glass. As soon as I opened it and took a quick sniff I smelled strong aromas grassy/piney. Seeing the other reviews I definitely think this a a zesty and real funky beer. Also getting some hay flavors as well. Good session beer

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Murky soft straw-orange body. Foamy white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Aroma: A nice blend of toasty malts, dried grass, and hops.

Taste: For the most part, a really zesty, grassy, hoppy body. Malts are subtle underneath and add great balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: This is well balanced, nice toasty flavors.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some faint bright yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a finger thick layer covering the entire surface and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts (almost what I would call doughy) with lighter aromas of spicy hops. Hints of floral hops as well.

T: Upfront there us a moderate flavor bready and doughy malts that has just a hint of sweetness initially but an earthiness that carries throughout. There are light to moderate flavors of spicy, herbal, and floral hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This is a very easy to drink and very enjoyable example of the style and hits the purpose of the series of beer right on the head (this is a beer that I could easily drink every day for the rest of my life). Enough flavor and aroma to be interesting but completely sessionable. Great job on this one.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two-finger sturdy white head. The head retention is great leaving tons of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is light biscuity malt and faint lemony citrus.

T - the taste is biscuity malts, grassy hops, and lemon zest. There is a nice pepper bite in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very soft and creamy mouthfeel.

O - This was a pleasant suprise. The flavors are nice and spot on for the style.

Photo of KornWallace
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Date: 4/13/14
Location: The Sampler
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Foggy Wheat. Very difficult to see through even when held up to light. Pours with a lovely foamy white head that lasts. The carbonation really stays with this beer. I mean really.
Aromatics: It smells wheaty to grassy with a decent hop presence. Nicely bready. This smells like a pilsner should.
Flavor: The beer rolls on the tongue with a very nice buttery bready flavor. When cold I got more of a hops profile but as the beer heats it moves to a peppery sensation. There is a lemon flavor and some apple as well. Very refreshing.
Mouthfeel: It's very light on the tongue. Floats almost, the carbonation leaves a little spicy to peppery notes on the tongue and throat. The spice stays with you and urges another sip.

Photo of justinp444
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light hazy straw yellow, with a nice inch and a half thick white head. Smell of floral, lager yeast, grass, some minor earth notes, little bit of lemon, and biscuit malt. Taste of lemon, sweet floral notes, pepper, pine, grass, a bit of a dry taste, very crisp, drinkable, and a nice full creamy mouth feel.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its hard to find a traditional Lager done well. Westbrook Brewing Company has captures the classic taste with all its rustic taste, its firm hop balance, its spicy finish and its grainy-sweet underpinnings. Not overly manicured or smoothed over, the taste of the Czech Republic in in good hands.

Their Table Beer pours with a slightly hazed pale straw color. Its "keller" appearance ensures that the beer's unfiltered taste remains in tact. It builds a creamy, cottony froth that rises to the rim of the glass, showing tremendous staying power. Its foam trails with intermittent lacing patterns upon the glass.

Its aromas are both soft and spicy as its bready and doughy scent tantilizes the nose with that of fresh baking bread. Lightly floral, a notion of honeysuckle rises as does its bready sweetness. A back drift of grain, hay and pepper shed light on the beer's earthy character and its balance.

To taste, its grainy-sweet upstart is malty with bread dough and stewing straw. Both earthy and sweet, its light powdered sugar sweetness dissolves nicely on the early palate and allows the beer to dry out over the course of the middle. That's when the floral sweetness trends spicy, grassy and peppery in order to arrive at a dry malt taste to finish. All the while, flavors of apple, lemon and mild sulfur peak through its simple and pure malt-hop balance.

Medium-light on the palate, the Lager is fuller and richer than most- in classic Bohemian fashion. Its bready texture wraps around the bubbles for a creamy upstart and a champagne-dry finish. Its light herbal warmth finishes the beer as its spicy bitterness pangs softly away on the gullet.

Westbrook's Table Beer is a true Lager done well- with all its worts, satisfaction and casual nature. It might not win over the more staunch craft beer aficionado but we all could welcome a beer like this into our sessions.

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into lager glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hops, pale malt, and earth yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy herbal/pepper bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, hops, and earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Czech pils style. All around good balance of pale malt, spicy hops, and earth yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Light, straw yellow body (a little hazy) with a very thick, chunky, white head (3.75). Floral aroma; a little bit of freshly mowed grass; touch of citrus (3.75). A light touch of malt background keeps the big hop bitterness nicely balanced; mild acidic bite; peppery (4.0). Medium body; crisp, clean; dry finish (3.75).

The lingering rings of foam left on the glass as I drain it makes me wish I would have picked up another bottle or two. This is a fine looking, great tasting example of of Czech-styled pilsner.

Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Crooked Stave tasting room.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

its about as well made as a simple czech pilsener can be. its hazy blonde, heady as they come, and never loses a beat of carbonation. the flavor of the grains is super fresh, and this is hopped just slightly more generously than the traditional offerings from the source. it has a bright bitterness, a rich pale malt profile, and a wonderfully refreshing mouthfeel with medium body, creamy texture, and a crisp but flavorful finish with outstanding carbonation. theres really nothing i would change about the beer itself, the quality is unrivaled, and for a style that doesnt usually turn my head, i am astonished how much i am digging this. my critique, my only real critique, is a big one. how can we be asked to pay 10 bucks for a bottle of this when the imports themselves are less than that for a sixer? even if quality demands a higher price, and the market has showed that indeed it does, this is still 3 or 4 bucks more than it needs to be. low alcohol and simple to make (process wise, and relatively speaking) beer, what makes this cost so much? if it was reasonably priced and available a bit more widely, it would be a staple in my fridge. the quality makes a huge impression on me, but i cant keep drinking it for this price. a real disappointment in an otherwise textbook brew.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a gently hazed, light gold-hued body with a medium-sized, frothed, white head.

Smell: Grassy, herbal notes with a spicy accent atop notes of grain and biscuit dough with a little hint of implied honeyed sweetness.

Taste: Malts of dough flecked with ground grains and sweetened with faint honeyish cereal tones. Spicy, herbal, lemony hops, even a smidge grassy. Medium bitterness. This grassy bitterness remains on the back half and into the smooth yet crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A spot-on brew! Tremendously drinkable on this Spring-cleaning Sunday.

Beer Table - Table Beer from Westbrook Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.