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Holy City Pilsner - Holy City Brewing

Holy City Pilsner
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 20%


Brewed by:
Holy City Brewing visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first flagship beer in the Holy City arsenal is our version of a traditional Bohemian-style Pilsner, with significantly amped-up hops, imparting a wonderfully sharp bite to what’s already a dry, crisp affair. This beer will quench your thirst and please your palate all in one glass…but we bet you’ll want a second.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: jsanford on 09-06-2011)
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jpro:
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jpro

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler at the brewery over the weekend. Poured into a shaker pint glass...

A: Slightly cloudy, straw-gold; one-finger, white head that leaves some stringy lace.

S: Rustic bread crust aroma; wheat / husk; cracker; and a touch vegetal.

T: Starts bready with a transition to some husky grains; quite hoppy and bitter towards the finish; kind of abrasive for a pilsner, but still good - it definitely smooths out after you've had a couple.

M: Medium mouthfeel; high carbonation; a little full for a pilsner, but that's OK.

O: Even though its a pretty robust pilsner, it's still quite drinkable. A tasty brew.

Serving type: growler

11-17-2012 18:49:38 | More by jpro
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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12-10-2013 04:47:09 | More by Alex5
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.84/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Glorious hazy golden hue that screams DRINK ME, with a huge fluffy snow white head leaving sheets of lace down glass. Wonderful!

Harmonious blend of sweet fresh grain and floral earthy noble hops. Well done from some that KNOW how it is done.

Grainy sweet earthy floral nectar that coats the face holes with grand goodness. OOOHFAH! Outstanding styling from a hard hitter in our local market.

Wonderful way this fills the mouth then leaves a crisp tart finish that begs for more poured in to gullet.

I have not had many freshys from across the pond, if any, and this is my new measuring stick. OUTSTANDING czech pils. No real need for me to attempt this style unless at the source as these cats have nailed it. BRAVO!

Serving type: growler

10-26-2013 20:26:47 | More by welldigger888
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3.6/5  rDev 0%
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Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 21:00:34 | More by clayrock81
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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Serving type: growler

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Holy City Pilsner from Holy City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.