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Holy City Pilsner - Holy City Brewing

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Holy City Pilsner
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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jleighseifert

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +40.4%

01-17-2014 21:41:30 | More by jleighseifert
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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +36%

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!

10-26-2013 20:26:47 | More by welldigger888
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +25.8%

Poured into a new COAST Snifter

A: clear golden body, head recedes leaving a nice white ring, plenty of splashy lacing

N: herbal notes, excellent hop presence, simple but effective, touch of marijuana

T: excellent, smooth pilsner taste with a wallop of herbal bitterness closing

M: smooth and light, plenty of carbonation, perfect for the style

O: a favorite from the Charleston beer scene, one of my favorite pilsners from an awesome new brewery

03-30-2012 23:41:07 | More by modernartblues
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%

Served this beer on tap at the brewery. Served in a pint glass, poured a clear straw color, produced a average white head, great retention and left ample lacing on the glass. The aroma of consisted of malted grain and piney hops. Medium in body, this classic German Pilsener contained a foundation of malted grain, lemon zest, and citric hops. Very nice amount of hop flavor for a German Pilsner. Great session beer, more hoppy then normal for this classic style- Makes this a must try if you are in South Carolina!

10-02-2012 20:38:11 | More by GossageBrewery
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-02-2012 19:39:11 | More by MightiestBeard
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

06-02-2013 23:54:35 | More by mikeincharleston
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pjhalifax

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-02-2013 19:59:02 | More by pjhalifax
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Wmbolling

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-07-2012 04:09:07 | More by Wmbolling
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-11-2011 04:15:16 | More by CarolinaKev
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

A: Had this beer on-tap at Oak Barrel Tavern. Had a pale yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was an inch of fluffy, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A sharper smell than I expected, with a lot of hops evident.

T: This is a surprisingly hoppy beer (for a pilsner), but that's not necessarily unwelcome. Also had some malt and a hint of lemon. A pretty decent, likable flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: While not exactly a classic pilsner (it has a lot more hops), this is a well done, drinkable beer.

10-16-2011 12:06:55 | More by avalon07
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huntermop

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-12-2014 20:44:10 | More by huntermop
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-18-2012 06:49:29 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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jpmajors

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-21-2013 22:58:41 | More by jpmajors
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TwinH

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-26-2011 23:10:09 | More by TwinH
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Mike151014

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-09-2013 08:57:52 | More by Mike151014
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-01-2014 19:13:01 | More by ariceclemson
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ordybill

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

Holy City was the first pint I sampled when I went to visit the brewery. What a homerun at the first at-bat! The beer was served in a pint glass and had a fantastic golden color with anice inviting aroma. the first sip was awesome and the mouthfeel and swallow gave no hint of any unwanted aftertaste or dry feeling. This is a well crafted brew, I wish they sold it in my part of the country. An outstanding choice for those who like pilsner beers.

07-15-2014 23:57:08 | More by ordybill
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wedge

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

Not completely clear yellow-gold, maybe a little chill haze. The head is loosely foamy, leaving behind some webby lacing. Nice, warm biscuity malt aroma with a mild noble hop spiciness. Tasty pilsner malt, grassy and straw-like hop bitterness, and some lingering graininess. Light and mostly crisp in the mouth. Simple and good...surprisingly, it was the lagers that impressed me most from this brewery.

07-18-2013 00:48:30 | More by wedge
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jpro

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-06-2014 18:30:19 | More by JMUbrewz
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HighRollerII

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-02-2013 17:44:18 | More by HighRollerII
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-11-2012 01:07:51 | More by Mattybz28
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-23-2013 02:05:48 | More by NoCurse2012
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-25-2013 03:47:28 | More by JISurfer
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2013 04:05:37 | More by buckyp
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Holy City Pilsner from Holy City Brewing
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