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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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welldigger888

South Carolina

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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clayrock81

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clearish yellow gold with decent head on top of a subtle, pils malt aroma with touches of citric hops. Beer is light, easy to drink, has a good pils taste and a touch of sweetness. Not watery but is light and somewhat nondescript. A simple, enjoyable summer beer that finishes with a crispness that is pleasant and is enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 21:00:34 | More by clayrock81
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wedge

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

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

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: growler

03-30-2012 23:41:07 | More by modernartblues
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at CBX. Poured into a Pint Glass.

Pours a clear straw-gold with a huge fluffy white head that leaves some spotty lacing as it recedes. Crisp aromas of honey, malt, and lightly grassy, herbal hops. Very clean. Lots of grainy toasted malt in the taste with some slightly sweet corn and more floral, grassy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly slick and crisp, with a medium body and decent carbonation. Not a bad Pilsner overall, and nicely sessionable on a hot day.

Serving type: growler

09-06-2011 20:09:05 | More by jsanford
Holy City Pilsner from Holy City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.