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Holy City Pilsner - Holy City Brewing

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Holy City Pilsner
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kylehay2004, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

oline73, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dbrauneis, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +13%

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.

avalon07, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of clayrock81
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

clayrock81, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

jsanford, Sep 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ADTaber, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

buckyp, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

wedge, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MacQ32, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

mikeincharleston, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jrohrbacher, Jan 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JISurfer, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Canada_Dan, Jul 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

RochefortChris, Saturday at 01:54 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JMUbrewz, May 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

HollyHops, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

CarolinaKev, Dec 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

huntermop, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of jpro
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

jpro, Nov 17, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +22.3%

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!

GossageBrewery, Oct 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

brauseboof, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

icehawk, Aug 09, 2013
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Holy City Pilsner from Holy City Brewing
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