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Pearl Snap Pils - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
87
very good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JonathanL7890 on 06-15-2011)
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Dejan1120

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

03-17-2014 02:13:06 | More by Dejan1120
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frisk

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-17-2011 22:54:21 | More by frisk
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-14-2011 17:24:09 | More by bentwookie
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dchew85

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-02-2011 16:23:37 | More by dchew85
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garyford

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.2%

02-15-2012 21:37:17 | More by garyford
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smart3r


4.9/5  rDev +26.6%

As a local Austinite my review seems relevant. I have savored a lot of local beers and Austin Pearl Snap is one of my favorites. Normally I am a fan of IPAs the Austing Pearl Snap is a great Pils but actually tastes very similar to an IPA. Please note that I am not a beer expert, just a regular beer customer.

12-14-2012 23:07:56 | More by smart3r
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TheStashRide

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

10-07-2012 23:47:39 | More by TheStashRide
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KDE

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-29-2013 15:37:16 | More by KDE
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Wagner74

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +21.4%

wonderful take on a classic Pilsner style lager. Best I've had from Texas. Saaz hoppiness rings true and clear. Clean finish, good astringency here. Nice off white head that quickly dissipates. Light straw color and light lace down the glass. Yum! Will buy again.

07-16-2012 17:43:59 | More by Wagner74
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PeterTrample

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +18.9%

A friend gave me a can of Pearl Snap at Blues on the Green yesterday. I think it is the best canned beer I've ever had. Really refreshing and delicious. And the can design looks great.

I really like Pilsners. Prima, Trumer have been my favorites, but I think I like this one more - it just seemed fresher and cleaner. I'll have to try them side by side to be sure.

Really happy to have great canned beer from a local brewery!

07-07-2011 23:29:07 | More by PeterTrample
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Dello

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-16-2014 22:55:28 | More by Dello
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vannsant

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-28-2013 03:01:44 | More by vannsant
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CLBizzle

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-07-2012 20:25:42 | More by CLBizzle
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-18-2013 20:41:42 | More by Theortiz01
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dcloeren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-01-2014 16:27:40 | More by dcloeren
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spry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-09-2013 16:06:51 | More by spry
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kopello

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-25-2014 15:13:16 | More by kopello
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JedSeed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-12-2012 07:32:33 | More by JedSeed
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%

This is Texas beer from a can, so I felt I should evaluate this one consumed from the can, as well as in a glass...
From can- the appearance is awesome! Perhaps the best beer packaging in Texas? In the glass, the beer pours a nice moderate off-white head that sticks around a bit.
From the can the aroma is overwhelmingly fresh hops. Reminds me of sticking my nose in a bag of hop pellets. Allowed to open up in the glass, the aroma is not so in-your-face hops and some cracker-like malt shows up. I also get the slightest hint of sulphur that adds a pleasant nuance to the danky hop profile.
The flavor impression straight outta the can is immediately lively and hop dominated. It comes on strong and fast and finishes clean and dry with a lingering hop bite. The beer smooths out in both carbonation, which remains lively, and hop bitterness when consumed from a glass. I'm also able to pick out that sulphur note in the glass again, which is so minor, but serves to make the beer feel a bit crisper and drier I think. Nice.
Overall, a supremely drinkable, crisp, dry and hoppy session beer. One of the best craft pilseners I have tried.

08-10-2011 04:58:01 | More by BeerZack
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%

12 oz can pours a stunningly clear yellow color with a nice, bubbly white head. Ok retention and not much lacing.

Nose is classic pilsner with delicious saaz-y/hallertau hop aromas. Fresh, clean grainy malt. I think Im gonna like this one...

Oh yea, it is about damn time a Texas brewery nailed a good pilsner, especially considering all the German immigrant heritage near the Hill Country. This one can hang right up there with the best of the Pennsylvania pilsners. Snappy, sharp and crisp with lots of hop flavor and character. Goes down smooth and fast, I am very impressed.

10-01-2011 00:12:05 | More by twiggamortis420
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champ103

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

Austin Beerworks has made it to Houston. On tap at the Flying Saucer. This is the second time I have had this.

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace as well.
S: Spicy, peppery yeast up front. Lots of hops in the nose. Grassy, herbal and tea like. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with a large yeast and hops flavor. Spicy and peppery. A lemony zest as well as grassy and herbal hops. Some biscuit malt flavors for a nice balance and a lingering bitterness. Love it.
M/D: A lighter body that is very crisp and refreshing. Very dry and clean. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

An excellent Pilsener and a welcome addition to the Texas beer scene. Something I will be drinking a lot more of, and would highly recommend. Up there with Stoudts as one of the best Pilseners I have had (though very different interpretations of the style).

07-18-2011 01:05:55 | More by champ103
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GrayHam

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

A: Light golden and crystal clear. Good head retention with medium sized bubbles and moderate lacing.

S: A big earthy and floral hop punch with a faint hint of pilsner malt.

T: One of the more flavorful pilsners I've had. It is crisp and clean, but the liberal use of hops provides a depth that many pilsners don't have.

M: Good carbonation and a dry finish make this a very refreshing beer in the Texas heat.

O: Definitely not what I was expecting from a "German Pilsner", but I still really enjoyed it.

08-22-2011 22:21:58 | More by GrayHam
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%

Thanks to bentwookie for this. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a straw color, displaying brilliant clarity, with a finger of fluffy white head. Pretty good retention and messy lacing. Nice effervescent carbonation.

S: Moderate maltiness with slight sweetness, hint of grassiness, lemon, and DMS.

T: Nice pale malty flavor with an undertone of DMS, finishing with a very mild bitterness and a hint of sweetness.

M: Medium-high, crisp carbonation and medium-light body.

O: Very easy to drink. This works really well as both a warm weather, lawnmower beer, and for spicy foods like Indian or Mexican due to the slight sweetness and crispness.

05-16-2013 05:41:07 | More by pmarlowe
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-25-2012 17:01:30 | More by wo87810
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-30-2013 00:51:42 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Pearl Snap Pils from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.