Pearl Snap Pils - Austin Beerworks
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3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
Can shared by Bobby.
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a big white head.
S: There is a little bit of a lemony note, slightly soapy, with a rather light malt note. Some floral hop notes along with a pale malt sweetness and grassy hop notes.
T: A mild sweetness of pale malts. There's a floral and grassy hop note to it. Some fruity esters and yeast flavors with a very mild/soft bitterness.
M: The body is on the lighter side of medium with medium to high carbonation.
O: A pretty nice, easy to drink pils. Good flavor and aroma.
08-28-2011 16:21:38 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Drank from a can at The Common Table.
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is a mix of grain and grass with a little bit of citrus mixed in. A very nice smelling beer. The flavor is a mix of grain and bready malt, with some grassy and citrus hops mixed in. I also get a little bit of toffee in the flavor. The bitterness is pretty high for a pilsner but goes with the flavors very well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice beer.
09-25-2011 18:01:42 | More by Mora2000
4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
Got this in a trade with a friend. 12 ounce can into pilsener glass; no canning date, but I got it recently. Pours almost crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clinging the glass, and plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, grass, floral hops, pepper, herbs, and a bit of biscuit. Nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of big lemon, biscuit, floral, pepper, herb, grass, and spiciness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, biscuit, herb, pepper, and spiciness on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp and very nice mouthfeel that is not thin at all. No alcohol noticed at all in the taste or finish as expected, and very drinkable. Overall this is a highly excellent pilsener, with a ton of nice well balanced flavor. One of the best ones I have had for sure.
02-22-2012 04:18:49 | More by superspak
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
Pearl Snap Pils is a sunny yellow beer that's clearly best suited to hot sunny weather; I'm thirsty and the bubbles, pristine clarity and condensation on the glass all make it irresistible not to just immediately gulp down without first properly examining or smelling it.
The simplicity of a true Pilsner is deceptive; lightly honeyed grain conceals a considerable amount of hoppiness. Though easy to miss, this beer (like every good pilsner) is comprised not only of full, Graham cracker-like maltiness but also a dosage of slightly zesty, flowery Noble hops.
Pearl Snap's delicately soft water affords the malts an ultra breadiness that tastes soft, clean and considerably sweet and might leave some (myself included) to think of it more as a Munich Helles. Either way, a southern German brewer would find nothing has been lost in translation.
This beer is exactly what you want in sunny and humid weather (trust me, I'm reviewing this in a non-air-conditioned room on an especially clammy August afternoon). It is bittered only enough to forge a little texture but not interfere with the thirst-quenching malt.
'Three' is how many Pearl Snap Pils the brewery says I can drink before I start trying that annoying accent. 'One' is how many it took to make me a huge fan of theirs. Not only can these guys evidently brew, but they're also extremely cool and clever marketers.
08-08-2013 01:01:41 | More by biegaman
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
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
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a crystal clear light golden straw with a fizzy one finger head that quickly fades to leave minimal clouding and halo.
S - Light grassy, floral hops along with some nice caramel malts. Awesome nobel hops.
T - Taste is more malts than usual here, sweet, with some slightly older nobel hops. there is a nice strong bitterness.
M - Mouthfeel is pretty good for a pils. The bitterness at the end is a bit distracting though. Nice carbonation.
O - Overall this isnt a bad German Pilsner. On the nose and mouth, the hops are a bit too prominent. The taste though, the hops are a bit faded.
07-19-2012 17:21:05 | More by rudzud
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
Thanks to JJFoodie for the can!
Pours a clear sunny orange color with a nice white head. Lightly sweet aroma of crackers and bread crust, with slight notes of citrus and floral hop notes. Slightly sweeter bread notes on the taste, with a clean, crisp light hop bite on the finish: floral and citrusy. Body is light, with a slight creamy texture, smooth balance and excellent drinkability. Definitely a refreshing and tasty pils.
01-07-2012 00:06:49 | More by EgadBananas
3.38/5 rDev -12.7%
big thanks to channels321 for this extra. enjoyed from my "E" snifter.
a - brew pours a transparent soft straw yellow with a finger of fizzy bubbly head with streaky bubbly lacing. visible champagne like carbonation could be seen raging in the glass.
s - grain, flax...corn. german pils. classic but very grainy.
t - again, big grain bill...ut some soft sweetness that the nose doesn't advertise that helps bring this one into the craft realm.
m - a bit fizzy, but overall a smooth drinker. super easy to throw back.
o - overall, another great gateway beer when trying to convert a macro drinker. i just had the kelso pils a bit earlier tonight and that one had a great sweetness that this one is missing. although true to style and leans towards the classic german pils, i find the german pils to be imperfect for my tastes. solid pils, but not something i'll be hunting or stocking.
12-02-2013 03:19:51 | More by cosmicevan
Pearl Snap Pils from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.