Pearl Snap Pils - Austin Beerworks
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3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
12 oz. can tried 30 Oct 2011. Courtesy of R&A, thanks! Served in the 0.4 L Hutthurmer mug.
Large yellow-white fluffy head. Well carbonated. Clear bright sunflower in color. Light mineral graininess in the aroma. Starts with light malts and a nice mineral bitterness. Some hints of lemon. Light body, moderate ethanol. Bitterness lingers into the finish and aftertaste.
Well balanced, easy to drink.
03-13-2012 16:58:29 | More by htomsirveaux
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
A ~ Pours gold with straw highlights. Head is puffy & decent leaving typical lacing (spider webs). This looks promising aside from the soda pop carbonation. I have noticed this with all of ABW's beers though.
S ~ Zesty European hops. Faintly vegetal with grassy & faintly citric hop notes. Simple.
T ~ Wow surprised here. Very bready at first with a quck smack of bitter saaz fading into black pepper & cracker noes. Apricot & grass on the finish. I like the flavors here.
M ~ In terms of style this is more bitter than most German style pils I have has but it works here. This is after all an American interpretation. Effervescent & crispy with a dry finish.
D ~ Would certainly buy this again. Not a session pils, as I enjoyed sipping this one. One to enjoy. Thanks Reed!
03-03-2012 17:34:27 | More by chocosushi
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
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
I grabbed a can of this beer at work when someone had some leftovers. I poured it into a pint glass.
A: The yellow-gold color makes me think of a good summer beer. A light foam disappeared as it warmed.
S: The aroma was very sweet floral the rolled into a slight skunkiness. I was surprised at how much floral hop I got out of this.
T: The taste starts sweet and rolls into a earthy flavor. It reminds me of sunflower seeds. I very nice, crisp tasting beer.
M: The mouth feel is nice for a lighter beer. The floral flavor fills up your mouth and leaves a very pleasant mix between sweet flowers and skunk. I mean this in the best (tastiest) way, of course.
O: All in all, I really enjoyed this beer. It would go wonderful with a nice beach or pool. Very good blend from sweet to skunk. A nice job and good impression by Austin Beerworks with this one.
02-20-2012 15:08:38 | More by Crispy34
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
12oz can into nonic
A: brilliantly clear golden color, fluffy white head, medium sized carbonation bubbles, screams refreshing
S: a little lemony and crisp, a light cracker malt
T: sweetness that becomes attenuated by a lemon rind bitterness, slightly grassy and bitter finish
M: bright and semi-dry, begs for another refreshing drink without being needy
O: This one is a winner. It's bang on for the style (IMHO), flavorful and refreshing. I wish the nose were a bit more distinctive, but it's a small complaint.
01-31-2012 23:38:15 | More by waldoiverson
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from the can into a pils glass. The beer is a lemony yellow with a white head that fades to some suds. I was worried that the beer was flat when I opened the can to almost no co2 hiss but there is a steady stream of bubbles to disprove that.
The nose is clean and crisp just as you would expect from the style. A firm Nobel hop smell with a bready malted grain scent. There is also a touch of lemon peel and grass. Very nice.
The taste is like the nose with a firm showing of toasted grains and a lemon rind pinch with some earthy grass clippings. This beer is very quenching with a simple yet perfect flavor.
Mouthfeel is another feather in Austin Beerworks cap. It is crisp and dry with a light carbonated bite. I am a big fan of this beer. To me there is nothing better then a simple yet flavorful beer. Combine the fact that it's canned and easy to take with you to the beach or lake and you have my new favorite summer beer!
01-15-2012 16:57:48 | More by jbphoto88
3.83/5 rDev -1%
A buddy brought me a single can...I believe he picked up a 6er from the central Austin Specs.
Light straw colored yellow pour...a minimal head but some lacing. Not too bad.
Getting some grassy/flowery hops on first scent, some grainy malt...certainly a step above your adjunct lager.
MMM...pretty tasty. Crisp, refreshing pilsner taste...like the malty kick in the after taste. The initial grassy hop kick is nice...the carbonation is a bit high, but I think that's the norm for this style.
Overall a pretty good example for the style. Very happy to a local Austin brewery produce a quality craft brew. Lookin forward to trying the other styles as well.
01-12-2012 00:16:08 | More by obrike
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
4.18/5 rDev +8%
12oz can into a (512) Anniv3rsary tulip.
Gorgeous pour--crystal clear body with a brassy, golden hue. Crackling white foam on top retains well as a fat ring of bubbles. Aroma floods the olfaction with leafy, green hop notes that suggest white grape juice and herbal mint & grass. Cereal malts in the background are sweet and grainy. A little sulfur creeps in from the yeast.
"Bread crust and saltine crackers!" shout the malt. "Pine sap and minty earth!" scream the hops, eventually the louder of the two parties. Mineral water and sulfur-y yeastiness lingers in the finish; this pilsener could hang with the best of German offerings. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly, light-bodied, dry on the back end, and ultimately drinkable. A fantastic pils to make you fall in love with the style all over again.
01-04-2012 06:34:52 | More by wagenvolks
3.28/5 rDev -15.2%
Another canned extra courtesy of htomsirveaux, poured into a Duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very clear, hay-colored gold. Absolutely fantastic clarity, with a small white head that left beautiful cascading lacing around my glass. Very nicely put together.
Nice pilsner malt in the aroma, with a bready note and a touch of sweetness. But there's also a slight vegetal quality that seems almost rotten. A little bit like cabbage stew, this smells quite off. A non-BA with whom I shared this beer pejoratively described the smell as "funky."
Thankfully, whatever off notes that come through in the nose don't impact the beer at all. Lots of pilsner malt and a touch of biscuit. Corn and wheat, with a robust bready character. There's also a slight fruity aftertaste that adds additional sweetness.
Carbonation is on the low side, but it's not terrible. Definitely an easy pils to put back.
I'm quite happy that the taste departed from the smell significantly. This isn't a style I often spring for, and I haven't found many American versions that I enjoy, but this is solid.
10-24-2011 01:39:40 | More by amphion1065
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
Pearl Snap Pils from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.