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Pearl Snap Pils - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
87
very good

213 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 16
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of rudzud
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rudzud, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Wagner74
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Wagner74, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Dwtucker90
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Dwtucker90, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of n00blar
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

n00blar, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of MrBeerExpert
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful light golden and brilliantly clear. Medium white head
that leaves moderate lacing.

S: Very aromatic for a Pilsener, but in great way. Grassy, earthy
noble hops and slightly sweet grain.

T: Almost like tasting noble hop extract, perfectly backed with
pils malt. Almost zero yeast character is present, which lets
the other ingredients shine though.

M: Quite dry and carbonated. Maybe a bit too much, but it
makes for a more refreshing beer - which is nice in canned
form.

O: A very well crafted beer considering what a delicate style it
is. Not quite true to style, but excellent nonetheless.

MrBeerExpert, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of RicoFalcon
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

RicoFalcon, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

wo87810, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

cdwil, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

kew, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

acurtis, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of acbe
4/5  rDev +3.4%

acbe, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +3.4%

standardcherry, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -22.5%

NeverSettle, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -16%

zbooks, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of bfizzy
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
Photo of ckeegan04
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ckeegan04, May 22, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

ChrisKuhns, May 17, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kevin123 for this can...

A: Pours a translucent yellow/gold with about a half finger of white head that settles fairly quickly. There is just a wisp of lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: Smells like a classic pils. There is a light malt backbone with a slight hop aroma, but nothing really stands out.

T: IT starts out clean and wet, with some mild malt tastes right up front. That note slowly transitions into a bittering hop finish.

M: Light bodied beer. The carbonation is spot on for this beer, light but ever present. The bitterness of the beer lingers on the palate for quite awhile after drinking.

O: This is a decent pilsner, but it's not spectacular. It's a bit too bitter in the finish for my liking. I'm pleased to have tried it, but I don't think I;d seek this beer out if it were available in my area.

trxxpaxxs, May 16, 2012
Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

videofrog, May 08, 2012
Photo of largomason
3/5  rDev -22.5%

largomason, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
4/5  rDev +3.4%

CliffBrake, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Bluestar
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a handle into a standard pint glass at my local flying saucer.

First thing that strikes me is a bright, golden yellow colour. Looks pretty. Typical amount of head, a yellow tinged white, very fluffy.

Smelling, I come away with lingering fruit sensation. A little more citrusy then I'm used to for a pilsner, but balanced.

Tasting, I'm left mostly with a pleasant bitterness I wasn't expecting. Not anything like an IPA, but definitely more hopped than I'm used to for a German Pilsner. Subtule spices are well balanced, though I couldn't but my finger on the flavors individually.

This is definitely a drinkable beer. Light on the stomach amd the mouthfeel. Definitely something I could drink 3 or 4 glasses of without realizing it.

Bluestar, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of coryscanes
4/5  rDev +3.4%

coryscanes, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

htomsirveaux, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of JedSeed
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
Pearl Snap Pils from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.