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Elsinore - Phillips Brewing Company


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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 5.19%

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-01-2013)
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Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip 5/1/14

A clear golden yellow, with a few slow bubbles feeding a two finger foam that sits around for a couple sips leaving a couple random patches of lace

S honey, noble grassy hops, cracker and Phillips house, a little citrus, smells straightforward but decent

T some herbal lemon tea notes on top of what I smell

M light bodied, more bubbles then I could see in the glass, crisp, a little slick after the fact with a fairly clean finish

O quite drinkable and a decent pil overall, nothing spectacular but I could down a 6er on a hot day

not to far off the style, decent beer but nothing to go out of your way for but no reason not to try it

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 23:08:39 | More by wordemupg
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Day 2 of the Snowcase advent calendar. this is a pretty fresh pils that is much better than the Phoenix lager that Phillips has as their regular offering. More grassy notes and more cripsness in the finish than Phoenix. I like it and would buy this again in the summer ( hopefully it will be brewed again). Nice homage to Bob and Doug

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 00:38:32 | More by canucklehead
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear yellow like a macro lager, white head has a bit of retention and lace.

S: Saaz hops! Steelie grass; hints of lemon and slightly floral.

T: Nice hoping and bitterness, hint of fresh sourdough bread

M: Lighter body, like a German Pils.

O: An easy drinker.

I hope those hosers didn't put any mind control drugs in this.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 21:17:43 | More by Derek
Photo of CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cool vintage look and little to no stylistic info on the label, I concur with fellow Canuck biboergosum that this has got to be a pilsner, although whether Czech or German is maybe up for grabs. Stylistic moniker aside, this is a gem. Pours a nice classy pale amber with ample foam, releasing an aroma of fresh lemons, grass, and vintage pale malt along with bake shop yeast and hop-derived spice. Moderate carbonation. Palate is similar, the beer is dry-hopped though, which lends a massive (for the style) matcha green tea like herbal finish that incorporates some mineral notes and a major crisp and refreshing conclusion. Its clean and tidy but there is a depth as well, with a little sour rhubarb tying everything together. Shows up in fall mixed packs if I've sold you.
Edit: According to Phillips, its an American pale lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 13:52:57 | More by CalgaryFMC
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, procured as a single from my favourite local shop that actually does such a thing hereabouts. The next step in my overtly Canadian-themed beer day, in celebration of our nation's 146th birthday. A roo coo coo coo coo coo coooo!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, very pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of bubbly, weakly puffy bone-white head, which leaves a low-lying array of elongated sandbar lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells (over the burgeoning BBQ aromas of my neighbours) of semi-sweet biscuity, somewhat pastry-like pale malt, a mild crackery dryness, a faint lemon rind essence, and leafy, lightly grassy, earthy hops. The taste is nicely integrated crisp crackery, breakfast biscuit, and cereal-heavy grainy malt, well-dried lemon peel, a hint of neutered black pepper, and heady leafy, earthy, spicy grassy hops.

The bubbles are mildly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and quite equitably smooth. It finishes off-dry, well grained-up, with a lagging grassiness that seems just a tad petered out - so tired, eh?

A tasty old-world lager, one with strong pilsener leanings (so that's what I'm classifying it as here, given absolutely no other info). Upon a viewing of Strange Brew a few years ago, it occurred to my optimistic self that the beer they were drinking back in the day, while not exactly a craft brew, was at least something better than the current swill peddled by the big boys. I'm glad to see that Phillips seems to concur, and my Canadian heritage is appropriately giddy right about now.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 23:49:51 | More by biboergosum
Elsinore from Phillips Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.