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Elsinore - Phillips Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 07-01-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KentCstrait, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

TRiGS, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got from the lcbo BC taster pack, poured a light clear golden colour, slight head but decent lacing.

S - grassy hops, slight lemon, clean pilsner malt, quite grassy, maybe a bit floral, noble hop spices, a bit peppery. Some light tart citrus.

T - lemon, light floral tartness, grassy, pale clean pils body, with a lemony grassy forefront, a bit yeasty but very clean. Some pale peachy notes, light fruitiness, and while it is a clean sessionable pils there isnt a ton of other flavour, finish is clean, malty.

M - light, clean, with a mineral and grassy bitterness, moderate carbonation, which cleans off the palate quite assertively. Has some pale pilnser malt body but other wise it is quite thin.

A sessionable and clean pilsner but it lacks flavour and body, mostly lemon and grassy, it feels fairly uninspired. And while a decent session option this isnt even that great of a pilsner, not much exciting here to write home about. Some flavour to it but it feels off kilter slightly with tendency toward lemon tarts.

mick303, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

TerryW, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

andrenaline, Sep 07, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

mjacquard, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

cfalovo97, Sep 02, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

ThirstyDutchman, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Cramshawbar, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jotora, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

341 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. About $2.25 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - Clear, pale golden straw color. Capped by nearly a finger of white head which has some staying power.Visible bubbles on the low side, but there's some sticky lacing left behind.

Smell - Grassy and grainy like most pilsners but with a significantly more floral element than the usual suspects. There's something akin to freshly boiled tea mixed in there.

Taste - Similar to the nose but with a very green tea / tea like aspect on the conclusion that is unusual. Grassier and more floral tasting than many other pilsners. For this it is more flavorful, but not quite as crisp and as clean as other sin the style.

Mouthfeel - Reasonably well carbonated with a light feel, and on the dry side in terms of finishes. Pretty decent overall.

Overall - A solid pilsner with a pleasant but unusual tea like spin on things. Works picking up if that's your thing otherwise a solid Canadian pilsner offering.

DenisKolkin, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Coronaeus, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341 mL bottle from a BC Craft Brewers Guild sampler pack, dated Aug. 21 2014 and served well-chilled. Two Czech-style pilseners in the same pack seems like an odd choice, but then again, I'm just some hoser.

Pours a clear, golden-yellow colour, topped with just over one finger's worth of fluffy, eggshell-white head. It recedes slowly over the next few minutes, eventually settling into a frothy cap and collar with a messy ring of lace. The aroma is typical of the style - grainy pale malt sweetness and lemon zest, with some grassy, floral notes to accompany.

Now THIS is an interesting flavour - something rarely uttered about this style, I'm sure. Perhaps due to the dry-hopping? The grainy pale malt backbone is all-too familiar, providing a modicum of doughy sweetness - but the tail end of the profile manages to pique my interest. It's very big on the lemon citrus, and quite zesty, with lots of leafy tea, floral and green herbal notes being the main features of the finish. The aftertaste has a bitter, juicy citrus feel to it, which fades from the palate quickly. Light-bodied, with aggressive carbonation that prickles the tongue and provides this pils with an appropriately crisp, active mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 3.85, a respectable B+. Phillips' Elsinore is a unique domestic lager that I am really enjoying. The combination of floral notes, citrusy hops and prickly carbonation used allow this pils to stand out amongst a rather large crowd. It is more intensely-hopped than most imports, which the average BA will probably have no issue with - myself included. While I wouldn't go out of my way to seek this beer out, or attempt to scam the Brewers' Retail outlet in an effort to obtain more, it's still very well-made and I'd happily drink it again some time, should the opportunity arise.

thehyperduck, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

garrettparkal, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $2 or so

Appearance - Yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair mount of lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, grass, herbal, hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grass, floral notes, and some odd cooked vegetable taste. There is also some corn, bread and light hops.

Overall – The odd herbal/vegetable taste kind of ruin this beer for me. Interesting.. but odd. Not something I'd buy more of.

spinrsx, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Hoppy_McGee, Aug 02, 2014
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DarrenBrule, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JaredKlig, Jul 26, 2014
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MJ63, Jul 21, 2014
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Cycle69, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

taylur, Jul 13, 2014
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ZachT, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

HarveyBerger, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Chazz_Chetly, Feb 15, 2014
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Elsinore from Phillips Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.