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Workingman's Pilsner - Fountain Square Brewing Co.

Workingman's PilsnerWorkingman's Pilsner

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BA SCORE
82
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.11%


Brewed by:
Fountain Square Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lukafer on 03-17-2012)
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sign at brewery says 5.5% Abv and 25 IBU

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a light golden yellow, with a thin layer of head. Smells slightly grainy, I'm not a huge pilsner fan, but this is one o the better ones I've had. At first sip it's slightly spicy, slight citrus followed by malt with a bitter finish. It's not an IPA finish but a slight drying, bitter finish. Very tasty! Mouthfeel is a lot fuller than you would associate with a Pilsner, probably due to the higher ABV.

Overall, this is a very solid beer from a new brewery. Again, not usually impressed with Pilsners but this one is a home run. It's a new one for them, so hopefully they keep it consistent.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2012 20:19:40 | More by Lukafer
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Jishguy

Indiana

3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

This bottle poured a slightly hazy, straw colored body with a thin, watery head that dissipated rather quickly. The aroma consisted of earthy and floral hops shadowed by a bread and yeast note. The taste was very similar to the aroma, but the bread flavor was dominant. The floral, earthy, and piney hops were very subtle in the finish only. The mouthfeel was a touch watery, but nothing to stop me from buying another sixer. Overall, a great brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 17:39:19 | More by Jishguy
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emerge077

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler glass, canary yellow with a light haze to it. Thin ring of foam, not much of a head on it. A tiny bit of

Lemon shortbread aroma, soft florals, that's nice.

Bready taste, lightly floral, dry and clean in the aftertaste. Feel is a bit limp and watery with a bit of slickness. Needs more carbonation and crispness. Tastes ok but just doesn't feel right. Kind of a mixed bag overall, it needs a little fine tuning to sing.

Thanks to Howard for this one!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:28:22 | More by emerge077
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma:White bread, slight yeast
Appearance: Straw with foamy white head
Taste: White bread, honey
Palate: Slightly sweet, light mouthfeel. Smooth, non-bitter finish. A tinge of sweetness.
Overall: Pleasant pilsener, very drinkable. No unpleasant undertones.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 20:55:40 | More by icehawk
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

“Fountain Square Brewing Company: bringing science to the art of brewing.” I like where this is headed.

A: Pale yellow, translucent body with only a split-second of bubbly white head until it diminishes to nothing. Very little lacing and retention, as such, making it look like your run-of-the-mill pale American lager.

S: Though faint, the nose extends typical bready qualities with a spike of unexpected fruitiness; toasted, buttery bread melds with pear and raspberry iced tea to give off a reasonably tart apple pie scent. Clean lager yeasts are mild but noticeable toward the finish.

T: On the forefront it’s citrus and grain, exhibiting a soft blend of pulpy orange juice and wheat bread. Though slow to start, the yeast is evident in every moment of the drink, making chewy dough the major sensory experience of this beer – a warm, floury wholeness that fills the palate to the brim. Slight black pepper and mint flavors of the hops bring out crusty baguette tastes in the finish, giving a dry, grainy aftertaste.

M: A bit slimy and undercarbonated for my tastes – I feel like this would be better on tap. More fizz to bring out the hops and keep this from becoming a chore by the bottom of the glass.

O: This is an interesting beer because of its inconsistency; that is, some areas (like the genuine bread flavors) are above average and some areas (like the faint nose) are below average. As I said above, I’ll try this on tap if I can, and as of now, I’m still interested in picking up a few more bottles from Fountain Square – though not of this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 01:58:39 | More by BarryMFBurton
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden, with a huge head of white carbonation. Not much lace, though, oddly.

Nose is light grains and malts, yeast. Very mild.

Taste is crisp and malty, with only a tinge of citrus hops at the finish. This is a smooth and easy-to-drink lager -- not overly memorable but solid and quite session-worthy.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 09:53:38 | More by secondtooth
Workingman's Pilsner from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
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