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Workingman's Pilsner - Fountain Square Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

GRG1313, Aug 13, 2013
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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!

emerge077, Jan 04, 2014
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WoodBrew, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

MSandahl23, May 17, 2013
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mpayne5, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ssimpson89, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Drknight, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

jmarsh123, Mar 04, 2013
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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.

secondtooth, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

neckbracesub, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

robwestcott, Jan 14, 2014
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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.

BarryMFBurton, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Twal, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

AmitC, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

BigJim5021, Apr 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

ToddGingerich, Dec 25, 2013
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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.

Lukafer, Mar 17, 2012
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Workingman's Pilsner from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.