Sweetwater Take Two Pils - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
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SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 06-11-2014

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Ratings: 300 | Reviews: 45
Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden straw; effervescent; big frothy white head; good lacing

Smell: grassy; citrusy hops

Taste: dry hoppy bite up front; lingering hoppy bitterness in the mid and end; hints of corn in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: crisp, slightly thin; good level of carbonation

Remarks: not my favorite style, but it came in a "Tackle Box" from Sweetwater.

More User Reviews:
Photo of merock1402
1.49/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Really did not enjoy this beer. I actually poured it out. I NEVER pour a beer out. I just could not drink it. Gross! LOL

Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a pilsner a pale light golden with a thinner bone white head atop with good carbonation.Toasted bready notes in the nose with some lingering leafy hops,pretty delicate aromas.The palate is great for the style with pizza crust and mild sweetness with quite a smack of herbal hops that are pretty assertive and lingering.I like the hops on the palate and it goes down pretty easy,a good 4th of July warm weather beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Appears filtered golden colored body with a bright white head fine speckled lacing. Aroma crisp hop notes including citrus, dank qualities, and herbal fresh cut grass light biscuit malt base. Flavor is bitter and brash but is balanced by the delicate two row and pilsener malts, punch of dank herbal grassy hops really does well in this beer. Mouthfeel finishes bone dry easy drinkability what more can one ask for in an accessible craft beer pils?

Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Take Two is a deep gold-yellow color, on the translucent side due to a mild haze. The head is a white one that caps at about half a finger. Retention is moderate and lace is a mix of spotting and patching in equal moderation.
Some dust and grass with a touch of pepper, some apple and a mildly lemony note greet the nose up front. It goes lightly grainy but leans more toward bread while a bit of perfume eases in.
The taste follows suit though it goes a bit grainier in the middle. It evens out with the aroma in that it's a bit stronger. Hoppiness is easy, herbal and grassy notes balancing with earth and a very light tartness while a slight sweetness keeps underneath.
The body is light but almost fuller than expected with a firm crispness and a smoothness that keeps up almost to the end. Graininess takes away from the cleaner aspects, but not exceedingly.

Photo of sourd
3/5  rDev -11.8%

poured into a 16 oz jar glass...be burley

rich, metallic golden

biscuity with a slight earthy hop nose

bready and slightly musty with a dry bitter (almost tinny) finish

thin and classically "lager-y" with little to no residual sweetness

a liitle too metallic for my tastes, but im going to give this another shot sometime based purely on reputation

Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean golden, with a rich, frothy head of white carbonation. Lovely lace, too.

Aroma: Crisp lager malts. Nice but pretty much standard.

Taste: Crisp and malty, as expected, with a sharp infusion of hops at the finish. This one is a well-executed and highly enjoyable pilsner, and a perfect fusion of a classic style with an American touch.

Photo of ordybill
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a sweet grass and grain aroma that is pretty good.
Appearance- This looks like a Heineken(without the skunky) aroma, has a nice white head.
Taste- Pretty hoppy, had some peppery spice tossed in, Ok for me but not an incredible flavor
Palate- A light to moderate bodied brew with moderate carbonation, has a nice crisp finish.
Overall- Not bad, but I would rate this pretty average.

Photo of larryarms847
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear golden hay yellow with a fair amount of airy carbonation that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves sticky lacing behind.

Subtle, but noticeable hop presence in the nose, very similar IMO to Victory's Prima Pils, grassy and slightly piney hops and apparent bready grain sweetness.

Floral and grassy hops, slightly astringent, right up front with a light toasted malt sweetness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, very light, refreshing, needs a bit more to it. Slight astringency degraded this score a bit.

Overall, I did rather enjoy this pils. It's not a brew I'd actively seek out nor one that is worthy of a world class rating, but decent and worth a shot. I'd take this over a Budweiser anytime.

Photo of scootny
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Hazy straw gold with decent white head and lacing. Light sweet pils malt light pastry dough and a wonderful Saaz spiciness. A mild lemony note. Taste is quite good. Clean malt body with an excellent hop profile that is decidedly American in its aggressiveness. Still balanced quite well and exceptionally drinkable. A great quaffer as it is thirst quenching and clean. Feel is spot on with good carbonation and supple fluidity to the swallow. Superb drinkability and sessionability. Well done SweetWater, another solid American pils in the hop
mold of Prima Pils.

Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is grassy, malts, hops are present, bitter at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Photo of wedge
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy straw colored body with a small, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is a nice, fresh blend of spicy, grassy hops, sweet, bready grain, and lager cleanliness. Flavor is more rough and raw. Grassy bitterness, spicy hops...much less malty balance, which is too bad. Pretty crisp, light enough body. Too rustic and bitter for my Pilsener tastes, but drinkable.

Photo of bubseymour
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Has a strange flavor to it. Not on board.

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

I'm not usually a huge pils/lager fan. This is good, though. light, crisp, refreshing and flavorful. a lot of floral, spicy hops, with a nice bread-y malt backbone.
pours a nice golden with pretty good head and nice lacing.
soft floral hops and malt come through on the nose.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden straw colored with a frothy white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: grassy and light grain, slightly sweet

T: bitter hops up front, slightly peppery noble hop flavor, middle and finish sweeten with light grain flavors

M: crisp but a bit sticky, higher carb

O: ok for the style but not incredible

Photo of wcu80
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

I hope they don't take 3 because this is a borderline drain pour.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass fairly quickly and faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with light amounts of grassy/herbal and floral hops

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready malts. That is followed quickly by light to moderate flavors of spicy hops which intensify as the beer warms. There are also light flavors of grassy/herbal and floral hops in the finish. Light amounts of bitterness which does not linger in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

O: One of my favorite offerings from Sweetwater and a nice Pils for the summer - easy to drink, crisp, and refreshing. Very enjoyable and one I would get again.

Photo of Mardukk
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured a hazy light gold with very little head and some lacing.

Herbal hops smell with a touch of malt.

Taste is definitely hop dominant. With the taste being more of hop piney than herbal. Somewhat dry finish. Very light on the malt. The body is a bit light and the carbonation is high. A sharp bite at the beginning of the finish. Not the smoothest pils.

Overall, pretty easy drinking, if you like the type of hop used. I prefer a bit of a heavier body more of a malt focus. This is pretty distinctive for a pils, a bit malt light though.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

The last of my initial Chicago introduction to SweetWater. This one pours a clear sunshine brass topped by a finger of relatively short-lived finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises flowers and light sweetgrass. The taste brings in more of the same, with more grass, a bit of mint-like menthol, and a light touch of white bread. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, an underwhelming pils to say the least. Gotta say, haven't been too impressed with these Georgia boys thus far...

Photo of Paincane
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale hazy golden colored body with a thin short-lived white head. S: Bready, floral and lightly fruity aromas.
T: Biscuit with slightly sweet fruit flavors. Spicy and hoppy presence at the back end.
M: Light, smooth, easily drinkable and crisp.
O: A very nice refreshing Pilsner. Well done.

Photo of Illinasia
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hoppy like a Czech-style pils. Nothing spectacular here, but drinkable.

Photo of JLSIV
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was more of a kolsch than a Pils

A little to hoppy for me, especially when I am looking for a pils, not something spicy or hoppy

Appearance was classic

Clean grassy aromas, but then the hops started in

Taste was more ale than pilsner, at least to me

A little astringent

My least favorite of the sweet water recents

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +17.6%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a slightly hazy consistency. There was a large, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, malt, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of light hops, the floral quality, a breadiness, and malt. Nothing groundbreaking with the flavor here, but it's lively sweet and clean.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Light-bodied.

O: The pilsner style isn't the most complex one, but Sweetwater makes the most of it with this beer. Light and refreshing.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Born in the South, the taste of Sweetwater trends crisper, cleaner and more refreshing- capturing the taste to quench the thirst for those oh-so hot Atlanta summer days. So a properly made German pilsner is a no-brainer.

Take Two Pils kicks off with a bright golden hue that simply invites a high rate of consumption. its froth column of foam delivers all those delicate floral and earthen grain aromas to suggest both perfume and matches. Underlying sweetness is both of honeysuckle and baking bread with ribbons of herb, grass and grain tethering about.

With the sweetness falling out, its bready malt taste and texture props up a light apple ester, a fleeting taste of citrus and sulfur, and a floral-turn-spicy taste from those noble German hops. Trending dry and spicy, the middle is full of transition, steering from its floral and sweeter upstart.

Firm dryness illuminates the lager's finish as its spicy bitterness takes full command. Bitter lemongrass, apple-like acidity and aromatic grasses outweigh any linger of grain and make this lager an unfathomable choice for shaking off the summer's heat or competing for those hotdog eating food challenges.

"Whatever floats your boat?" Regardless, Take Two and call someone else in the morning!

Photo of Zach136
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear, pale straw, two finger white head dissipates to a lasting cap that leaves excellent lacing.

S - Light grain, maybe if you strain you can grab some hop aroma.

T - Light grain with a nice grassy-to-spicy hop character that lingers on a , medium-dry finish.

M - Great carbonation, medium light body. Text book.

O - It's a text book Pils and a much better rendition than Road Trip IMO. Well done Sweetwater.

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Sweetwater Take Two Pils from SweetWater Brewing Company
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