Sweetwater Take Two Pils - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of merock1402
1.49/5  rDev -56.4%
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 +10.5%
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 +9.6%

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 +2.3%
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 -12.3%

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 +6.1%
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 tempest
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a solid German pils with a soft doughy malt cracker and spicy, earthy hop character and satisfying bitterness that adds a hint of grapefruit. I'd buy a six-pack.

Photo of ordybill
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
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 beerboy21
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Spicy hops and some sweetness in the nose. Moderate bitterness, with a citrus like hop finish. Good.

Photo of larryarms847
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
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 mobere
4.63/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Most folks that don't like this beer just don't like Pilsners. They describe it perfectly. They describe the way a good Pils should taste. Then rate it average. Not sure what they expect from a Pilsner. I enjoy this brew.

Photo of scootny
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
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 WellsWay
4.24/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don't listen to the hate. Get this in cans or on draft & you will not be disappointed. Pilsners are fragile, that's why j never buy bottled , only cans or draft. It's good.

Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
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 +0.3%
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 mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date 06/01/2015 printed on the label. Another new one to me from SweetWater, acquired a single bottle from the local beer store.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a brassy golden body with some chunky sediment floating in the glass and about a finger of foamy off-white head. Moderate fat strands of lacing left behind. Looks okay for what it is.

S - A bland and uninteresting aroma. Light florals, bready malt, and only a very subtle graininess. Very uncharacteristic and weak aroma for the style.

T - The taste is a step up from the nose, but minor yet. Very lightly floral / herbal / hoppy, with a subtle sweetened bready malt backbone. The malt profile tastes closer to an American malt profile than German, however. Not what I would describe as grainy or earthy.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Medium-light in body, with good carbonation. Very easy drinking stuff.

Overall, a nice pilsner, but not characteristic of a German style pilsener, in my opinion.

SweetWater Take Two Pils -----3.5/5

Photo of bubseymour
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%

Has a strange flavor to it. Not on board.

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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 +0.9%
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 -19.6%

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

Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
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 SaltofOH
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review date: 5-2-15. Pilsner glass. Best by 4-13-15!

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold with 2.5 fingers white, foamy head. Slow, steady stream of small bubbles. Head really lingers with nice lacing.

Aroma: Noble hop aroma, slightly skunky. Quite pungent and aromatic noble hopping.

Taste: Not much to it. Light arrival; some noble hop bitterness and clean maltiness around the middle. A little bittering on the back end. Pils malt comes out mid-palate as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Quite actively carbonated. Appropriate for the style. Midweight. On the heavier side for pils.

Overall: A little underwhelmed. With as good as Nooner was, it's hard to not be. This is good, but it seems it can't make up its mind between light German and heavier Bohemian styles. Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent pilsner and I would definitely buy a 6-pack of this. Just not as good as Nooner. Comparable to Mama's Little Yella Pils. Probably better than the first time I had Urquell.

Photo of RBrock16
4.7/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This joint is underrated. Awesome taste and feel. Like a sam adams on steroids

Photo of Mardukk
3.25/5  rDev -5%

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 -8.5%
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...

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Sweetwater Take Two Pils from SweetWater Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.