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Prison Break Breakout Pilsner - Double Trouble Brewing Co.

Prison Break Breakout PilsnerPrison Break Breakout Pilsner

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 8.24%

Brewed by:
Double Trouble Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: scott451 on 05-25-2013)
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; no freshness info. I was pumped to see another offering from this brewery available in town, as I've returned to Hops & Robbers on several occasions when I was in the mood for a milder hopped ale. Pilsners are a different beast entirely though, so we'll see how this compares to some of my favourite European examples. Served well-chilled.

Pours an attractive golden-blonde colour, completely transparent and fairly bright in hue. Atop the liquid is seated one finger of dense, bone-white foam that retains cohesion for at least a few minutes, and sticks to the glass as it slowly recedes. It certainly looks the part of a German pils - and thankfully it manages to smell it as well. The aroma is subdued but generally enjoyable, with the major bullet points being the biscuity malt sweetness and grassy, slightly flowery hops. Straightforward for sure, but suitable for the style.

Balanced, approachable flavour with nothing terribly shocking to report about it. The malts start us off, bready and sweet with a faint hint of apples. At this point the floral hops start to really bring attention to themselves, providing a pleasant herbal-grass dryness that mingles with light lemony citrus. It finishes dry, but doesn't linger long on the palate - fairly clean and refreshing. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation for a pale lager that leaves the mouthfeel seeming a bit flat, my only serious complaint about the stuff.

Final Grade: 3.45, a serviceable B-. It took me a few minutes to decide what this beer reminded me of, and eventually I came up with it - Rickard's Blonde. The hop flavours of this one are really reminding me of that beer (probably the only year-round Rickard's offering I can appreciate), although to be fair the hop bill in Breakout Pilsner seems denser and more tenacious. Unfortunately the malt backing leaves a bit to be desired, but all in all this is a pretty tasty lager, and a good summer patio beer. In short, Prison Break Breakout Pilsner is easy to like, but probably isn't likely to impress. I could see myself picking this one up again when I'm in a pilsener mood, but it's not something to be sought after, and not quite up to the standards of their flagship pale ale.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 05:01:49 | More by thehyperduck
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO 473ml can for just under $3.00. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Pretty good. Opens well pours clear gold.

S- Not much here at all

T- Not too much here too unfortunately

M- Ok at best

O- Not too good. Will not buy again. Giving a bit higher rating that it deserves

Food Pairing

Don't want to give a food pairing as this beer is not worth eating with.


Serving type: can

04-12-2014 19:55:19 | More by DaveBar
Photo of hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-10-2014 22:57:35 | More by hunterjames
Photo of beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-12-2014 20:07:57 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of captainhampton

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-18-2014 01:26:20 | More by captainhampton
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-05-2014 23:16:06 | More by mrandypandy
Photo of BeerClubNiagara

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-19-2014 18:31:12 | More by BeerClubNiagara
Photo of kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

01-13-2014 20:09:36 | More by kelvarnsen
Photo of Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-09-2014 17:36:25 | More by Hoppy_McGee
Photo of smakawhat


3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a tall Carlsberg glass.

Giant bone white and foamy head, easily making three to four fingers with large retention and island capped head. Lots of staying power as well. Body is a great dark brass gold and super crystal clear with a mix of slow and fast rising carbonation. Real great looking brew.

Nice soft pilsner like malts, not much hop herbality. Not much bread like notes, and kind of subdued nose, but otherwise fine.

Body on the palate seems expectedly light and not much flavor. Muted crispness with a little bit of prickly carbonation. Beer seems a little flat. Some of the herbality hop bent is present on the finish with some little spiced like undertones, but fairly mild.

Overall an ok pilsner but nothing mindblowing here.

Serving type: can

12-24-2013 22:50:44 | More by smakawhat
Photo of GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

11-09-2013 01:01:43 | More by GoHabsGo
Photo of DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

11-04-2013 12:16:40 | More by DamageCase76
Photo of DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- Nice pour reveals a slightly cloudy golden color of beer, with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly. First glance doesn't really look like like a pilsener, but given the obvious carbonation, it looks intriguing. Some lacing left in a ring around the glass.

Smell - Grassy notes, some mild malts thrown in for good measure. Slight hints of orange for good measure. Even some hops are apparent. Nothing strong here, but a nice wide variety of smells.

Taste - Actually like it smells, with all those different flavor profiles. Doesn't taste like a classic German pilsener, more like a pilsener crossed with a very mild low-hops IPA. Bitter aftertaste is welcoming and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel - Nice and wet. Has a welcoming thinness that adds to the refreshing nature of this beer. Carbonation is high, but medium body. This just works quite well together.

Overall- really enjoyed this quite a bit, pleasantly surprised by quality of beer and unique flavor profile. Definitely not a classic German Pilsener in any sense, but as a beer that is high consumable liquid gold on a warm October day, it is excellent.

Serving type: can

10-11-2013 21:33:07 | More by DenisKolkin
Photo of WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-22-2013 23:54:01 | More by WillAndSarah
Photo of MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

09-14-2013 02:55:57 | More by MylesMac
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-13-2013 23:08:56 | More by andrenaline
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2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Double Trouble Brewing Co. - Prison Break Breakout Pilsner, poured into a pilsener glass.

Look - Pours mostly clear bubbly pale yellow with a good sized foamy head and chunky lacing.

Smell - Typical pils aroma, slightly muted moreso than most. Not a trace of hops.

Taste - Fruity pils taste and then there are those hops! Touch of bitter pine and ending a bit acidic/astringent. Not particularly balanced here, all over the place.

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and metallic, almost numbing to the tongue. Not boozy but not particularly drinkable either.

Overall - This beer can't hold a candle to a few choice domestic brews, sadly. Do not recommend at all.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 12:26:16 | More by JMScowcroft
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can: Poured a clear bright yellow color pilsner with a medium pure white foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet mal notes with very timid hops presence. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet notes with also unnoticeable hops presence. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but nothing really standing out that would make me want to go back and try this beer again.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 14:23:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-18-2013 02:32:38 | More by joefinnigan15
Photo of SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice slight hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy and bready malts, grassy hops and light caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet grainy malts, some breadiness, grassy/floral hops and faint caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 20:00:49 | More by SebD
Photo of bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-21-2013 23:06:08 | More by bigox420
Photo of leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle

Appearance- Pours a golden amber with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell- Grains, citrusy hops, bready caramalts.

Taste- Citrus hops, bready caramalts, and grains. Finishes with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad sticky.

Overall- A pleasant hop forward pilsner. Can be easily a summer favourite on the patio. Glad to have tried this new offering from Double Trouble.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:25:14 | More by leaddog
Photo of RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-18-2013 23:55:46 | More by RedAleMan
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-16-2013 22:03:53 | More by davemathews68
Photo of LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double Trouble Brewing 'Prison Break Breakout Pilsner' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50

A-pour is a clear gold from the bottle to glass with a small white head leaving a streaky lace along the pilsner glass

S-noble German hops

T-crisp & clean tasting lager

MF-big/good carbonation , medium bodied

Ov-ok beer , not a one and done , butt I won't be seeking this Pilsner to soon

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 05:54:08 | More by LampertLand
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Prison Break Breakout Pilsner from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
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