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Circuit - Tin Man Brewing Company

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 35.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chaney on 01-19-2013)
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Reviews by BWED:
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3.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16 oz. can poured into a pils.

A- Hazy yellow, goldenrodish body. Pillowy white head with big rings of lacing. Retention is really good.

S- Some straw, bit of hop spice. A little metallic in the nose, along with a bit of sweetness.

T- Spice hop upfront but not bitter, and the dry straw malts bring up the rear.

M- A little creamy. Mild carbonation and a very smooth finish. Just a bit drying.

O- This isn't a bad tasting beer, but it definitely is not a pilsener. Luckily, BA has it cataloged as a more appropriate style. Far from a pils really, since it isn't even actually a lager. Even if they renamed it, I would give it a better review, because I try to look at a beer by the style it is supposed to be. Tin Man should know that this isn't what they say it is, since their yeast strain for this beer (written on the can) contains "ale". One compliment on Tin Man, though: every beer i've had from them has produced a great head. Work out the kinks, and it could be successful.

BWED, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

navband, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +35.4%

Arherring, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can. I know that this brewery is going for a metal/computer theme, but do you really want to describe the finish of your Czech Pilsener emulation as 'crisp and metallic'?

This beer pours a rather hazy, pale golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, silken white head, which leaves a uneven ring of chunky, droopy cloudy lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of biscuity, bready white cereal malt, a hint of strangled caramel, soft overripe lemon peel, and somewhat muted earthy, grassy hops. The taste is more bready, grainy cereal malt, with a suggestion of corn pops, a thoroughly neutered lemon essence, and leafy, dead grassy, and yes, kind of metallic hops.

The carbonation manifests on the mild side, with a slight, weak fizziness, the body medium-light in weight, and actually quite smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the middling Saaz hops grassy, and indeed still somewhat metallic in a flinty manner.

Not a bad tasting pale ale (not quite sure why Tin Man calls it a pilsner), with a moderately successful attempt at Bohemian sexing-up. Nothing overtly remarkable about this one, but I could foresee having a couple of these before I got bored.

biboergosum, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clean, golden in my lager glass, with a huge head of lovely foam. Nice and thick lace, too.

Nose is malty/grainy, even approaching an adjunct. I get sweet corn and a hint of sharp wheat. Very average.

Taste is also grainy and sweetly malted up front, with a sweet corn-like funk up front, followed by a tinge of hops toward the finish. Leaves me with a metallic weirdness, too, which I can't forgive or forget. Not a favorite.

secondtooth, Mar 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

BigJim5021, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

GRG1313, Sep 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Highstplz, Feb 13, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

jmarsh123, Jan 21, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jun 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

aasher, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of mullensj
4.24/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another tried at Winterfest.

A: Nice straw-golden color with crisp white head that lingered nicely.

S: Nice malty sweetness upfront with the subtle hint of Sazz hops coming through.

T: This had the same flavor profile as the aroma shining through with a crisp clean finish.

M: Light-Medium bodied with a crisp dry finish.

O: Thought this one was the strongest I have tried out of all theirs so far. I could see enjoying this one all summer long if I didn't brew my own to do the same with.

mullensj, Jan 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.9%

UBrew1984, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +71.5%

redluvr, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

Dorbeck, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

BGrimes, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

kaybee86, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

TheWiredDJ, Aug 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

heysuz, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

steinhammer, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

Shatrat, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
2.61/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

473ml can poured into my tall pilsner glass 26/7/13

A lots of tiny particles with a couple chunks being moved around by lots of big bubbles, two fingers of foam retains well and leaves a couple thick rings of lace

S heavy on the butterscotch, honey and caramel with some soggy cereal and little else, not what I was hoping for

T more of the same with a hint of grassy hops but not much, a slight improvement over the nose but still pretty lousy

M has some body and the bubbles work but the aftertaste leaves something to be desired

O off can perhaps? or just a crappy pilsner? doesn't really nail any pil characteristics and I finished it but I was pretty thirsty

one and done, not overly offensive but I wouldn't bother buying it

wordemupg, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Hefty_Boss
1.33/5  rDev -52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: Bright gold, fluffy pilsner head

Smell: Smelled like pilsner, noble and malty

Taste: Buttered popcorn. No hops, no crispness, not refreshing, just butter and salt. It was disgusting. My buddy was able to pound it before we left, so I guess that's a plus.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and rich, bohemian? not really sure what that means.

Overall: I don't think this is a pilsner. I really don't know what it is. It is not a good beer.

Hefty_Boss, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

Shadman, Jul 07, 2013
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Circuit from Tin Man Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.