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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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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

GRG1313, Sep 22, 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
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

BillRoth, Mar 28, 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
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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

aasher, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

MSandahl23, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Chaney
1.64/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Another "session" brew by Tin Man... (insert eye roll here)

Again, my wife and I came into this place expecting great things. The marketing campaign is ingenious!

Served in the appropriate glassware.

A: Poured a slightly chilled hazed crayon yellow color, without much of a head or visible carbonation to speak of. I must say: Others have boasted of a nice head and carbonation bill on this one. WTF?

S: I got some honey, grains, and sort of a soggy cereal/syrup compound. Pretty gross.

T: About like the nose. I need to mention here that this was the brew that truly made my wife want to flat out walk out of the brewery. Nearly devoid of any type of hop component and infinitely honey-like. My wife kept referring to this one as a mead. She wasn't far off.

M: Stupidly low in carbonation, much less flavor. This was one of the more syrupy German lagers I've ever tasted. No lacing.

O: To Tin Man: I understand why you might consider consumerizing such styles as the IPA and stout, but isn't the German pilsener already in a somewhat mass appeal-esque state?

Chaney, Jan 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

markgugs, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

jzlyo, Sep 07, 2014
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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
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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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

bauermj, Jan 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

bzach, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

Shadman, Jul 07, 2013
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BigJim5021, Mar 19, 2013
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ToddGingerich, Aug 16, 2014
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ToddBeans, Jun 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

heysuz, Aug 03, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.9%

mattboyer182, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

visualmartyr, Sep 09, 2014
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TheWiredDJ, Aug 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Circuit from Tin Man Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.