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Pilsner Lager - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Pilsner Lager
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 6.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: ski271 on 07-06-2005)
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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer was a nice golden color with an appropriate head for a pilsner. The nose was great, with plenty of spicy Saaz coming through. The spiciness of the Saaz hops came through great in the flavor, though I felt it was a little too malty for a Czech pils. Mouthfeel was proper and drinkability is on par with the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 17:51:06 | More by OrangeCharlie
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Photo of Darkmagus82


3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a golden color with a light one finger head that dissipated quite fast to leave little to no lacing.

Smell – The smell is quite light but is mainly of a bready and spicy saaz aroma with the lightest bit of lemon smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit malt and bready flavor. These create a base and are present throughout the taste. In the middle a very light sweetness comes to the tongue; mainly of a light honey like flavor. This sweet flavor is accompanied by a spicy hoppy flavor with some herbal characteristics. The sweet flavors in the end are lost however with the intensifying of the spicy hop flavors along with some more light bitter flavors of a lemon nature come to the taste and lingered on the tongue long after the beer is gone from the mouth.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the medium to thin side with the carbonation level average. The body and the carbonation suit the beer well complementing the lighter flavors and bitterness of the end of the taste making this beer very drinkable and session like.

Overall – An easy drinking brew but in most ways a standard lager. It does however have a nice bitter and hop flavor at the end which was quite nice and gave a nice dimension not present in the standard lager.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 01:06:05 | More by Darkmagus82
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New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Situation: Return home booty from the PSU Fourth of July festivities...
Glassware: 23 oz. pilsener glass...
Appearance: incredibly developed lace from a crystal white head tops off a golden, almost bubble-less body...
Aroma: bright but thin fragrance of Saaz...
Palate: crisp, clean but with a rugged drag on the throat that gives this pilsener quite a profound American body...
Taste: an East Coast pils, nicely balanced with enough Saaz to be familiarly engaging in flavor...
Overall: one that attempts to equal the eastern European brews with its rocky, malty strength and weighty flavor; admittedly partial to this must-visit brewpub whenever we visit PSU, I find this a nice pairing with their pulled pork sandwich or solid by its lonesome...

Serving type: growler

07-19-2009 03:09:34 | More by dacrza1
Photo of CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Aroma a fresh brace of lemon salts and honey grain. Rich and wheaty, yet restrained and lightly grassy. Nips of almond. Nice. Pours a clear gold, rimmed in a hearty white soap. Flavor runs on the bitter side with loping grasses and herbal bite. Malt slides in for a little crisp, tart sugar and rounds out the lagered hop fest. Bright, fresh and alive. Not as drinkable as I would have anticipated, but still thirst slaking nonetheless. Rounded and full of light nuance. Damn good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2008 00:38:55 | More by CharlesDarwin
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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - I picked up a growler from the brewpub in State College to take home. From the growler it pours one fingers worth of white head. The head has good retention and leaves a good amount of lacing. The beer is a clear straw color with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S - The aroma consists mostly of the saaz hops. I can also make out some malts.

M - A light-bodied beer with a smooth feeling and very good carbonation.

T - The teaste consists of a biscuty malt and a nice amount of saaz hops. It's more hoppier than malty, but is balanced pretty good. It finishes nice and crisp.

This would make a great session beer, very easy drinking. Overall a good Czech Pilsner.

Serving type: growler

07-17-2008 00:03:02 | More by boralyl
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Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. 5.6% abv on this pils. Golden to orange,with some wghite crowning head. Beery smell. Carbonation is significant but not obtrusive. Middle mouthfeel. Some lace. Malty pilsner with the hops appearing up front. Saaz is significant, not overpowering. A bit sour. Drinkable and approachable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 23:56:10 | More by Sammy
Photo of cichief


4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Otto's Pub and Brewery, State College, PA.

A- Pours a beautiful bright gold, with a thick snow-white head.

S- Scent of hops prevails, very fresh and flowery.

T- Tasted of fresh hops, the beer could stand another week or so in the lager tank, but a good beer.

M- Thin to medium on the tongue, very well carbonated.

D- The most drinkable beer at Otto's, this is a refreshing brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2007 16:40:30 | More by cichief
Photo of burnstar


4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color with a medium white head. Smell is noble, herbal hops, and light malt. Taste is powerful herbal hops. Mild malt provides a nice balance.
Excellent pilsener flavor. I bit over-hopped perhaps but I like it. Mouthfeel is smooth and well carbonated. The hoppiness makes this very refreshing and crisp. Quite drinkable. Very nice stuff overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2006 01:16:25 | More by burnstar
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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The pils has a clear, golden yellow color with a thick head that laces well.

S: The pils has an earthy hop and biscuity malt aroma.

T: The beer has a crisp hop flavor, I believe the be saaz or similar noble hop, as it has a dirty taste to it. The malt body is biscuity, strong enough to pair nicely with the hops.

M: The lager malts and hops are a nice change of pace from a day spent with ales.

D: The pils is very drinkable with a nice hop element that is crisp and clean.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2006 22:22:06 | More by akorsak
Photo of ski271


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear medium amber with a small, very slightly off-white, fizzy head that quickly diminishes to a light film. Very little lacing.

Smell: Herbal, spruce-like hops, grain, light bread and light brown sugar.

Taste: Malty and lightly sweet with wisps of flowers and grass. The finish is medium in duration, dry, a little bitter and very clean.

Mouthfeel: Thin-medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation.

Drinkability: Very crisp and refreshing. I’ve had hoppier, I’ve had milder, this pilsner is about middle-of-the-road with a nice balance. A satisfying beer, especially on these hot days.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2005 20:46:34 | More by ski271
Pilsner Lager from Otto's Pub and Brewery
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