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Ol' Factory Pils - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Traditional in concept with a Two Roads twist…dry hops. We use a combination of classic German as well as American hop and malt varieties in our Pils. We renovated a 100 year-old factory building and designed this Pils to have “extra” aroma…so, pardon the pun! Crisp…refreshing…refined.

(Beer added by: nebula1999 on 12-23-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-14-2013 17:34:20 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving patches of bubbles on the surface, a thin ring around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is also dominated by flavors of grassy hops, which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness, and also has underlying notes of bready malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be an enjoyable American version of a German-styled beer. It tasted a little hoppier compared to other beers in the German Pilsener style and the hop aromas and flavors seemed more resembling that of a Munich Helles Lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:22:51 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives golden with a decent enough head that leaves a bit of lacing behind

Smell: Biscuity, with a hint of caramel and some citrus

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a growing sweetness that is subsumed by the citrusy hop elements; reasonably well-balanced in the finish though the sweetness is rather pronounced for the style

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate but crisp carbonation

Overall: A pretty interesting take on the style, with a bit more sweetness and a totally different hop profile from what was expected

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 01:34:15 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-29-2013 23:30:45 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-21-2013 19:46:47 | More by acurtis
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-23-2013 01:58:33 | More by JAHMUR
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then some mild malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is strong for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to session with for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 03:04:20 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-03-2013 21:02:16 | More by Jason
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another neat local brewery, hopefully making some good beers. I haven't had much from them yet aside from the so-so style beers. A pilsner or lager is one you really need to pay attention to details, so hopefully this was done well, which really tells a lot about a brewery. even a bottling date! 4/11/14

Pours a nice fizzy fluffy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, lots of little bubbles popping on the sides, a hazy fairly sediment laden straw colored beer with a nice column of bubbles rising up in the center.

Nose is quite nice! I could smell it right from the pour with plenty of pilsner malts, nice toasty straw malts, pilsner all over, mild grassy grainy notes as well. Also mixed in is plenty of noble hops, grassy and aromatic, little floral like even, great hop aroma. Well done and true to the style, reminds me of hte original Noble Pils from Sam Adams before they redid it and made it year round.

Taste starts again with the straw malts, toasty pilsner malts and straw all over, fairly toasty and grainy like. nice and soft with a great lager crispness. Then plenty of hops, tons of noble grassy hops again, floral and a bit leafy, with fair bitterness, nice hop presence again. Finish is dry and crisp again, soft feeling lager too, with tons of grassy hops lingering, it actually turns a bit spicy even, long lingering bitterness, and a faint orange rind like note as well.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft and crisp lager notes, and plenty of nice carbonation.

Overall quite nice, a really well done lager, with a nice grassy hop noble hop character that turns almost American like on the finish, spicy too, with nice pilsner malts and lagering qualities. Quite nice and happy with this brewery now. Can't wait to try the others.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 00:42:33 | More by jlindros
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-22-2013 01:17:15 | More by oriolesfan4
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-13-2013 17:03:39 | More by DrunkinYogi
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plaid75

New York

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a light, clear brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light grainy pilsner malt with a light herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a soft grainy sweetness with a faint herbal hop. A touch of diactyl detected as well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty, subtle pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 21:44:30 | More by plaid75
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow, slight haze, bright white collar with some stickage. Fruity, citrusy nose, mild malt character. Moderate bitterness (stronger in the finish), a bit citrusy and herbal, solid malt base. Medium/light bodied, moderate carbonation, decent texture. Pretty good mix of characters -- dry hopping was a good call.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 20:52:21 | More by DrJay
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 02:50:38 | More by tobelerone
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, purchased at the brewery yesterday. Thanks Drew!

A: Clear, radiant pale amber body under two fingers of white froth. Retention is only so-so, though, and what lace there is is quite soapy. Above average, but less than great.

S: Sulfur and mineral yeast are front and center, with herbal hops and faint biscuity malt also playing their parts. Pretty standard, and not nearly as hoppily aromatic as the name and description would suggest.

T: Significantly better here, as the floral and herbal hops jump out up front, followed by a more substantial malt backbone. The lager yeast combines with spicy hops bitterness on the finish to close things with crisp minerality. Dry, hoppy aftertaste. Refreshing.

M: On the thin side of medium-bodied, with a moderate amount of lively carbonation. Pretty good.

O: Pretty nice little Pils, but I'll stick with freshly-canned Elm City for my local lager fix.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 22:52:02 | More by woosterbill
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle.

Mostly clear lemon straw body. Two fingers of rockyish eggshell white head. Nice lacing and retention. Fresh nose, with some nice pungent hop aromas. Slightly resinous and spicy. Cookie and biscuit malt in the background.

Peppery, resinous hop bitterness up front. Spicy, noble hop flavors preside over soft, bready, cookie-ish malt. Light sweetness, but the dry, spicy hop bitterness dominates, thankfully. Moderate body with a lively, refreshing feel. A very nice addition to the CT beer scene. Will be buying more of this as the weather gets warmer.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 02:02:14 | More by alexgash
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-16-2013 02:54:11 | More by ColForbinBC
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: minimal head, low carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: earthy hops and grain

Taste: grain, grass, toasted malt, and citrus hop smack at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter middle and a more bitter smack at the end, medium-light carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: An above average hoppy but not overly hoppy German pils. If I am in the mood for the style, I would certainly get this. The dry hopping adds a refreshing element. That said there are others in the style I would get first.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 15:24:01 | More by tigg924
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear orange/gold. Head is a thin crown of foam. Head leaves dense lacing squiggles. Body is very clear.

S-Light nose. A bit soapy and floral. Lager yeast. Pleasantly sweet cracker malt. Sweet croutons. Hops seem to be a mix of noble and US but I could be wrong.

T-The flavor brings much more noble hoppiness. Clean, green grass hops. Grass turns into sudsy hops. Semi-sweet, dried cracker malt and buzzing yeast. A tickle of pepper.

M-Crisp and bubbly. Dry with solid bitterness. Carbonaiton is a bit excessive; it seems to explode in my mouth and expand.

O/D-Tasty but could have been better. Not my favorite from this new brewery but its actually a pretty legit US Pils. Probably won't get a six pack for myself again however, I would buy this for a friend or take it to a gathering as it is very agreeable yet still has enough zing.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:44:07 | More by VelvetExtract
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-26-2014 15:39:44 | More by Griffith
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2013 16:20:39 | More by jaxon53
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-05-2013 01:56:59 | More by jfcaa193
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cosmicevan

New York

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a - Bottle picked up locally bottled mid February, enjoyed from a two roads snifter. Pours a transparent golden yellow with a generous frothy foamy head and some visible carbonation.

s - With a name pun like this one I expect big things from the nose and sadly nothing out of the ordinary, but fairly classic grain and pils malt. Some lemon and light floral notes.

t/m/o - Taste is classic pils with a nice medium bodied feel. Easy drinker and a great one for the warmer weather. Pils is not my fav style but I enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 20:55:26 | More by cosmicevan
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-03-2013 01:32:55 | More by thegerm87
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-01-2014 12:52:00 | More by petermethot
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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
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