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Ol' Factory Pils - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SABERG
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle recently released into a pint glass.
A - Nice carbonation, lemon reduction tone, short whisker of a cap. Fine lacing throughout.
S - Those German hops add a lite grass note, malt swept from the short end, a fine floral scent lingers.
T - Light lemon grass, extra pale malt cleans up quickly. The hop or dry hopping process puts an up front hop flavor, that quickly disintegrates.
M - Beautiful body, carbonation dances across the palate. Nicely sized and wonderfully representative of classic pilsners.
O - A wonderful example, this offering delivers a fine flavor, nice body and a floral release that is so well done.

Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jujigatame
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Two Roads Ol' Factory Pils

12 oz. bottle dated 4/14/14, consumed, 6/18/14, 5.0%, served in shaker pint.

Slightly hazy pale yellow. Foamy white head.

Grainy smell, bread dough. Hops are pretty bright.

Taste comes off a little lemony at first. Crisply bitter on the tongue and slightly astringent. Getting a good dose of dry grass. Maybe the other more hop forward pils I've had lately (FW Pivo, NEBCO Elm City) are skewing judgment but the flavor here feels kind of muted. I do like the dryish feel and bitterness level. I think it's well done on those fronts.

Perfectly acceptable on a hot day like today. That said, Ol' Factory doesn't stand out that much to me against what else is out there for local pilsners. A bit above average.

Photo of dleiner
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of WunderLlama
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pilsner glass

12 oz bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

A one finger white foamy head. Clear, light golden yellow with a few streams of bubbles. A few lacings on the way down.

Aroma of Bread and grass

Taste bread, grass, herbs.

Very light bodied, slight bitterness at back of tongue on the sip, clean finish. No aftertaste . Dry.

A light pilsner. Clean, crisp and more flavorful than LITE. Good beer but I prefer something were more heft.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.