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Venture Pils - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Venture Pils
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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gatornation on 11-11-2013)
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-27-2014 02:51:41 | More by mattmarka1
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-25-2014 15:39:27 | More by Tyecko
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runwild99

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

07-20-2014 15:44:43 | More by runwild99
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-11-2014 22:43:24 | More by jera1350
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steveh

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Another in a great Minnesota sampling from Grant & Chaz.

Never heard of this brewery until Grant told me about it, interested to try this sample.

A -- Hazy pale gold with a massive, thick, dense white head. Can conditioned? I'd guess. I'm rating this good because the head lasts so long and leaves terrific lacing.

S -- Light citrus and spiciness in the nose. Mybe even a touch of pininess (northwoods beer?).

T -- Sweet, yeasty breadines right up front with spiciness following and a touch of citrus toward the end. Definite reins in the aftertaste, but nothing so harsh that it kills the palate.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a light body.

O -- This is quite an interesting take on the Pilsner style. One of the better crosses of traditional style and current craft-brew trends I've tried. I'd grab this often if it had local availability.

Serving type: can

07-02-2014 00:06:16 | More by steveh
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morimech

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

06-25-2014 20:23:30 | More by morimech
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DB31

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2014 23:27:05 | More by DB31
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-26-2014 23:58:31 | More by nmann08
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-20-2014 18:43:35 | More by Tricerahops
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thugherman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-13-2014 00:36:19 | More by thugherman
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ddavison

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-07-2014 17:07:39 | More by ddavison
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

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BDeibs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 20:48:42 | More by kguard
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold with good sized, stark white head that leaves nice lacing rings.

Smell: Dried out apple, pepper, straw, hay, and a titch of citrus.

Taste: Light malt backbone of dry apple, straw and fresh cut grass. Nice peppery finish with some floral and citrus notes. Fairly hoppy and bitter like a good Northern German Pilsner.

Feel: Light body with moderately high carbonation. Crisp, dry and very clean finish. Perfect for the style.

Overall: This is a textbook example of a German Pilsner and it is executed perfectly. Nothing unexpected here, but if I want a local Pilsner, this would be my first choice.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 21:23:58 | More by bsp77
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-16-2014 22:55:16 | More by TGanyone
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

03-19-2014 00:20:23 | More by heytomcat
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Chaz

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a coppery-tinged, golden straw in color and with near-excellent clarity, and some chill haze (very slight.) Shock-white head starts dense, and there's excellent head retention throughout.

On the nose there's a blast of intense Noble-like hop character, definitely true to stylistic tendency. Lighter malt character peaks through after the hops have had their say, at once earthy and grassy. Some "booziness", too.

As I'd grabbed this six from the store's cold-box it was still quite chilly when I got the package home, so I let it warm a touch after pouring. In that time the head has fallen to just a cap from its initial two-fingers, and the malt character has really begun to shine, and it reminds me a little of the last Helles I enjoyed: fresh sweetgrass and malted barley.

Lighter, crisp and with a nice astringency on the first sip, and a very dry finish, quite bitter and even slightly biscuity.

Quite light in body, brisk and refreshing, with no off-flavors*. Bitterness lingers almost perfectly (for my palate) and while I detected booze in the nose, there is none present as I finish this pour. It's just a crisp, dry, and refreshingly-bitter drink throughout.

A very nice rendition of the style, and as the style is my personal favorite, I'd absolutely love to see more Craft and True Micro brewers offer a Pils of this type of character and execution.

*I could not discern a date on the package, but this appears to be a very fresh package.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 23:19:15 | More by Chaz
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Zallen16

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

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Venture Pils from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.