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Venture Pils - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: gatornation on 11-11-2013

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by MattyG85:
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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear straw golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready and earthy malt driven aroma with good hints of sweet biscuit balanced by earthy hops. Pale pils malt with hints of straw, biscuit, grains, hay, wheat, crackers, and yeast. Solid hop balance with floral, earthy, and citrus hints. Noble hop hints along with some grass. Citrus fruit hints of lemon zest and orange. A very solid balanced pilsener aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a nicely bready and zesty pils malt taste with a solid presence of floral hops and citrus. Bready and fairly sweet pilsener malt with notes of biscuit, grains, straw, hay, wheat, crackers, and yeast. Good balancing hop presence with floral notes and earthy notes of grass. Citrus hop notes of orange and lemon zest. Pretty solid noble hop presence. Good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Very crisp, clean, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Euro Pilsener. Hoppier than typical for the style but it works well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.4%

I had this on tap.
The nose has light grains, a hint of apple and some canned corn which might suggest sanitation issues with the beer lines.
The beer pours brilliant straw with a 1/2" white foam cap.
The palate is crisp and dry but has a little more apple and canned corn than is necessary. Good hop accent on the finish with a nice balance between the hop and malt.
Light, crisp, and effervescent.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A=pours a clear sunshine yellow color with a brilliant white head a bit of lacing and a fresh cap
S-noble hops floral hops and lemon bread malt
T-nice floral hops crisp noble taste with baked bread malts very tasty
M-crisp and pure hops tingle on the tongue a touch of sweetness
O-nicely done pils low abv highly drinkable a great pils when im in the mood for the style

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of johnkale
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased after a New Years excursion up the shore. Poured into a NG pilsener glass.

A - clarity is perfect, pours a pale straw with two fingers of white head which slowly diminishes but leaves decent lacing

S - whole lotta lemon up front, some sweet and biscuity malt aromas, just a touch of skunk

T - Really damn good, lemon zest predominates though I get some other citrus flavors as well, mainly grapefruit, fairly sweet on the front palate, nice pale malts, modestly bitter/herbal with a slight peppery note in there as well

M - light bodied, carbonation is solid, finish wonderfully dry, a touch of warmth along with some hops resin in the finish

O - a really tasty and refreshing pilsener, I could drink this every night. Will probably pick up a case for camping/boating when I'm up in Duluth in May

Photo of DB31
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Venture Pils from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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