Venture Pils - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
A-Nice yellow/golden color....nice clarity...evident carbonation bubbles.
S-Very floral and fresh....also a light grainy malt impression blends perfectly...nice nose to this..
T-Definitely categorized right as a German Pils as it has a nice tight dry bitterness..light graininess adds some balance but this is a pretty hop forward pils...just a hint of DMS evident, probably from the Pils malt...
M-Good carbonation....medium bodied...crisp, dry on the finish with some hop bitterness lingering...
O-Pretty spot on for a German Pils....I prefer Bohemian style but this is right on the money for a German version. If you like a Pils with some good dry bitterness this is for you. Not saying the malt isn't well used but it is pretty hop forward as it should be for the style. I am rating for style not my personal preferences.
11-20-2013 06:25:01 | More by ZAP
4.11/5 rDev +6.5%
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
11-11-2013 21:45:17 | More by gatornation
4.16/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
12-05-2013 08:10:19 | More by MattyG85
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
04-20-2014 21:23:58 | More by bsp77
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
07-02-2014 00:06:16 | More by steveh
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
03-15-2014 23:19:15 | More by Chaz
Venture Pils from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.