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Tuppers' Hop Pocket Pils (Keller Pils) - Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company

Tuppers' Hop Pocket Pils (Keller Pils)Tuppers' Hop Pocket Pils (Keller Pils)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 192
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%


Brewed by:
Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-12-2001)
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Ratings: 192 | Reviews: 168 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tcfishler:
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tcfishler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orangeish yellow with a moderate sized head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves behind good lacing.

Nose of fruit and hops, the latter of which has a fairly complex profile (citrus and herbs).

Thin body but significant carbonation makes a tactile impression. Malt is biscuity but very subtle, apparent only on the back end. Hops are mouthwatering, even from front to back, and pleasantly (not aggressively) bitter. Finish is sweetest, but still relatively dry and bitter.

An interesting, satisfying, even sessionable pils that over-delivers for both the ABV and price.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2006 03:00:53 | More by tcfishler
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2013 08:52:09 | More by jaxon53
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Rhettroactive

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-24-2012 04:35:06 | More by cliff1066
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-09-2012 20:09:27 | More by 2dogbrew
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

11-13-2012 22:23:51 | More by LJWalker
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice fresh hops coming through on the aroma, it's not pure grain like I get out of most pilsners. Grassy, and somewhat floral as well.

Poured out with a lot of junk, I didn't know this was bottle carbonated. The beer is hazy and dark straw in color. The head was an off-white fluffy thing which had tremendous staying power. Lacing was really nice too, however, there were bits of floating junk in the beer too. It looked unappetizing overall.

Super carbonated was the first thing I noticed. It has a light fruit character, like berries without the sweetness, grain, cereal, and it has this earthy kind of twist to it. Not too bad, at least it's interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 21:20:45 | More by tlazaroff
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-14-2012 21:48:28 | More by henryhampton
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-19-2012 23:47:31 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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ajsuper1221

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-30-2012 14:24:37 | More by ajsuper1221
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alesme2

Virginia

1.1/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I used to love this Pils, but it now tastes like a homebrew that's gone off. It was very foamy with large bubbles and I poured it down the sink. I hope this was a bad bottle but at $9 for four I took it back. I will try it in the future and hope for better luck.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 16:22:34 | More by alesme2
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-01-2012 03:41:22 | More by RoryOMoore
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MarvinTheMarzen

Iowa

3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I really wish I could like this brew better than I do, especially based on the Bros' write-up. This is now brewed by St. George Brewing in Hampton VA so that may account for the difference in reviews. We picked these up at the brewery.

The appearance is fine and the scent is very low-key, improving slightly as it warms. The initial taste is somewhat harsh but mellows a bit as it warms (which I find strange for a pilsner). Both the wife and I get an odd aftertaste as well. I am a fan of keller beers but I'm not picking up much of the style characteristics here.

We will crack open another bottle and edit the review if needed.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 00:15:32 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-19-2012 01:45:14 | More by jfcaa193
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-16-2012 02:03:48 | More by Tyrawlings
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Thorpe429 for sending this along in a trade.

Fluffy white head forms and fades fairly quickly. The beer is a slightly hazy dull gold color. A touch of lace.

Aroma is a little doughy, very grassy with a good sense of hops at the finish.

Grassy, doughy notes continue. Some green flavors and then a pretty assertive hop bitterness. Doughy again. A touch of spice here as well.

Body itself is fairly light, but the assertive finish makes it appear a bit bigger.

Interesting and I kept going back and forth on whether I liked it. The doughy nature turned me off a little. Glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 03:53:36 | More by Reagan1984
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-14-2012 15:09:27 | More by whartontallboy
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle split and poured into a pilsner glass.
5% ABV, code on bottom, no date.

Big thanks to Thorpe429 for this one!

A - Hazy golden yellow looks a bit dirty but is still bright nonetheless. The pillowy off-white head has superb retention and thick, patchy lace that clings to the glass.

S - Awesome aroma of spicy, citrusy lemongrass and fresh noble hops. Pils malt backing is a great balance to the spicy hop aroma. Fresh and clean!

T - Pils malt still provides a good backing to the bold spicy noble hops. Delicious noble lemongrass spice flavor. Well-balanced and quite delicious.

M - Crisp, refreshing, and superbly balanced, this pils is light-bodied, spicy, and finishes cleanly.

O - Fantastic across the board, this beer is quite a summer treat that's refreshing and delicious!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 03:01:08 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Tuppers' Hop Pocket Pils (Keller Pils) from Tuppers' Hop Pocket Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.