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Old Credit Pale Pilsner - Old Credit Brewing Co.

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Old Credit Pale PilsnerOld Credit Pale Pilsner

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BA SCORE
76
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Credit Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pootz on 10-16-2004

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Photo of paxkey
1.31/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

pours a gold color looks similar to apple juice. not clear not cloudy just kind of opaque. no head.

this might be soured. smells quite sour, vinegarry.
came in a six pack from lcbo called the discovery pack. this is my fifth selection and havent had any problems yet with freshness.

maybe not sour but highly vegetal. a bit of a bready yeast under that but still kinda sour smelling. afraid to taste it.

godawful. not soured just shite.
other then the mill street coffee porter every thing in this 'discovery pack' is horrendous. if someone offers it up dont walk away--run away.

Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Jotora
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Viggo
2.62/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber, thin white head forms and disappears immediately, some spots of lace. Smell is sweet, some caramel and honey, citrus, bit of floral, nothing special. Taste is sweet up front, fruity middle and finish, some citric bitter/sourness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Not very good, thin and light.

Photo of MeisterBurger
2.65/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's a boring beer to look at, a straw like gold with lots of visible carbonation at first that's gone quickly, not a lot of head, and zero head retention or lacing.

The aroma is fruity. Like apples. Some caramelly bread, sugary sweet pale malts, and floral notes as well.

The taste is fruity, with a straw like, highly sweet pale malt badly in need of more hop flavor and bitterness. Far too fruity for a pilsner. Only slightly drying in the finish.

Very light bodied mouthfeel, very watery after a few minutes. The carbonation blows its load as soon as it's poured and doesn't last long, a problem not helped by the fact that this comes in 680ml bottles--you're looking at a good 500ml or so of under-carbonated beer to finish by the time it's gone.

It's an unexceptional though passable beer from a brewery I simply can no't warm up to. Their labels are badly designed, they don't advertise or have a website or any kind of brand identity. Which would be okay if they brewed exceptional beer. But they don't. It's pretty mediocre. Their beer only comes in monster sized bottles. Add to this the fact that the owner seemed rude when I was there last summer and there's no reason on Earth I can think of why I bothered to give this a second chance.

Photo of Swedes21
2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

341 ml served in a chilled glass

Appearance - beer pours a cloudy amber, although very yellow. The carbonation levels appear low and the white head lasted only seconds. There appears to be minimal lacing as well.

Smell - Had to take a few sniffs of this beer in order to nail down the scent. I can smell some floral as well citrus, although only hints. Their is a sweet smell as well, just not sure what it comes from.

Taste - Bitterness is the first thing that comes to the taste. The beer is bitter upfront and goes down smooth. There is not a lot of taste, the floral comes through but not much else.

Mouthfeel - the carbonation levels bring out the hops as well the floral taste. The amount of carbonation is not outstanding, but it does add some "substance" to the feel of the beer.

Drinkability - Not something i would seek out again and stock. Happy i tried, but not going to recommend.

Photo of kelvarnsen
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to Sierra Nevada pint glass.

A - Very pale yellow colour with a lot of visible carbonation and half a finger of white head that quickly disappeared.

S - Slight bitter hop bite is evident up front with some bready malts and a strange off-putting sour smell. Not a very pleasant nose.

T - Bready malts with a slight hop bite that is mostly noticeable in the finish. As the beer warms up a slight sweetness is evident from the malts.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

D - A very average pils that I would buy again with other choices available.

Photo of mooseisloose
2.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A previously untried brew in a 680ml bomber bottle, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top yields a kind of skunky straw and grape kool-aid smell. Pours to a cloudy yellow straw colour with a thin large bubble head that dissapates quickly. Taste is very lemony and zesty as if this had lemon juice in it. The lemon is accompanied by straw. Not much hopping to speak of. Finish is sour like unsweetened lemonade. Mouthfeel is good, not really a factor in all this sourness. Not a bad beverage but I don't know about it being a beer, at least not a pils. This would be a great hot weather beer, problem is, its not hot, it's cold. Would be a great brew to make Strip and Go Nakeds. An interesting brew but not something I would want again.

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.99/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

680 ml bottle picked up from LCBO for under $5 CDN. Served cold and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden color, about 1 finger of head that subsides very quickly. No lacing. Some bubbles are present but not an overwhelming abundance of them.

Smell - Cereal grains, very light and mild hops and malt aromas, grassy notes as well. Quite clean and crisp. Maybe a touch of lemon?

Taste - Faint grassy flavors, hop presence is invisible. No real bitterness here, a little bit would have gone along way in making this bolder.

Mouthfeel - Clean, crisp but thin tasting and strangely not very smooth.

Overall - Not a bad beer, that I would consider more frequently if they sold in can's or smaller bottles, but didn't enjoy the beer enough to revisit the 680ml bottle. While it's not very interesting it's certainly better than many of the AAL's on the market so price-wise, it's not noticeably worse.

Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DaveBar
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for approx. $5.00 680ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Ok. Opened well, pours almost clear

S- Ok. Not much to smell at all

T- Ok. Nothing special, a bit of hops.

M- Ok. Nothing to write home about. About the same as Budweiser

O- Ok. Will not buy again though

Food Pairing

This simple beer will go with anything Bud can go with

Enjoy

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow colour with a small fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head stuck around for only a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - malts, cookies, light hops, apples, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation on the tongue and an average mouth feel. It really doesn't taste like a pilsner at all, more like an ESB session ale. Most of the flavour consists of malts, light hops, apples/pears, and corn syrup. There are also notes of lemon and cookies. The beer finishes with a malty aftertaste.

Drink - It really doesn't taste like a pilsner.. and it really wasn't very good. I wouldn't seek this one out again.

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off, I liked the label with its invitation to take a brewery tour and the advice, "Not pasteurized, keep refrigerated @ 40 to 45F and serve within 45 days" ... but as Derek pointed out earlier, 45 days from when?

This beer poured a pale, clear yellow in my tall Boddingtons glass that might have been a bit wide for this pilsner. The white head was fizzy but short lived, no lace and no ring to speak of. Mildly carbonated with only a bit more retention than your typical macro-pilsner.

Smell was grassy, wet straw. Taste was a bit on the sweet side, mildly hopped with an appropriately light malt balance, inoffensive but nothing too remarkable either. Light body, good for a hot day but not to be taken too seriously. I recall some years ago being impressed with the amber beer from this brewery, I should try it again; as for this beer, it's not offensive and probably okay for a non-beer loving crowd at a BBQ but a serious pilsner drinker would not find anything to cherish with this offering, it's just "okay", there's really nothing special about it.

Photo of kwjd
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was a little bit confused by "pale pilsner" in that pale is usually implied. Pours a pale (they weren't lying) yellow with thin white head. Not too much lacing and ok head retention. Smell was pretty muted straw and grassy, some bread malt. Flavour had a little bit of grassy bitterness, but not too much. This was a clean beer and tasted fine, but won't seek out again.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.04/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Hmm... clear straw, wussy head... and floaties? I get a bad feeling about this one.

S - A touch of that skunky and sweet floral hops. Some sockiness as well.

T - Bready I suppose... mild overall flavor with a graininess and mild hop bitterness.

M - Carbonation level is actually quite nice, unlike a lot of pils/lagers. Slightly slick mouthfeel.

D - Not bad, easy drinking, lager I guess. Not outstanding.

Photo of SebD
3.05/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice pale straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, some breadiness and some floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some grainy malts, some breadiness and faint floral hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a slightly light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Photo of andrenaline
3.05/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another brew out of the OCB holiday mixer.

A - Pours an extremely pale golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by grainy biscuit and grassy hops.

T - Flavour is mild and reminiscent of a macro lager, bready biscuit malts, hints of sweet corn and a touch of grassy hops on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and finishes wet.

O - Decent but nothing spectacular here. Could be easily mistaken for a macro adjunct and I'm missing the loaded grassy hop flavours common for the style. Not something I would get again.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ive never seen a 680 ml bottle before. This lager one pours a very pale gold with a sptritzy head that leaves some lace ridges on the glass. The aroma is sweetish with a side of grassy floral hops. Its too weak and lacking complexity. The tase is light and maltcentric. Theres a syrupy sweetness that tends to hijack other malt flavors. Diacetyl is also apparent. Hops are too light to be a pilsner IMO. The mouthfeel is bogged down by the sweetness and butter notes. The finish is light and lacking in bitterness.

This is an average micro lager, its definitely not nuanced enough and its too sweet. Diacetyl should be non existent. Still, its not undrinkable and miles ahead of Canadian or Blue.

On the label they mention that the coppers are heated over open fires. Thats impressively antiquated.

Photo of bryehn
3.14/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale, rusty-gold colour with little more than a collar of head, despite a seemingly high carbonation.

The aroma reminds me of brewed orange pekoe tea with a bit of lemon, rye whiskey and, of all things, white wine at first whiff. It's kind of enticing, maybe a bit strong.

The mouthfeel is watery to be sure, but also bubbly. Kind of like a light beer.

Definitely getting tea in the taste as well, it has a nice bitterness to it and a slightly malty back-end. There isn't alot going on here, but finding it easy to drink and there's nothing particularly unpleasant about it. Feels like a Spring/Summer beer, not sure why it's in a Winter seasonal OCB sampler.

I'd buy it here and there for bar-b-que outings and it tastes like it would go well with Indian food. Passable, but will never make it into my regular rotation.

Photo of peensteen
3.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very light blonde colour, collar of white head, little to no lace. Smell is a mix of grainy malt and lemon, some earthy/grassy hops come through, some 'muddy' points with more crackery malts toward the end. Taste follows suit with lemon and cracker flavours, mild to moderate bitterness throughout, bright grassy hops, earth notes, clean finish and aftertaste. Medium carbonation, light to medium body. Pretty average stuff, fairly straight forward and inoffensive though a little uninteresting.

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Floral pilsner aroma, good looking moderate head. Served a bit too cold, still a moderate and very clean bitterness.
Well yes this is a pale lager, a pale pilsner as they express it.. I met the European brewer/owner at the brewery to have this fresh as he intends it. Ice is used to filter and it is left on ice to remove unwanted sugar, from 6.1% down to 0.1%.That point he is trying to educate as part of the health correctness, and is not (yet)promoted in advertising. He said there would be no aftertaste, but it was a bit of bitterness and was what we are looking for.

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Old Credit Pale Pilsner from Old Credit Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.