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Old Credit Pale Pilsner - Old Credit Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Credit Pale PilsnerOld Credit Pale Pilsner

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 45
Avg: 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

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Beer added by: pootz on 10-16-2004

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 45
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.

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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.

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Photo of demcorhip
3.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting brew. Likely not a lager, but an interesting hybrid ale somwhere between a kolsch and a blonde ale (at least when i drank it, it had been cellared for ~5 months). Reviewed to reflect the beer and not the style assigned to it. Thanks to chonyr for bringing this north.

A straw coloured brew, clear with some yeasty floaters. Big 3 finger head atop this finely and somewhat actively carbonated beer. Decent, intricate webs of lacings and a decent collar gave me something to look at while drinking this brew.

Big tangy hop nose with pronounced floral character, as well as fresh cut hay and a peppery quality. An estery hint of pineapple also present, the first clue that this was not a lager, overtop the bready malts.

White peppery fresh cut hay leaps out due the assertive use of noble hops. Fruity character also quite apparent, with a mildly acidic note of sweet yet tart red apple. Simple yet tasty pale malts with flavours of cracker and bread and an underlying wheatiness. Must be some wheat in the grain bill?

A refreshing, almost crisp light bodied brew. Just enough pale malts/grains to stand up to the zesty and tangy hopping.

A very drinkable and refreshing brew, perfect for the humid summer evening in which i enjoyed it. Solid, sessionable summer fare, although the pronounced hoppy bite might reduce its approachability. I'd gladly drink this again some hot summer's day.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of pootz
3.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Revisting this beer after a not so spectacular bottle some years ago. Sampled fresh from the brewery, this brew has many subtle tastes that drop out in the bottle if it is shelved too long. It is these poorly handled bottles I must have gotten in previous tastings and if this brewer wants to continue to distribute through LCBO he should date code and set an expiry date on the package.

The beer pours a light clear gold with a modest frothy 1 finger cap which laces modestly.

Aromas are light and subtle...sweet carapils malts and light herbal Tettnang hopping are present.

Fair malt spine, light body and rounded mellow character. Sandy/grainy mouth feel.

Flavor profile is decent enough: sweet carapils malts up front are joined by a nice hoppy balance of unmistakable Slalter herbal woodyness and light bittering. Finish is clean, slightly wet with pleasant bready after tastes.

This is a German Pilsner in the Canadian micro malt-forward style. Far better than Maco lagers in quality for price and very drinkable. However this is one that has to quaffed in fresh condition....take it from the brewery store to be sure or get it on tap locally.

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Photo of Derek
4.01/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A: Clear, golden liquid. Pours with a nice white head, although there's not much retention, it does leave a little lace.

S: Not a lot of nose. Some bready malt, with a hint of noble hops.

T: Fairly light on the flavours. Nice bready malt, balanced with a clean, crisp hop bitterness. Very mellow & refined.

M: Body is fairly light, and it could use a little more carbonation.

D: Exceptional.

From the label:
"Our goal is to serve you a quality pale pilsner. We brew small batches with no additives or preservatives and in the finest tradition to ensure quality, freshness and taste. We use choice quality malts, imported hops and specially selected yeast. Our water is charcoal filtered to ensure purity. We heat our copper kettle over an open fire and our lengthy aging process gives our pilsner a unique flavour, we know you'll enjoy."

"Not pasteurized, keep refridgerated @40 to 45F and serve within 45 days."

45 days from when?

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Photo of funkengruven
4.21/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this pale gold wonder from a 680ml bomber, came out with ever so slight fizzing and no lacing. Smell is a tad sour, but not overly offensive. Taste is very very fresh, flavors of fresh grain are very evident that make their way to an exceptionally clean finish. There is practically no bitterness in this at all and the finish is surprisingly smooth. I'd take another in an instant. Old Credit Brewery is another fine example of good local brewing talent we have here in Ontario, this is one that should definitely not be overlooked.

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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.

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Photo of clvand0
4.2/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber sized bottle. Pours a golden color with a small head and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and has a subdued hop presence. Pleasant but mild aroma. Very light mouthfeel. The flavor has a subtle floral hop as well as a very mild malt in the back. This was a surprisingly good beer. I expected much less and was very surprised.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.28/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz. bomber poured into a snifter. It pours a medium gold color with one finger of head. A lot of lacing left on the glass. The smell has a little maltiness and some grassy hops. Just a little light. The taste is very good. Lots of fresh cut grass, hops and malt mingling together. A great balance. Some sweetness on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy and smooth. The drinkability is awesome. A fine brew.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.4/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

680 ml bottle brought to me from the new Canadian woman working in our lab. The beer pours a very lightly golden yellow color with a finger of head that falls to cover the top of the beer. The nose is somewhat light, but I detect a honey-like sweetness and a floral component. The flavor is also a light honey sweetness that finishes a bit dry and a slight hop bitter. The feel is moderate to thick, and drinkability is really good. The beer is smooth and just begs me to try more of it. As far as a pilsner goes, I do like this beer. I'd give it another shot.

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Old Credit Pale Pilsner from Old Credit Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.