Roger's Pils - Georgetown Brewing Company
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
2.5/5 rDev -30%
Appearance This one poured a light yellow in color and very clear and sported a beautiful white head.
Smell The light grain here is a bit harsh. There are some grassy hops along with a harsh sweetness that reminded me of Gummi Bears.
Taste The grain here could gag a maggot. It was rough and very harsh on the palate. It was more like an Adjunct Lager than a Czech Pils.
Mouthfeel This one is a bit bigger than light-bodied and very fizzy. The carbonation was more like a soda than a beer.
Sinkability This one was way off track from the style and ended up in the pipes.
03-27-2005 02:50:23 | More by RoyalT
3.03/5 rDev -15.1%
Had this on-tap at the Elk in Spokane for $4.
This was a pale, semi-clear gold color, with a huge white head. Not much in the lace department.
The smell was of mild, grassy hops and mildly sweet malt. No offensive odor here, but not much going on, either.
The taste is like the smell: bland and inoffensive. The mild grasspy hop flavor seems to balance the mildly sweet maltiness, but neither stands out in any way. If bottled, this would be a decent lawnmower beer, but that's about it. Definitely not worth $4 for a pint in a restaurant.
Light bodied, normal carbonation for the style. Yawn.
A very average beer, in no way worth seeking out. The best that can be said is that it is inoffensive and goes down easy. I liked Manny's Pale Ale from this same brewery, but this one I'd have rather skipped in favor of something that was actually distinctive.
10-26-2005 19:15:09 | More by woemad
3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
I had a pint of this at Virginia Inn near the Pike Place Market.
This beer is gold with a slight chill haze. It has a dense white head & great lacing.
The aroma is of fresh grass, pepper and some soft floral notes.
The taste is slightly spicy with a bit of bitterness. It turns a bit metallic after the first sip. It is kind of like when you put a penny in your mouth when you were a kid.
The beer is a trifle thin. That, along with the metallic taste make this just an average drinker.
09-01-2006 18:08:28 | More by Redrover
3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
A: Poured a glowing light gold color with a small white head
S: Hops, grains and some sweetness
T: Sordove mute. Grains and a little bit of hop bite and sweetness on the end but boring from begining to end.
M: Well carbonated just not that great
D: Not one I would recommend
07-12-2010 03:47:28 | More by barleywinefiend
3.25/5 rDev -9%
I was served a 6 ounce sample from a growler filled at the brewery.
A: Bright gold hue with a bone white abundant head that left a light lacing down the side of the glass.
S: It had a light toasted sweet malt aroma. However, overall its aroma was not terribly dominant or complex.
T: There was a bit of sweetness and a tangy zest from the hops I detected some citrus fruits and creamy pears.
M: Light and watery. It had a little dryness and sour aftertaste.
D: Easy beer to drink on during a long hot summer session.
10-10-2007 13:34:04 | More by dnichols
3.28/5 rDev -8.1%
Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head that falls quickly. No lacing develops.
Smell: barely a hint of grass. Nothing else.
Taste: very simplistic beer here. A little more malt sweetness than expected, with some grass tones, very little bitterness, and a touch of lemon zest. Mildly refreshing, but slightly dull too.
Mouthfeel: light crispness throughout. Clean finish. Light in body.
Drinkability: you can throw these down like a glass of water, but the flavor profile is pretty weak. Try at your own risk.
07-20-2006 23:42:29 | More by Gavage
3.38/5 rDev -5.3%
I wish Georgetown had a brewpub or a more formal tasting room. That way I'd know exactly what this pilsner should be instead of having to rely on secondary sources that may not show the beer as much care as it deserves. Even though I drank a pint of Roger's at the 9 Pound Hammer directly across the street from the brewery, I'm not convinced that this lager should be as undercarbonated as it was. The bubbles were few and far between. And the pale yellow-gold beer wasn't nearly as clear as a lager should be despite its dapper white head.
Roger's delivered the taste of toast and tang with some grassiness and bitterspice. Its smell was also of a bready, yeasted tang. Splayed lace adorned the glass as the beer receded.
Not a bad beer at all. But with only a secondary source to turn to, my impression is that Roger's just isn't as inspired as the rest of Georgetown's lineup.
02-16-2009 03:56:45 | More by RedDiamond
British Columbia (Canada)
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
BC is full of lagers by craft brewers. It was nice to see a decent pils by a local Seattle brewer on tap. I had it after a PBR so the hops and full body came to my attention. This is not an earth shattering beer but rather a nice patio lager with enough body to stand up to a burger.
04-21-2008 18:24:17 | More by canucklehead
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
As pils go, this one is quite good, in my opinion. I had one today on tap and I was very skeptical, but in then end I found it to be a good beer. Clear yellow color with a one finger white head, left a little lace. Aromas were sublte, slight hoppiness and twinge of grass. Tastes started with a nice little hop bite and finished with a very smooth malty flavor that lingered much longer than I expected and was really rather nice. Mouthfeel was nothing special, crisp and dry. Drinkability was good, you could definitely sit back on a hot day and put several of these back with no problem. As others noted before, nothing earth shattering in this beer, but still, for an American brewed pils, it's quite tasty.
09-12-2006 06:11:26 | More by sockeye101
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Growler aggressively poured into a pint glass. The color resembles fall leaves drained of chlorophyll sitting ripe and yellow off the end of their branches. Translucent and crisp. The head is a medium cloud of ivory with great retention and moderate lacing.
S: Impressive sharp flowery aromas. Freshly cut grass and sweet confections. A bit of pepper in the back. I thought the smell was energetic, clean, and engaging.
T: Toasted malts coupled with a slight citrus zing. A grainy taste as it warms up but generally very crisp. Lemons, honey, and a subtle pinch of spice. Nothing too complex but still very solid and enjoyable.
M: Light mouth feel that is clean and fresh.
D: A six dollar growler makes this nothing short of a perfect deal. I would recommend this offering for anyone who has the chance. Throw on some High on Fire and pound these back.
10-26-2008 00:24:19 | More by erikm25
3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
First off, I have to mention I am not a big lager or pilsener guy. Generally find them underwhelming. But, having this on tap, I could see giving them more of my time and beer budget. This was actually quite good and refreshing, even here in the middle of (a mild) winter.
Overall, I just really liked the hoppy flavors this offered. Yeah, its generally mild to all of the ales usually being consumed, but I liked that this had a nice bit of citrusy hops to it, balanced by some grassiness and malty backbone. Not a bad effort at all, and I would choose it over Urquell any day.
01-31-2010 23:16:25 | More by blackc5
3.88/5 rDev +8.7%
A clear pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Light pilsner malt aroma. Sharp pilsner malt taste with a light hop balance. Not overly sweet but nicely blanced. Smooth crisp finish with a light bittering linger. Very clean and easy to drink.
This is a great easy drinking pilsner and according to my brother only $6 a growler (if you have one of theirs, $8 if you don't). We easily drank the whole growler. Even the non-beer drinking wives liked it.
06-06-2010 13:40:43 | More by Bfarr
Roger's Pils from Georgetown Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.