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Jagged Lil Pilsner - Back Street Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 10
Avg: 3.35
pDev: 27.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back Street Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: IntriqKen on 11-17-2006

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 10
Reviews by SwillinBrew:
Photo of SwillinBrew
4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As i'm getting into lagers i'm going to all my regular haunts and getting their pilsners. I'm glad i did as this one is very tasty.

Appearance is a clear straw color with a thin bone white head. The light shining thru was very clean and the color really showed. Aromas were of bread baking in the oven. Not overpowering but present and sustaining... had a pinch of attitude to it.

The taste is a nice blend of light minerals with toasted bread, not burnt bread, just toasted. The flavors really come thru and quite balanced. Very light, crisp and very refreshing on the palate. This can easily be drank all day. The flavors are not lost, well crafted and just good.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.42/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very, very pale yellow with only a tiny ring of white around the top of the glass.
The aroma is a light lager yeast and fruity Noble hops.
The taste is an extremely refreshing very pale malt with light lemony citrus.
Very cleaning and dry on the palette.
You could drink lots and lots of this one on a summer day.

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Photo of charlzm
2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed 04/14/08.

Clear, straw colored brew. No active bubbles.

No aroma.

Flavor starts with a light floral character, followed by light bitterness. Some fleeting malt sweetness.

Not a fan of pilseners in general or this one in particular. Maybe an experienced pilsener drinker would find something to enjoy in this one, but I found it lacking in flavor on my palate.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.11/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Back Street (Irvine)

A: The pour is a pale straw color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Smells like a (bad) malt liquor. Corn syrup, apple juice, sugar, urine, and some grassy hops.

T: More of the same in terms of the flavor. Sweet corn, apple juice, and some miscellaneous grain notes. Very minimal bitterness, but it's more of an astringency.

M: The body is light and watery and the carbonation is a bit low for a lager.

D: Not really anything Czech about this. That is, unless corn syrup, apple juice, and grass are the characteristics of a Czech Pils.

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Photo of FosterJM
2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

476th review on BA

App- Light light yellow, a little line of fizzy head and no cling.

Smell- Just off, I cant put my finger on it but its stale.

Taste- I enjoy a pilsner but the malts on this were no where to be found. Again, pretty stale.

Mouth- Water thin with no bite. Light bodied, high carbed.

Drink- Ill keep my distance next time.

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Photo of claytri
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a light gold with a fine white head. The aroma was of malt and bitter hops. The taste started out as light malt, then it moved to a crisp dry hoppy finish. The feel was light and dry. A very pleasant pilsner, I had it as an apertif and set up the wonderful pizza nicely.

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Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of goschool
4.07/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the La Quinta Location.

Appearance: The pour is a straw color with a small wispy head. A pilsner glass might have presented more head than the pint glass.

Smell: The nose has light malts and a floral burst of hops.

Taste: Floral and citrus hops come out ever so slightly in front of the soft malts, but all in all, this is a very well balanced lager.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, clean and crisp.

Drinkability: This isn't going to smack you in the face with flavor, but it is a great, easy drinking beer to wash down pizza.

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Photo of Overlord
2.33/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Confused by some of these reviews. I'm not the biggest fan of pilseners in general, but this one in particular did nothing for me.

Pours a light yellow. Large soapy white foam head. Smells faintly of bitter hops and also of ... I don't know, sour malt?

Taste is bitter, earthy, and has almost a sour metallic tinge. Unpleasant, would have wanted to send it back. I only tried this because Tye Dye Rye and La Costa Rasta Milk Stout were disappointingly off-tap.


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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Jagged Lil Pilsner from Back Street Brewery
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.