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Pendulum Pilsner - B.W. Beer Works USA

Pendulum PilsnerPendulum Pilsner

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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.92%

Brewed by:
B.W. Beer Works USA visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tone77 on 05-07-2013)
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Photo of mactrail


3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Handsome classic amber color with nice white suds. Mouthfeel is tingly and adequately carbonated. A little tangy. Slight aroma of resiny hops and brewing wort.

This really just has hints of a Pilsner-like brew, but it's pleasant enough. The gummy dark hop note is so familiar, they must sell the flavor in 55-gallon drums to the less discriminating breweries. Still it's quite drinkable, though the faintly medicinal bitter ending calls for a chaser of something, or at least a Frito.

This makes you realize how little it takes to make a beer without much to it that is still far more flavorful than the standard industro-lager. Brewed at the Peabody Heights co-op brewery. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Sunset Beer Company in Los Angeles.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 07:05:28 | More by mactrail
Photo of Tucquan


3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2014-02-13 in Columbia, PA

A - Very clear orange-copper with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S - Very fruity. Tangerine, pale malt, floral. Sweet.

T - Follows the aroma pretty closely but with more bready, sweet malt presence. Finishes with a touch of grass, the expected amount of bitterness, and a kiss of that tangerine tart/sweetness.

M - Light medium body and light carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O - I enjoyed this beer. It's a bit out of the ordinary for a Pils with the sweet tangerine flavor but viva-la-difference. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 22:15:44 | More by Tucquan
Photo of beerexpertusahopps


4.54/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visited Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore Maryland recently and was pleasantly surprised with this very smooth Pilsner. The hops and malt flavors were near heaven in the back of my taste buds and the color was absolutely stunning. I hope they continue with this one! Mouthfeel could be better with a slight improvement in carbonation, a simple tweek.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 20:25:24 | More by beerexpertusahopps
Photo of woodychandler


2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I bought this recently at The Friendly Greek as part of a mixed six and since I am on a CANQuest (TM) hiatus, awaiting picture approval(s), and it is a hot, humid day, this seemed like a good time to break it out.

From the bottle: "A Cut Above the Rest"; "A Refreshing Clean Pils"; "'I again cast my eyes upward. What I then saw confounded and amazed me. The sweep of the pendulum had increased in extent ... but what mainly disturbed me was the idea that it had perceptibly descended.' The Pit and the Pendulum, Edgar Allen Poe".

My initial aggro pour netted two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention in the face of the heat and humidity. Color was a deep amber, bordering on coppery, with NE-quality clarity. SRM = 9. Nose had a caramel-like sweetness to it, perhaps a bit too sweet for the style. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was as I imagined, awfully sweet for the style and the Noble hops seemed to have been overwhelmed by the malt. Finish was also sweet and not really what I was hoping for, either from the style or simply to quench my thirst. This recipe needs to be tweaked.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 22:05:29 | More by woodychandler
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but a bit too sweet in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 03:28:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Kegatron


3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Clear golden copper with a finger of rich and foamy slightly off-white head. Thick and sudsy looking lace. Smells floral and spicy with a touch of green citrus that mingles with sweet malt to give the nose some tanginess. The taste is a clean mix of crisp citric hops and sweet bready malt. Dry and spicy on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of crispness and more of a soft and creamy feel on the edges. This was decent. The profiles could have been a little tighter as the sweetness of this got away a bit in spots but I overall had no problem polishing this glass off.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 18:05:30 | More by Kegatron
Photo of tone77


3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit of grains. Taste is crisp, kind of mild, malts, grains, some light hops at the finish. Refreshing but light. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 23:19:16 | More by tone77
Pendulum Pilsner from B.W. Beer Works USA
80 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.