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Pendulum Pilsner - B.W. Beer Works USA

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
B.W. Beer Works USA visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: tone77 on 05-07-2013

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 11
Photo of miguelre06
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyguyjg
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not blonde but light in color and clear. Slight notes of citrus and a hint of pine. Hops very subtle. Lasting effervescence. Not my cuppa tea and not really comparable to a German pilsner such as Jever but a quality lager for those whose taste runs in those directions.

Photo of Cook82
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light gold with little head that was gone quickly. Slight lacing as I drank. Not much to the nose, typical pils with maybe a little fruit, green apple maybe, definitely not strong. But then the taste, surprising. A tasty beer. Sweeter than most pils which I enjoyed, seemed to be a fruity malt for lack of better description. Very clean and easy to drink but also enjoyable. Blows away the macro brews if you want a quantity beer. Enjoyed and one of few pils I would buy again.

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mwitikana
4.64/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Gilbert80
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eye catching artwork on this 12 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

A half-inch of white head rests gently on top this shiny golden colored beer. The bubbles running to the top seem to be on crack, as they race at a furious pace. Lots of creamy lacing sticks around the glass as the beer is consumed. The aroma is grassy with a lemongrass zest, hay, and a kiss of sourdough.

There's a small bite of green apple at first taste. Solid hay and grass flavors triumph the green apple, thus helping make this beer easy to drink. A soft pinch of bittering hops at the end adds the bitterness needed for balance. As for feel, it's a light bodied beer with gentle crispness.

Middle of the pack pilsner that works as a thirst quencher after a long work day.

Photo of VikeMan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vogt52
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RHB33
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of smakawhat
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep brass yellow and crystal clear. Some small amount of pin head sized rising carbonation through the body. Bleach white and bright head with minimal retention. Makes a solid two finger head, and has a good amount of staying power leaving a good half finger puck after awhile.

Nose is pretty basic. A solid simple sense of doughed malt body, with some density. Slightly buried and slightly subdued it seems than a typical German pils. But enjoyable.

Palate comes with a real good mix of basic flavor and balance. A faint mix of herbal hop that is quickly leveraged with some honey like dense malt sweetness. Aftertaste brings some playful carbonation, even a hint of faint gas but nothing distracting on the palate, if actually enhancing the flavors. Some chewy density feelings as well.

Overall just a pretty solid impressive pils, nothing bad to say about it, and can easily drink with the rest of them.

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Durandal_777
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of wiscokid920
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of Tucquan
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of beerexpertusahopps
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pendulum Pilsner from B.W. Beer Works USA
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