1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Pendulum Pilsner - B.W. Beer Works USA

Not Rated.
Pendulum PilsnerPendulum Pilsner

Educational use only; do not reuse.

43 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tone77 on 05-07-2013

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (6) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by wiscokid920:
Photo of wiscokid920
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of briandaube
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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 sludgy
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gilbert80
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of bubseymour
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of miguelre06
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 woodychandler
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

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 ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of RHB33
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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 ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Pendulum Pilsner from B.W. Beer Works USA
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.