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Hans' Pils | Real Ale Brewing Company

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88
very good
53 Reviews
Hans' PilsHans' Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
337
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
29.72%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
75
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 337
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hans Pils pours to a straw color with a slight haze and a nice head of foam that doesn’t hold up for long, but does offer some good lacing. The nose is unmistakably pilsner, with a scent that combines bread, earthy/grassy notes, fruit, and a touch of bitterness.

Tasting this beer again reveals its pilsner origins. The flavor combines pale malts, lightly toasted/bready notes, some earthy/spicy hops, yeast, a touch of fruit, and grains. The flavor profile is a little more bitter than other pilsners, but certainly not too bitter and it still keeps itself in- line with what one would expect for this style.

Hans Pils has a bubbly body, pleasant mouthfeel, and crispness. The bitter sensations and somewhat sour flavor could surprise some people at first, especially those who are used to plain ol’ American style, mass produced pseudo pilsners. But the overall flavor is tasty and memorable. Add everything together and you have a very respectable effort that can compete with the better American pilsners.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Pours a hazy straw gold topped with clingy white foam head. Pleasant noble hop aroma with a soft breadiness. Crisp and light, but not too light. Lemon rind bitterness upfront that's a bit rough on the palate with a raw leafiness, some grass, herbal and floral flavors. Mostly dry, but there's some malty sweetness and cereal grain folded into a bready malts. Dry, grainy finish.

A bit rough around the edges, but this is a good stab at a German-style Pils with a ton of drinkability.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep golden lemon, shiny, with a bit of haze to it a little, but with lots of ample rising carbonation and perfectly near spaced bubbles from the bottom. Head is bright white and fluffy at a solid three fingers. Rises with soapy retention and hang a bit with pill and some clingy lace. The body color even has a bit of green hue to it. Nearly perfect looking real impressive.

An extemely clean and very subtle classic nose. Clean malt and crisp sensing with a mild herbality. Good notes of thick bread dough and classic hinting chewy quality. Gets virtually mouthwatering after quite a few snifs.

Palate really sings. First sip fills with a bit of classic bread dough but is a bit hammered down by a controlled crisp effervescence and hop flash. Big huge lemon lime hop flavors in the mid palate, with a good rush. Chewy and crisp with a big classic density, and large almost champagne wash and dryness, but thick honey just a bit with some warmth and time to stay true to pils character.

Great flavorful and tasting pils, this one is a winner.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Clonies720
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow color. Hard to say what the head looks like since the bartender did an awful job pouring it. All that's left is a thin ring of white lace.

Smell: Light grainy malt and distinctive flowery/spicy noble hops. Clean, no fruity esters, no diacetyl.

Taste: Dry from start to finish. Crisp with a long-lasting bitterness from the noble hops that lasts into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Low bodied.

Overall: Crisp, clean, refreshing beer that prominently features noble German hop bitterness. Loses big points in the appearance for lack of a head (maybe due to bartender error), and the hazyness. It also looses out a tad in the mouthfeel department. Still, it's a phenomenal summer beer, and at 5.3% ABV you can toss back 2 or 3 without becoming inebriated.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of PhilsPils
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Indika in Houston. Very crisp and refreshing, excellent with faux-Indian food (OK, Indian Fusion, whatever). Plenty of hops bitterness but not over the top. Grassy, hay-like aromas mix with bready malt...very pleasant. Actually tastes quite a bit like a German Pils which is not always a given with American iterations of the style. Now I can say I have had 2 Real Ale beers that I like (Full Moon Rye IPA being the other) to go alongside all the ones I didn't think much of.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank on tap at the Flying Saucer in Addison.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grassy and earthy hops with some flowery notes. The flavor is grapes and biscuit malt but it is very bitter. The bitterness is well above what I expect in a pilsener and detracts from the overall flavor of the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The bitterness in this beer needs to be toned way down before I can enjoy it.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -17.4%

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Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.