Hans' Pils - Real Ale Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +19.3%
6 pack for around 10 bucks. The first year they bottled it! Third year as Summer seasonal.
Just higher on the ABV and IBUs than BJCP Guidelines, but I certainly don't mind. This is probably the hoppiest Pils I've ever had.
Bright, hazy, golden yellow with full white head. Excellent head retention. Reminds me of Duvel.
Big nose of freshly cut grass, flowers and cilantro.
Vibrant hop character. Clean and raw.
Big oily mouthfeel wih dry finish. Lingering bitterness.
I really can't find anything wrong with this. Good fix for hop heads, super drinkable. The only Pils I can think of liking more is the Victory Braumeister series. Okay I thought of something wrong with it - it doesn't stay in the glass long enough...it does leave a lotta lacing though.
07-05-2012 05:13:19 | More by MEsquandoles
4.58/5 rDev +18%
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.
06-26-2013 22:10:29 | More by Clonies720
4.38/5 rDev +12.9%
On-tap at the Draughthouse in Austin.
Han's Pils pours with a brassy, copper-blonde body that sports a healthy cap of off-white bubbles. Good retention, and the lacing is superb, as the pint glass is coated by thick webs of foam. Grassy aroma, sharp and floral with a sublime balance of Pilsen malt. A bit of bready yeastiness in the background. Really nice so far.
The flavor is everything the aroma promised, and more. Sharp, crisp German hops bite the palate with notes of fresh grass and bitter resin. Hops linger long into the finish like a good IPA, but never are the malts pushed the background, instead balancing nicely with cracker and bleached flour. Uber-clean with no off-flavors. Mouthfeel is superb: light-bodied, well-carbonated, and effortlessly drinkable on a hot Austin day. Han's Pils is easily one of THE best American-made German Pilseners I've come across. Gives Victory's Prima Pils a run for its money.
08-09-2010 23:13:43 | More by wagenvolks
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
A – The color of the beer is a soft gold with a light haze to it. There is a nice stream of bubbles as well. The head is white and frothy with excellent retention and build. The head leaves plenty of sticky lacing.
S – The nose is semi bitter with hints of grains and a nice twist of lemon towards the end.
T – Taste is bitter..but more floral than anything. Lemon comes through mixed in with all sorts of grains. There is a dry wheat character that seems to stick around almost to the end. It’s a very natural taste.
M – The mouth feel is pretty damn smooth and crisp. Goes down nicely with tingly carbonation.
O – No complaints at all on this one. Every aspect of this beer is top notch. Great example of the style. I’m very happy to be able to get my hands on this on.
08-16-2012 17:27:22 | More by depechemode1983
4.34/5 rDev +11.9%
It poured a clear gold with a substantial white head and with an aroma of spicy hops. The taste was light, crisp and refreshing with a smooth body and surprisingly full mouthfeel for a lighter brew. The Hans’ Pils was a full flavored pilsner with just the right amount of hops to give it a good bitterness without going over the top. Real Ale really dialed this one in and created an excellent Pilsner.
08-14-2013 17:39:50 | More by brurevu
4.33/5 rDev +11.6%
bottle poured into regular pint glass
Really nice looking pale yellowgreen color.. ok mostly yellow..
SMell is fantastic... fresh cut grass and lemon...mmm
Taste is clean and crisp.. whatever that means I guess...citrusy with a touch of bitter at the end.
I'll certainly be picking this beer up again and hope to get some on tap this next spring and summer.
12-30-2012 20:49:35 | More by Ford
Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
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