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Hans' Pils - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 08-08-2010)
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Photo of Ford
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Ford, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of redraider2323
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Anvil in Houston:

A - pale straw, clear

S - pilsner malt aroma, earhty, spicy noble hops. Fairly big hop aroma.

T - hop forward with good balance. Dry, earthy, spicy hops coat the palate.

M/D - medium thin mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Excellent example of style.

redraider2323, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of pwsoldier
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours gold and slightly cloudy with a rocky white head that dissipates into a thin layer of foam, leaving modest lacing.

S - Toasty and bready with a sharp grassy hop bouquet.

T - Toasty malt sweetness is balanced nicely with an assertive hop bite.

M - Medium-bodied with a dry, hoppy finish. Hop bitterness carries over into a pleasant aftertaste.

O - This is a refreshing and flavorful pils that is perfect on a hot Texas day. Solid example of the style and highly recommended.

pwsoldier, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of TBoneJones
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Straw yellow pour, hazy body, ample carbonation, pure white saliva-like head.
Some grass, malts, cereal barley.
Tastes like a nice creamy pilsner with malt-soaked grains. Well-made. Nothing too distinct, but certainly drinkable and enjoyable.
Mouth feels thick and creamy given the style, refreshingly so & with a very nice citrusy hop bitterness in the aftertaste, but I most enjoy the malt/ grains at play. I can't ask for more here.
Overall, I'd go to this again even if as a sessionable brew. Almost up there with Prima for me (Where Victory's take on the style stands out with a perfectly grassy characteristic, Hans Pils to me has a character defined more by a smooth & tasty-grain type of finish). And this being canned is a plus.

TBoneJones, Oct 06, 2013
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Real Ale’s Hans Pils has a thin, stark-white head and a very hazy, yellow-golden appearance, with some streaming bubbles and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread and light malt. Taste is of prominent, grassy hops and sweet, floury biscuit. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Hans Pils finishes crisp, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. This is great beer!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Aug 17, 2012
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Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.