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Hans' Pils - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.3%

11-16-2012 03:01:21 | More by dgrauwiler
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Texas

2/5  rDev -48.6%

09-17-2013 18:11:15 | More by Anacross
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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

09-28-2013 18:28:40 | More by HookemHops13
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Djenx

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

07-18-2012 18:35:55 | More by Djenx
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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -22.9%

07-12-2013 14:23:45 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

01-23-2013 04:28:59 | More by FrizWhiz
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-16-2014 03:48:12 | More by ruckus232
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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-04-2014 05:13:55 | More by Davideo
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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-13-2012 18:26:49 | More by garyford
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-20-2013 03:46:15 | More by Hellmeh
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-19-2013 14:47:40 | More by Stinger80OH
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BEERZILLA

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -19%

This beer pours a nice golden yellow with a huge head even with a conservative pour.laces the glass big time,it almost glows in my pilsner glass.the appearance is the best thing about this beer.from here it goes down hill not much smell to me.the taste is a little strange to me,not bad just something's not right.the best pilsner I have had is noble pilsner from Sam Adams I also like victory prima pils but this one just seems not right.overall I would call this a good beer,it goes down good on a hot day but just falls short IMO .pilsners are such a diverse style that it makes them hard to judge to me some times it seems as if you drink one and ask yourself is this really a pilsner?

11-14-2013 05:32:10 | More by BEERZILLA
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zander4dawin

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -18%

Golden beer with a pillowy soapy head. Smell is a little stale with faint hops and grains. Taste is clean, dry, and crisp. A little bready with a slight skunk that is common with the style. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Overall a nice german style pilsner.

07-24-2014 03:49:43 | More by zander4dawin
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Mora2000

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

08-24-2010 03:17:29 | More by Mora2000
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-08-2013 18:27:22 | More by Brewsed
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jl28r1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-10-2013 00:44:35 | More by jl28r1
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-19-2013 23:44:07 | More by Mortarforker
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-13-2012 22:48:22 | More by Cjalbers
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-05-2012 16:26:58 | More by Tech_Savy
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-12-2012 01:09:38 | More by zbooks
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boddhitree

Germany

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%

First, I really like that it's in a can. Nice, traditional artwork with a font that evokes old world Germanness and a hop pictured beyond the writing, making me think this will be a hoppy version of a Pils, right?

Appearance: First demerit is that it's light in color compared to a normal German Pils. It's light gold, looks thin, and got a protein haze to it. The haze would be ok if it were Kellerbier, but their selling it as a Pils.

Aroma: Decent amount of Pils malt aroma, more toasty than a German, sweeter than usual, but it's got also a nice Noble hop coming up underneath that.

Flavor:
Up front: Nice biting Noble hop bitterness, but not too heavy, just right actually. There's a nice tartness, too, verging more on citrusy and crisp.

Mid: Even more bitterness and tart/astringent biting flavor here, very nice, some more citrus and almost lemony. I'm not getting much sweet Pils malt here, where you'd usually find it in a German Pils.

Back: Also ditto above, quite bitter, which I like. Not much Pils malt sweetness, again. In the very back, you finally get it, though not a lot. It's good, but again, it's like a pale imitation of a German Pils.

Aftertaste: All bitterness from Noble hops, like sucking on a hop before throwing it in the boil.

Mouthfeel: mmmm, sorry to say it, but here is where it really falls down on the job. It's light, crisp, almost getting to the thick Pils mouthfeel a German Pils demand, yet never quite reaching it. Disappointing is how I would describe this mouthfeel, for I really want to like it.

Overall: I really want to like this beer. Yes, I get that hop-forward Pils is what kinda Märicans probably are hankerin' for, but it still is slightly disappointing for me. It's quite bitter, almost in the high 30s or low 40s IBU-wise, and again, I'm finding a serious lack of enough German Pils malt backbone. It's like, "hey, I can do hops, yeah, hops, that's it, I'll hop it up, and now I got a Pils." Unfortunately, hops are only a part of a Pils, and though a hoppy Pils is good, balance within the spectrum of Pils malt sweetness is essential to make it get beyond just good or serviceable. But after drinking more sips, I'm getting more Pils malt sweetness, even though I can't pinpoint where it's coming from, but it's almost a sickly sweetness that's not complex enough. Hard to explain such nuances, but that's where I'm at for this beer. The mouthfeel, though crisp, is still a major demerit for me. A 3.5 of 5.

06-07-2014 05:40:13 | More by boddhitree
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2014 05:35:52 | More by Tiernan
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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cisteve

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-07-2012 02:03:06 | More by cisteve
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-21-2013 00:12:41 | More by dvmin98
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Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.