Hans' Pils - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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:
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(Beer added by: champ103 on 08-08-2010)
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +1%

Photo of smakawhat
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
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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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

This is one of the very few German "style" beers that actually tastes exactly like a German beer. It very closely resembles a northern German "herbes" (=bitter) Pils. The closest German beer as a comparison might be Flensburger, also knows as "Bölkstoff", for those of you who love comic books. As a German-American Texan, I love Hans Pils.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.