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Hans' Pils - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohnBender, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kew, Jun 25, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear, pale really, thin yellow. Bright white head didn't hold and didn't lace.

Smell: Lemongrass peppery, website says Tettnanger hops, nice German profile. Bitter green tea.

Taste: Clean cracker malt gives some gritty base to the tonic dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Lightly oiled yet dry and slightly puckering.

Overall: Good representation of the style. Old world sensibilities, bitter and a bit earthy, a great summer treat.

HardTarget, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

barbellsNbeers, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cdwil, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of ccoff
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From bottle at Sun Rise Mini Mart. Got it only a couple days after its summer release.

Pours straw yellow with a small white head.

Smells like a typical pilsner malt with grassy and herbal hops.

Very bitter, very crisp. Hops are spicy, herbal, and earthy in general.

It offers a great mouthfeel of a lingering, tingling bitterness.

ccoff, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

videofrog, Jun 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

garyford, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kjkinsey, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

duff247, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Bondaddyjr, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of pwsoldier
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

drummermattie02, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TerpBax, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jamescain
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at Freetail.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow with a fluffy white head about a centimeter thick that fades to a thin lacing and clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma: Very fruity and spicy, pineapple and peach notes are what I can pick out.

Taste: Complex and fruity, with pineapple and apple flavors and a yeasty earthiness.

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation with a dry finish. I could easily see myself drinking more.

Overall: This is definitely one of the best Pils I've ever had due to the complexity that is not usually associated with the style.

jamescain, Sep 28, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color. It’s hoppy in a way that most pilseners aren’t, with a wonderful Czech Saaz hop profile on the nose and palate. There’s a crisp, dry finish and a some faint biscuit on the nose that reminds me of the Real Ale Fireman’s. Some chew, a fuller body than I’d expect for a pils but not in a bad way at all. This might be my favorite pilsener at the moment.

elNopalero, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of redraider2323
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
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
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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion, the best beer Real Ale has ever released. I find most of their beers to have a residual aftertaste that coats my mouth, and I rarely want to drink more than one at a time. Hans', on the other hand, is crisp and clean - Just like a German-style Pils should be.

A: Gold and clear

S: Noble hops dominate

T: Strong noble hop presence supported by just bit too much
malt.

M: Thin and clean. Nice carbonation.

D: I could use this as a palate cleanser after drinking their
other beers. Would be happy to have this as a session
beer.

Not quite on par with Victory's Prima Pils, this is still a delicious beer.

GrayHam, Oct 24, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought to me in a shaker pint glass a lightly hazed, yellow color with a sticky coating of white foam.

Grainy, lightly malted nose with a mild grass and herb hops. Clean and very fresh smelling.

Lots of hop bitterness and leafy hop flavor. Good pilsner here, I think this one could hang with some of the better versions from PA I have had recently. Mouthfeel is good, not thin at all and pretty full flavored. I could certainly drink alot of this one.

twiggamortis420, Sep 06, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden color with pillowy white head with excellent retention.

S - Grassy, bready aroma with distinct floral hop aroma. RIght away my expectation has gone to "Americanized German Pilsner"

T - Very lovely hop flavor and bitterness to balance crisp pils malt flavor.

M - Crisp and light with slight resin-character, presumably from the hop oils

D - Easy to knock back a few of these

spaceycasey, Aug 30, 2010
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3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Mora2000, Aug 24, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was at the Gingerman in Austin this week and on Tuesdays all Texas pints are $3. That is a good deal and a good way to see what goodies the Lone Star state is offering.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is a very hazy light gold. It has a fluffy dense white head.

Nose of white pepper, lots of grains and a bit of key lime.

Taste is slightly sour like a Dortmuder. It is grainy, slightly spicy (white pepper) and a bit sour in the finish.

The mouth has decent heft. It is an interesting take on the style. Sourness would limit me to a couple.

Redrover, Aug 19, 2010
Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.