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Schlafly Pilsner - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
84
good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pilsner is a golden and crystal clear lager. The hops lend a pleasant bitterness and a lemony, peppery taste. They are added at the beginning of the brew for bitterness and the end for flavor. The subtle and lightly toasted flavor of the malts is the perfect backbone to showcase the special hop blend.

Pilsner can be traced to its namesake, the city of Plzeň (pronounced pilsen) in the western half of the Czech Republic, once part of Bohemia. In 1842, Joseph Groll developed the first light colored beer, an immediate success. Still a popular style, Pilsner influenced the American light lager we know today.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 10-20-2002)
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Ratings: 199 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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ch473

Missouri

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-06-2011 02:06:00 | More by ch473
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-20-2011 03:02:40 | More by captainbearcat
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-05-2012 00:57:48 | More by djschnabel
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to AlCaponeJunior for this!!

Pours a beautiful sunny gold color, with a good 2+ finger of pillow-light head, very rich and fluffy. Dissipates to some splotchy mounds atop the brew, leaving sticky webbing all the way down.

Aroma is lightly malty, with a nice hint of grassy hops and spice.

Taste has a nice malt base, pleasant spicy hops, some grassyness, and a nice little bitter bite at the end.

Feel is light, crisp, bubbly, with a slightly slick texture. It's very smooth, and refreshing.

I could drink this all day long; naturally easy to put back, but an incredibly refreshing and wonderfully tasty. With the temperature uncommonly high at the moment, this hit the spot!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 18:27:07 | More by EgadBananas
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +21%

11-13-2012 06:53:45 | More by jharris0624
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jpmajors

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-20-2012 21:58:46 | More by jpmajors
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this German Pilsner from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pilsener poured a clear golden color, produced a average white head and it had good retention. Lacing was nice. The aroma of the pilsner had a nice malt base, notes of bread, and a surprisingly strong hop presence for a pilsner. One of the finest smelling pilsner's that this nose has come across. The taste of this beer is light in body, very crisp, excellent mouthfeel. There is a very strong malt base that lays the foundation to herbal notes, grain and hops. Possibly the best American brewed Pilsener that I have tried to this point- very well balanced, great session beer- Nice to see a craft brewer produce a decent Pilsner. Budweiser may be king in St.Louis...but "The King" doesn't have anything on this beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 03:54:35 | More by GossageBrewery
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Shultzerdugen

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. brown bottle with Bottled With Love Date.

The beer pours a clear golden color with a large, white, fluffy head. The froth leaves rings and lace down the side of the glass.

The aroma is a sweet bready malt note paired with herbal and grass notes from the noble hops.

Medium light in body with a surpising creaminess and a crisp finish. Biscuit like malts come out at the top with an almost buttery sweetness. The juicy malt center quickly fades into what at first is lemon-y, then grassy hop snap that lingers well into the finish, where the malts come back into play and balance perfectly, then it goes dry. I could drink hell out of this. I had it with a seafood pasta salad and it was a perfect compliment.

What a great fucking beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2006 00:30:49 | More by Shultzerdugen
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this is not really the actual pilsner but a side beer called "Lil Yella Pils" or something like that. its the pilsner, only hoppy. now... lets review! seeing that there is already a lil yellow pils from oskar blues.... i will just toss it here.

pour is quite clear light yellow with a slight copper hue. fluffy white head, nice retention.

very floral on the nose, me thinks its amarillo hops

up front are the hops, light and fruity with a touch saaz. a little bit of tangerine and apricot. malts kick in and finish this off with a very bread like tone.

very light and clean but enough body to make this very easy to drink

this is one of the easiest drinking pilsners i have ever had. the hops are perfect and there but not overpowering. this is light and most likely has a lower ABV. i plan on killing this growler fairly quickly and i will enjoy the hell out of it.

Serving type: growler

12-12-2009 02:23:05 | More by hooliganlife
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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm rather hit or miss with the Pils style. Some are good, and provide an enjoyable respite, others are not so good collections of diacetyl and out of balance flavors. I'm happy to report this one falls firmly into the former category.

It oured a very bright yellowish gold. Very little head to speak of, but I would be willing to bet that was my glass causing that, not the beer.

The smell is clean. Not "absent of any aroma", mind you, just clean. Very well balanced. There's a little bit of spicy hoppiness, and a not insignificant amount of malt sweetness working together in almost perfect balance. My nose really liked the beer, let me put it that way.

The first sip was almost all malt, with the wonderful sweetness coating my tongue. Before it could get comfortable and set up shop, however, the hops moved in and redecorated the place. They worked well together, like a choir in perfect harmony. The taste, like the nose, is very clean. No esters that I can detect, and certainly no diacetyl. It's simply good, clean, crisp, and enjoyable. The sip ends with a trace of hop bitterness, inviting you to return to the glass soon.

The mouthfeel is on the thin side, which is appropriate for the style. it's not watery... there's a velvety smoothness that lets you know you're drinking something. It just isn't hard work to get this one down at all.

Easily one of the best pils I've had. The balance is outstanding, in a very good way. A beer can be called balanced when nothing really shines through. This one is balanced because you taste everything in equal proportions. I'm glad to have them distributed here, so I can pick up more of this wonderful brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 19:52:00 | More by jokelahoma
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skrib09

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this pils poured a perfect looking specimen. golden, mainly clear, with a white head up top. good lacing on the glass too.

smells floral, spicey, and with a hint of pine and citrus. all followed by a malt base.

taste is refreshingly malty, doughy, and bready. good hop and pine aroma and flavor. hints of corn from the malt.

great fresh mouthfeel and great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 01:10:17 | More by skrib09
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nogoodreason

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden and very, very clear, a pure white head forms and laces nicely down the glass. Aroma is of sweet malts with a slightly spicy, grassy hopiness, it's not overpowering, but lovely. In your mouth it's almost creamy smooth with a pleasing, sharp carbonation. Again it's a clean, lightly malty, I swear it tastes somewhat creamy, with some toasted qualities and a blend of grassy and spicy hop presence. Drinkability is exceptionally high. Finish is lingering maltyness with traces of the spicy bitterness.

Simply a lovely, underrated pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2004 18:10:45 | More by nogoodreason
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Enola

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Dertbert for the bottle.

This is a fine beer. The appearance is like a typical pilsner but with a slightly golden hue. There was a thick head and some lacing. The smell is a little like a wheat and had me concerned but it is good for the style. The taste is among the best pilsners I have had. There is no harsh corny taste. This beer is a must try for the lighter beer drinker. The mouthfeel is very smooth. I could session this beer for sure. Too bad it is nat marketed here. I may have to obtain more of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2006 01:17:50 | More by Enola
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beachbum1975

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend Garrett for getting me this when he traveled to St. Louis! Wow, what a nice pilsner…

Appearance: It appeared clear & golden-honey.

Smell: To me, it almost smelled like a wheat beer. I detected citrus, malts and the slightest bit of cinnamon or all-spice, but couldn’t pin it down.

Taste: The taste was light to medium bodied and very refreshing - very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Rich in flavor for a pilsner, but NOT overwhelming. Tastes reflected the nose of this beer. There was an ample amount of carbonation.

This is fine example of a pilsner. I consider this a great session beer - I just wish Schlafly’s brewery was closer to me!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 19:21:16 | More by beachbum1975
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mynie

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very pretty pour into a pilsner glass. Dark gold champagne bubbles and a wonderfully large and retentive head.

Smells of deep pilsner grain. Herbal hops along with fresh cut grass and a cornfield. Summertime.

Fantastic malt flavor! Dry grass and sweet, sour fruit, ending on a perfectly dulled note of hop.

Perfectly dry with an excellent balance between sweet grain and bitter hops, this is a grand example of its style. Easily one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had, too.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2005 04:07:13 | More by mynie
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 01*05*2010

pours bright clear yellow gold with a 1 finger head that left spotted lacing

smell floral citrus hops with some sweet malt

taste - wow love this and to me it tates better then prima pils - good amount of sweet/bitter lemon grassy hops balanced well with malts

mouthfeel light crisp decent carbonation

drinkability - love the taste - i am glad i picked this up

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 02:32:00 | More by jsh420
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-27-2013 02:14:49 | More by rrski198
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-25-2013 21:22:58 | More by bubseymour
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JHoffman


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-17-2013 23:07:20 | More by JHoffman
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-24-2013 02:09:31 | More by KerryCummins1977
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pilsners are probably my least favorite style, but here is one that I could drink more than a few of. It lacks that sharp Saaz hops bite many pure Pilsner enthusiasts would enjoy but it has a real good drinkability and a nice maltiness for a Pilsner....It is relatively clear light golden in color.....Nose is grassy amd semi sweet....taste is definitely pretty sweet for a Pilsner...I like it but others may not if you are after a textbook Pilsner...Mouthfeel is about right..on the lighter side of medium...I rate the drinkability high because I think this is a solid, easy drinking beer..Bottom Line....is this 100% true to style??? Probably not..It's really more of a high quality American Lager...and at that it is very good...These are hard for me to rate because for the stye it may not be real good, but some American Pilsners blend into the Lager category rather easily...I'm putting these numbers down for an American Lager which I feel it best fits...and in that category it is really outstanding...a great every day beer...(As a Pilsner I would go 3.5/3.5/3/3.5/3)

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2003 20:56:41 | More by ZAP
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bluesfan1181

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-01-2012 19:10:27 | More by bluesfan1181
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Gruntlumber

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best pilsner I have ever had. This is truely a super beer. In my experience pilsners are usually not very exciting with slight but insignificant variations of flavor. The desired end result of pilsners most often leans to drinkability, but this one is different. It fires on all fronts, starting with the pour which is golden and bright, but hazy with a lingering head. Great bread aroma. Man this is good; it's teeming with enormous grainy flavors, and the thick malty bread continues along with faint organic seasonings and spice all the way through the bottom of my glass. Finishes with a slight hop and citrus twinge. An awesome medium-bodied, refreshing brew which will have permanent spot in my fridge from now on.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 03:16:06 | More by Gruntlumber
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kellyst

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Very pale yellow. Small white head recedes quickly but clings to the glass. Wonderfull hop aroma is grassy and citrusy. Initial taste is all hop bitterness, but a sweet malt flavor comes out as the beer warms. Lots of citrusy hop flavor as well. A nice take on the German style pilsner with more hop flavor and less malt flavor then most.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 00:07:40 | More by kellyst
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive pilsner. Not really knowing what to expect from this brewery, I was surprised with the quality of the brew. Very firm pilsner malt base that shows much more maltiness than graininess. The malts remain consistent and substantiated from beginning to end. Sweetness tempered with earthy, pungent German hops (Saaz) for a lightly spicy, rounded brew. Firm and smooth body without grain astringency or thinning. Finishes very clean with a minty alcoholic note in the aftertaste. Thanks Beer Dave.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 13:39:41 | More by BEERchitect
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Schlafly Pilsner from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.