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Schlafly Pilsner - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
84
good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed and bottled in St. Louis at the new facility ( much better than the contract ones). Pours a golden-straw color, nice fizzy foamy white head that sticks to my glass, light grainy-grassy flowery aroma. Grainy and mild sweetness turns to a hoppy and bitter yet smooth dryness in the finish. Light bodied with a crisp carbonated mouthfeel, very clean and crisp, this is a very good pils.

Photo of MJR
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from a growler...

Appearance: Pours a brilliantly clear straw yellow. It's pure white head starts out huge and shrinks down to a small cap. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is fantastic with lots of flowery hops and a strong grassy/fresh hay note. A touch of sweet malt hides underneath the hops. It's lacking that Saaz punch that a lot of other pilsners have, but the smell is still quite nice.

Taste: Has a big malt backbone with a great balance of flowery hops. There's the same dose of freshly mown hay from the nose. The sweet malt peeks it head out now and then. A touch of citrus (mostly lemon) is present too. Finishes with a faint bitter note. Very well balanced...

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium with a round mouthfeel. I'd like to see a more crisp, dry feel in the mouth.

Drinkability: Good stuff.

Photo of ZAP
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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)

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I sampled the Pilsner at the brewpub.

The Pilsner poured to give an unassuming, yet pleasant golden colored beverage with a very good, creamy head that was very long lasting, and left a lot of lace. The aroma was strong and fragrant of hops. The taste was dominated by floral bitterness of hops, and was surprisingly good. The mouthfeel was very pleasant and smooth, and I found this pilsner very drinkable! The quality of this pilsner among a sea of ales surprised me.

Photo of budgood1
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a slightly hazy straw yellow color. little head and lace. muted aroma of pale malts and a bit of hops. tastes very malty, with a good dose of noble hops in the taste, providing a hefty hop bite in the finish. a full bodied pilsener with heavy amounts of malt and bitter hops. seems a bit heavy-handed, as i prefer my pilseners more aromatic and refreshing. certainly better renditions of the style to try out there.

Photo of beernut7
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a good thick foamy white head. The aroma is fruity with a sharp bitter hint. The fruit character carries through into the flavor and contrasts an aggressive bitterness that finishes the brew off.

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Schlafly Pilsner from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.