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Schonramer Pils - Private Landbrauerei Schönram

Schonramer PilsSchonramer Pils

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BA SCORE
87
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%


Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Schönram visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DogFood11 on 03-15-2006)
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Reviews by Tobe:
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Tobe


2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a pale straw color with a nice white head. The head started strong but quickly dissipated with time.

A decent aroma of malt and some grassy/earthy notes greets the nose. The flavor isn't very far from the aroma in that it offers more of that earthiness. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible. This beer does offer some nice hoppy bitterness, but doesn't ultimately live up to the expectation. This is something you can go ahead and pass on.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 21:14:10 | More by Tobe
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boddhitree

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4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Again, this one has won some EBS awards:
European Beer Star in der Kategorie German-Style Pilsner:
2011 Bronze-Medaille, 2010 Silber-Medaille, 2009 Gold-Medaille.

I enjoyed reading the marketing blurb about this beer on their website.
My translation below. Notice their use of Fernsehbiere, Prussian (a.k.a. North German) as apposed to German,

"Stronger than the television hopped beers of our Prussian neighbors, but since only
Aroma hops are to be used, the bitterness felt is pleasant and harmonious. Without corners and edges. Nothing bitter!

Noblest and most expensive Bavarian aroma hops create a distinctive and elegant hop aroma, reminiscent of fresh flowers and pine resin. The first drink is very strongly flavored (spiced?) and bubbly, going into a dry but very subtle bitterness that lasts a long time but hi never astringent. In the finish you can taste notes of rose essence and resin (?).

The Schönramer Pils is very appetizing by its fine bitterness and is ideal as an aperitif."

Appearance: Bright, crystal clear golden straw under a snow white head.

Aroma: Quite typical German Pils aromas coming strongly out of the glass, even after sitting a few minutes waiting for me to type and make the above pic. I get toasty, bread Pils malts and grassiness in spades. This is what you expect a world class Pils to smell like.

Flavor: Lots of bitter notes up front with some grass from the Noble hops. The back of the label says "a special taste experience thanks to a quartet of finest Hallertauer and Spalter aroma hop varieties." Hallertauer and Spalter refer more to the hop growing region rather than any specific hop, so I'm guessing Mittelfrüh, Perle and/or Hersbrücke for Hallertauer hops, and Spalter Select or Spalter Spalt (for a treatise on this subject, read here.) Also up front I get a little malt Pils malt flavor, but only when I let it sit awhile on the front of the tongue. In the middle, a tad citrus-like tartness and more bitterness with a lot of sweet Pils malts around the edges of the tongue. In the back is where all the flavors come together and you get see how these muscular bitter notes mix with the sweet Pils malt flavors. I don't any "rose essence or resin" in the aftertaste, but there is something there reminding me of a fruit tea aftertaste mixed with hop bitterness and lots of Pils malt sweetness. If you skip the beer over the front and middle of the tongue you can bypass most of the hop bitterness and feel the malts really demand attention in the back of the mouth, yet then you miss all the hoppy wonderfulness.

Mouthfeel: Decent, goldilocks zone, neither thick nor thin like an AAL; just enough to give it heft and seriousness, but not thick enough to make it unenjoyable on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 15:49:44 | More by boddhitree
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A light yellow with lots of green tinge color to the body, slight rising carbonation and a bit hazy. Big bleach white and very uniform head on the pour, easily four fingers, with lots of soapy retention. Weird looking color but otherwise not bad.

Nose is a bit hoppy. Hints of grass and green herbs. Slight doughy malts a little bit, with no sense of sweetness. Otherwise fine and alright.

Taste seems to be a bit helter skelter. Light bodied but with little mid palate flavor. Taste is all in the finish with a large hinting hop angle, that comes off very mineral and medicinal. A very unpleasant and unbalanced lingering medicinal bitterness will just not go away when having this. Warmth brings a real metallic twinge to this like eating aluminum foil.

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A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and half of creamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: Not a great aroma, with traces of hops, malt, and a definite skunky quality.

T: Like the smell, the taste had a pronounced skunkiness to it. Very unpleasant. In addition to this, the hops level was out of balance and kind of harsh. Had some malt and citrus in it, but this didn't help. Not a great flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a harsh finish. Light-bodied.

O: For sure, this is a misfire of a beer. Could have been better.

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Pours a big, brilliant gold, topped with a craggy, bulbous, living head. The head fades down to a thin film, but leaves a lovely lacing. Sic transit gloria.

Aroma is lovely -- fresh, grassy hops, clean, four-on-the-floor lager yeast. A powerful, evocative nose.

Taste builds even further -- first, even-handed, silky blonde malt kisses the tongue with sweetness; then a lashing whipcrack of chlorophyll-laden hop freshness. The finish is dry, bitter, and begs for another sip. Muscular without being over the top, full without trying too hard, the flavors here, from start to finish, are just tremendous.

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Very surprised to see this Pilsner (and its Dunkel sister) on tap in the Greenwich Union: the Meantime Brewery tap house. Reason being, I’d never heard of the brewery before.

Had a half pint just to review it on here.

This is one of the better Pilsner beers I’ve had and was certainly an improvement on the London Lager and Helles that Meantime had up against it on tap in their bar.

This oozed classic Pilsner: the colour, smell, body and overall feel of it just seemed right. Served well and at a good chilled temp it slipped down far too well.

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Schonramer Pils from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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