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Schonramer Pils - Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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BA SCORE
87
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Photo of challenja
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%

Bottle served into a Sam Adams Boston lager pint glass.

A: golden hue, straw grass
S: noble pils hops, lemon, fresh blade wheat switch grass, clean fresh brushed stainless steel.
T: this is the perfect pilsner. Plenty of noble hops, beautiful wheat alcohol esters that blend accordingly . The hops pucker the mouth while the wheat lemon grass pilsner bite and produces a beautiful dry biscuit resin that flows into a lemon pucker tongue enveloping your taste buds.
M: amazing. Simply amazing. Crisp yet medium to full bodied.It fizs on your tongue until it sinks in and swells your taste buds and thickens your tongue. Seriously this is an experience you must have!
O: This is the perfect pilsner!

challenja, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bsuedekum, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dcmchew, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Ciocanelu, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

RoyFokker, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of boddhitree
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%

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.

boddhitree, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

CheapBeerBuzz, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

dieBlume, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

brandonld23, Sep 05, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -9%

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy light gold with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

CelticAleMan, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 08, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

Nice, somewhat different-tasting pils. Rather light in color, with nice head. Slightly weakfish aromas, but a little more body in feel. Taste is a bit different, maybe not as crisp as some pilsners but still satisfying. Almost a dry taste. Enjoyable.

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

eulerthegrape, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

RobertColianni, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WynnO, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

tbryan5, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

viettran07, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of avalon07
2.83/5  rDev -27.2%

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.

avalon07, Jul 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

MacarthurParker, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

bouncepass, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of ithacabaron
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

Mouthfeel is a little prickly, but not outside the style. Good scrubbing bubbles that, if met with food, would surely take any pork fat to task and refresh the palate as needed.

Overall this is a nearly perfect beer, and certainly the finest German Pils I've ever had. Having tried many of the style both here, and then fresh on the European side of the pond, I can only imagine how truly remarkable this must be on tap. A new favorite. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

ithacabaron, Jan 19, 2012
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Schonramer Pils from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.