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Edel-Pils - New Glarus Brewing Company

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86
very good

289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 15
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
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Dotcubed

Arkansas

2.45/5  rDev -36.4%

Still on the same Glarus kick. Lots of quality at this brewery, the beer they make are all distinct, well crafted. But it's true what they say about fresh beer.

A clear sun shine yellow color. High clarity. Bud like in appearance, smells pilsen. Nice hopps but dusty.

Malty. Smooth. And a bit watery. I hate to say it, aged flavors. Thin, dry, and lacking any strong flavors. Not my favorite example. I'm guessing it's an old bottle.

It looks really good, yet falls flat. Not yet in the hot summer beer season, I'm sure this would be good fresh. Especially with fresh cut grass and a grilled hot dog.

03-17-2009 01:59:09 | More by Dotcubed
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Rihup

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

08-21-2013 23:09:12 | More by Rihup
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Satan70

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

08-10-2013 02:04:35 | More by Satan70
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-14-2013 01:11:53 | More by tourdot
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-20-2013 11:35:34 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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EdTheEdge

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-10-2013 12:52:02 | More by EdTheEdge
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ballewblake

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -23.4%

Poured from bottle into my Duvel tulip.

Half finger white head on pour, crystal clear, almost transparent golden body. Head doesn't last very long, resolves to a light haze on the top. Smell is... corn? Okay, I thought I had evolved to like even styles I used to hate, I can drink a bud if I have too (okay, not a full one) but pilsners still don't do anything for me, even a craft brewed pils. Body is nicely carbonated, mouth is light and crisp.. as expected. Taste is barely there, pilsen malts, very light balancing hops are barely there. Tongue is sucked dry of moisture very fast. Still not a style I look forward to drinking. Oh well, maybe I can finish this one.

04-18-2009 01:08:16 | More by ballewblake
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pkrager5

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-03-2013 18:40:49 | More by pkrager5
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-01-2013 00:27:27 | More by kdwruck
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-15-2014 06:59:52 | More by ChainChompsky
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jgunther71

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-20-2013 00:52:12 | More by jgunther71
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hochief

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-08-2013 00:03:02 | More by hochief
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-12-2013 18:58:31 | More by CityofBals
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Gig2828

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-28-2014 04:32:51 | More by Gig2828
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Larrygto

Arizona

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-24-2013 17:48:46 | More by Larrygto
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-04-2013 22:39:38 | More by Kyrojack
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MathNut

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-19-2013 03:17:02 | More by MathNut
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Michael914

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-28-2014 03:56:23 | More by Michael914
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -20.8%

From: Tenuta's, Kenosha, WI
Date: "0993 11:24" stamped on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

This is a pleasant tasting beer, but to call it a pilsner of any sort is strange, for it is neither particularly hoppy or light in color, as pilsners generally are. The dominant flavors are of mild bread and bread crusts, definitely not right for a German pilsner, which relies on a more white bread and hop flavor than anything else. While this beer was certainly drinkable, for the style it is off and in general it is a fairly unremarkable light amber lager. If you want a German Pilsner, go to Germany and try an easily obtainable, fresh Augustiner Pils or Tannenzapfle.

Pours a 1cm head of slightly off-white foam, composed of small to medium-sized bubbles, giving a slightly dish soap appearance. Retention is average, around one minute, fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass, no islands. Lacing is minimal to nonexistent, a few small spots cling to the sides of the glass. Body is a golden orange color bordering on light copper, with light bringing out golden yellow hues. Beer is transparent, with carbonation of moderate number and activity.

Aroma of light brown bread, slightly toasted bread, with a touch of dried grass.

Beer's flavor is predominantly malty, with a mild hint of vegetative and grassy hops lingering in the mid-palate and background. This is robust enough to be interesting, but certainly no pilsner. Beer opens with light brown bread and modest bread crust, mild dried leaves and dried grass. Mid-palate of light brown bread with slight toasted accents, very modest herbal and dried grass underneath the malt-based flavors and sweetness, ultra-light bitterness in the background. Back of palate is of lightly toasted bread with a very mild bitterness. Aftertaste is primarily of toasted bread with slight bitterness and dried, bitter vegetation.

Beer is medium in body with medium levels of carbonation, leading to a lightly foamy, smooth mouthfeel that's appropriate for this beer, though perhaps a bit low in carbonation for the style. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness clining to the palate.

10-01-2013 06:42:34 | More by falloutsnow
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -19.5%

Appearance - Medium gold with a hint of red. Clear and bubbly. Medium tall, soapy, white head. Head is persistent.

Smell - Light pale malt. Bready with a slight fruitiness.

Taste - Light. Sweet and bready. A little peppery spice. A little orange in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - Light and pleasant. Not, however, an exemplar of the style or terribly exciting.

04-24-2013 02:29:36 | More by scaliasux
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mynie

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev -18.7%

Pilsner? What?

It looks like a pilsner, I guess, gold and unexceptional with a decent head and no lacing. It smelled like potpourri--like the stuff you get in a gift shop. Very floral, which is kind of nice because it's unique but almost out of place in a beer.

The taste is unpleasantly spicy and too sweet. There are hints of fruity malts and it tastes kind of like flowers. Seriously, it's like dipping your head into a flower bed and taking in very deep breathes.

Very smooth, but the spicy aftertaste and candy sweetness makes this one tough to drink.

07-31-2004 03:53:34 | More by mynie
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

Originally reviewed on November 11, 2005. 12 oz Bottle. Thin effervescent dark golden pour, with a thin white head. Dusty malt and metallic hop aroma. Suprisingly sugary clean malt, with background notes of grain and wheat. Malt is sweet, even and clean. A touch of sourness and some lemon flavor and a bit of balance from the gentle hops. Not really all that impressive, fairly typical. Palate is a touch watery and a good bit sweet and clingy.

11-28-2006 02:19:01 | More by CharlesDarwin
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kojevergas

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard New Glarus style label art and a branded pry-off pressure cap acquired in a trade with Duff27 (thanks, buddy!) and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, which makes some beers I've adored. Reviewed as a German pilsener because the description notes that it was brewed with noble hops, Bavarian yeast, and Bavarian hops. There's no mention of anything indicative of a Czech pilsener anywhere on the label.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. Not much frothiness. Complexion is pretty average. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty good for the style - about 4-5 minutes.

Body colour is a clear transparent-as-they-come translucent yellow-copper of slightly above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it looks about right for the style. Not unique or special. No obvious flaws.

Sm: More sweetness than expected. Grainy and malty, with plenty of pilsner malts but also some floral hops and flowery notes. Crystal malts. Noble hops. Fragrant honey and bit of a nectary character; this honey aroma has more depth than I've experienced in awhile. Cereals. Clean Bavarian least leaves little in terms of overtly residual sugars. Everything seems in ordnung here.

An above average aroma overall for the style. Pleasant and of mild strength.

No alcohol is detectable. No other off notes either. Looking forward to trying it.

T: Plenty of honey lends it a nontraditional sweetness. The body is comprised entirely of predictable pilsner malts. Floral/Noble hops. Spritzy crystal malts. Grains and cereals abound. It's certainly sweeter than it maybe should be, but the sweetness also lends it some depth of flavour. Decently balanced for what it is, but it's not gestalt. Decent complexity. Not much subtlety, really.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

No alcohol comes through. I guess I get some clean German yeast. Low attenuation for the style. .

I do like it in a general sense, but I've certainly had better pilseners.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but it does have some light coarseness up front. Above average thickness and body. Slight overcarbonation; I guess they didn't bottle-condition this one? Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. It does have a nice crispness. Spritzy.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, gushed, boozy, or hot.

Dr: A downable brew, but it isn't up to par for the brewery. I'd happily buy it if I were in the mood for a pilsener, but it's not the best I've had by any means. While I'd be glad to have it available nearby, I hoped for better. Fans of the style may be disappointed considering the brewery. Definitely not their strongest work. In any case, I'm glad to have tried it. On any summer day, I'd be happy with a litreglas of this to down. Thanks to Duff27 for the bottle!

C+

09-30-2013 03:24:44 | More by kojevergas
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

Not much head on this baby, just a faint ring tops off the clear golden liquid. Carbonation appears subtle. The smell is faint, bready malt aroma with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is a bit weak also, bready malt flavor with a slight to moderate bitterness in the finish. Very clean tasting, the mouthfeel is a bit light, but crisp with adequate bubbles. Drinkability is nice, no off-flavors to speak of, low alcohol. It goes down pretty easy once you quit trying to grasp the taste and just accept it's simplicity. It's at least a step up from many macros of this pilsner style...

03-09-2006 18:23:27 | More by bennetj17
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-31-2013 22:39:28 | More by DenverBigRed
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Edel-Pils from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.