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Edel-Pils - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 16
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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Photo of beerguy101


4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty. Very smooth tasting pilsner. Slightly malty and hoppy for a pilsner. Nice flavor, very smooth. Somewhat sweet. Kind of citrusy, some apples and lemon taste. This is a very nice pilsner. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

09-05-2003 02:23:05 | More by beerguy101
Photo of BeerBuilder


3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

Picked this one up on my trip to Milwaukee. It poured to a clear, golden color, with a white head. It left a good amount of lacing when sipped down. It had a crisp, grainy, and semi-sweet aroma, with a bit of hop spiciness. The flavor is clean with a sweet, grainy flavor that flows to a soft, spicy hop bitterness. It has a soft malt background. It is smooth and light. Has a nice finish. Highly drinkable.

06-27-2003 07:36:38 | More by BeerBuilder
Photo of marc77


4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Crystal clear light golden hue, topped by a persistent, thick, pitted, porcelain white head. Tattered lace remains. Soft grass and chlorophyll hop nose with a citric tinge upfront in aroma, accompanied by mildly sweet, doughy malt and faint husk. Rounded, bready, pilsner malt sweetness initially in flavor is ensued by stately, drying combination of moderate hop bitterness and mineralized, lightly salty cracker. Urbane, judiciously dextrinous mouthfeel, partially from the well calculated attenuation. Agreeably attuned, mildly herbal, sweet basil esque hop flavor surfaces transiently mid palate, then fades allowing dry, spicy biscuit reminscent of malted rye to persist through the trim, simply grainy finish. A comely balanced pilsner with emphasis on its soft grain presence; overall hop character is secondary. Edel - Pils is light, almost airy on the palate and superbly drinkable. Tasty! Thanks to Feloniousmonk for the delivery.

06-24-2003 18:20:38 | More by marc77
Photo of jeffboo


3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

A very drinkable but unremarkable pils. It pours a nice golden color with bright white head. It has a somewhat malty aroma with noble hop grassiness on the mild side. The flavor is bisquit malt with some floral hop pop in the finish. It has a crisp light body and dry finish with the malt giving a little bit of a body boost. A good summer beer.

05-21-2003 19:36:28 | More by jeffboo
Photo of brakspear


4/5  rDev +3.9%

A very good domestic pils, but still missing the overall deep flavor and body of a Bohemian pilsner.

This beer pours with a pleasant golden body and fluffy white head, there is some lacing, but not an incredible amount.

To me, the aroma is the high point of this beer. Malt lingers in the basement, but the rest of this aromatic structure is all hops, slightly grassy, but spicy and refreshing. Sublime.

The taste is a bit too sweet and lacks a deep rich maltiness I have come to expect in the style. If this was meant to be a German pils, the beer lacks the crisp hop bite. The body feels a bit too slight as well.

This is beer will enter my regular rotation, but I prefer Klisch Pilsner from Lakefront brewery in Milwaukee to satisfy my Wisconsin pils jones .

05-20-2003 16:52:23 | More by brakspear
Photo of feloniousmonk


4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Color:clear, bright straw-gold. Head: stocky, strudy, milky white. Aroma: exactly what we desire from a proper pils, fresh, clean, and pretty, honeyish, floral.
Texture is excellent and tasty. Hops are lively, but not too. Malt is solid, and sweet. Body is light, but taste is terrific, and keeps returning, sip after sip. A thorough pleasure to drink.
I'd had enough bland beers just before my encounter with this one to confirm: this is when I like a lager!

05-02-2003 02:27:23 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of tavernjef


3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Color is a clear yellow with a golden hue, thin white foamy head with some spotty clear lacing. Smells of musty grasses and dullish sweet, very nice and fresh. Taste is clean and smooth, slightly sweetish and bitter, balanced very well and easy. Most of the taste is located at the top of the mouth with a strange emptyness going down, but isn't bad, just unusually holding. Feel is pretty full for a pilsner, its favorably medium bodied and has a textured roughness in the last parts and the finish that lends to a grainyness, kinda gritty, quite interesting, but felt wrong for the style for me. It's still very drinkable and wouldn't pass it up.

Thanks jeffboo

04-27-2003 13:40:38 | More by tavernjef
Photo of maxpower


4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

12 oz bottle beautiful golden in color with a nice white foamy head that doesn't seem to last long, light hoppy flowery aroma, balanced malt and hop flavors, medium to full mouthfeel has a clean crisp finish, I am not a big fans of pilsner but I love this one, well done.

04-05-2003 12:59:27 | More by maxpower
Photo of marcobrau


3.85/5  rDev 0%

This is a light, crisp, refreshing pilsner beer that is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. A gentle malt sweetness is evident, but the beer is still hoppy enough to be called a pilsner. There is none of the six-row malt huskiness that is sometimes found in microbrewed pilsners, but there was a slight noticeable buttery note, that is a bit inappropriate for the style.

01-03-2003 15:03:51 | More by marcobrau
Photo of Bighuge


4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

This crystal clear golden brew throws a nice creamy off-white head that sticks around for a little while. There are some orange tints noticeable also. Malt tones blend nicely with the noble hop accents on the nose. The spiciness noted isn't as great as true Bohemian or German style pilseners, but it's nice. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Body seems to be about medium full. This is a very thirst quenching brew. Great subdued maltiness and hoppiness. Some spicy hop notes surface midway through. Nice malt backbone the whole way through. Very nice brew, but I do prefer their Hometown Blonde which is more of a true European style pilsener.

09-04-2002 19:33:18 | More by Bighuge
Photo of ZAP


4.38/5  rDev +13.8%

Looks a little like apple juice in the glass....initial head fades quickly(seconds rather than minutes) to a flat looking beer....AMAZING clarity...nose if of bready malt....I love the way this tastes...It is my kind of Pilsner, but true Pilsener lovers might appreciate more of a hop bite. It has a strong bready malt flavor with just a twinge of a dry hop finish. Extremely drinkable....a great summer beer and my type of Pilsner with a nice malt impression..

07-16-2002 21:40:43 | More by ZAP
Photo of proc


4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

For those who don't think a pilsener can be a good beer, think again. Edel-Pils is a fine pilsener, if not one of the best I've ever tried. Pours out to a darker, but still bright, golden color in the glass with a slightly off-white head that sticks around for awhile. Smell is that or faint yeast, but somewhat faintly sweet. Taste is that of a great hop to malt balance, with a slightly sweet tinge to it. Very similar to a European pils, i.e. Pilsener Urquell, Czechvar, etc, but better. Highly drinkable.

05-22-2002 05:48:15 | More by proc
Photo of jackndan


4.35/5  rDev +13%

Very nice looking Pilsner beer, deep amber, almost red color. The head turned flat very quickly. Very nice aroma, earthy, fresh mown hay aroma. Rich malt flavors, deep mouth feel, smooth flavors throughout the after-taste. This is a wonderful smooth beer, with deep layered tastes throughout. I like this beer.

04-12-2002 20:49:17 | More by jackndan
Photo of cokes


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

This is my favorite American style pilsener, period. New Glarus has outdone themselves with this beauty.

Pours a rich crystalline golden color...nearly amber. Dense, creamy head. Very inviting. Nice sweet malty smell with faint (noble?) hop notes. And this needn't be sucked down ice cold. Actually, it considerable better out of the fridge for a awhile.

Smooth and creamy, and yet perky with CO2, and obviously attentively lagered. Full mouthfeel is New Glarus' trademark and it really pushes this beer to the top. Phenomenal to drink. Sweet near caramelly malts caress the taste buds, mingling with grain, and husk flavors. The noble hops enter and keep things nicely balanced, grassy and brown. I could go for a little more hop snap, then it might be truly perfect..
Quite honestly, this is one of the most complex pils I have had. The creaminess seems to bring out myriad hidden flavors. Maybe some faint vanilla, honey and herbal notes as well.

Great beer. On of NG;s upper tier. Excels in the spring to early summer. But since it is brewed year round, it's great anytime.

04-08-2002 18:21:51 | More by cokes
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Edel-Pils from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.