Premium Pilsner - Pump House Brewery
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Reviews by ghisty:
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
clear fresh golden color, looks slightly thin, but in an appealling way.
foamy head just under 2 fingers. not much retention, but it laces well.
perfect carb. leaves a small film of bubbles swirling around.
second pour from the bottle was a bit more cloudy, same top.
grassy, hop notes, bright, citrus, lemon peel maybe, there is grains also.
something makes me think of corn. its on point with the appearance.
further down the bottle the nose got more complex and hop filled.
sharp citrus, cant say enough really,its got character,but it isnt comlex.
it drinks very easily, and it has a grainey after taste, slightly bitter, slightly sharp.
its grassy quality from the nose translates into the taste also.
sharp. like a pilsner should be, but not at all heavy on the dry side,
but still bitter enough has a similar feel to a wiess ..but in a pilsner.
the bitterness is balanced perfectly by the slight malt.
randomly grabbed a boxed bottle, because it was pilsner, and im a sucker for pilsner.
the packaging for this beer explained how its cold fermented for eight weeks, uses saaz aroma hops of high quality, and a canadian malt, its a 5.7 ABv and goes down very easily. I've had only one other pilsner which compares to being this good, and it was "altenmunster oktoberfest".I rarely review beer that I have nothing bad to say about, if only one issue I raise would be the price, at ten something a bottle, although a 750ml fliptop, it's a bit steep for a session beer, but overall, I give this pilsner very high marks, I have looked for a pilsner of similar quality for a while, and this fits that spot just perfectly. hopefully it shows up on the shelves more often.
03-20-2014 00:33:08 | More by ghisty
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3.59/5 rDev -1.1%
341ml single bottle, from the six-packs they are sold in here in Alberta.
This beer pours a crystal-clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some layered cloud pattern lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of bready, slightly crackery pale malt, buttered biscuits, faint lemon rind, earthy yeast, and grassy, straw-like hops. The taste is more warm, somewhat diacetyl-heavy biscuity pale grainy malt, an ethereal hint of caramel sweetness, stripped-down fleshy citrus notes, and leafy, earthy, and somewhat grassy noble hops.
The carbonation is fairly peppy, with a decently challenging frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and smooth, sure, but like when those squiggly lines start rising up from below, in cartoons, and such, y'know? It finishes pretty dry, the biscuity graininess gaining a certain chalkiness, amongst some lingering muddled orchard fruit, and waning grassy, earthy hops.
Perhaps I should have procured more than the single bottle to ascertain this one's true nature, but I'll endeavour to do my best. A well-made lager, overall, the malt contingent following through in top form, yet the hops seem to have a tough go of it, struggling to find that Bohemian, er 'sweet-spot'. Still, a tasty affair, something I could see enjoying in multiples next time we cross paths.
07-15-2014 04:33:57 | More by biboergosum
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
From "Special Edition" 750ml swingtop, poured into a Pump House shaker glass.
Appearance - Nice golden colour, not too pale. Poured with almost no head, and no retention at all after 2 minutes. Second pour was better, but still minimal retential and little lacing.
Aroma - Typical grains and nothing else. This is actually a big compliment, as I have found a couple of their brews exhibit terrible boiled vegetable aromas, and thankfully none of that is present here.
Taste - Crisp and clean. Textbook for the style. Not sweet at all and very refreshing. If they sold this in affordable cans, I'd drink this on my back porch all summer.
Mouthfeel - Average carbonation, not too thin of a body. Again, similar to the taste I think it is on point for the style.
Overall, I really like this beer. It stands up well to the available pilsners and Euro lagers available as import cans in NB (though I would love to sample fresher examples). At $9.99 for a 750ml bottle, I won't be buying more than the two I initially bought as it is almost twice the price, per ml, as other quality pils.
12-05-2013 19:50:22 | More by CurtisD
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