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Kelso Pilsner - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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BA SCORE
81
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90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnQVegas on 02-12-2009)
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Reviews by Huffs:
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Huffs

New York

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%

Poured to a nice, full head with good retention and lacing. Head was white and fairly dense. appearance was a light, straw color with a slight haze. Aroma had some fruit and yeasty notes. Tastes light with some mild grass and grain notes. Mild aftertaste with a medium mouth feel.

02-01-2014 00:40:06 | More by Huffs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-16-2012 21:35:47 | More by acurtis
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-27-2013 21:02:45 | More by dcbeers
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

From Empire State Cellars in Tanger (Riverhead); notes are from 5/29

This pils is a bright, completely transparent orange-gold. The head on top is pillowy and soapy, with a just barely perceptible yellow tint. Lacing is dense, sticking in clumps, then patches, as the head sustains its full finger's height.
The aroma is lightly spicy with soft sweetness of ripe white fruits, a touch of grains, and a bit of tart green apple off some creaminess.
The flavor is more varied. It's both sweet and husky with a hint of earth, some grains, a light touch of grass and very light herbal bitterness. A little dryness eases into the flavor's finish.
Overall, it's semi-sweet in a body that straddles the line between light and medium all the way. Crisp and bright, it moves gently into a semi-dry finish.

06-02-2014 18:10:13 | More by Brenden
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Had on tap at Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in NYC.

A: Served in a pint glass, the beer was a hazy golden color with a small white head on top. Not much retention or lacing.

S: Very light citrus and lemony aromas with some grainy malt and some bready sweetness.

T: Some sweet bready/grainy malt upfront which transitions to some light citrus and lemon.

M: Light to medium bodied, very crisp and easy drinking.

O: Took a shot on a brewery I had never heard of, and it paid off. It isn't mind blowing, but definitely a solid beer that I could drink all the time.

01-06-2012 16:38:46 | More by mdaschaf
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-22-2014 02:23:53 | More by Griffith
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mediumtommy

New York

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Very enjoyable beer that tasted better poured than from the can. The pilsner malt flavor wasn't over bearing or too strong as is the case with most pilsners. It was a well balanced beer. There was little to no hop aroma or flavor. It was very light in color and taste.

04-26-2014 22:11:10 | More by mediumtommy
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CoreyClark

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-01-2014 02:56:30 | More by CoreyClark
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2014 14:23:13 | More by erialbill
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-09-2014 14:50:58 | More by lzepplin01
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cyrushire

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-05-2014 05:26:34 | More by cyrushire
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Yes, yet another can courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts, a touch of sweetness. Taste is crisp, malts, grains, a touch of bitterness at the finish, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking, refreshing beer.

04-25-2014 00:01:51 | More by tone77
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-17-2013 19:34:06 | More by mikeburd1128
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-19-2014 02:58:38 | More by hoppymcgee
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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-01-2013 01:42:23 | More by campfirebrew
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-11-2014 05:53:06 | More by IdrinkGas
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Amalak

New York

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle. It was gold in color, basically clear with some bubbles and a limited head. Couldn't really get a read on the scent.

Like the scent, it had a limited taste. It had some maltiness to it, but not that nice biting sourness that I like from a Czech Pils. Lacks a bitterness to it. Very...meh.

04-21-2010 22:21:25 | More by Amalak
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev +2%

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has some hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left only a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of bready and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The initial taste has flavors of soapiness and bready malts with some notes of sweetness while flavors of grainy malts become more noticeable towards the finish. The graininess and soapiness begins to disappear as the beer warms up and is replaced with more sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer becomes a lot more drinkable as it warms up and bready malts dominate more of the flavor and are accompanied by sweetness.

08-22-2011 23:20:43 | More by metter98
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david18

New York

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

I had never heard of this brewery before but I really enjoyed the beer when I had it. A very good crisp pilsner quality with a decent aroma and great flavor. Very refreshing; i think I drank it down in about two minutes. Would recommend this one if you can find it.

08-08-2009 21:27:13 | More by david18
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CHickman

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

Had on tap at the Lark; pours clear yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy white head; smells of malt and faint yeast, with a typical pilsner odor that's not exciting and really just smells like beer.

Tastes of roasted malt, yeast, light grains and some very faint hops. Very light and crisp, with mild flavor and good lacing. A middle of the road to above average pilsner that fits in the pilsner category well. Easy to drink, just a bit boring as far as flavor goes for my liking.

01-11-2010 04:21:20 | More by CHickman
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nramsburg

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

From a growler fill from Brazen Head. Pours a light straw color with small sized head. Smells slightly floral with a bit of banana action. Very light body with lingering carmel-ish sweetness. Hops not really assertive enough on this one for my liking, and the resulting is a fairly tired beer. Not the best Kelso style around.

01-24-2011 00:12:08 | More by nramsburg
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Hirshi

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-01-2012 17:57:12 | More by Hirshi
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corysmith01

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2013 20:50:34 | More by corysmith01
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Brams


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-20-2014 23:58:34 | More by Brams
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz can. Pours a clear golden straw color with virtually no head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is sweet malts with some sour notes. Some floral hops with hints of hay. The taste is a nice mix of malts and cereal. Slightly sour with some toasted malts toward the end. Some floral hop bitterness. Light and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, decent Pilsner.

12-20-2013 03:43:18 | More by PicoPapa
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Kelso Pilsner from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.