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Kelso Pilsner - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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BA SCORE
81
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69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%


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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Huffs

New York

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a CANQuest (TM) score during my most recent foray to New York and Brooklyn, making it ever easier to entice me to come up and visit! Have CANS? Will Travel! That's my motto.

From the CAN: "Brooklyn Crafted Since 2006"; "Spicy nose, slightly sweet, with a dry finish"; "CANS: Infinitely recyclable Beer helps"; "Created by the husband and wife team of Kelly Taylor & Sonya Giacobbe, these 100% hand-made craft ales and lagers have been brewed fresh in the bountiful borough of Brooklyn since 2006. Mounds of malt, bales of hops and countless hours of dedication and passion. That's KelSo Beer."

A nice, loud Crack! revealed a brimful CAN, so in salute to the brewers, I utilized an inverted Glug. The pseudo-cascade was brilliant, finally settling into two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention. Color was like liquid sunshine with a slight haziness (SRM = 4 to 5), perfect for a rainy spring afternoon. The three gold stooges, Croesus, Mammon and Midas seemed to agree as they all showed up for a taste, but I was having none of it. It had a nicely controlled spicy nose, just enough to tickle my sinuses and get my mouth watering, but not enough to be too much of a good thing. Mouthfeel was medium and the Saaz hops really interacted well with the yeast and the malt knew enough to stand pat, creating the king of Pilsner that I really dig. Too many AALs under the bridge and GER Pilsners tend to be too sweet for my liking. Finish was dry, slightly spicy, slightly grassy and definitely refreshing. This would be ideal on a hot, humid summer's day.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 20:21:46 | More by woodychandler
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modidia

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-03-2014 06:02:56 | More by modidia
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CoreyClark

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-16-2014 18:50:51 | More by JoeMans
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coobstar

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-03-2014 23:50:05 | More by coobstar
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-24-2014 20:29:25 | More by bckayaalp
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longisland1983

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

02-20-2014 23:19:22 | More by longisland1983
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-19-2014 02:58:38 | More by hoppymcgee
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +40.1%

02-15-2014 03:21:32 | More by mquinn919
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-11-2014 05:53:06 | More by IdrinkGas
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-08-2014 14:23:45 | More by InspectorBob
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2014 13:20:17 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-22-2014 02:23:53 | More by Griffith
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fairly decent pilsner here, it's not going to shake the world up but it is pretty good.
It has a yellow straw color that is clear. Not much of a head formed but there was a small one. No lacing either. Slow rising bubbles are few and far between.

In the nose I get some malts and cereal grains. Perhaps some hops, floral I would guess.

It has a subtle crispness but not enough to counter the sweet grains in the taste. Some hoppiness too with maybe lemon or citrus.
Drinks smooth with a flat feeling.
It's better then thier brown lager, I'll say that.

Serving type: can

01-18-2014 15:44:38 | More by micromaniac129
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GFD400

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2014 04:18:37 | More by GFD400
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cyrushire

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-01-2014 03:45:17 | More by vfgccp
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 03:43:18 | More by PicoPapa
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John_Squires

New York

2/5  rDev -44%

12-11-2013 05:45:24 | More by John_Squires
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dar482

New York

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a clear straw color.

The beer is decently crisp, a bit of grassiness and floral, a good breadiness. A bit light on the hops and the flavor disappears a bit too quickly, along with the body being light as well.

Still a decent drinking pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2013 03:09:55 | More by dar482
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can picked up locally. enjoyed from a sixpoint snifter.

a - brew poured a crisp transparent straw yellow with tons of visible fizzy carbonation. nice finger of fizzy white bubbly head. to style. nice lacing.

s - grain all day. flax. definitive pilsner. lacks that macro shine though which is nice.

t - wow. that's really good. for a style that i'm not wild about, i am really enjoying this beer. nice lemon notes on grain. wheaty and sweet. bready.

m - extremely refreshing. a tasty version of a sessionable classic for the macro world.

o - overall, very impressive beer...let alone pilsner. really tasty, really easy drinking and a great crossover beer for trying to convert a macro drinker. a pilsner done right. cheers.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 01:41:10 | More by cosmicevan
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

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

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23%

11-16-2013 11:28:10 | More by Vonhinx
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Kelso Pilsner from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
81 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.