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Kelso Pilsner - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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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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3.18/5  rDev -11.2%

12oz can poured into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a pale golden color with spots of yeast hanging in suspension despite a careful pour. A white finger hangs across the top and fades leaving spotty lace on the glass.

The smell is quite sweet with notes of cereal. A little bit of lemon almost like coriander/grass blends breaking up the sweet candy appeal to this aroma.

The taste is unfortunately sweet like candy. A mild breadiness and coriander with a grassy herbal bitterness and sulfur towards the back. This is a very peculiar arrangement and seems partially unfermented and/or under-hopped to balance it out.

It is medium in body with a modest level of carbonation. It has a crisp bitterness at times and is enjoyable but it could be even more enjoyable if some of the residual sugar was stripped away. Unique and worth trying if you get the chance.

stakem, Jul 24, 2014
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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.

Brenden, Jun 02, 2014
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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.

mediumtommy, Apr 26, 2014
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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.

tone77, Apr 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

woodychandler, Apr 15, 2014
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Kelso Pilsner from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.