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Short's Pontius Road Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Pontius Road Pilsner

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 02-25-2007)
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Reviews by carlborch:
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carlborch

Michigan

3.01/5  rDev -15.2%

Pours a very bright golden-yellow. Looks thin for a Pilsner? Totally white 1-inch, creamy, head forms. Nose is low on malt and hops, and suggests cut grass. Very light body and palate with lingering bitterness. The bitterness is similar to that of a German or Scandinavian Pilsner, but the body and flavor is not. Not quite Kölsch-like, although the hops and bitterness are consistent with a Kölsch. Too low on hops and malt for a Czech Pilsner. Rings of delicate Belgian lace form. I am not excited and will not be seeking this beer again.

09-11-2013 00:29:02 | More by carlborch
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-17-2014 10:56:05 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

Served in a bottle from Old Chicago, just trying to get something light and easy to wash my food down with. Pours a very light, golden-straw color, mostly clear throughout, with a tiny chill haze sifting through the middle of the brew. The soapy, bubbling white head settles quickly at an eighth-inch or so, minimal lacing left behind.

The aroma is.... nothing. Smells like glass. Or maybe I'm just smelling the glass. In all seriousness, this was served a bit cold - my assumption is that the aroma of this beer isn't incredibly powerful to begin with, so chilling it to just-above-freezing temps are going to muzzle it completely. Bingo! Within the next few minutes or so of warming up, some aromas finally emerge from the golden brew; light corn and grains with a mild chalkiness in the air. Hops are present but lacking - there isn't much zest or zing in this thing at all. Pretty subdued and just boring overall. And it has nothing to do with the fact that it's a pilsner - I've had wonderful smelling pilsners before... but this is just far too weak.

Luckily the taste actually provides somewhat of a sensory indication that this liquid is something other than water. Heavy amount of grains up front with an industrial sized backbone laden of pilsner malt; lightly sweetness with some steely hints in the background. Some mild corn and cereal grains take you down a path that leads to a raunchy, highly musky hop bitterness that hits your palate quickly about halfway through; borderline astringent at times. Crispy, somewhat clean, and finishing with a good sample of lager yeast - it leaves the mouth coated with it when finished. Body is light and thin, highly carbonated to provide a good "snap" and a clean, dry finish.

Well this one tasted much better than it smelled, mostly because it smelled almost like an empty glass. Refreshing overall, though the musky hops could lend a hand to a head-scratching astringency it seems. Good to wash a meal down with, which is pretty much all I was looking for. Just wish it had something to offer my nostrils - they felt left out.

03-28-2013 11:42:13 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

A - Pours a slightly hazy straw color with one finger of quickly dissipating white head. Very little lacing.

S - Prominent aromas of Piils malt an noble hops. A faint spiciness.

T - Nice punch of spicy hops in from of a crisp clean flavor. Also tastes of white bread and a very faint sweetness. Pretty enjoyable.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel that finishes with some lingering bitterness.

O - Enjoyable pilsner. I would have this again.

01-05-2012 03:25:18 | More by warnerry
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -64.8%

04-08-2012 17:37:52 | More by WuAnquo1
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Beaver13

Colorado

1.85/5  rDev -47.9%

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal and butterscothy, malts with noble hops.

The flavor is sweet honey / butterscotch malts with a grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a mess with DMS and diacetyl.

10-30-2013 23:36:52 | More by Beaver13
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sculls65

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a nice light gold with sufficient white head. Smell, while not overpowering, was of light bready grains. Tastes starts with mild malt bill and finishes clean with some hop bitterness. A nice crisp pilsner. Nicely priced so I could see this having a regular spot in my fridge this summer.

02-04-2012 00:48:38 | More by sculls65
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-01-2013 03:14:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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sarahspat

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev 0%

Had this one on tap at Cambridge House last night. Served in a Weizen glass (close enough, I guess).

There was about an inch of white, soft-looking head which quickly retreated. Left a few bits of lace here and there. The beer looks exactly what you would expect a pilsner to look like. Very clear, light golden yellow color.

The nose is pleasant and features light floral scents and deep, sweet fruitiness.

Lemon peel dominates the flavor; this beer has a bitter bite to it. There is also a kind of an elusive malty sweetness lurking in the background. I was never able to put my finger on any other specific flavors. The finish is very dry with a medium-light mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation. Much more hoppy than malty.

I deducted points from the drinkability because it made my mouth uncomfortably dry. Despite the pleasant flavor, I found it a little difficult to drink the whole glass.

This is maybe my third craft pilsner ever, so I'm definitely not an expert on the style, but this one might be my least favorite. It's not a bad beer at all, just didn't really have the crispness I was looking for.

04-02-2009 14:24:17 | More by sarahspat
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-09-2013 22:56:25 | More by richkrull
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-15-2014 13:39:18 | More by dcbeers
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Brenden

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

This one looks more the color of a Kolsch, a very pale whitish-yellow. A completely pure white head reaches one finger and is sustained at a thick foam the rest of the way, never fading beyond that and leaving a thick, spotty sheet as it drops.
Pilsner malts and Noble hops are the order, making this a pretty pure pilsner. Ultimately a strong scent of lemon comes out over the top. It's a bit spicy, grassy, and earthy with a buttery note.
The taste goes biscuity, some lemongrass and a touch of herb pulling through underneath, with a spiciness, a touch of grains, and a lingering steely bitterness into the finish.
The feel is both creamy and crisp in a light body. It's good, though a little slick in the mouth.

08-09-2013 15:03:05 | More by Brenden
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CloudStrife

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No indications on the bottle of freshness.

A: Pours a clear light yellow with a 1 finger white head. The head dissipates to a 1/8" covering for the remainder of the glass. Some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Starts off with some malt aroma followed up by some grassy hop. Pleasant.

T: Some smooth malt with a nice hop kick at the end.

M: Clean and crisp on the palette. Slightly sticky at the end of the sip.

Overall a nice and drinkable pilsner. I enjoy pilsners that have a hop bite at the end. Keeps you wanting more and pairs well with foods and a hot summer day.

03-18-2012 17:34:05 | More by CloudStrife
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Spartan13

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-20-2013 06:29:55 | More by Spartan13
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-05-2013 01:08:37 | More by king75
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Perle hops, santiem hops. Dry hopped. Yellow looks like ginger ale, and lacey. Medium mouthfeel. Served very cold, that's intentional. Very drinkable, alight bitterness and minerals, different than the Czech pils I have been having.

08-07-2009 11:49:04 | More by Sammy
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-26-2012 03:51:18 | More by Beezee
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danp14

Michigan

2/5  rDev -43.7%

05-11-2012 17:40:57 | More by danp14
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -9%

Pours golden yellow, light white fizzy head.

A bit sweet and malty, faint floral hops

Has some bite in the flavor, maybe from the saaz. Lots of malt with a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Moderate carbonation with some bite

Overall, decent but lacks that pilsner hop flavor.

08-07-2012 01:52:26 | More by hooliganlife
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jmpizzo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-22-2012 19:02:57 | More by jmpizzo
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rolandboy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-20-2012 03:38:15 | More by rolandboy
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2014 17:42:05 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-21-2012 15:33:46 | More by beergorrilla
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Acuity

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-24-2013 04:34:29 | More by Acuity
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-18-2013 12:46:17 | More by DrIPA
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Short's Pontius Road Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.