Short's Pontius Road Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -15.5%
A: Pours hazy gold, with minimum head.
S: Malt, caramel, and hints of grass/earth/floral notes.
T: Traces of sweet caramel, malt, and earth. Moderate bitterness.
M: Sweet clean start that transitions quickly to a bitter finish.
O: A decent offering from Short's. Session potential.
08-03-2012 01:02:18 | More by alexanf
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
3.03/5 rDev -14.6%
This pours a light golden yellow with thin foaming. It has a muted aroma that doesn’t really develop. However, the flavor comes across with a light lemony biscuit with some sodium bicarbonate notes. Noticeable minerality leads to a dull, effervescent finish. Didn’t live up to expectations.
09-15-2013 05:19:38 | More by elNopalero
3.08/5 rDev -13.2%
Pours a bubbly yellow, not much aroma wise. Taste is thin, not the best mouthfeel. Usually I like a nice crisp pils, but this one wasn't doing it for me... just something about the taste seemed off and a bit astringent. A pretty average beer, nothing worth going out of your way for but wouldn't turn down a free one!
07-25-2012 01:48:45 | More by oriolesfan4
3.13/5 rDev -11.8%
While I've always enjoyed their beers, I'd never really "reviewed" one as they never tend to be much for style accuracy. Heck, their offerings are typically tough to actually even define, much less get into style.
Their Pontius Road Pilsner is one of those beers. Offered on draft only, the PRP is described as "true American pilsner," which is somewhat akin to Miller Lite's claim, albeit in a completely different direction and for completely different reasons.
It's does pour pale and clear, but it strikes me as more of a helles than a pils, although it's flowery enough to even doubt the lager yeast. It's very mildly hopped, with little of the crispness one might expect in a pils. The body is sweet and full, with a gorgeous full white head. There is a mildly dry finish and, unfortunately, a hint of DMS, although nothing more than a Rolling Rock would consider distinct.
As one of their tamer offerings, this would make a great session beer and pair nicely with almost any tomato dish, especially anything highly seasoned or spicy.
While not within style, this is nonetheless a very enjoyable brew and is recommended.
02-11-2011 19:29:53 | More by rings
3.15/5 rDev -11.3%
I had this on-tap at the brewpub. Poured into a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear golden color with fluffy off white head and a good amount of lacing.
Smell: Very mild with some sweet grain.
Taste: Again, quite mild. Some bready malt with a small amount of hop bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I think this would be a nice cookout beer if you just want to sip something you don't need to think about too much. I would say it was alright, but I probably won't have another.
09-09-2011 21:02:06 | More by oline73
3.15/5 rDev -11.3%
Poured from a bottle into a tulip.
Looks like a cloudy wheat beer. Not much head, but golden yellow that doesn't look like the normal pilsner. Very nice, but weird?!
Smells like an earthy pungent flower bomb. Not too sure what the hell this is?? It's grassy, but smells a bit like rotten milk...
Really off for a pilsner. It has a lot of herbal tendancies that don't mingle well with my palate. It's bitter on the end, but has an earthy grassy floral punch in the middle.
Mouthfeel is thin and has a taste that lingers, and I'm not that gratefull about it.
Will not buy again. The last few Shorts beers I have had have been a let down.
10-31-2012 02:11:16 | More by JDizzle
3.18/5 rDev -10.4%
a: Straw colored, somewhat cloudy. Not much of a lasting head
s: Sweet, corn smell. Sweet smell is quite strong. Moderately-high hop aroma. Seem to be picking up some diacetyl.
t: Very bitter throughout. Some sweetness. Picking up some of the corn flavor. Again, very bitter and not so much of a pleasant aftertaste. There could be some more malt flavor - however maybe the bitterness is cancelling that out.
m: Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium
o: This beer was just to bitter to make it a clean, refreshing pilsner. I can taste a little malt upfront, but then the bitterness of the hops overwhelms all other taste sensations.
01-20-2012 01:33:44 | More by tophers
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
Short's Pontius Road Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
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