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

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BA SCORE
81
good

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

CelticAleMan, May 28, 2012
Photo of CHickman
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours hazy yellow color with a massive 2 finger foamy snow white head that faded slowly and was full of tight bubbles, leaving good lacing and foamy rings as it went. There were 10 rings of foam when I finished drinking this.

Smells herbal with flowers, light grains, funk, grass, husk, sweet malt, caramel, biscuit and lemon zest. Pretty mild nose, which is bland, standard and true to the style.

Tastes like it smells, with grass, herbs, lemon zest, flowers, light grains, yeast funk, vegetable husk, sweet malt, caramel, biscuit and wet bread like cardboard. There seems to be a little spice bite, but no real hop presence.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with light fizzy carbonation, a light body and a sweet finish that’s on the grainy side.

Above average, but the lack of hops was a let down and made this a bit boring. Highly drinkable, and better than most macro brews, this is like a craft beer training bra and worth unsnapping.

CHickman, Nov 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DRBiser, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
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.

hooliganlife, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Gregwa, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

klipper, Dec 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Hopstout, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jschott75, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jaidenjb, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of thain709
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

Deuane shared this bottle with me and orangesol. My first Short's experience.

A - Pours with a clear and lively body...it was tinted golden yellow with a slightly cold haze...the head was bubbly and white in color...it settled to a thin cap and left nice lacing

S - Light nose with bright lemon leading the way...grassy hops provide another level...overall the nose was light and crisp

T - Those grassy notes from the nose carry over to the palate...it comes in the form of noble hops and some earthy grains...the middle is a bit thin, but there is subtle lemon coming through...the hops come back in the finish and have some citrus rind bitterness

M - Light bodied...crisp and bitter

O - Not a bad intro to Short's, but not what I was expecting...a decent Pils, but nothing overwhelming

thain709, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

MikeCactusGordon, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

PA-Michigander, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TasteTester, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

robwestcott, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.33/5  rDev +22%

on-tap during the short's throwdown at the roadhouse, in brookline, ma, on april 24, 2009, the week of the craft brewers conference.

very pale yellow. slight haze. creamy head soon shrinks to wispy, foamy, thin layer, then just ring. splotchy rings of lace, with one nicer ring further down the glass.

bready aroma and hint of yeast. whiff of sulfur, with solid noble hop profile; herbal with peppery note.

taste: big hoppy bite! almost peppery again. crisp, bold bitterness, but balanced by a nice malt breadiness, almost sweet. crisp and hoppy.

light body, but resins give texture in the finish. lots of crisp carbonation to lift flavors and refresh.

not a typical czech pils. borders on german. on their website, short's just says "true american pilsner style beer". fair enough - and truer than miller lite can ever hope to be.

tai4ji2x, Jun 27, 2009
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

vinny21bal, Mar 29, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 3/4 finger of fizzy tight white head with fair retention. Chill hazy? Straw blonde liquid. I'd prefer it to be clearer.
S: Lemongrass, jasmine flower, pungent herbal/sulfur compound/garlic. Very nice! No off aroma or skunk. Slight honey.
T: Bitterness is aggressive. Starts out with a flavor void hat seems to suck bitterness into it. Bitterness dominates. Too much bitterness I'd say though. Later on as it warms, however, a good malt base is apparent.
M: A bit thin and green/starchy. Very bitter. Maybe that's why it is hazy. Dry.
O: I like this. I enjoy a pint, but I probably won't actually buy 6. Maybe for a party. tasty, but too bitter.

dfillius, Oct 17, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -2%

From a 355 ml bottle into a pokal.

A-The brew is very light golden in color and clear. A few streams of chunky carbonation are visible. The head is pretty pathetic...just a cap of short-lived, shiny white foam. Lacing hangs around for a bit, but eventually dissipates.

S-The smell is semi-sweet for the style with dominant grain flavors, some straw/wheat notes, and butter-scented biscuity malt flavors. I get just a touch of grassy hops, too. Pretty simple, but not too far off for the style.

T-The taste is dryer than the smell with vegetal wet grains, biscuits, some butter, and a slightly soapy, vaguely bitter finish. Not much in the way of hops here.

M-The feel is not-quite-crisp and effervescent, with a surprisingly filling and robust body.

O-This is pretty middle-of-the-road effort. The grain flavor is somewhat off and the butter notes do not do much for me. The vaguely bitter, soapy finish does not compensate for the funky, buttery grain flavors up front, and the feel was inviting at first, but about halfway through the glass, it became sore of annoying. Meh.

spoony, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

zoso1967, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BlissJunkie, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WesM63, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

sgoro, Sep 07, 2012
Short's Pontius Road Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.