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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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BA SCORE
81
good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
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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SimcoeJoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-16-2013 13:08:17 | More by SimcoeJoe
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.61/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just moved to MI. First Shorts beer I've bought, except for a Soft Parade last night.
Pours a nice golden light Pilsner tone. Light fluffy head, good carbonation.
Smells nice, crisp, bready.Pepper, bittering hops, floral notes. Slightly musty grains, clean, sharp, very good Pilsner.
Flavor is crisp.Bread, citrus, pepper, bittering hops, smooth grainy body, great hop balance and the sharp spicy peper notes with the perfect body and carbonation create one of the best Pils I've ever had.
After living in Germany for several years, I've tried many a Pils. Normally the American versions are so hopped they almost come off as APA's, and sometimes German Pils are a touch too sweet.
This is the perfect balance and really one of the best versions of the style I've tried.The relatively low rating on here puzzles me.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 01:42:53 | More by czfreeman
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eorwar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-08-2013 08:02:16 | More by eorwar
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-02-2013 16:22:19 | More by ssimpson89
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-02-2013 02:10:03 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-22-2013 21:50:51 | More by JohnnieNepal
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PattyMelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-21-2013 07:49:05 | More by PattyMelt
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-29-2013 13:34:58 | More by seeswo
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Acuity

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-14-2013 20:30:07 | More by MichiganBrews
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schmityl


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-14-2013 00:18:04 | More by schmityl
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-10-2013 22:38:31 | More by BlissJunkie
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2013 00:26:49 | More by danwho
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2012 03:42:43 | More by poppyjohn
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wingman14

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bubbly bright straw yellow with a snow white head. Smell is sweet, malt and yeast with some earthy smells. Taste isn't sweet as the smell would suggest, taste starts bitter with malty tones. The bitter tastes like it came from hops. No yeast flavors some earthy ones are there. A medium light body, very smooth, great carbonation. A nice beer, good balance, bitter without huge hop flavor, tasty beer

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 20:22:02 | More by wingman14
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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


4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-10-2012 09:38:08 | More by larebear
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Tawny

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-04-2012 04:05:03 | More by Tawny
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

12-04-2012 03:34:36 | More by chippo33
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jmich24

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-30-2012 04:44:40 | More by jmich24
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Scotthuller

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2012 23:46:47 | More by Scotthuller
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jbierling

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

11-22-2012 18:34:45 | More by jbierling
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CHickman

New York

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 03:16:51 | More by CHickman
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:11:16 | More by JDizzle
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tpeters

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-23-2012 03:26:20 | More by tpeters
Short's Pontius Road Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.