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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

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of carlborch
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

carlborch, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

richkrull, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

adrienne, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of alfie
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

alfie, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

GRBLUE12, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JackRB, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of fishmich
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

fishmich, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of fgilbert2
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

fgilbert2, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Zone_Fighter
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Zone_Fighter, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of marcngin
3/5  rDev -15.5%

marcngin, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ccozzi, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

6thstreetbrewpub, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Lemon and light straw in color with a bit of haze. Bright 1.5 finger white head. Bubbles slowly rise from bottom of glass. Decent lacing for a Pils.

S - Lemon zest, with some wheat, grain, grass. Light on the malts.

T - Wheat, grassy, with some grain and Pilsener malt. I get some light lemon zest and floral hops. Tasty Czech Pilsener that I could enjoy anytime.

M - Very crisp and clean with some zippy carbonation. Light bodied and quite refreshing, I finished it in quickly.

O - I enjoyed this and it is not a style I have had much of. Only Budvar and Urquel, many years ago, when I visited Prague.

Ri0, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +12.7%

hilgart1, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Brenden, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

JamesZ, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

miwestcoaster, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ScottyG, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

DaPan, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

bumchilly25, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

salinasa, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Andrew526, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Vuaspeliador, Jul 20, 2013
Short's Pontius Road Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.