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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
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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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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-08-2013 17:38:00 | More by DRBiser
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-14-2012 00:26:17 | More by Gregwa
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-29-2011 18:55:19 | More by klipper
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-02-2013 16:58:27 | More by Hopstout
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-18-2014 22:47:27 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2011 02:25:42 | More by MacStinson
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-08-2012 01:47:59 | More by jaidenjb
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 19:09:59 | More by thain709
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-16-2013 00:11:51 | More by jschott75
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-19-2014 17:15:01 | More by robwestcott
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 10:30:17 | More by tai4ji2x
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-29-2014 22:11:58 | More by vinny21bal
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-17-2012 22:55:35 | More by TasteTester
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dfillius

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:42:35 | More by dfillius
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spoony

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 00:02:04 | More by spoony
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

03-30-2014 18:35:36 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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zoso1967

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-25-2011 05:46:25 | More by zoso1967
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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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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-25-2013 01:45:24 | More by PA-Michigander
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-07-2012 00:14:16 | More by sgoro
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-15-2013 01:29:37 | More by WesM63
Short's Pontius Road Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.