Angel City Pilsner | Angel City Brewery

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Angel City PilsnerAngel City Pilsner

Brewed by:
Angel City Brewery
California, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Gold Line Pilsner

A crisp golden lager brewed with traditional German and Czech hops, resulting in a slightly dry, hop-forward finish.

Added by Tone on 11-16-2013

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by jzeilinger:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as Pilsners go, this is on the more hoppy side. So if you're looking for a light hoppy brew this might be a good place to start. Aroma is bright/citrusy - rather pleasant for a pilsner. The taste is crisp and malty, but not overly so. It doesn't taste like a traditional German pils but it is a great brew nonetheless. I would say that reminds me of a pale ale and a lager mash up. Definitely worth a try if you're a fan of pilsners.

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Photo of adwband
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trubeernick
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kirbyderby
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Gregaroo
2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Newport Coast Villa's pool bar. Confirmed why pilsners aren't my first choice in beers.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey golden color with a creamy foamy white head and nice dancing bubbles.

Smells of white bread, biscuits and crackers with some hop background.

The taste was great! A bit of a spicy peppery play across the tongue with a very crisp finish that has some bitter hops tailing the finish.

Mouth feel is light with a nice crisp finish.

Overall I was very happy with this pilsner! I have had some bad luck with this style as most of the pilsners I have come across have been skunked. This was almost a solid four rating with the taste popping up to four and a quarter. Good beer I look forward to purchasing again.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of evbro
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells way spicy noble hop is strong in this one. Grassy and a little soapy. Scent of saffron and a slight sourness.

Starts out sweet and fairly bitter in the finish. Sweetness disappears and you get hit in the tongue with a lot of noble hop. Taste of saffron, grass and hay. Medium level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a damn solid Pilsener and THIS comes from LA?

Wish they sold THIS at LAX instead of Gordon Biersch!

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nugganooch
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery – Los Angeles Arts District
Served in a taster glass - 01/11/14

A: Golden blonde body with some visible chill haze and a healthy head of eggshell froth on top. Remarkable retention efforts here with loads of sticky ribbons and dots adhering to my glass.

S: Grainy bread like aromas from some undeniable Pilsner malt mixed with a bit of floral spice hops. Not terribly sweet on the nose with a pretty dry and clean scent overall.

T: Flavors follow suit with a steady malt base of grainy pilsner with some floral and herbal spice hops. Mild Lager yeast character is noted and there is a moderate amount of hoppy bitterness to the beer. The finish is fairly dry with no alcohol presence. Pretty refreshing and well crafted Pils.

M: Medium body hanging on the lower side with a lively carbonation and nice crisp drying finish. Slight dry bitterness to it but rather clean in the end.

D: This is a nice refreshing Pils and surprisingly good. With those very familiar characters of grainy bread, peppery spice hops, and Lager yeast.

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3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Tone
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of floral hops. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of adjunct (maybe). Overall, simple, weak flavors, and possible adjunct equate to an average pilsner, at best.

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Photo of mactrail
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Some aroma of resiny hops with an odd mustiness. Interesting honey taste followed by bitter hops. Spritzy and mouthfilling, as in "beery." Thin body and a club soda taste. Just a slight malt taste

Funny smell that's not something I would associate with a Pilsner and quite bitter. Dark mineral taste. Otherwise I can't really complain too much about this. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Ralph's supermarket.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of SuperMario
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of kevitivity
1.78/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Great color, and slightly hoppy, but I could not get past the metallic taste my 6-pack had. Purchased from a 7-eleven in L.A

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