Native Texan
Independence Brewing Co.

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #196
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,339
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 7.85%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
25
From:
Independence Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  0
Gots
  6
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25
Photo of ChuckLong
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't know about any of the intricate stuff others talk about in their ratings, all I know is this is a really good all-around daily-drinker. It has more depth of flavor than even the best macro-lager, is just dry enough without creeping into trendy IPA bitterness, and is clean enough to enjoy as many as you want when good friends show up on a hot summer night.

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Photo of Lakeytx
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It was a Good solid German Pilsner. I felt the Color was a little light. It matched my wife's Chardanay. She gave it a 4, witch is really good since she pickey with beer she drinks. I think I will stock up for the summer. It will be a great refreshing beer after yard work. IT has a very smooth and clean taste.

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Photo of wejohnsn
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at HEB in Belton, TX for 8.99 for a six pack. Light cold and refreshing. I love the cans logo and graphics. I could easily make this my every day drinker.

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Photo of gvickery
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why they call it an ale and a Pilsner. Oxymoron? Drank from the can so no idea what it looks like. The smell was very skunky, surprising from a can. The taste was way better than the smell. Sweet Pilsner malt and some floral/spicy hops. Overall pretty good. A little too sweet but kind of a hybrid Czech/German Pilsner. It’s good, lots of flavor. I would’ve rated higher if it would’ve been more true to style. Cheers.

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Photo of mjurney
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pale, brilliant. Fast rising bubbles. Spongy head. Moderate head retention. Leaves some lacing behind.

Aroma:
Sweet pale malts, spicy noble hops, clean lager yeast.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet pale malts, cracker, some honey-like. Very clean from lager yeast. Hop bitterness is medium, spicy. Finish clean and crisp. Light-medium bodied, soft, medium carbonation, super drinkable.

Overall:
Very nice German-style pilsner.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a clear bright golden yellow. Head is white with low to moderate retention. No Lacing.

The nose is floral with grains, lemongrass, and a light hop bitterness.

There is a floral bitterness to the taste. Its also a bit sweet. Still picking up some lemongrass and grains. Finish is pretty clean with only a slight bitterness sticking around.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is medium and not too sharp.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderful amber with a nice frothy head. There is a floral aroma from the brew. This beer is very balanced with sweet malt and grassy hops. It is a unique flavor for a pilsner, aproaching an IPA, but ultimately extremely pleasing. Medium carbination, refreshing body and an engaging taste

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

its hard to argue with something like this, a pride of texas sort of thing, the lightest of all the pale lagers and pils types i have had from these guys, and clearly designed for mass consumption and american pride, definitely underrated on here, if you drink enough of them, you can line up the cans just right and make an american flag, i mean, thats pretty cool right? im sure it sells some beer anyway, but the liquid really is pretty good. it still has a fresh pils malt flavor to it, not just a watery adjunct thing, immediately more appealing than any of the macro lagers by a long shot. it also gets some flavor from the lager yeast as it snaps to a very abrupt and dry finish. not metallics in here at all, and while its light on the hops compared to some more robust examples of the style, its balanced and fresh and well made, carbonated highly and bone dry, which results in an incredibly sessionable can of yellow beer. heck i even like the malt flavor in this, and the crispness it has when ice cold is second to none. maybe a fourth of july gimmick, but the beer in the can has legs in my opinion. i bet this goes gangbusters for these guys!

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Native Texan from Independence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 25 ratings