Red Racer Pilsner | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Hornet2003 on 04-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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3
Gots:
11
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0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of BCborn
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJT
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jesse1258828
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a haze-free body and a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam. A nice chunky lace is left on the glass as the head slowly dissipates.

Smell: a little bit of a sour grain aroma; not much in the way of hops. A little sweet; still not bad for the style.

Taste: lightly grainy malt without the sourness of the aroma. There's some sweetness here too, and some noble/citrusy hops present. Bitterness is a little on the strong side for the style, but it's still fairly balanced. I like it.

Mouthfeel: light body but a huge carbonation that is bodaciously creamy. Just my style!

Overall: a very drinkable brew; not quite a perfect example of the style but a very serviceable one.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another true to style and well-executed brew from Central City, this one is a remarkably pale straw hue, just shy of yellow, with a billowing white head that was difficult to tame. The latter left a complex lattice on the glass. Smells of very fresh pilsener malt, grainy with a touch of sweetness, lemon rind, and floral, spicy noble hops. A Czech pils but hopped with German Hallertau, with again a very fresh and vibrant flavor to match the malts. Impressed so far. Palate is rather devoid of fruity esters except maybe for the barest hint of apple, instead there's assertive grainy malts and some mustard seed/peppery spice, an interesting floral note like pollen or goldenrod, and lush green leafy hops that combine with the spice to evoke strong-tasting greens, almost like raw broccoli. Not sweet and very crisp with above-average carbonation. Mouthfeel is slightly oily from hop resins. Clean, refined bitterness in the finish. Quite pungent and dry ... Enjoyable if maybe begging for just a touch more sweetness in lieu of some of the graininess and green flavors. Fits Central City's ethos of aggressive hopping but fortunately from a pilsener perspective.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Red Racer Pilsner from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.62 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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