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Pilsner | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
charlevillevineyard.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This crystal clear, filtered pilsner is sure to quench your thirst this summer. It is crisp and clean and full of flavor.

Added by seedsofchaos on 08-24-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.51%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a crisp and refreshing pils, but really nothing special, although the quality here is quite high. my first beer from these guys, and it looks like one of their more basic styles, but the execution is sold. its golden and clear and bubbly, maybe a shade more honey colored than others that look more yellow, a little richer overall really. the head is tall and white in the correct glass, and it gives me a nice foam mustache. less hops than a lot of the new school american pils types are using, but i like it being a little more traditional. super light on the alcohol but not so light on the body, there is some substance to the malt here, still very dry though, and crisp from the german lager yeast. excellent carbonation, this is a beer i could make a day of drinking. in the end its a pretty squarely in the box pilsener, tastes right on, but doesnt excite me much. it looks like they have some pretty ambitious recipes too, i will have to get in to some more of their stuff next time i visit out that way. this is very good, especially for a smaller and lesser known brewery like this.

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Photo of bnes09
2.82/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Straw color, transparent, with weak head and no lacing. Corn, rice and white bread in the aroma. Weak malt flavor and lots of adjuncts. Slight apple sweetness. Hint of herbal hop. Kinda boring. Smooth, light feel and descent carbonation. Overall, subpar. Nothing to spark my interest here.

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Photo of seedsofchaos
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The label on the bottle states "Crisp, light, and refreshing, by no other way, can one describe the satisfying taste found in our classic American Pilsner. One of the three flagship beers that opened our brewery in 2004 and continues to be our most celebrated."

Pours a light and clear straw that is classic for the style. The carbonation appears toned incredibly down for a Pilsner topped with just a thin lacing of a head.

Smell is of a malt stew with an abundance of nuts such as pecans and walnuts. This Pilsener smells more like an Amber.

The Amber-esque notes carry over into the flavor with some fruity esters and definite Pilsener yeast. The nuttiness is too much for the style, though, and caraamber/caramel malts blow through with notes of butter and roasty pecans. An amber made with Pilsener yeast does not a Pilsener make...

Mouthfeel is light and crisp; spot on for the style.

Drinkability would be very high if this Pilsener tasted like a Pilsener. At 4.5% it is a highly sessionable beer but too strange to be enjoyed by any Pilsener lover and too fruity to really be enjoyed by any Amber lover... A tried re-invent at a style that, unfortunately, comes up short.

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Pilsner from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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