Peacemaker Pilsner | Pug Ryan's Brewery

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Peacemaker PilsnerPeacemaker Pilsner

Brewed by:
Pug Ryan's Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Pallavicini Pilsner.

Added by zeff80 on 02-28-2010

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of cbcrunch
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KLHBB
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Comfortable easy drinking. Slightly tarnished gold color, small head, but lacing remains. Smells of hops, flowers, grass. Taste of crackers, slight hop kick. Medium mouthfeel, overall quite nice.

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Photo of Imperialx777
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing beer. Great for warmer weather and would pair well with fish.

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Photo of Gerred
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Draft pint at Elways.
Arrived a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head. Foam left some thin sheets of lace on the sides of the pint glass.
Not much smell, caramel malt, grain and some light floral hops. Basically, it smells like a pilsener should.
Taste starts on the sweet side, mild bitterness at the end. Touch of lemony citrus.
Crisp mouthfeel, dry finish. Light bodied lager.
Clean, refreshing and very easy drinking.

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Photo of TaylorBrake
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Robloc303
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from a mixed sixer I picked up from the brewery. Yellow color, looks like your average pils. Aroma of lager yeast, minerals. Flavor us the same and super easy to drink. I could see myself buying sixers of thus over Mama's Lil Yella Pils in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beergoot
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow body with a fizzy, white head. Bright, malty aroma; cut, green grass hop aroma. Soft, spicy hop bitterness atop a light, cereal-like grain flavor. Light bodied, crisp and dry.

A well-done pilsner that does the style justice. Crisp and refreshing and a perfect little beer when you don't want to been sledge-hammered with a strong ale style yet still want something with taste and presence.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Small to medium sized head quickly falls to a decent lacing above a clear bright wet straw golden colored beer.

Light sour grain malt and with even lighter yeast and hops mixed in the aroma of this pilsener.

Sour grain malts and light hops blend well in the taste.

Dry lasting aftertaste with light tastes lingering on with this light bodied drink.

Distinct light sourish taste, nothing like a sour just the basic pils taste, with its blend of malts and hops and even the yeast make this a pretty decent pilsener for my tastes.

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Photo of OgreSanchez
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of woodychandler
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More embarrassment! Blargimus had sent me a box of CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM) and I promptly put them in the reefer to cool, fully intending to review them forthwith. Between school and a backlog of bottles, I fell behind, but I am doing my best to get caught up.

From the CAN: "pack it in, pack it out"; "recycle"; "six-pack for your back-pack"; "Pallavicini Pilsner (TM)"; "Our Bohemian style pilsner is named after an extreme ski run at Arapahoe Basin ski area. Brewed and [CAN]ned at 9,156 feet above sea level in Dillon, Colorado, our brewer has created a well-balanced beer with a nice golden color and a crisp dry finish."; "'Only with the finest ingredients, only when the beer is perfect.'"; "'good beer for the outlaw in you'".

How clever! Apparently, this is the renamed Pallavicini Pilsner, which I reviewed separately as such.

Here is the verbiage from the new CAN: "Brewed for the Outlaw in You."; "Dead Legend. Live Beer. Keep Cold."; "Cut from the same cloth as a Bohemian Pilsner, this bright, golden lager perfectly balances moderate Noble-hop aroma and flavor with a malty, slightly sweet, medium body. Perfect after a long dusty day in the saddle[.]"; "Chuck Wagon[:] Partners well with our famous Prime Rib, Chicken Oscar or Crab Cakes."

The Crack was music to my ears and I utilized an inverted Glug to celebrateI ended upwith a finger of dense, bone-white, meringue-like head with great retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy lemon-yellow. Nose smelled both grassy and minty, reminiscent of the other day, when I inadvertently mowed over some wild mint growing in my backyard. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was more lemony-citrus and biscuit malt than what I had gotten from the nose. Finish was semi-dry, kind of like having eaten lemon biscotti. I like lemon biscotti and I like beer, but I came away from this underwhelmed. I CAN tell you that better examples of the style exist in CANs and as such, do not bother seeking this one out.

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Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, grains, malts. Tasteis also sweet, malty, a bit of grains, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall would be a good beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this one is a little underwhelming. pours a clear brassy color, a little more orange than the pilsener style usually show up looking like. there is about a half an inch of white fizz, but it fades quickly. the nose is rather generic, especially on malt front, which doesn't work in a Czech pils where those grains are supposed to be the stars of the show. this one misses that mark considerably, but from an American standpoint its not a bad beer. more hoppy than a lot of these, and light enough in mouthfeel to be very sessionable. a balanced, beginners beer I like to call it. like training wheels for craft, its familiar enough to the BMC stuff, but made to a much higher quality standard. could be a good gateway beer for that reason. could use a little more carbonation, but overall I thought this was slightly above average.

edit: this has improved considerably since my last drink of it. better carbonated now (in the can), and just a lot fresher and more flavorful. seems all the beer these guys make is improving steadily...

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Roy1586
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has won some awards, and I'm not sure why. It's a good beer, but it seemed to me to lack the hops of a Czech Pilsner. There's just not much zing in it.

Still, it looks quite nice. The head is dense and medium sized atop a light golden, clean beer.

Aroma is soft. Biscuit and hints of caramel, some zest and florals. Not much.

The malt is more intense in the flavor, but not a malt bomb. It takes over the hops that are trying to come forward. I think if it had a touch more hops then this would be worthy of medals. Right now...or at least the 2 I falls a bit short.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Big-bubbled white lace, polished golden color. Smells of the Old World, with hints of sulfur, grape skin and dried grass ... very Pilsner lager in the nose. Sufficient crispness with a smooth, creamy lighter body. Maltiness is fresh: doughy biscuits and baked crackers. Hops prick the tongue with some bitterness, and grace the taste buds with a uniform but very flavorful herbal tone. Clean, very clean ... actually almost immaculate other than that very faint sulfur flavor. It would be pretty hard to pick this one out in a blind tasting amongst its counterparts. The biggest flaw this beer has is that it is not in tallboy cans.

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Photo of UnionMade
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pee-pee gold, topped with a thin, white head. Nice and clear, with good head retention, but no lace.

Really not much in the way of aroma. A light, bready sweetness and a whiff of floral hops. This one isn't giving anything away.

The flavor opens with sweet pils malt. Not as hoppy as I would like, this is more towards an american palate, with lower bitterness. Some spicy, floral hop flavor in the finish, with a touch of artificial cherry candy flavor in the aftertaste. Grassy throughout. Reasonably clean, but not as assertive as the best examples of the style. A robust medium body, with peppy, forced carbonation. Despite being loud, the carbonation helps with the drinkability. If it were softer, I think the sweetness would overtake the palate. Good, but not great.

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Photo of mothman
2.14/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into pils glass

Pours 1 finger of off-white head. Decent retention once it fades down. Leaves some lace rings. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Pale biscuity malts with a skunky nose to it. Some grassy hops. Nothing pleasing.

Taste: More skunky flavors here. Bready malts. Grassy hops. Not much here. Maybe some grains.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and skunky. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, it is hard to enjoy this because of the skunk flavors. Most American takes on this style don't have it, but this does big time. Not drinkable to me.

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Peacemaker Pilsner from Pug Ryan's Brewery
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