Continental Pilsner | Brugge Brasserie

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Brewed by:
Brugge Brasserie
Indiana, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Indybeer on 07-13-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by BlackAngus:
Photo of BlackAngus
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Somewhat hazy straw color, nice white head that dissolved quickly.

S - Surprising...fruity aroma. Bananas, citrus. Malt and nice hops aromas too.

T - Malty sweetness, hops are present but subtle.

M - Light body, low carbonation.

D - This could be a staple for me. I really enjoy it. It's not what you think of when you think "pilsner" but it is really tasty, and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of shbobdb
2.87/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer isn't bad, but a pilsner it is not.

And before people harp on what it has been styled as on BA, it most certainly isn't a Dortmunder either!

It pours a hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Huh. Looks more like a Weizen than a pilsner. That should have been my first clue that something was terribly wrong with this beer.

The smell was surprisingly estery. A definate phenolic presence mixed with some light earthy hops.

The taste? What? This beer calls itself a pilsner? I had a sip of my Girlfriend's saison and I have to say the two tasted very very similar! The pilsner was a little drier and had a bit more of a hop bite -- but this beer tasted vaguely saison-ish. It was very sweet for a pilsner as well.

The mouthfeel was very thick. Not crisp at all, like a good pilsner/Dortmunder ought be. Very full.

Drinkability: This isn't actually that bad beer, just horribly, horribly not to style in any way, shape, or form.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Hazy gold copper. Small head, but phenomenal lacing.

Nose is uber-clean; pilsner malt, dough, a touch of peppery yeast and noble hops, rainwater.

Taste is wheaty, clean, full of malt, cracked pepper. Sort of a tart-malt bomb with a slightly spicy aftertaste. Hints of lemon throughout.

Decent mouthfeel and drinkability. Tasty enough to keep my interest, subtle enough to fit well with the seafood I paired it with. My dad really liked this (a great litmus test for drinkability). A bit tart and astringent on the mouthfeel for style.

This would make a great everyday fridge staple were it bottled...but stands well as a Belgian take on the Czech pilsner.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous looking pour into a fluted pilsner that garners BA props! Limited scents of clean grain and leafy prescence.

First swigs: Bold grain of breakfast cereal hot oatmeal via Farina grain. Reminds me of Fat Tire in a big way! Clean Earthy with a leafy flavor. Quite a step up of a pilsner! Before you drink this one, get ready! It'good and not what you'd expect!

Easy drinkability and scary swiggable prescence. Gulp!

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on location. Poured a lemony yellow that was mostly clear but did have some cloudy appearances. A decent foam and good lacing, but both didn’t last through the whole tasting.

The aroma overall had a medium quality. The major aroma I noticed was the pilsner malt. The smell also had stronger notes of German yeast and a earthy spice to it. Not much on the hops side though.

The taste was more noticeable then the nose. A big grainy malt taste with a crisp pilsner flavor. Some spice notes, like white pepper and lighter earth bitterness round out the pilsner taste. It has more of an American feel then say German. I also enjoyed how clean the beer was and no real chalky taste to the beer.

The balance was heavy with grain taste but a easy to drink and good tasting beer. The body had a good feel but nothing overpowering. Overall this was a good beer.

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Photo of orsulacp
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer was poured into a fluted pilsner glass with a fluffy white head on top of a clear yellow body. The smell was sweet not hoppy as expected with a hint of the hops. It was sweet, like a belgian pale ale, there were bananas and some orange flavors with a good buscuity malt background, there is a bitter aftertaste like a standard Czech pils. It looks like a pils tastes a bit like a Belgian pale then finishes like a pils. A good Belgian influenced pilsner.

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Photo of schoolcb
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy pale straw with a nice foamy head that settled to leave a fine layer of tiny white foam. Spicy hop aroma, with a subtle hint of malt. Nice malty flavor balanced well with complex flavor of the nobel hops. A nice example of the style and an easy one to drink.

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Continental Pilsner from Brugge Brasserie
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7 ratings