Red Rock German Pilsner | Red Rock Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Red Rock Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Pilsner beer was first brewed in Bohemia, a German-speaking province in the old Austrian Empire. Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany, and in many other countries. It’s often spelled as “Pilsener”, and at times abbreviated, or spoken in slang, as “Pils.” Classic German Pilsners are very light straw to golden in color. Head should be dense and rich. Red Rock’s version is well-hopped, brewed using Noble hops such as Saaz, Hallertauer and Tettnanger. Lagered for five weeks and filtered bright. Prost!

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 13
Photo of Redrover
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The German Pilsner served in a Pilsner style glass. The beer is a bright gold with crystal clarity. It has a fairly sticky white head and lacing.

The beer's nose is of mild grains and a touch of floral hops.

Taste is a bit grainy with a whisper of spice. At mid glass something earthy and out of place emerges and overwhelmed the base beer.

The mouth borders on the thin side and but it had nice crispness.

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Photo of busternuggz
4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint on tap at Red Rock in Salt Lake City.
Crystal clear straw yellow/gold color with a 1/2" white head. Left soapy lacing. Had good retention, held on to at least 1/8" throughout.
Very nice nose with floral notes up front, with some honey, grass, and soft lemon and orange scents.
The taste followed suit, with notes of light honey, orange, and grass. Slightly sweet but nicely balanced with a pleasant bitter finish.
Light bodied and slick.
Very light and smooth but still flavorful and engaging.
Grading to style, this is a kick ass pilsner. One of the best I had on tap at Red Rock.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus creamy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, with a nice malty touch, slight citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, really liked this one.

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Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright straw golden yellow with a thin white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is grainy with subtle floral notes.

The taste is of sweet grain with a floral, slightly grassy hop touch in the finish. It has a clean, crisp, dry finish.

Light-bodied with a nice carbonation level. Light, but not thin, fizzy or watery. Refreshingly smooth.

A very "sessionable" German-style pils. Sweet with a bitterish kiss in the finish. This is a good one!

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Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a medium, bone-white head that quickly reduced to wisps. The nose had a solid Saaz hops presence. The color was a beautiful deep-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The mouthfeel was medium with a solid hoppiness on the palate. The finish had a nice dryness that was perfect in the face of the SLCUT heat.

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Photo of kmpitz2
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a nice clear yellow color with a coat of head over top of it. Looks like I would expect it to be. The nose was really light, without much of anything coming through to my nose. The taste was light, with just a hint of hop on the crisp finish. The beer was actually a touch too thick for my liking, but this is better than being too watery. The beer is overall good. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of alexgash
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Another not exciting Utah beer. I was afraid that this was going to be a Lite-style mock-pilsner, but the waitress assured me that it was adequately hopped, so I tried it. Piss yellow (uh-oh!) with a white head, and smelled of grainy fruit and, ah yes, hops. Taste was a little fruity (almost adjuncty) but was complemented with some spicy hops that lingered after the finish. Like many Utah beers, this one was quite water-y, and therefore easy to pound/chug/quaff/guzzle.

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Photo of marc77
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grassy and lightly spicy Saaz hop nose. Typical grainy malt notes in aroma. Yellow hue and very clear, but the head is minimal and unimpressive. Lightly bodied and dry. The hop flavor is slightly spicy and hop bitterness is assertive, but the malt backbone is very weak. Finishes bitter and grainy. With more malt character this could've been a good pilsner.

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Red Rock German Pilsner from Red Rock Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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