801 Small Batch Pilsner | Uinta Brewing Company

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801 Small Batch Pilsner801 Small Batch Pilsner

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light- bodied and refreshing, this quaffable Pilsner is crisp with a smooth body and a clean hop profile.

Uinta is a long-time supporter of grass-root efforts and non-profit organizations. As a tribute to our home town, 801 signifies Uinta’s on-going commitment to the Utah community and gives our local fans a chance to get involved too.

Added by Tywilly132 on 07-27-2014

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MGibbons
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edie
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of huthuty
4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Medium head, EXCELLENT medium golden color
Smell is hoppy with bready malt, awesome smell for this type of pils
I regret not trying this this long, the taste is light yet hoppy with a perfectly agreeable malt
Awesome brew

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours pretty cloudy for a pilsner. golden yellow. it does have an excellent chalk white, fluffy head with great lacing and retention. enough to pump it up to 3.25. (would be below 3 if not for the excellent head)
nose is bready, biscut malt. light floral, grassy hops.
taste follows. bready biscut malt up front followed by a subtle floral, grassy hop character.
clean, crisp body.
to be fair, im pretty sure the beer is at least a year old....so certainly not optimal freshness ;)
overall, not a bad pilsner.

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours with a very classic light golden pilsner look, highly transparent, and with a small-to-medium head that doesn't totally fade. On the nose there's a little bit of pilsner sourness with a grassy lemon aroma. The grassy lemon comes through on the taste, and luckily the sourness does not. There's some bite to it that helps to round out the flavor and mask the thin-ness of the body. The mouthfeel is a little bit on the sticky side. Overall it's a pretty well-crafted pilsner - light enough to appeal to more casual drinkers, but with enough bite and heft to be drinkable for others.

I just bumped this score up as it has grown on me as one of the better local pilsner options. Like any good pilsner, this is a solid all-around beer that is highly drinkable, good in just about any situation, and won't repulse anybody at a party.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Offa
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a good American pislner/pale lager.
It looks great - gold with big white head slowly shrinking to lasting thick foamy top.
Aroma is full grain, hay, apple, grass - nice character.

Taste is similar but much thinner and a touch off balance, not living up to the promise of the aroma. It has some apple, grain, grass, with grassy-hay finish. Light bitterness just overpowers a little too much because the sweetness is barely present, giving it a touch more hop than regular pale lager, but a thin character. It's good enough but not one I'd seek out.

I'll add that the ca/label is great - a wonderful, classic American lager look. This is relatively minor but I feel that the look of labels and cans is not entirely unimportant.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidST
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of allengarvin
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright, clear gold with a quarter inch of dense foam on top.
S: Very light hop aroma, with somewhat grainy malt.
T: A bit more hoppy bitterness in the taste than I was expecting, but hop flavor is still very light, just a small touch of grassy hop taste. Finishes clean, with dry malt.
M: Light bodied, easy drinking.
O: Guess it might pass for a northern German pils, but I like decent hops in my go-to pilsners.

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Photo of vencad
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Outside a chill haze, this is quite clear, and 50% of the surface world is covered by thin white bubbles.

Nose is bready, spicy bitter, and a hint of grassy bitter.

Taste is drier on the opening than expected, with a grain tea to crackery note versus a bread-like one. Bitterness comes early with less balancing malt. The hop run from herbal to spicy going towards the end. There's a light cigarette water note that combines with a dry grass note in there that is somehow not off putting.

Crisp by the end, a little full up front, this beer doesn't come off as a completely light alternative. Overall a bit peppery impression is left on a fairly solid offering, in my opinion.

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Photo of zeff80
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of caramel, grains and floral notes. Sweet caramel and toffee flavor with a sharp bitter bite.

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Photo of American_Hawk
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a straw pale yellow with a bright white head, very clear, some slight lacing, minimal head retention.

A: Hay, grassy, bready aromas, slight floral, malts, no alcohol at all, aromas could be brighter, solid overall.

T: Follows the nose with hay, grass, floral hop notes, biscuit and bread malt flavors, finish is dry with lemon/floral notes lingering in the aftertaste, very light, crisp and refreshing.

M: Light bodied with a dry crisp finish.

O: A very drinkable light bodied pilsner, lighter than some of the others I've tried, lemon/floral notes add a nice touch of bitterness, especially enjoyable in hot so Cal weather.

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Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I CAN't seem to catch up, but I CAN thank my local, in-person trader, tone77, for this CANtribution to The CANQuest (tm)! At first, I was saddened by his annual southward migration for the winter, but then I became the recipient of his scouring his now-local bottle shops on my behalf. Now, I am happy to see him go! Hmmmm, that did not come out quite as intended ...

From the CAN: "Community Builder"; "A portion of the proceeds benefit ... Trails Utah"; "Brewed with RENEWABLE POWER Wind & Solar"; "Earth, Wind and Beer"; "Dialed In by Uinta Brewing Co."; "Don't forget to [recycle]."

I Crack!ed it open, but as soon as it began foaming through the vent, I got the Glug! going pretty quickly. This resulted in three fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head that fell fairly quickly into wisps, leaving spotty lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a pronounced lemon zestiness, which, acCANponied by a biscuit maltiness put me in mind of lemon biscotti from Enrico's Biscotti in Pixburgh. Mouthfeel was soft, light and caressing of my poor tongue which CANtinues to wonder what it did to deserve such punishment. The taste was more oriented towards the earthy, biscuity malt, marking it clearly as a German-style Pilsner, but it was not a sweet as some (many?) that I have had in that style. Finish was semi-dry, clean, more biscuity than lemony. It was tasty, but I was left feeling unfulfilled, especially at only 4% ABV. I just think that there are better examples of the style available.

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801 Small Batch Pilsner from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 55 ratings