Purple Gang Pilsner | Atwater Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by StoutHunter on 03-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of martinmontano50
4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dasboot16
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billet
4.24/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid Pilsner, maybe just a little hoppier than some, but overall very good. Cool new label art also, The beer pours fairly clear with good carbonation. It maintains a nice white head and leaves a fine lacing. The smell and flavor are both excellent, it has a grassy and grainy smell and the taste follows, but with an initial hit of spicy noble hops. It is smooth and easy drinking, very session-able and good with food. Enjoyable and moreish.

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Photo of movieclockstar
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onlinestuff21
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Winston3737
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It is a very good pilsner.

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Photo of tempest
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My bottle was notched for March, but the beer tasted plenty fresh. The hop aroma is more floral than more German or Czech pilsners, less grassy too, but it's still Noble hops. There's also a pleasant mix of dry toasty grains. The flavor finishes with a dry, peppery bite, though there's clean, creamy dough upfront before the floral, lemon hops kick in. A fine, fine pilsner. give it a try.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. golden color, white head. Mild flavor - grain, pale malt, earthy grassy hops. Thinner body, medium carbonation. overall refreshing, crisp.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled June 2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, and light carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, herbal, pear, apple, earth, grass, bread, cracker, and light spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, bread, pear, pepper, cracker, herbal, apple, earth, and spiciness. Decent amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, pepper, bread, and earthy spices on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; nice bitterness/sweetness balance. Pretty dry on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with pretty muh zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pilsner! Good hop flavor presence and balance. Quite enjoyable and very easy to drink. Well done.

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Photo of Sark
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- golden yellow and a ton of turbulent carbonation, finger of white smooth head is inviting

Smell- light, bright, and tangy, definitely some of the more floral noble hops are coming through on this one

Taste- most definitely crisp with some crystal malts, mid mouth bitterness with a finish that also lets the hops though

Mouthfeel- light bodied, fast finish that is crisp and clear

Overall- Even though I'm not particular to the style, this one was a flavorful counterstrike to the norm

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerIsland
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent pils. Pours a cloudy gold with a dissipating head. Somewhat closed while cold. Nose is nicely balanced malt and hops. The hops are not too aromatic but set off the malts nicely. I thought this beer would get lots better as it warms up but it didn't really happen. Had another bottle on 2 June and thought it better.

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice sweet notes. Licorice, I think?

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

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of waston
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MichiganBrews
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Purple Gang Pilsner from Atwater Brewery
3.38 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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