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Happy Pils | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rhoadsrage on 10-08-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of mwa423
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap from the brewpub, an aggressive pour yielded a very small head but it did stick all the way down the glass. Color is a very light straw and also very clear.

Very little smell, combination of style and the fact it is served at about 34 degrees.

Taste is a very typical pils malt flavor, little hop flavor and a sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are where this guy really shines. Every sip makes me want to pick the mug up and down another. If I dared to get a keg I might down it in a weekend by accident with a couple friends

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Photo of spointon
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap tonight at the Orland Park Rock Bottom.

A= This beer poured an extremely clear, pale yellow color with a 1" white head that lasted quite a while. The head eventually faded to a skim but was easily renewed with a swirl of the glass. Lots of sheet lacing down the glass.

S= I found some average (saaz?) hop aromas and a faint sulphur smell. Overall pretty clean.

T= This beer produced a nice clean bitterness up front, followed by a flash of malt sweetness, then on to a long dry finish.

MF= Light side of medium bodied. Very active yet appropriate carbonation gave this one a crisp feel.

D= This was a pleasant surprise for me. I tend to either love Czech pilseners or hate them, and this one was very pleasant. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very little information out there about this beer. Despite being a rotational beer, it seems that it is always on-tap when I visit the bar. This is a cleanly brewed, assertively hopped pilsner that has no evident off-flavors, and keeps graininess and astringency at bay. Sweetness is amped up to keep in balance with the hops, but the flavor of Saaz dominates in a wonderful, dry, crisp way. Low on sulfers or other abrastions, the beer holds on to a full malty character from the nose to finish. Light apples and spicy pears are the only esters while the yeast give a bready, yeasty note throughout. Finishes with a crisp, hop dryness and malty richness.

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Photo of BigBry
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the Beer of the Day at the Denver Rock Bottom. On sale for $2.50, was recommended by my server.
Clear, golden color with a bright white head. Clean, grass hop smell. Great tasting beer, fresh, crisp, refreshing and just enough of a hop kick. Mouthfeel was a touch thin and maybe a bit overly carbonated, but not enough to complain about. I thought this was a very well made example. Good balance, went down smooth on a hot day.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-This beer has a light pale yellow crystal clear body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles and a snow-white head that is very bubbly. The head fades to a thick ring after a bit.

S- The smell is light but has the soft green bitterness of noble hops that becomes a bit earthy as the beer warms.

T- The taste of dry raw grain blends into a noble green hop flavor that has a tartness to it. The finish has a sulfur note and a pungent noble finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a soft fizz at the finish that boost the pungency of the hops a bit.

D- There is not much interesting in this beer but it is light and dry with the pungency of the hops being the strongest flavor. The tartness in the hops is a bit off but not obnoxious.

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Happy Pils from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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