Alpine Glacier Pilsner | Tommyknocker Brewery

BA SCORE
3.43/5
53 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerIsland on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,306
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
53
pDev:
11.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Fairly aromatic, with some bready aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of biscuits and crackers. I get some notes of caramel, black pepper, and a touch of floral, slightly citrusy hops.

Taste: Like a traditional pilsner should. Bready, toasted malt up front, imparting flavors of cereal and biscuits, followed by some slight caramel-like sweetness, a touch of black pepper and coriander spices, and quite a bit of slightly bitter, piney, citrusy, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very effervescent, as there is quite a lot of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a nice pilsner. It’s not too hoppy, rather, it’s nicely balanced with some good, bready, toasted malt and caramel-like sweetness. I’m not a real fan of pilsners, as I usually find them to be too hoppy and harsh. That being said, I really, really, really like Tommyknocker’s Alpine Glacier Pilsner.

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4.36/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.56/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Made with real Alpine glacier water? ...No? Well, shit... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, light grass, a touch of fresh corn, light powdered sugar, and light flowers. The taste initially brings in more of the same, but then finds itself drowning in a strange wave of vegetal, funky, and fruity sensations that defy further description. It ruins what would otherwise be a decent enough pils. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a poor excuse for a pils (or any other beer, really), primarily due to the just plain bad extended finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Alpine Glacier Pilsner from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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