77 Lager | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PartyBear on 09-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasant drinking "pilsner" obtained from the brewery itself. Pours medium yellow with ridiculous malty foam. decent for the style. Decent mellow bitterness, but I get a significant sweetness. Average mouthfeel but good drinkability. More balanced in bottle had from Zyn a year later.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poure out as a clear yellow brew with a white head on top. The head retention an lacing were both pretty off on this beer. The smell of the beer is grainy, fresh and slightly grassy. The taste is also grainy and has some flavors of corn and grass. The mouthfeel was decent, not too exciting. Overall this beer was sessionable and could be enjoyed by many.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wherein lies the 'juxtaposition' in this brew? In the northern European production of a central European specialty?

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden orange hue, with one finger of creamy ecru head, which leaves some decent thick spidery lace around the glass in its wake. It smells strongly of crackery grain, and bitter, floral Saaz hops. The taste is quite in line - crisp, crackery, bready malt, a bit of lemon pepper, and leafy, bitter noble hops. The carbonation is on the low side of moderate, the body medium weight, smooth but for a bit of expected prickliness. It finishes quite dry, the zip and crispness setting you up for the anticipation of the next sip.

A very enjoyable hoppy pils, up there with the best of the German and Czech offerings I've experienced. Maybe it's just the freshness, tho - best before Oct 28, 2011.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured from a 330ml bottle into a (non-real) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on September 18th, 2010. Pours a clear orange-gold with a three finger thin head that quickly reduces.

Smell: The hoppy, clean aroma of a typical lager but with a little pine. Not particularly appealing, but doesn't turn me away.

Taste: Opens fizzy, then a couple notes of pine that are a little unbalanced. The finish is fizzy but crisp. The body isn't built as well as it could be, but this lager is a few notches up from American macros.

Mouthfeel: It's a little overcarbonated, and this lends the beer a sharp coarseness that is unpleasant. The finish is wet, which works for this lager, but doesn't leave me wanting another sip and isn't particularly refreshing in its own right.

Drinkability: I wouldn't have it again. There are far better lagers at this price range. I'm pleased with its 4.9% abv, but the dealbreaker is its lack of ambition: this beer isn't trying to do anything special and while in its own right it's not bad, other beers do the same thing better.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright yellow color lager with a nice compact foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma consists of light sweet floral malt with light dry hops. Taste is really dominated by lightly sweet floral malt with very subtle note of hops. Refreshing with nice cereal touch and good carbonation. Light unrefined grainy notes is a bit disappointing but still very good overall.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of smcolw
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly no head and what is there settles to a single layer of rim bubbles. No lace at all. Deep straw color and crystal clear.

Fruity with an undercurrent of unmated, untoasted barley. Very light hop.

Better hop in the taste. This is a spritzy beer with subtle complexity. Relatively dry, but there is a fruitiness as well. The hop comes on with force in the swallow. The aftertaste provides a flowery mouth. The body is light as one would expect for this style.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a clear light golden color with a tall white head. Typical pils aroma of biscuit malt, cracker, and light hops. A nice yeast note, mild esters, and floral hop aromas. Lightly sweet, too. The flavor has just a touch of grass to go along with the floral hops. Bread, biscuit, and cracker malts give a soft sweetness. Light yeast and some hints of apple esters.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The third BrewDog beer I've reviewed, but the first tonight, during my BrewDog evening of five new beers.

Brown 330ml bottle (like all the others I've seen of theirs), loads of life left according to the label. Poured into my huge 'Judas' glass.

Deep golden colour, clear and with a medium sized white head sat on top. The head soon died to a wisp.

Hoppy aroma for a pilsner/lager, some yeast esters as well, better than most I've had my nose in over the years.

Sharp, crisp and refreshing taste, very dry aftertaste though.

The 4.9ABV seems less than is felt in the mouthfeel, I would have gone for 6.0% at least.

Interesting, but a bit to dry for my taste, nothing wrong with it, just a tad dry. I've had many pilsners/lagers, and from all over the world, this one stands out from the crowd because of its darker gold colouring and its dryness.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours golden with hints of gold. Large white thick head that stays for quite some time leaving lacings.

S: Malt and citrus, floral hops and faint bitter ones. It doesn't smell very german...

T: Malt and green apples with a hint of pears. Faint bitter hops (not very german). There are more surprisingly lots of floral hops - and they feels american - could it be?

M: Short aftertaste with faint sweetness and dryness. Medium body and rich carbonation.

D: Nice Pilsener from the U.K. But to little bitter and to much floral hops for my taste if we are talking about German Pilsener. This is more like a really nice Euro Pale Lager with a floral hoppy edge.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pleasant bright golden colour, that's almost clear, but which has a very slight haze to the body. Head is weak, merely a froth of large-bubbles on the initial pour, which collapses to film soon after, and has disappeared by the end of the glass. Not overly inspiring all up, although it has some nice characters.

Nose is slightly spicy and organic, with a lilt of leaf matter, mulch and pine and an upturn of lemon rind. Slight ointment sharpness to it as well. The hops are certainly giving a slightly citrussy, slightly pointed aroma.

Taste is clear for the most part, with a biting, slightly nutty bitterness on the back that also gives a slight astringency; tannins and grain husk. Some harshness on the back, could be a combination of early hopping or some husky characters, but it reminds me a little of the unpleasant aftertaste of that notorious Australian hop Pride of Ringwood. Feel is clean, but very light and rather empty.

Eh, not BrewDog's best effort. It's probably a reasonable effort for a gateway beer to get people drinking craft, but it's pretty tame otherwise.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, stamped best before 13-7-11. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a gold/amber color with a small 1/4 inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is mostly bready malt, with some light caramel, apple, and citrusy hops. Luckily the flavor is stronger than the aroma. The brew tastes like bready malt and light citrus and grassy hops, and has a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit slick and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough. I think this brew is worth a try.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle my friend brought from Edinburgh.

A - Pours a really nice hazy blonde colour. Nice carbonation coming up to a one finger soapy white head that fades to a cap pretty fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Slightly soapy with nice lemon, grassy hops, biscuity malts, and some orange zest. Quite nice.

T - Grains, lemon, biscuity again, less orange but it's still there. A little soapy and some citrus zest again with grass.

M - Aggressively carbonated, too much so for my taste. Fairly light yet nice body and a touch of sweetnetss in the finish.

O/D - A decent 'craft' lager. Nothing too special here and doesn't nearly compare to Mikkeller's Vetoboro Pils, but it works and it's easy drinking. Too much carbonation and lacking in noble hop character though.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.02/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright gold with bronze highlights and a thin white film that trails. Honeysuckle malts and cut grass hops on the nose. Straight pale malts up front with slight golden syrup, followed by hay, coriander and slight orange blossom hops. Sharp metallic finish, tight spicy hop linger. Light, super crisp, dry.

Just about the driest lager ever. Given the minimum of English malts and what tastes like some very Burton-y water, this lets cutting hops and knife sharp finish shine through.

Probably the most assertive Prima-type pilsener you'll find outside the US and different enough from Trashy Blonde to compliment nicely.

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Photo of dgilks
2.86/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium gold colour with decent clarity. 1 finger foamy white head with decent retention. Effervescent. Looks nice.

The aroma is sweet and floral with nice hops. Low diacetyl.

This is nicely malty with a kick of floral hops and some moderate bitterness. While the base is nice, it is (like several Brewdog beers I've had) let down by the presence of slick diacetyl.

Medium body with nice moderately-high carbonation. Diacetyl adds a slickness to the tongue.

Not quite the crisp, refreshing pilsner promised. I'm sure that there are some bottles of this that are great but this one is a let down. Like the bottle of Punk IPA that I reviewed, this is riddled with diacetyl and it may be something for Brewdog to look at.

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Photo of FLima
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with an aired thin head.
Light aroma of bread malt, some orange citrusy and herbal hops.
Flavor of sweet pale malt well balanced with herbal hops. Hints of lemon-orange peel citrusy, perfume and tea leaves. Dry aftertaste with an increasing grassy bitterness.
Light body bordering watery with low carbonation.
This was is past its prime, the one I had before was livelier. It could have a bolder body, and off-course with hops proportionally tuned up. Still, a very sessionable Lager, and not mono flavored as traditional pilsners.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 33cL bottle into a pint glass.

A: Head erupts as soon as I open the bottle, voluminously filling the glass, but it soon collapses in on itself. Urine-hued yellow, clear, slight bubbles.

S: Herbal, hoppy, aromatic. Vaguely similar to a spice rub.

T: Good for a lager, not for a pilsner. It's alright. Taste follows smell -- hoppy bitterness, mild herbal flavours, sharp carbonation, smooth sweetish malt to balance it out. Aftertaste is herbally bitter and rather brief.

M: Aside from carbonation, smooth and bland.

D: Not something I would drink often, but definitely drinkable enough. At this price though, you're better off going for a more popular -- if less tasty -- lager or another BrewDog beer (Punk IPA would be my choice).

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows loads of caramel, cookie dough, tangerine and marmalade. Not all that hoppy.
Flavours are not so interesting, but show some caramel before a harsh grainy finish rolls through.
Nice light body and med-high carbonation.

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3.36 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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