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Pils | Heater Allen Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.13/5
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102 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heater Allen Brewing
Oregon, United States
heaterallen.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Pale Lager Beer".
1.012 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 3.8 SRM

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,310
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
102
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of cromlaughs
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe my favorite lager I have ever tasted, absolutely amazing.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is bright honey and dry grains. Clean.
The taste starts smooth sweet, then mild moving to moderate bitterness, finishes long dry bitter. Nice profile and balance.
The texture is crisp and bubbly.
Excellent.

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Photo of avwrite
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of primaldiscord
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikenmar
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 8/25/14.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, grass, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice assertive grass and herbal qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of udubdawg
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

love this beer. absolutely beautiful hop character, clean profile; only slight fruitiness seems to be lemony from hops. no sulfur, bready pils, and moderately rich in both nose and flavor. the sharpness of the bitterness, which manages to balance malt after a few sips, is probably not quite soft enough for Czech pils, and the beer is cloudy - however this is in appearance only; there is no protein creaminess or anything robbing the crisp clean nature of the beer. An American take that comes in somewhere between german and Czech in both flavors, sharpness, and balance. again, love this beer.

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Photo of ricke49
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

great Northwest pilsner. perfect hop presence presented in a crisp clean aroma and taste. Heater Allen does us a welcome favor by offering this wonderful version of a style that's not easy to find in the beer-centric state of Oregon. And since it only has to travel a few miles to be enjoyed (as opposed to over the ocean), freshness is achieved - drinking a bomber right now that was bottled all of 38 days ago. Grassy, refreshing, summer-fall session heaven.

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Photo of 40oz2heaven
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is lightly hazed golden color with a tight white head. Nose has a gentle grain, some sweet biscuit malts, fairly assertive hop presence with a good bit of lemon, some herbal grassy notes, and a hint of citrus. Taste is a touch more sweet than the nose, grain is cleaner and malts are more forward. Hops are a bit more balanced and more grassy and earthy. Sweet biscuit malts with assertive grain up front, honey maltiness mid palate with grassy herbal hops in the back. The lemon shrinks a bit, carbonation is moderate and finish is clean.

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Photo of mjhall1989
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of utopiajane
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a stately banana yellow. Soft and yellow like a lemon. Very hazy with a fat creamy head of foam that left rings of lace. Just gorgeous . The head never ended on this. I am all the way down into the bottom of the glass and there is still a layer on tip.

Nose is sensual with a bit of malt presence that is a surprise. This pils malt had a bit of depth that was round and fat but not like honey. Just a bit more prominent than usual and i loved it. It had a lovely herbal, sweet grass and a faint bit of lemon grass. Spice and the grainy sweetness you come to expect from a pils.

Taste is outstanding. Refreshing crisp dry and everything I said about the nose. I am convinced that when the taste of a beer matches the nose you have a brilliant lager. Ticklish carbonation and a bit of spice. beautiful with sweet grass a bit of spice and an earthy lemon to finish this one dry and satisfying.

Holy moly.

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Pils from Heater Allen Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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