Pilsner | South Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
South Street Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2002

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by maltydog:
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4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful saaz hop aroma and taste up-front with a nice balance of malt to follow-up and make this an extremely well-balnaced and enjoyable beer. Took me back to my travels around Germany sampling many of the fine pilsners available at almost every gasthaus and bierstube. I highly recommend this brew!

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Photo of Murph
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear golden straw color with a slightly thin head but a strong clinging lace all the way down the glass. Very spicy nose with tons of Saaz hops in it. The first taste of the brew has a decent malt sweetness to it but that is quickly overcome by the incredible spiciness imparted but the 2 pounds of Saaz that they put in per barrel of this stuff. Great refreshingly crisp brew that is a great thirst quencher on a day when the heat index was about 105. The day that I was at the brewpub was the first day of a fresh batch of this brew. Absolutely wonderful. After a slow start to pilsners I am really coming around to the style.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden straw pour, not really any head at all. Almost yellow.

S: Clean, modest hops, grassy and earthy. Kinda fruity? Apricot?

T: Grassy, noble hops? Quite full flavoured for the style. Very nice.

M: Crisp, clean. A zip of carbonation, and an easy drinker - as they often are. Decent session beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden straw color with a nice white head and a good deal of lacing. The nose brings some nice floral and herbal Noble hops and a bit of grain. The taste is a bit lighter overall but still brings some really nice hop flavors with a bit of light grain. Nice, crisp body with great carbonation. This is a really nice brew and probably the best I had here.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

part of sampler tray at the brewpub. Served as light amber color with slight white head. Smell is nice and hoppy. Taste is only lightly crips, usually less than I taste with this style of beer, but still enjoyable. Strong dry bitter aftertaste that was really nice, Good beer.

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Photo of Amyliz4
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Pilsner from South Street Brewery
4.23 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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