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Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thierrynantes on 05-04-2008

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by takemetothelion:
Photo of takemetothelion
1.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Picked up at New Brunswick Canada liquor store with my gluten allergy fiance. Moderately priced at $4, high Canadian prices. Nearly zero gluten free selection. I've had a few other gluten frees so we will see how this one matches up. Poured into tulip glass on super bowl Sunday.

A- yellow off white with little to no cloudiness. A finger width of foam which quickly disappears, little to moderate lacing. Light to moderate carbonation.

S- Obviously no wheat yet strong smell of fruit and vinegar mixed with old school cough syrup. Hopefully the nose is pulling the wool over our eyes and this one is a winner.

T- Very watery like a poor cider with pretty much no taste at all. Possibly a little caramel. No taste of alcohol and a foul after taste.

MF- Extremely light practically no carbonation at this point. Quickly swallow to get taste out of mouth.

Overall, when compared to red bridge it's awful, with all things considered could be worse at least they are making a gluten free beer but still this can't be the best they can do. Didn't taste this bad last time I had it, kinda feel sleepy afterwards.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.28/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle, made with millet as its substitute grain. Organic and gluten free? Wow, with the spring water, they've hit the hipster foodie trifecta here.

This beer pours a hazy, very, very, very pale straw 'colour' (like thrice diluted ginger ale), with two fingers of puffy, moderately foamy dirty white head, which leaves a random array of low-lying cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of peppery, weak vegetal grain, soft white wine vinegar, fruity kids' medicine, and a trace of played-out bubblegum. The taste is musty gummy bear fruit, warm apple cider, a soft pseudo-malt grainy caramel character, and an indistinct sourness. No real hop profile, as one might expect from the unfortunately assigned style here.

The bubbles are mildly frothy up front, and a non-entity after that, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too pithy to be considered all that smooth. It finishes off-dry, the fruity grape and apple sweetness still predominating, all in a sort of mirror world of normal beer structure.

You can see where the pilsener elements may seep in, but they don't stick around for very long, before the whole thing delves into the unfiltered, home-brew cider realm. Better than average for gluten-free beers, I'm sad to say, and it's too bad that German brewers can't conjure up the same magic here as they do for the non-alcoholic versions of their wares.

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Photo of jcbogantes
2.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: pours hazy yellowish with no head at all

S: sweet fruity like peaches very unusual no hops aromas on the nose

T: medicinal like, taste very similar to doctor pepper

M: very watery light body

Again a good option for people with gluten intolerance. Is good to see also that you can find this type of beers at the supermarket in Costa Rica.

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Photo of Douberd
2.08/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330 ml long neck bottle, bought at an organics food store. Curious to see what a gluten free beer tastes like, also made of organically grown ingredients. ABV 5%. Poured into a lager glass. Colour is yellow golden, slighty hazy. On top of it, sits a whitem soapy foam, two fingers tall with good retention, leaving light lacing behind and a somewhat thick film on the beer’s surface. Lots of activity in the glass too. So far so good. Aroma now.. is weird. Smells like some kind of medicine, but there are also traces of banana and bubblegum aroma on the background. Bottom line, not very pleasant. Taste is quite similar to the smell, same medicinal flavour, like antiacterial soap or something. But if the taste was somewhat bearable, the taste is gross. Very thin body and very light carbonation. Conclusion, I am happy and thankfull to God that I don’t have a gluten allergy and I can enjoy all the normal beers. It is my first gluten free beer, I take the style into consideration and the people that is intended for and I am still very close to drain pour this one.

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Photo of ptrck_nl
1.21/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

It tastes after medicins ... horrific!

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Photo of Columbanus
1.54/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Light yellow, quite cloudy. 2 finger white head.
S - Has that euro lager hop smell, followed by a sour smell.
T - Not good. Like a bad home brew. Very dry, cidery flavour, highly carbonated. No hops showing up here, and no real beer character either.
M - Very thin, watery like a soda without the sugar.
D - Fairly clean finish, but not interesting. A lingering flavour of millet, not nice at all.
O - Another gluten free beer that few would be interested in, however my eldest son disagrees and says it tastes like a macro Euro pils. Maybe I was a little harsh on the review.

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Photo of Hyperionecta
2.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of djbx
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PorterPro125
3.55/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle

A- Pours a very pale golden colour with very little head. Practically no retention. No lacing to speak of. Apparent from the appearance that this is a fairly highly carbonated brew.

S- Light citrus, slight peach and apple. Typical German Pilsener fare.

T- Biscuit note up front followed by the citrus and apple also found in the aroma. Grassy hops on the finish the round things out.

M- Light body and high carbonation. Not overly carbonated but a heavy, steady stream of bubbles.

O- Despite a lacklustre appearance, Schnitzerbrau Hirse Premium is a fairly good example of a German Pilsener. It offers a good range of flavours from biscuity malts to bright apples. A little overpriced (I'm guessing the Organic/Gluten Free label has something to do with that) but worth a try.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of josanguapo
3.38/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Carrefour. In Teku glass. Playing Life is Strange Ep 4. Ugly aspect, with nearly no foam, but decent taste, with some sugary sweetness and notes to green apples, lemon and white grapes. Light body

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2008.

Appearance : Clear blond color, with white foam head.
Smell : loral hops aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty, with grainy notes.
Drinkability : an average beer (millet, without gluten), in the German pilsener style.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.93/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: standard German label, but a cool, chunky and heavy 330mL brown bottle.

Appearance: a very pale and hazy straw yellow with a fluffy head that drops to a cap after a minute or so. Sporadic fine carbonation.

Aroma: there are the typical German pilsner notes here, but a bit muted. Instead it has an odd vegetal smell over the top. Not unpleasant, just a bit different.

Taste: light flavours in the mouth - ripe green apples join floral and grassy hops. Some sweet bread malts also. Nothing spectacular though - again a bit muted.

Aftertaste: dissipates immediately - this beer lacks body.

Mouth feel: quite light in body with some mid-range carbonation. A bit too fine to carry the flavour through properly.

Overall: not a terrible beer for a gluten free, but seriously, the price of AU$80 a case is completely unreasonable. The only reason you would drink this is if you were a caeliac. Personally I think it'd still be too expensive.

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Photo of Jamestregenza
1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of BlackVeg
2.4/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.13/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.73/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost clear peach straw color with a poor head.

Faint sharp citrus and floral hops bouquet, slightly smoky stinky. Pleasant bitter taste, not too intense. Almost fruity and a hint spicy.

A prickly light body with a puckering finish, with a faint bitter mouth coat.

Overall : Good easy-to-drink pilsener, but it does lack a little freshness.

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