Marble Brewery

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #205
Ranked #31,818
3.75 | pDev: 11.2%
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 84 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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John_M from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to @pjeagles for the opportunity to try this lovely beer.

The pours a somewhat pale, golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this is all pils goodness, with mouthwatering black pepper, warm biscuit and honey. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but with a nice dollop of hoppy bitterness on the finish to balance the moderate malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly light, with the alcohol so well integrated into the flavor profile it's barely an after thought. Drinkability is just off the charts... I feel like I could crush down a 6 pack of this with ease.

Very nice beer from the folks at Marble. Impressive.

Mar 27, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.69/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Where have you been my whole life? How did I sleep on this? Everything I wanted in a pilsner and so much more! I thought this was just a fantastic, well-rounded pilsner. I couldn’t get enough of it.

Jun 21, 2019
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Draft Station in Santa Fe, NM.

Clear, golden body with a quarter inch of white cap. Steady effervescence. Aromas include grain, corn. Mild to medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Aggressive carbonation. A bit out of balance and not up to par with the great European examples of the style.

Oct 16, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours just slightly hazy, the liquid a goldenstraw color; the head builds to a finger or so with spotty lacing

Smell: Floral and grassy hops, with Graham cracker and bready undertones and a hint of sulfur

Taste: Floral and grassy, with a Germanic edge; the sulfur builds, through the middle; underneath, there is a bready character with a hint of Graham cracker sweetness; the finish is dry, sulfuric and grassy

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp finish

Overall: This award winning pilsner showcases the range of this excellent brewery; a bit under the radar but I have never been disappointed by them

Thanks, M_chav, for the opportunity

May 16, 2018
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliantly clear yellow, foamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. Bubbles slowly dance to the surface the entire time.

A: Smells of freshly cut grass, hay, lemon, and sweet bread.

T: Wow. All of those aromas wrapped together with a little twist of lime and even hints of blueberry.

F: Wonderfully light, crisp, and clean just as a pilsner should be. Well balanced but just flirting on the bitter side of the spectrum.

O: Well worth the wait. This is a fine pilsner and decorated appropriately. Familiar and respectful to the traditions with a wonderful American modern signature. Will definitely be buying again. Cheers!

Sep 24, 2017
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soze47 from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is easily crushable - nice balance of just enough drying hops to keep it crisp and dry on the finish. Overall a great go to beer for your fridge, especially for warm weather parties.

Apr 02, 2017
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bier4me from New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good beer. The pour is a bit disappointing as the head is not as prominent as we might wish for a beer of this style, and the color is a bit young hay for my tastes (a bit green hued). The nose is also not the most appealing part of this beer as it leans a bit sour, but that sourness all but disappears giving way to a beautiful wheat dominant and reservedly floral palate. The mouth feel is satisfying. This beer just needs a bit of tweaking and it can be something quite special.

Dec 16, 2016
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a very light straw gold color with a small fizzy head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Baked bread and sweet cereal grains, with a light note of floral hops. Pretty much what you expect from a pilsner.

T: Baked bread, almost a little wheat, some sweet cereal grains, and nice floral hop at the end, a light to medium hop bitterness at the end.

F: Light, crisp, clean and easy drinking

O: A very well brewed pilsner, not world class but nice and easy drinking.

Nov 05, 2016
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 8-oz. tumbler glass
From: Trader Joe’s in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M.
Price: $1.42
Purchased: May 6, 2016
Consumed: May 6, 2016
Misc.: Born on March 4, 2016 at 1:52 p.m. MT

Have been on a bit of a pilsner kick lately and really excited for Marble’s version. Hoping it lives up to my high expectations.

Poured a golden, yellow, clear color with four fingers of uneven, white, rocky head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, reminding me a bit of a snow globe. Excellent lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

More maltier on the nose than I would have thought. Got urine, corn, honey, Kix cereal, pine, citrus zest, lemon sweetened iced tea, herbal grassy notes and hints of vegetables. Very interesting. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste followed the nose almost to a T. Got lemon sweetened iced tea, corn, very dry, honey, Kix cereal, grassy notes, sourdough bread, sharp pine, hints of Nugget, spicy German wheat hops and some peppery spices. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Clean, crisp finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Definitely a different take on a German Pilsner. Enjoyed it, especially as it went down. Something slightly off, but still dug it. (Overall - 3.75)

3.76 | 85 | B+

May 16, 2016
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denver10 from New Mexico

4.66/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a dirty white head. Aroma is founded with the yeast, paired with some crackery maltiness, and some hoppiness offering lots of floral and some lemon peal. Flavor follows suit. A creamy, active, thin to medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is pretty much spot on what I want from a session beer. Perfect beer to enjoy in the throws of a hot, sunny New Mexican summer.

Nov 15, 2015
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from Tin Bucket. Stoked to finally get to try beers from these newer, highly regarded New Mexican brewers. 03/26/2015 is stamped on the can, I'm guessing that's when it was canned.

Strangely light in carbonation, this beer is straw yellow with a thin, white head that falls off quickly. The nose is solid. Bright, snappy, lemony and mildly herbal, this is crisp and refreshing. A faint pils malt character is present. Noticeably hoppy with a pleasing lemony punch, this smells great. The palate opens with a noticeable hop snap, mild mint, plenty of lemon, some lemon oil, hop resin and a touch of dough. The lack of carbonation emphasizes a mildly soapy hop flavor. Drying, bitter and with plenty of lemon on the finish, this is crisp and refreshing. The low carbonation is a touch disappointing, but this is a solid beer.

Apr 19, 2015
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arizcards from Arizona

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from Total Wine in early July for $1.99. Received 4/6/14 at TW and it appears the best by date is 4/29/14...shame on me for sleeping on the job!

Beer poured straw with a decent white head that has dissipated pretty quickly.

Nose is pilsner malts and noble hops.

Taste is pretty crisp for an older brew, flavor is a nice biscuity malt base and noble hops bring on a snappy finish.

Mouthfeel is nice, pilsner malts and lager yeast lend a smooth but crisp finish.

Overall despite the age this is a nice pils. I would love to try a fresh version of this! Recommended for lager/pils fans.

Sep 21, 2014
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Auraan from Arizona

4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy golden color with abundant carbonation bubbles with two fingers of fluffy white head that receded to a fluffy white cap leaving abundant lacing down the glass. Scents of floral German hops, Graham cracker-like pilsner malt, notes of bready yeastiness and a slight undertone of sulfur. A well executed, very true to style aroma. Taste begins medium-dry with notes of floral, moderately bitter German hops. A faint hint of pilsner malt sweetness is in the background, low-level. Floral hop flavors grow more intense with a high level of hop flavor in the middle and finish with a present, low-level of pilsner malt sweetness. Finish and aftertaste are dry with a floral German hop character. A crisp, refreshing, dry and very true to style flavor profile. Excellently done. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp, drying feel. Again, very true to style and quite easy to drink. Overall this is an excellent German pilsner. It is entirely true to style in every respect and is quite refreshing to drink.

Jun 24, 2014
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mverity from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Really light pale yellow color with some thin white head that went very quickly. Light malt sweetness in the aroma, with a very faint lemon scent. Lemon carries through to the taste as well, even more than the aroma. Dry, spicey hops with a touch of bitterness. Light body and crisp light carbonation.

Feb 06, 2014
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yemenmocha from Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with rather small head. Nose has some herbal, grassy, floral notes. Palate offers a nice bitter snap at the beginning, malt in background, and herbal to floral hops rounding things out. More dry than expected, and also very drinkable and refreshing.

Nov 28, 2013
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pilsner-style glass.

This pilsner has a light golden color and is nearly transparent. The head on the pour is light and fluffy and has good persistence. There is a lot of lacing along the sides of the glass and after each sip.

The smell is mildly sweet, mild floral hops, and subtle, pungent bitterness.

The beer starts off tasting bitter and floral before finishing with a dry, malty sweetness that reminds me of honey.

Overall, the beer is smooth, crisp, balances the bitter aspects with some good sweetness and is very easy-drinking. This beer is a good representation of a pilsner and I recommend it to all visiting New Mexico.

Nov 14, 2013
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pale malt with a touch of spicy hops.

Tastes of soft malts with a tinge of hops. Malts lead off with some grainy sweetness. Has a slight dryness to it. Hops make a bit of an appearance with some grassy and spicy notes.

Mouth feel is light with an effervescent amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice, light pilsner. I would prefer some more hops, but it is still good as is.

Nov 02, 2013
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big white head settles to a bisquity mound in the middle of the glass with a very thin lacing around the edges of the glass above a bright clear light straw golden colored beer.

Light soury lemonish aroma with some light peppery spices adding to it.

Light almost sourish taste with some light malts and even light yeast aspects coming through with this light tasting beer.

Dry aftertaste with sour souring to it and without much distinct tastes adhering to this lighter bodied pils.

Not really enough here to warrant wanting any more of it, I think I'll stick to their IPA.

Oct 20, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of 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 pretty good beer that is tasty but fairly plain.

Oct 20, 2013
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BeardedBoffin from New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours, from the can, a nice light yellow color with a robust cap of foam. The nose is bread, cracker, and German hops, a peppery earthy blend. Light and nimble as it traverses the palate. The malt deposits its paleness as it goes. More cracker than bread, which is a flip-flop from the aroma. This quickly progresses into grassy, bitter hops. Nothing wrong with this pilsner, but nothing that makes it stand out either.

Jun 15, 2013
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-clear light golden color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-light malt and citrus, hint of sweetness

T-light slightly sweet malt, light citrus and hint of pine, mild bitterness in the finish

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean

O-good beer for a hot day, sessionable for sure

May 31, 2013
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atomicbeer from New Mexico

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Described as a Traditional German pilsner. Draft pint at the Marble tap room in Santa Fe, NM.
Arrived clear dull gold with thin white head. Aroma of grassy biscuit green tea. Taste is malt and hops grass. There is a slight sour citrus metal finish. Clean and precise. A good pilsner.

Oct 04, 2012
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tjsdomer2 from Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This one's decent. Good carbonation, but everything else is just average. Straw yellow, ok lacing, not much foam.

Smell: Very clean. Just some vague hops. Soapy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Not much here. Some citrus hops on the palate and a clean finish. Good mouthfeel though.

Drinkability: Nothing bad, nothing great, so it's decent overall.

Overall: An ok American pilsener.

Dec 04, 2011
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a pale gold color with a small white head.

It had a sweet malt aroma with a kiss of hops.

It tasted just as the aroma promised. Malt with a bit of citrus hops.

Crisp and refreshing, a good beer to have while sitting outside on a porch.

A decent beer, nothing outstanding.

Aug 30, 2011
Pilsner from Marble Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 84 ratings