Presidential Pils | Two Beers Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by czechsaaz on 06-29-2013

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by DerAtomsmasher:
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2.57/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I can't figure out why I don't see Two Beers sold in more locations; I've only seen it in one tavern/restaurant that I've been to in its native Seattle. That said, I was pretty excited to find some Two Beers for sale at a local Trader Joe's. I'm always happy to see someone doing a pilsner too, as I feel like it's a style that's taken for granted.


pours out of the can a little dark - a murky straw.

definitely smells of malty sweetness. a tiny amount of grassy hops.

The taste & feel. Well, I feel like it's not hopped strongly enough. This pils definitely tastes like an all-malt pilsner, so much so that I feel like I can too strongly taste the malt. Being a small-time homebrewer myself, I feel like Presidential Pils tastes too much like the wort before it gets boiled. I feel like I can feel a headache coming on drinking it.

The malt is just too cloying for me. There's an attempt at a dry finish…but it's just not enough. A disappointment.

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Photo of RizanTastingBeer
4.19/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap to a pint glass.

Look: Straw, verging on pale gold color with the littlest bit of haze in the clarity. Likes to foam up with a pillowy white head; which dissipates moderate to quick (not as slow as style standard). Lacing is low to none.

Aroma: Clean floral, fresh earth. Cracker/biscuit malt. Some spice qualities and hints of sulfur and DMS (cooked corn).

Taste: Crisp and bitter, with noble German hops foremost in palette. It's on the sweeter end for the style, but well within limits. Light grainy flavor. Finishes medium-dry.

Feel: Lighter bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: This is one of my favorite pilsners. It's crisp and leans on the noble hops without overpowering the beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a light straw amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malt, with light grassy hops and hints of citrus. Flavor is light biscuit malt, light grassy, faintly earthy hops and some wispy sweetness. The flavor hovered between the sweet malt found in mass market lagers and a drier, biscuit malt flavor, finishing mostly dry with lingering grassy hops. Flavors are light, leaning towards being watered down. Light bodied, as expected. A quiet, lightly flavored pilsner that has the appropriate grassy hops, but is too tame to stand out. No flaws, but not that exciting either. I would expect a Presidential Pils to be more polarizing. Maybe Seattle is just too uniform and staid.

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Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of czechsaaz
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mostly a malty aroma with not much hops which is a little out of balance for a Pilsner.

Pale golden colored and very very clear with lots of rising bubbles but very little head initially and just a little wispy layer of white around the edge of my glass.

Crisp and malty sweet but with a good amount of hop bitterness. Starts a little bitter and finishes sweet. Very clean fermentation, no esters, just hop and malt. But I think it's still a little on the sweet side for a pilsner.

Light body with nice carbonation level. Lively but not fizzy.

Overall I like it as a nice summer sipper. New in stores just this week and I'm sure I'll have a few more while the hot weather holds up. Good local choice if you were thinking about buying Sierra Summerfest.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. Beer foamed up a bit upon opening the can despite having been resting in the refrigerator for days.

Appearance: light straw hue with the teeny, tiniest bit of haze. Strong effervescence and a 4+ finger head of pillowy white foam. Over-carbonation much?

Smell: a light maltiness and a little bit of farmhouse funk. Did this guy get infected in the can? I know this was an issue with the Churchkey lager, too. It's stylistically inappropriate but I kind of like it anyway. Split the difference?

Taste: light, sweet malt with a mildly astringent graininess and a smooth farmhouse funk. I don't know about Pilsner, but it's a decent bière de mars, if a bit on the light side.

Mouthfeel: a bit watery, but a big carbonation -- probably due to overattenuation. It's OK.

Overall: I think this beer might have been infected. And like the Abyss that got infected a few years ago, this has probably improved this beer. As a Pilsner, it's not notable; as a light session saison, it's rather decent.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear golden-straw color with a small whispy white cap which faded after a few sips. Not appropriate for thsi style.

S: A little bit of floral and Earthy hops on the nose.

T: Upfront is a little bit of Earthy hop meets floral presence. A little bitterness and some grains show up. The finish is somewhat clean, refreshing and provides a little bit of grassy, Earthy undertones

M: Light bodied, well carbonated.

O: Not bad.

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Photo of beertunes
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, crystal clear pale yellow color, with just the thinnest possible cap of white head that had zero retention or lacing.

The aroma was a low-key blend of soft earthy grains, and gentle, barely there hops. On the tongue, the beer had a bit more personality, the grain was crisper and the hops a bit more bright.

The body was typically light and smooth, with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was good, you could easily have several of these while doing some outdoorsy stuff. Overall, a pretty nice, although fairly typical, example of the style. Certainly worth grabbing a few when you see it.

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Presidential Pils from Two Beers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 11 ratings