Mount Joy Light Pilsner | Intercourse Brewing Company, LLC

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Mount Joy Light PilsnerMount Joy Light Pilsner
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Mount Joy Light PilsnerMount Joy Light Pilsner

Brewed by:
Intercourse Brewing Company, LLC
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by garcia2a on 06-18-2008

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Ryan011235:
Photo of Ryan011235
3.49/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 5/26/11

Golden, straw-colored and quite clear. Bubbles cling to the wall en masse, slowly floating upward. 1/3rd inch flash of white foam is all but gone in moments. No lace longer than a sip or two.

A faint lemon twinge mingles with an otherwise soapy hop aroma. Syrupy, grainy malts and corn husks. Dusty notions as it warms. Tastes ok for what it is, at least while is on the colder side of life. Nondescript hops (perhaps some lemon grass) provide a nice bit of kick that picks up early and circumvents a grainy middle and liners on the finish. Light body but not thin. Remains crisp and carbonated enough throughout and finishes clean, save for a metallic ghost note.

Huh. So far this is the best beer from this outfit that only recently hit Ohio. Who would've figured the light lager would get that distinction?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Spritzy lacing holds its own due to the active carbonation. Pale golden yellow color has a filtered clarity. Faint cracker note from the malt and a ghost lemony hop in the nose, very clean. Crispness is solid for the style, very refreshing. Very mild malt character shoots off a little bit of graininess but for the most part it stays pleasant. Light hopping shows a very light lemony herbal flavor but then both the malt and hops drop out as the finish cleans up dry with no after taste.

Spot on for a Light Lager, drinkable with no real flaws found.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Intercourse- Mount Joy Light Pilsner

A- Light clear yellow with a big frothy white head. mild lacing.
S- Crisp, lightly sweet honey and lemon.
T- Light and sweet lemon malt with a touch of honey.
M- Clean and crisp with a starting sweet turning dry finish.

Overall- Actually quite tasty for a light pilsner. This has got to be 1 of the best light beers out there. Good for hot summer days!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well the name is amusing. Intercouse is a village in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and Mount Joy is a town nearby. The company also makes "Bareville Pilsner" named after another town, but there's more... there's also Blue Ball and Bird in Hand, so they've got a few more good names to work with! Oh, and somewhere near Mount Joy is Paradise, which they've named their pale ale after. I can't remember if you get to Mount Joy before you reach Paradise or.... well, I guess it all depends on which way you're travelling.

Anyway, enough of that. Mount Joy pours an attractive golden body with a nice white head that holds fairly well and leaves some minor lace at the outset of the glass.

The aroma offers generic "beer" with a little bit of malt infused with some minor, basically undetectable, hops. I was actually expecting more as it's labeled a "light Pilsner", but whatever.

For a light beer it's got a nice maltiness to it, although it's clear that there's some adjunct in use; and it's not at all harsh or overly dry. It's light bodied and crisp; and nicely balanced by a delicate underlying bitterness and some very mild background hops.

Not a bad light beer. At 120 calories per bottle I'd gladly have one of these over some of the best selling domestic lights.

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Photo of Froderick
3.46/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a case on a whim because it was a local beer I had not tried before. Refreshing but uneventful. A detectable sweetness on aftertaste. Good summer time beer. Would be nice after (or during) some yard work. By the time I got to the end of the case I was ready to move on.

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Photo of Travcofarms
1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thought this was interesting. label read: 120 calories, 10 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 0.1 gram fat, yet no mention of abv.

A: Poured a very clear, medium gold, with a slight ½ finger fizzy white head that was moderately lasting and left a ring lacing. Visible carbonation was medium strong and rapid in nature.

S: The nose was soft lemon peels and sweet cereal grains, very perfumy.

T: sweet cereal grains, honey and light fresh lemon peels. Theres a crisp and clean lemon flavor with a dry champagne like finish. Overall thought it was pretty decent, with a nice dryness, true to style and gets the job done.

M: A nice bubbly and lively carbonation. The body is very light with a slight oily texture.

D: The drinkability is decent and respectable, light, and goes down really well on a hot summer day. And after all who wouldn't enjoy multiple intercourses.

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Photo of cjunior955
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I went to the distributor today just to pick up a case of "cheap" beer (bud light/ miller/ coors) to hold me over until pay day. Saw this on sale for $11.99 a case and gave it a try. Poured into a pint glass with very light gold/water color and almost no head at all. Smell was almost non existant. Hardly any taste, however very drinkable and refreshing. I guess for the price I paid it is not aweful, just not enough body/taste to warrant a high rating.

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Photo of Gavage
3.92/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow color with a white 1/2" head. A few spots of lace develop during the session.

Smell: a light beer with some aroma - light malt sweetness and lemon zest are detectable.

Taste: mild malt profile that has a bit of graininess towards the finish. Grass, lemon zest, and mild bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is a light beer with aroma and flavor. Super easy to quaff this one, but one may grow tired of this after two pints.

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Photo of bort11
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Thin white head, no lacing. Color is a clear filtered yellow. Minimal carbonation.

Smell is a light lemon with a little grain. Taste is very light, clean crisp lemon. Much better than a macro light lager, but about as interesting.

Blipped "Orgasm = Love" by Pstchostick

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Photo of Bockerdoppel91
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of garcia2a
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a light gold, clear with healthy carbonation. The head was a frothy white mass that laced OK.

The bouquet has bready yeast and a touch of malt and a weak hint of hops, evocative of a beer that your Grandfather would have had. There are tastes of corn and yeast that initially hit the tongue, but there is a faint bite of hops towards the end. No real aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with light tingly carbonation. This is a very easy to drink beer. This beer is a fun alternative to the larger, washed out Macros. Good for BBQs this summer!!! Brewed in PA Ta'Boot!!

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Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, this brew appears a straw yellow color that displays a polished clarity. A couple pieces of particulate hang close to the bottom of the glass. A finger of white head quickly dissolves to just a few bubbles that collect across the top. A light swirl nearly disrupts enough of bubbles out of solution to coat the top of the brew. Some spots of lace stick to the glass.

The smell of this brew is very sweet with a candy sort of aroma that is reminding me of pink original bubblegum. A very faint amount of sulfur comes out with a swirl. Other than the candy and sulfur, I am struggling to pick up on anything else in the nose.

The taste is just as sweet as the aroma led on. Again, it is a candy type of sweetness, not really a grainy aspect. As it warms up, a light amount of almost biscuit-like grain is noted but for the most part the residual sweetness of this brew is pretty hefty and it carries a bubblegum sort of flavor with it. A light amount of sulfur is noted towards the finish and the most faint amount of herbal hops barely show themselves but dont produce enough bitterness to contrast the assault of sweetness in this brew.

This is a light bodied with a modest to lower level of carbonation. It is light in the feel and some sips bring out more of a modest carbonation. To this brew's credit it does have a pretty nice crisp finish despite the sweetness that endlessly goes through the flavor profile. This is hardly a decent substitute for the yellow fizzy.

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Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Knapp85
1.8/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was from a local brewery, I would have liked to get one of each of their brews but this was the only one on the shelf. This beer was a pretty typical light beer. The malts were there not much hops in there. Light yellow in color, head fades quickly. Wouldn't have to have this one again.

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Photo of Risser09
3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2008

Appearance: A very pale, lightly colored beer has yellow tints, but could almost be mistaken for sparkling water. A huge, 4" white head builds and shows off good retention. No lace is left behind.

Smell: Pale malt and subtle hop aromatics. Cereal grain of oat and bran combine with floral and lemon attributes.

Taste: Fairly crisp and clean profile consists of cereal and pale malts, along with lemon. Not a huge concentration of flavor, but still maintaining a good balance for a light pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Clean, smooth, light body makes this beer easy to engage and quaff. Very little booze of other restrictions. No cloying anything.

Drinkability: As I drink on, I am really appreciating the paleness of this beer. It isn't a huge beer in any area, but it is enjoyable and session worthy. Pretty good.

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Photo of IIKaRuII
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a mixer from arnolds carry out!

A- Label is a colorful plane jane label. cap is nothing... ugh... Pours a crystal clear straw color. head dissipates quick. looks like a typical pilsner.

S- malty with a lemon back bone.

T- Lemony zing to it as well. with little to no bitterness. I assume this is from the hops. grains present aswell giving this a nice crisp and clean feeling. with no after taste. Refreshing.

M- medium to light bodied with nice carbonation. something about this has a nice drinkable quality about it. I know it says "light" pilsner, but this drinks like a little heavier then any lighter beer i have ever had.

O- This is actually a lot better then the bareville pilsner they have. It drinks a lot better, it tastes a lot sweeter. has a better feel to it. really something i would want to drink in the summer.

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Mount Joy Light Pilsner from Intercourse Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 17 ratings