Patio Pils | Cigar City Brewing

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Patio PilsPatio Pils

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on a murky bright golden body. Decent lacing.

S: lots of grains and pale malts with bready notes.

T: bready malt base with slightly bitter and fruity hops providing banana notes. Very herbal finish.

M: medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: very complex pils but not as refreshing or crisp as I like my pils but I think this was purposeful. Not a beer to drink often but definitely one to try.

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

always going to be hard to impress me with an american pilsener, but this one does an awfully good job. its a little bigger than most, not trying to be lady beer in the summer time, its fully happy carrying a little more malt along for the ride, hopping the doors off it with good noble hops, and lingering around a bit longer in the finish. clean for a cigar city brew, almost perfectly clear sunshine colored pour with less than an inch of patient foam. smells a little sweeter like some slightly darker malt in the grain bill, and its definitely well hopped for the style. the picture on the label describes the taste perfectly. a gentleman well dressed relaxing in the shade on what appears to be a very hot humid florida day. one sip takes me there, right to his flank, beer in hand, hat on head, stinking of sweat and sun block, this beer is a summer session brew, but at some 6% abv, it drinks manly, and it has a little more heft to the body than most (or all) pils beers out there. its robust for the style, bold, but still refreshing. bubbly and quaffable, yeah i said it.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jlindros
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hot summer day with lots of yard work... a nice pils should take care of it. Thanks to elCharderino (Reddit) for this one. Bottled June 19th, 2012. Thank you CC for the date!!!

Pours a nice pasty white 1 finger fluffy head that fades at a med pace, a bit of lacing, over hazy golden tan colored beer.

Nose light toasty pilsner malts, a bit of wet straw and hay, a bit of an earthiness, with some light grassy herbal hops, a light noble hop like but more earthy than usual for noble, and hints of fruity lager aromas.

Taste starts with lots of malt flavors, sweeter than I expected, with lots of pilsner malts but not a lot of straw, a bit of dank wet hay, light cracked wheat, slightly creamy and viscousy, light crackery almost doughy like malts. Not quite what I expected and not much pilsner like. Hops come on a bit too strong too, with some earthy grassy hops, slightly herbal and even a bit spicy, and fairly bitter. It finishes dry but syrupy like, quite bitter, esp for a pilsner, with lingering spicy earthy hop flavors.

Mouth is med to a bit bigger bodied, decent carb.

Overall not quite what I was expecting. Way too much of everything for a pilsner IMO. I like a soft crisp pislner, with some noble hops, but this was more like a big golden double/imperial pilsner, with lots of sweet malts, very little toasty flavors, and strong hops that are a bit overpowering. However, it's still fairly tasty and drinkable, just not quite to style as I was expecting.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Pils glass. Thanks go to Stakem for the hookup on this bottle.

Pours a clear paler gold, topped with a couple fingers of rich bright-white head. This retains with a sturdy finger or so of froth, which leaves back sticky swathes of robust lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells fresh and grassy, with some more floral and mineral tones working their way in, along with a combination of ripe citrus and sweet malts that give this a green tanginess across the back of the nose.

The taste has a fresh citric bitterness that bites the tongue, with some leafy notes that hangs on the edges, before running into a wall of balancing sweet corn and biscuit character. The stickiness of this actually lingers into the back of the profile a bit too much, before this finish dry with a steady spiciness that picks up steam as this warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp feeling up front that then segues into more of a smooth creaminess across the back. This has a nice quenching feel to it that helps carry the overall beer.

This was a pretty decent stab at a Pre-Prohibition Lager, with a bit too much of a stickiness to it from the corn and malt here but just enough of a spicy crispness to help counteract that and help keep this drinkable. This is a unique summer seasonal. I’m glad Cigar City is putting it out.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of stakem
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle picked up yesterday from the source. Poured into a matchinh CCB snifter. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden yellow color. A finger of white froth sits atop and maintains very well. As the cap fades, it leaves a webby string-like pattern of lace.

The aroma initially opens up a bit like funky feet, nearly cheesy and buttery. However that fades quickly and is replaced with a strong scent of noble herby hops. Fresh cut grass, herbs and almost something along the lines of leafage. Quite nice as it opens up.

The taste carries that bit of cheesy foot quality like floor malted grains. That flavor seemingly dissolves into a combination of fresh grainy sweetness contrasted by herbal hops. It has a mild citrus and fruit element into the aftertaste with some herbs.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall it is an interesting arrangement of character that is at times superior and super enjoyable but other aspects (residual sweetness) are a bit out of place. This brew fits the bill and is decent. It is somewhat crisp in the finish but overall lacks that solid snap that would make this more crisp, refreshing and easier drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.73/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Eh, nothing great...

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Inch tall white fluffy head on a slightly cloudy light golden body. excellent head retention and spider lacing for the style.

S- Cereal grains with a touch of grassy hop aroma.

T- Initial grainy malt sweetness. Hop bitterness/flavor is there but I feel like they could have just amped it up half a notch to make this one stand out that much more. Leaves a bit of an adjunct-y (corn?) aftertaste but not as bad as most.

M- The mouthfeel is perhaps my favorite aspect of Patio Pils. Huge, full mouthfeel on this one. Medium carbonation.

D/O- An easy drinker for sure. Aftertaste is a tad distracting but I will say the second half of my pint went down faster than the first. Still would prefer a Prima Pils or Sunshine Pils...worth a try for Pilsner fans in general though.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light straw hue with a little touch of haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: very grainy with a light noble hop character. There is something a little spiky about the aroma, which I quite like.

Taste: like the aroma, it's quite grainy, but with a sweet malt underneath. Hops are low-key but noble in character and true to style. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a good carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: quaffable, quaffable, quaffable. Ten more please!

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Patio Pils from Cigar City Brewing
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