Ouija Pilz | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fairly true to form Pilsner that’s spent ample time riding the tanks in our brewery. This seance slammer is pure, crisp golden magic. At 5.7% ABV, Ouija Pilz, will summon your spirits and exercise your demons all at the same time.

Added by MasterSki on 09-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at Firkin.

Moving to the window-side taps at Solidarity for some Half Acre pilsnerian goodness. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a couple o' fingers of light cream-white foam. The nose comprises plenty of grass, some wheat, and a light bit of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, the grassiness still in full force. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly crisp finish. Overall, a nice little pils, nothing outstanding, but a decently refreshing brew.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler provided by Chris (spycow). Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Adequate white foam settles to a partial cap, thicker collar, and spotty lacework. Mostly transparent golden body.

S - Lots of noble hops here, there's an intensely grassy vibe with perhaps even a touch of cucumber skin to it, as well as a hint of spicy and earthy flavors. Malt character is fairly neutral, with a low level of sweetness and a hefty dose of toasted grains instead.

T - The taste has a bit more sweet malt flavors to it, but again the palate is dominated by herbal, grassy, and spicy hops flavors, as well as some surprisingly intense bitterness in the finish.

M - Pleasant active carbonation, medium body, and a clean and reasonably dry finish. Smooth texture before yielding to a bit of resinous hop oil.

D - I appreciate this doesn't have the fruity or buttery flavors I often get from Czech Pilseners. However, the hop bitterness seems excessive for the style and I could have stood for a tiny bit more sweetness. Probably more of a summer beer, and probably only for a select audience.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Poured from a 64oz growler into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours with typical Pils color and clarity. Light straw yellow with ample carbonation. 1 finger of bright white foam clings to the top for quite a while but leaves just a few traces of lace behind.

S: Lemon-y noble hops dominate with snatches of clean & toasty malt.

T: Exactly as above. Very clean and tidy flavors.

M: A brief session of lager smoothness that quickly turns hoppy and spicy on the tongue. Prickly and nice.

O: Another enjoyable Pils from HA. They should try bringing this one out again next spring/early summer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

notes from 10/21.

Poured from growler into a pilsner glass. Pours a solid gold color with a nice head.

There is good balance to the aromas of crackers, grains, and noble hops.

Lighter bodied, but with a very good feel and notes of crackers and noble hops.

A very good pilsner. Refreshing, but slightly bigger in a sense.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Ouija Pilz from Half Acre Beer Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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