Redhook Pilsner | Redhook Ale Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Czech out Redhook’s newest brew. Redhook Pilsner is crisp, golden lager that is modeled after those historic beers originally made in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia. Redhook Pilsner’s maltiness is offset by a medium dose of Saaz hops and finishes with a clean, bright, thirst-quenching quality. A great “session” lager for when you’ve got a long day ahead of drinking.

23 IBU

Added by RedDiamond on 03-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
343
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Right around the time Red Hook took its big dive in quality was when they branched out beyond the esb and ipa. Here they went for something more bland, which doesn't make sense because that seems to be what happened with their flagships.

Anyways, this pours the most inoffensive color of golden and tons of clarity. 1/2" white head. Alright I gotta admit, it looks the part. Aroma was almost exclusively grain, but kinda missing the hop notes, Saaz or not, at best, it was minimally grassy with some hay notes.

Taste is largely inoffensive. There is a greater amount of malt to it than some of those mundane lagers. Goes back and forth between a mild sweetness and a light bitterness. It actually is a decent beer for what it is, but kind of gets flack because they seemed to dumb all their other beers into something similar to this.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lager_stout_87
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joncasso
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was ok. It wasn't my favorite. It was a great place to start.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of Foyle
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1" white head that disappears rapidly leaving faint lacing. Light golden color. Steady bubbling of carbonation throughout the drink.

Aroma: aroma of toasted grains and hop spice

Mouthfeel: watery, refreshing, finish is dry

Flavor: well balanced between hop bitterness and sweet malt. Depending on what I eat with this beer it can taste very sweet or bitter.

Overall: A very fine beer that is flavorful but not overwhelming.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Furlinator
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent honey gold with a 1/4 white head that quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace.

Smell is of biscuit, honey and butter.

Taste is grainy malt, orange, lemon and honey with faint hop bitterness on the finish.

Texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Refreshing and easy drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Redhook Pilsner from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 343 ratings