Pilsner | Golan Brewery

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Brewed by:
Golan Brewery
Israel
golanbeer.co.il

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pdoran10 on 02-28-2011

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Ratings:
7
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
29.15%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Dreynolds1808
1.75/5  rDev -49%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BILF
1.75/5  rDev -49%

Photo of devilben02
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This bottle was a gift from my father-in-law that he picked up during his trip to Israel. It was on the tail end of its best-by date, but it was still a welcomed gift.

It pours a cloudy, creamy yellow color, with a giant, fluffy white head. The aroma was quite diminished, with very little hop aroma to balance against a combination of bready malt and some yeast esters. The flavor was likewise un-pilsner-like, with the muted hop profile being overtaken by sweet, bready malts and some almost-hefeweizen-like yeast characteristics. The texture was quite effervescent, but it also had a decent weight/mouthfeel. Overall, this was a decent beer and an interesting insight into Middle-eastern brewing, but it did not meet the expectations for a pilsner.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of pdoran10
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a light straw color that is slightly hazy. Two fingers of white head that fade quickly and leave a slight lacing.

Smell is wheat, slight tart nose with a grassy note coming from the hops.

Taste is crisp and bitter with tart lemon, clove, and slight banana wheat flavor on the finish. Slightly tart flavor seems off in this style. Slight soapy note on the finish as well :(

Mouthfeel is slight with moderate to high carbonation. Nice and crisp.

Moderate drinkability. Could have another, but a few off flavors going on here.

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure if pdoran10 had a bad bottle or something, but I was very impressed with this beer.

Pours a big fizzy 2 finger head that fades fairly quickly at first then slows, hazy honey orange color.

Nose nice clean toasty pilsner, light straw, light malts, hint of hay, touch of grassy hops, light crisp and aromatic.

Taste comes bright and crisp, straw malts, toasty, light hay, etc. with light lager fruit and nice bright crispness. Hops come in the back end with a bit of a grassy hop flavor, and light bitterness which builds a bit to I nice bite on the finish. Dry and crisp finish with light straw malt flavors and lingering grassy hop bitterness.

Moth is med to lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall very impressed, nice and fresh, great hop and malt flavors, crisp lager, easy drinking...very tasty, probably the best beer I've had in Israel so far.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.24/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

smells great, light aromatics. tastes crisp yet full of flavor. this is an excellent pilsner and the best beer in this country that knows very little about brewing

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Pilsner from Golan Brewery
3.43 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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