Paradise Pils | Old Forge Brewing Company

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Paradise PilsParadise Pils

Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-06-2009

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, a light sweetness. Taste is is the same, refreshing, malts and grains, just a bit of an unusual aftertaste. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Danville brewpub.

A: The pils is a radiant straw color, bright and clear with no impurities. A small head was quick to disappear.

S: The pils has a crisp hop aroma, very earthy with grass and flowers being prominent. Pale pils malts are biscuity.

T: The hops are crisp, the highlight of each sip. They are grassy and floral, lively with a nice twang. Pale malts are biscuity and serve as a nice base for the hops.

M: The pils is clean, a pleasant beer to sip on. The hops really grab hold early and don't let go.

D: A nice lagerbier from Old Forge. If not for the T Rail, I'd be all over this.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

A score from the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop that also required an approved picture before I would be CANfortable Crack!ing it open and now I am ready to go.

From the CAN: "Forging Better Beer"; "Paradise Pils is a very pale, crisp, sessionable Pilsner with great noble hop flavor and aroma and a clean finish. Prost!"; "We strive to honor personal craftsmanship. Our handcrafted beer is made in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness. Brewed and CANned by Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."

Ah, the Crack! I CAN now understand why people in the late-1980’s found it so addictive. I love that sound and I will open just about any CAN on an indiscriminate basis just to hear it. I also love the inverted Glug since it leads to a pseudo-cascade and the formation of a massive amount of head. Here, I got three-plus fingers of dense, puffy, bone-white head that looked like marshmallow Fluf sitting atop the beer. When they said “very pale”, they were not kidding! Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 – 2) with NE-quality clarity. I just had a urine stream that was darker than this! Speaking of which, I fully support the Golden Shower Challenge to fight testicular CANcer. Once more, loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence, making this a poor man’s lava lamp. Nose had a minty grassiness, or was it a grassy mintiness? Either way, it smelled great. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was slightly malty with the grassiness providing a nice counterbalance in terms of its hops. Finish was semi-dry, more hoppy than malty, but overall, very pleasant. Its relatively low ABV (4.5%) makes it a real possibility for inclusion in a Summertime cooler.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of yergermeister
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pint glass: color is straw gold, a little opaque, moderate carbonation and a off white head with a mixture of bubble sizes, some light lacing on the glass.

Smell is grainy, straw, some corn like presence - a little off for a pilsner.

Taste is also grainy, more pilsner like malt less off/adjunct grain flavor, hops are crisp/bitter/earthy.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, a little dry.

Overall, a solid beer but a bit dry and grainy.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: clear yellow hue with a moderate effervescence and a very light haze. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam. I like it.

Smell: lots of straw and grain with a fair bit of corn aroma. A little too corny for my taste, but it's certainly not the worst thing in the world.

Taste: slightly sweet, very grainy and a little bit corny, but with a very decent dose of noble hops and a light but perceptible bitterness. Toward the end there is a definite floral character, which might be a hops + light grain scenario. Still; not a bad Pils.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a massive carbonation and a great creaminess for the style. Love it!

Overall: highly drinkable, although the corn flavor is just a bit too much for me. Still; not a bad go-to for a Pils.

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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Tucquan
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2015-08-06 in Columbia, PA from a fresh 16oz can.

A - Mildly hazy straw yellow with a 1.5-finger white head and mild lace.

S - Mild bread lemon and floral.

T - Corn bread, lemon flesh and zest, grassy hops. Finishes with a spicy, lingering bitterness.

M - Light body and medium-high carbonation. Very crisp. Refreshing.

O - A bit one-dimensional but it's a good dimension with a nice balance of bread, spice and bitterness. I'd have it again.

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Paradise Pils from Old Forge Brewing Company
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