Saloon Style Pilsner
Lonerider Brewing Company

Saloon Style PilsnerSaloon Style Pilsner
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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #196
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #33,834
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 12.23%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
From:
Lonerider Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
82
Good
Saloon Style PilsnerSaloon Style Pilsner
Notes: Tight-lipped and stoic, our sessionable Saloon Style Pilsner has only one mission - quenching thirst. This straw colored beer, medium bodied and crystal clear, is sure to leave you wanting another.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Singlefinpin
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At the brewery so nice and fresh.
Golden clear color and nice head with nice lacing.
Smells malty and bready.
Tastes smooth balanced, very slight citrus notes, enough hops to bring forth bitter.
Mouth feels like a classic pilsner, smooth and malt forward.
Overall, I would order again, because some times you just want a pilsner.
To be honest though, I'm mostly a IPA guy.

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Photo of Jfwhyte8
2.05/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I'm honestly blown away in a bad way about this beer. The first taste was nothing better than a Budweiser after that it became very peppery and almost too much. I was very shocked, Lonerider's other beers are outstanding, but this one was terrible. I hope they figure it out.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is FINALLY raining & cooling things off after another miserable hot & humid dry spell. I got a haircut today because I was so tired of the way that it felt in the heat. I am drinking this Pilsner to a) further The CANQuest (tm) & b) cool off internally. That is my approved pic that shows up for this entry, so that is also heartening.

From the CAN: "Brewed with Lemon Peel"; "Ales for Outlaws"; "Tight-lipped and stoic, our sessionable Saloon Style Pilsner has only one mission - quenching thirst. This straw colored beer, medium bodied and crystal clear, is sure to leave you wanting another."

I just wanted this one, first! I beCAN by Crack!ing open the vent & then performing a slow, gentle Glug. This was an active one, choosing to form two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head on its own that quickly fell away to wisps. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity & loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose was very bready, more like proofing dough than actual bread! It also had a light lemoniness that I might have otherwise glossed over, had I not noted the marking on the CAN. Mouthfeel was light, not watery, but appropriate for the style. The taste was lemony & bready, but I wished that it could have been just a tad drier. Even so, it was definitely filling my bill of being cool & refreshing on a hot Summer's day. I suddenly thought of @UtopiaJane & one of her salads. This would be great with the one that she recently made involving diced beets! Mmm. Finish was light, dry, thirst-quenching & about exactly what I had wanted. Its relatively low ABV makes it a Session Beer CANdidate. Nice.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a fine but somewhat unremarkable glass of pilsener. its got a bit more grain character to it than a lot of them do from the tap, but looks somewhat generic in the glass, a mostly clear pale golden color with a short and short live white head but a decent amount of carbonation rising up slowly and continuously. the aroma and flavor are dusty european sort of pils malt and just enough hops to give this a little bitterness and help it finish, really pretty subtle on both counts, but the grain has a light bready crackery thing to it that makes it not taste dumbed down or watery, and the hops make it feel crisp. the lager yeast has only a little bit of flavor to it, but dries this out rather well and thats really all its there for it seems. the nice thing about this beer is the low alcohol and the relative refreshment value, i could mindless put these away all night, but sometimes i want a little more than mindless pilsener, and im not sure this one scratches the itch in that regard. good not great...

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Photo of ordybill
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly grass. The taste is a grass driven mellow flavor that fits the profile. a very good example of a pilsener.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden straw in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized finger thick cap in the center surrounded by a large patch of very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts and spicy + grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready malts with minimal amounts (if any) sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of spicy + grassy hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp.

O: Easy to drink and it would be great on a hot summer day (not bad on a 60° winter day either). Alcohol is well hidden and I could easily have a couple of these, would go great with some food from the grill.

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Saloon Style Pilsner from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 23 ratings