Gudenhoppy Pils | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adamette on 08-22-2009

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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by Pdiddey3d:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at one of my favorite craft beer bars, Pizza Plant on Transit Rd in Williamsville NY 4-24-10

A - about one finger of egg white head and a very hazy golden color. Nice looking beer.

S - not a ton on the nose here. faint hop aroma, malts and some citrus accents as well.

T - wow. very crisp and refreshing. small hop presence on the front of the palate, then some faint sweetness from the malts. finishes a bit tart but very clean.

M - kind of fuller in body that a typical pilsner. medium high carbonation. very clean and crisp

D - Highly sessionable beer. I could easily put back 2 or 3 of these on a warm day. Nice example of the style. This is my first experience with this brewery and hope to see some more of there offerings on tap in buffalo. Good stuff.

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Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of djwilson
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured fro Growler into Pilsner glass.

Pours a nice golden yellow with a slight haze.
Big head giving way to some lacing along top and sides of the glass.

Smells slightly malty with a big hop presence.

Taste is what I expected, nice maltiness up front, very crisp finish with lingering hops. Not over the top with the hops but they let you know there there!

This is one beer that I could drink all day, nice light, refreshing pilsner to quench your thirst, but enough hops to keep me satisfied with out being overwhelmed on a hot day in the yard.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of juicebox
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a bright straw golden slightly hazed hue with a thicket of bright white head. Fine evenly spread lacing. Nose is full of noble hops grassy/citrus/herbal notes with a bready pale base malt kicking in. Dry bitter finish very nice hoppy pils, I could definitely enjoy this in number I should have gotten a growler. Probably the most impressive beer I've had from the Fathead's brewery other than the Headhunter IPA. Hoppier than most but remains balanced the palce biscuit breadiness works so well with the strong assertive noble hop character. First beer of the day at Fathead's Pittsburgh so nothing else was interfering with my judgement of how much I enjoyed this beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied crisp dry finish lively carbonation dead on for the style. Drinkability like I said this is poundable, I could have gotten a growler but instead I picked up a case of Prima Pils on my way home. I liked it better than Stoudts pils but less than Prima and Pikeland to compare it to some of my favorite PA brewed American pils.

Bottled on 5/2/13 nice to see these Fatheads brews thriving in person with 12 ounce bottles in six pack formats. Appears a pale golden hue with a slightly hazed body, full on white head. Even speckled lacing settles all day as the head slowly dwindles down. Aroma is full of green hops grassy citrus tones hops, very noble in character. Light biscuit malt character going strong, even keeled semi sweet notes. Flavor is great a hoppy pilsner that drinks like a badass, big hoppy notes with each sip biscuit malts even bodied notes, I love this beer he studied the art of the pils in German Gudenhoppy is another great pilsner bred right in the greater Pittsburgh Cleveland region. I'm loving the tri colored caps with the black and white fathead's logo either on orange, green, or yellow backgrounds each one is as mesmerizing as the next, refreshing beer at it's best.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big, fluffy white head stands for a long time on top of a medium yellow-golden, mildly hazed beer. Impressive retention leads to a ring of lacing at the top of the glass and a mix of patching and spotting below.
It seems like a fairly traditional pils, a bit on the hoppier side but stifled somewhat in the aroma. Maybe it's stronger out of the bottle, but I don't get much strength. A it comes out as it warms, but not as much as I'd like.
The flavor opens it up more. It is hoppy, but it starts off less so and hops bitterness grows with every sip. Grassy and herbal with a balancing biscuit flavor from the malts come along with an added dryness and additional lemon and more herb pulls through.
Crisp and bright in a body that's medium leaning lighter, carbonation is appropriate. It lends a bit of smoothness that comes alongside the crisp bite.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stigs
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh, 16oz serving poured into a standard pint glass

A - came to me with about a finger of loose and bubbly, bright white foam on top. the beer is a bit hazy, bright gold/straw colored with some active carbonation. throughout the drink, leaves behind a thin layer of lace all over the glass. very welcoming.

S - a bit faint here, some noble hops...piney and grassy come through, underneath a subtle layer of crackery malt. some grains and lemon peel join the fray.

T - very up front with an earthy, noble hop prescence...bittering yet still very refreshing. sweetness comes in the form of crackery malt, some lemon zest, very subtle tartness. insanely crisp, clean, and refreshing.

M - medium to thickish body for the style, the carbonation is very active and lively, nicely ties everything together. leaves the mouth feeling prickly yet satiated.

D - one of my favorite styles especially as the weather warms, this is as good is about as good as they come. had no problem getting through the glass and would have gladly settled for more had there not been a number of beers on today's menu that i was craving. an excellent "summery" beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Passable pils on tap at the brewpub in Cleveland. The taste is OK it is hoppy at 40 ibu. Light mouthfeel, OK drinkability on a hot day. Served at appropriate temperature and carbonation. Kind of unbalanced for the style.More of a weak pale ale, andneeds tweaking or dropping.

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Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bo_bandy
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon (North Olmstead, OH) on 4/25/10. Served in a .5 liter Pils glass.

Pours a beautiful looking clear golden copper in the glass, with a finger of tight bright-white head. Thin creamy retention skims the surface, but flares up very nicely, leaving thick spotty lacing behind. I immediately smell those fresh Noble hops right off the bat, putting off notes of grass and spice in the nose, with a touch of bright smelling citrus coming through. There's just enough supportive malt character present while still allowing those hops to show off there stuff.

The taste is tight and flavorful on the palate with crisp spicy hops and the grainy sweetness of the Pils malts immediately taking command. Green citric notes add an extra layer of earthy sweetness to the profile. The finish is dry with some leftover accents of spite and grit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp feel that seems to snap across the tongue after each sip. Very easy drinking and refreshing overall.

About as serviceable of an American-made German Pils as you'll find. Crisp, tasty, and thirst-quenching, you could pair this up with just about anything on the menu here. Great take on the style that left me with a very favorable impression.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gudenhoppy Pils brewed by Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, with an ABV 5.30% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. The smell is rich with grains and hops. You also pick up on a hit of sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hops but this brew has a clean finish. The mouthfeel is bold at first with a clean finish. Fat Haeds did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving Gudenhoppy Pils a 3.5 out of 5.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw color with a tall but whispy white head. Pretty standard for the style.

Cracker and grainy malts with a hefty dose of cut grass.

A hoppy pils it is... Grassy with a little spice on the finish. Delicate cracker and grains for the malt.

Crisp and clean body. Very light. It's a good summer beer.

Overall, and enjoyable hoppy pils and a vet good representation of the style.

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Photo of acidreflux
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kbuzz
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright pilsener filled at the brewpub last Thursday (1-Sep).

A: The pils, as I mentioned, is bright. It's golden straw color can't take away from the radiant intensity. A thick white head, over two fingers on multiple pours. Lacing ensued.

S: The aromas, biscuity light but pungently hoppy, are a refreshing blast. The pale biscuity aromas are bready. The earthen hops are herbal with a crisp finish. Both malt and hop are focused but balanced.

T: The pils is still well carbonated, a day after opening. The hoppiness strikes first, sharp with flowers and herbs. The breadiness is biscuity, ever so sweet, and remarkably pale. The individual ingredient sizzle together, sweet but bitter and biscuity and dry. Nondescript hoppiness drives the finish, plenty of bitterness for the end of the sip.

M: The mouthfeel comes the way I like it, pleasantly hoppy. A good selection for a growler, accessible and light enough for a cool late summer day.

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