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Engelberg Pilsner | Upright Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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68 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
uprightbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by djbreezy on 06-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,426
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
68
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by KDawg:
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap. Pristine and clear straw color with a small head.

Balanced with clear aromas of grains, citrus and some crackers. Lacking some "pop" to it, but very correct

Nice crisp and light feel. Balanced with fresh notes of grains, noble hops, and a touch of citrus.

A quality pilsner. Nice and crisp with everything being in the right place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ElGordo
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The latest corny on my home system, picked up at the brewery over the weekend. This is the second batch of pilsener brewed, which used hallertauer hops and a single pilsener malt. Pours a light golden color, almost white, with a very slight haziness. A large, foamy head with nice structure that leaves some pretty lacing on the glass.
Aroma is primarily citrusy hops and light, bready malt, not unlike buttered toast. A hint of peach and just a touch of astringency are detectable. Palate is well-balanced, with sweet, bready malt and tangy, bitter, citrusy hops. Lively carbonation on the swallow yields to a nice, mellow bitterness that lingers for a little while. A greatly refreshing summer brew, I could drink this all day long.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap, Baileys

from notes

The forum love this beer gets is a little played out, but I do enjoy a well crafted pils and this definitely fits the bill. Clean, light and a zippy hop profile make this an attractive option in the hoppy-pils sub-category. They should probably bottle this.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of g_jenkins
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jakewatt135
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digita7693
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Reidrover
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint at "b2" taphouse in Salem. $3.00 Simple yellow lager beer with a largish frothy purest white head. Good fresh grassy hop aromas, malt is caramel,bready,nutty Taste is very refreshing zingy,grassy,fruity hop predominates..very light tasing but far from boring . Good palate for the style went down well enough. Good simple lager would have been even better in high summer.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blurredline
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of vkv822
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Belmont Station.

Pale, golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head, nice lacing.

Grassy, lightly floral, with a crackery malt backbone.

Medium bodied with a crisp, clean finish.

A very nice, easy drinking pilsner. Nothing particularly outstanding, but just very well done overall.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXHops
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Grain & Gristle in a shaker pint. Light hazy gold capped with 2 fingers of fairly tenacious white foam. Good lacing.

Smells largely of baking bread and spicy hops with some light honeyish sweetness. It's a little sweeter and fruitier than I anticpated, but the power of the hops won't be denied. Scathingly bitter with a load of spicy noble hop goodness. Seriously and impressively hoppy with a drying finish. An easy recommendation here.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Parkway tavern the other day. Listed simply as the Upright pilsner, but with a $2 upcharge from the normal $4 price tag (so $6 a glass, making it just about the most expensive beer on the menu).

The beer pours a pale gold color with good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is quite attractive and complex, as I picked up light honey, dry citrus, something of a rye aroma, biscuit and bread dough. As good as this beer smells, it tasted even better, with a considerable hop wallop in the finish (the finish in this excellent pils was crisp, dry and quite bitter). The beer is a bit weighty and substantial on the palate, leading me to believe I was drinking a higher abv. beer then was apparent from the 5.5% listing. In any event, suffice it to say that this beer was anything but watery, delivering a considerable amount of pilsner flavor on the palate. The finish was long and satisfyingly bitter.

An absolutely excellent pils, and one of the best domestic versions I can recall ever having. Given a choice between this beer and the excellent Wurzburger draft pils, I'm not entirely sure I'd take the Wurzburger. That's how good this beer is.

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Engelberg Pilsner from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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