Engelberg Pilsner | Upright Brewing Company

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87
very good
68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by djbreezy on 06-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Photo of acurtis
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight bitterness after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is pretty good beer that I am glad I got to try but not something I would go for again most likely.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft, pours a hazy bright yellow with a big fluffy white head.

The nose is very bright and fragrant. Zesty, floral, lemon, a little earthy hops, and cracker. The flavor is grassy hops, zesty, earthy, with just a bit of lemon and just a tad bit of soap. The finish is clean, very wet and refreshing.

I like this. Would be great to have around in the summer on a regular basis.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden clear brew with a nice foam in the Pilsener glass. Malty but bright. Rather bitter finish. It tastes like Belgian yeast, with the dry feeling in the mouth. Warm flavor and quite drinkable, but more substantial than crisp. On tap at the brewery.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LoveStout
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
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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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear golden color with a nice white cap and some bubbles, lacing

S: Grains, herbal and floral notes

T: Starts with a nice dry, crisp grassy herbal note with some light floral and citrus notes with grains, bread and a very light corn taste

M: Light bodied, crisp, dry

O: Very nice, simple and easy to drink

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4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source.

A crystal clear straw yellow with a dense white head that falls off leaving some lace. The nose is excellent. Big, pungent hop nose with straw pils malt aroma, there's lemon, earth mint and mineral notes. The malt character is mildly doughy, dusty and works really well its the hop and mineral character. The palate opens bitter, earthy, and with a pronounced green hop character, reminiscent of the wurzburger pils. Pleasing, refreshing bitterness with a doughy and mild cotton candy like malt flavor. Drying mildly resiny on the finish, there's lemon, earth and mint. Light in body and moderately carbonated with the mineral character pairing well with the hop and carbonation. Excellent.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +5%
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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Engelberg Pilsner from Upright Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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