Pilsner 37 | Orlison Brewing Co.

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Orlison Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woemad on 05-06-2014

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
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3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beer brewed in honor of Steve Gleason, a local football hero who is now battling ALS. Here's the boilerplate from the Orlison web site:

"Pilsner 37 is Orlison Brewing Co.'s modern take on an Old World pilsner. This unique, perfectly balanced hybrid beer is brewed with dry roasted specialty malts to create a complex pilsner taste, while late-added citrusy hops round the flavor off in true Northwestern style."

"Orlison is proudly donating a portion of the sales from Pilsner 37 to Team Gleason, a charity dedicated to providing live[sic]-improving technology and services to those afflicted with ALS."

Pint consumed at Andy's, a bar in Spokane about 4 blocks from where I live, for $4.35.

This was a golden colored beer, with a decent sized white head that hung around for a bit and left nice lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is of a slightly hoppy pilsener, with piney and grassy notes at the fore.

The hop flavor noted in the aroma is well-balanced with a maltiness that is of a similar amplitude. It drinks like a well-made pilsener should, with little hint of the relatively high alcohol content.

The body is a little bit big for a pilsener, but not to a distracting degree. The mouthfeel and finish is spot-on.

A nice beer to drink that sends money to a worthy cause. I've been hearing about this beer for many months and have finally come across it. Although there's a billboard along Highway 2 in Airway Heights featuring this beer in a can (in New Orleans Saints colors), I've yet to see it in a can. One of these days I will stop off at the brewery after work and see if I can find out if this will ever be canned, or if they plan to continue to brew it.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt and light grassy hops. Interesting flavor of sweet biscuit malt, lemon citrus with a very refreshing, malty citrus hops finish with residual citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a good mouth feel. A nice example of an imperial pilsner, the light sweetness, lemon and malt all are very well integrated. This tasted good from start to finish. Richer and more flavorful than a regular pilsner with great malt support for the nice citrus hop flavors. I liked this quite a bit. Found on a road trip, apparently available only locally in Eastern Washington. Glad I ran across it.

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Photo of mactrail
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tantalizing aroma of flowery hops with a citrus note. Beautiful pour with a golden yellow brew topped with piles of foam in the Troubadour tulip.

Man, is this ever good! Big and flavorful, nicely beery with a substantial body. The long bitter and resiny aftertaste seems like something unusual, but maybe it's business as usual in the mega-Pilsner category.

Somehow this seems stronger than the listed ABV. Interesting and complex beer that is just plain big. From the 16 oz can purchased at The Market in Anacortes.

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Photo of Moose90
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Wonderful Golden color with a pillowy head of foam. Lacing for days.
N:Bready grassy aroma.
Taste: Wow, this beer is a knockout. Great malty backbone intertwined with some grassy elements . There is a hint of citrus.
M: Wonderful flavor and nice dry finish
O: This is a great beer. Orlison has a homerun here. The fact that it raises money for a great cause is a bonus. If you are in their distribution footprint I advise you t pick up a case.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

an interesting beer here, almost certainly the fullest bodied pilsener i have ever had. i dont know if i would call it imperial though at this abv, under 7%, but the grain body and character certainly seems imperial. its unique for such a light grain in color and flavor and texture to be used so aggressively that its enormous. i mean, this is colossal in body and has a real grit to it. cool in a light grain, where the flavor is still real light, more german than czech, but honestly more american than either, with a decent hop finish to balance all the grain, but doesnt seem noble region at all, more bitter less grassy. carbonation is awesome, lightening the beer, its for sure a beer drinkers pils. creamy feeling even still, and full flavored. surprising when you expect a normal pils, but a good surprise. i liked this pretty well.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pilsner 37 from Orlison Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 10 ratings