Havanüther Pils | Orlison Brewing Co.

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Havanüther PilsHavanüther Pils

Brewed by:
Orlison Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by LiquidAmber on 09-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Spikester:
Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold with three fingers of long lasting dense white head. Nice rings of lace as the head recedes. Smell is grain bin with some herbal hop notes.
Taste is herbal noble hops with plenty of grainy malts to make this a medium bodied Pils.
Good amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Lightly dry and refreshing.
Overall a fine beer of this style. And it still has a bit of head after about 10 minutes or so!

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, funny Spinal Tap-esque name, but the label looks like something straight out of the vodka cooler aisle.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a nice band of frilly lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, crackery pale malt, some biscuity cereals, a bit of stoney flintiness, ethereal fruity notes, and prominent leafy, herbal, and grassy hop bitters. The taste is more grainy, bready pale malt, wet cereal, a touch of apple and pear fruitiness, and still heady herbal, grassy, and fresh hay-like hops.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its swirling and supportive frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, just a wee hoppy acerbity putting a fine edge on things here. It finishes trending dry, the hops holding fast, but not without the still lingering malt backbone.

Overall, a rather tasty and enjoyable, properly rendered pilsener, with the hop contingent to back it up. I could easily see myself quaffing a sixer of these over the course of a summer evening's events - somehow I don't think that this brewery's marketing minds would find that particularly 'evil', right?

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of seanthornton152
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with nice active carbonation and a fine, half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of slightly sweet biscuit malt and grassy hops; nice clean Pilsner aroma. Flavor follows aroma with sweet biscuit, slightly bready malt and light to moderate grassy hops that persist and produce a satisfactory hops bitterness to the finish. Listed on their webpage as a new, smooth drinking light pilsner and that's exactly what it is. Fairly tame, nothing ground breaking and could use a bit more aggressive hopping, but a nice sipping light pilsner that was perfect for our last hot days of the year in the Northwest.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem OR. $2.59 Pours a clear light golden colour with a large thick and frothy white head. Nice strong grassy hop and bready malt aromas..the bread just ahead. Pleasing. Taste is similar to the aroma but this time swayed towards the bitter hoppy side but its very well balanced. Very good mouth feel for style medium and smooth despite the carbonation. Very nice pils here..and very sessionable at just over 4%.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of gshak
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear pale yellow with the a rather wispy foam in the Timmermans goblet. Carbonation is adequate on the tongue with a tangy character. Pleasant perfumey aroma that is reminiscent of a Kolsch. They call this a light Pilsner.

A grainy biscuit taste provides a welcome foundation to this. The hops are resiny and just moderately bitter. I think this is a real success in the lower-alcohol category. Orlison seems to have brewed this with plenty of flavor as well as that elusive substantial mouthfeel. From the 16 oz can bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a moderate-to-strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy eggshell foam with decent retention and a little lace. Not too bad.

Smell: slightly sweet and slightly piquant -- whether from a noble hop contribution or a little grainy sourness it's hard to tell. I'm also sensing a little bit of adjunct here; it seems a little out of place. The aroma isn't as clean as I feel it should be.

Taste: a little sweet malt, a little grain, and a little bit of noble hop. Well-balanced, and without the adjunct-y element from the aroma, but pretty light-handed; there's kind of a watery element to the flavor.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied but with a pretty big carbonation. There's a satisfying creaminess to it.

Overall: this is not a bad beer, but it feels like more of an adjunct lager than a craft Pilsner. I feel like it has a lot of potential. That said, this is a highly drinkable brew: light, crispy and free from off-flavors. So, for high quaffability, points!

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Photo of Aleforme
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trytoketchup
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woemad
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.39. No freshness date, but Orlison hasn’t been canning for more than a couple of months, so it can’t be very old.
According to the can, this is a “Light Pilsner,” and is 4.1% abv.

Poured into a Jever pilsner glass, this beer was a clear, pale gold, with a fluffy white head that dropped slowly and left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Although I poured it into a Jever glass, it was not nearly as assertive as that German pils (then again, few are as hoppy as Jever). Still, it smells the way a well-made pilsner would be expected to smell. Grassy and herbal hops, with a subordinate maltiness. It’s not an intense smelling beer, but it's not really supposed to be one.

The taste is much like a typical pils. There’s a tiny bit of a mineralish taste in the swallow, which is otherwise crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel is just where it should be: light, crisp and clean. Light bodied, as one would expect.

This would have made an excellent lawnmower beer over the summer. I think I could session this for quite a while, so the name is rather appropriate.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a light golden color with a nice, fluffy white cap sporting great head retention leaving some small curtains of lacing on my glass

S:. A definite grassy hop presence with light grainy and biscuity backbone.

T: Upfront is a light hp bitterness paired with a floral/grassy hop presence. A light biscuit note with a light lingering grassy hop presence. the finish is dry, crisp and clean.

M: Light bodied, well carbonated, not overly sweet like many American made pils, crisp and refreshing.

O: Job well done. A nice, clean pilsener I will go back to.

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Photo of Satan70
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Havanüther Pils from Orlison Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 24 ratings