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Purgatory Pilsner | Holy Brew Brewing Company

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Purgatory PilsnerPurgatory Pilsner

Brewed by:
Holy Brew Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Minkybut on 12-17-2009

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Photo of plaid75
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light noble hop and a grainy sweet malt.

The fate was rather neutral with a soft hop presence and a lingering adjunct like sweetness.

The mouthfeel was a touch chalky but properly carbonated.

Overall a decent pils that borders on pale lager. Some more hops would be appreciated.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

One of the handful of last vestiges from my time in NoVa. It pours a clear straw topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises corn, corn syrup, wheat, and flowers. The taste is eerily similar, with the flowers taking up more backseat area than shotgun. The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a nice pils, nothing outstanding, but light and refreshing enough to get the job done.

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Photo of droomyster
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, lovely gold with a nice white head. Aromas are subdued but attractive. Smells of honey and light grassiness. Flavors are predominately honey-like, with light grains. The hops definitely need to be more apparent in order for this to have balance and feel more refreshing, but all in all it is definitely not bad. I wish this young brewery well.

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Photo of bonkers
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a recent BIF, thanks Tmoney. It pours a bright straw yellow with a moderate white, sticky head. The aroma is sweet and grassy. The flavor is light and sweet and grassy. The body is light but it has a slightly sticky mouthfeel. A solid easy drinking brew, but far from the best of style.

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Photo of OctaviusIII
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad beer, but not necessarily a good one, either, Holy Brew's Purgatory Pilsner is a working-horse kind of beer. The hops aren't strong, but it has a full taste that sets it apart from adjunct lagers like Pabst Blue Ribbon or Budweiser. Carbonation is poor, the head looks silly, but if you have a chance between a Purgatory and a PBR, take the Purgatory: you'll have yourself a fuller, richer experience than you'd have otherwise. Nothing to write home about, but better than what's normally out there.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to the bottle this beer was brewed in Wilkes Barre PA. So, I do not know about this web-sites listing. I have been trying for an hour to get the beer on here correctly.
The beer was a nice golden color with a thin head and no lacing. No smell either, however it was a refreshing beer that I will buy again. It was slightrly sweet and had a clean finish.

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Purgatory Pilsner from Holy Brew Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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