Regal Pilsner | Breckenridge Brewery

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233 Ratings
Regal PilsnerRegal Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double Pilsner with distinct hoppy attributes and a pronounced malty backbone. It is strong in character and steadfast in its resolve to provide maximum drinking pleasure. All hail our Brewmaster and the fruits of his labor, Regal Pilsner!

Added by Rayek on 06-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

now i have passed this thing over in stores for years, but finally i grabbed a single and i think it was a great buy. its only 7% abv, which makes it drinkable and light for any type of imperial, but its still quite hoppy and bitter, and the german type pils malts are huge in the flavor, while its still dry and clean drinking. very well mad obviously, and while its by far not my favorite breck beer, i have to appreciate that a beer this simple is so good. its gorgeous in the glass with a big tall white head and a hoppy nose. vegetal there and fresh and green. its new and excited, and i like the virgin nature it hits the palate with. carbonation is at war with the flavors though, its almost too bubbly, and this is the only style it could ever work with, but work it does, and i appreciate a blue collar mouthfeel as much as anything else. its still a pilsener though, and i will never get off on one, but i like it for what it is and i am sorry i waited so long to indulge. its well worth the few bucks i paid for the single, and i may even drink this one again some day. breck has come a long way lately i think, and maybe i have been behind the times on some of the beers, but this is very good.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice looking clear yellowish gold color with a soapy looking white head on top. The smell of the beer wasn't too grassy which I liked. There was a good amount of earth malts and some nice grainy aromas too. The taste of the beer is pretty good, It's got a nice crisp bitter flavor with a light sweetness up front. The mouthfeel is a light and very drinkable. Overall this brew is pretty good, I could see someone drinking quite a few of these in a short period of time.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and down the slides of the glass along with a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: Following the smell, the taste has flavors of grassy and spicy hops along with strong notes of bready malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The grassiness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and has a nice amount of grassiness in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

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3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An emboldened lager taste with full flavor, Breckenridge's imperial pilsner is big in flavor and bold in body but without loosing what it is that make well-made lagers so grand. The brewers make it seem effortless.

And as the modestly hazed golden lager pours, its obvious that the beer's natural flavors are intact and not removed by over filtering. And those flavors pour on the palate with moderate honey sweetness, drizzled over wafer-thin cracker and whole grain. Delicately floral, the nose is enticed by a bouquet of honeysuckle.

Over the middle, the beer's estery character opens up with lemons and apples. Shortly after, a spiciness slices through the sweetness and gives wallop of hop spice. Its peppery taste is grassy, herbal and tangy- like verbena and lemongrass.

Its malty-dry finish carries a modest warmth, but its the tale of those spicy hop bitternesses that carry the late palate into a crisp and refreshing closure. Shying away from the rougher alcohols or maltier weight, the dry finish still remembers its base lager flavor. Rather than imperial pilsner, I prefer to see this lager as a firm Oktoberfest with the soul of structure of German lager.

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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a respectable head that leaves a shard or two behind

Smell: Surprisingly fruity, with pineapple and citrus tones, though there is a grassy character underneath

Taste: Sweet and somewhat biscuity, up front, with a fruity character building in the middle; a grassy bitterness develops underneath that adds a nice counterpoint

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Way off the mark for an Imperial Pils both in the sweetness and in the hop profile but still rather enjoyable to drink

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3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, pine, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, pine, cracker, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial pils. All around well balanced hop, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very light layer of white head. Color is a very clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Bready, pale malts. Grassy, noble hops. This reminds me a lot like the Odell double pilsner.

Taste: Ugh. It is like Odell, but way more bready and malty. It has the grassy hops with a bit of floralness. It is way to malty.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a bit of creaminess. Lighter bodied, but still tastes big with some alcohol showing. Medium carbonation. Ends really dry and bland.

Overall, just no. This just isn't good. Too bready and too malty. This one just doesn't work and I don't want a lot of it.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.8/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Poured from a bottle into an Umphrey's McGee pint glass. Clear golden honey color with a thin, wispy layer of white head that leaves some streaky lacing before disappearing almost completely. Aroma is light, of pale malts, grains, and grass. Taste is similar: bready, light malt sweetness, grains, grass, a touch of citrus zest, with a decent balance of malts and hops. Smooth, light mouthfeel, and easily drinkable. It's not often I find a pils that I like.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of russpowell
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Goebbel's in Wichita

Pours honey colored with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Bready & grassy with hints lemons, all seem to fade as this warms

T: Bready, toffee like sweetness & slight pear fruittyness, some crackery notes as well up front. Soapy & grassy notes as this warms, along with some more crackery notes & a bit of green apple. Finishes semi-crisp with some leafy hops & a bit of butterscotch

MF: Fairly chewy, firm carbonation, so-so balance, some grainy notes

Overall this is run of mill for the style, not impressed. Would love to try a fresher sample, I believe the hops are tired in this bottle

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at the Breckenridge "World Headquarters" in a tulip glass. The beer has a hazy, golden color. The head is minimal and short lasting. No lace on the glass.

Clean, fresh pale malt aroma with a pinch of hop in background.

More "round" than crisp, particularly for a pilsner. The malt is rich as is the body, which belies the style. Still, it holds its own with spicy BBQ food. The hop is stronger than the smell suggests, making this a well-balanced profile. Very clean.

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Regal Pilsner from Breckenridge Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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