Pontchartrain Pilsner | Covington Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse
Louisiana, United States
covingtonbrewhouse.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light in body with the beautiful golden straw color that is a hallmark of the genre, Pontchartrain Pilsner's thoughtfully crafted blend of German Northern Brewer, Hallertauer Perle and Spalter hops imbue it with a wonderful mellow aroma, complemented by a smooth, lightly hopped finish.

Added by Beerbuddha on 03-24-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
85
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
24.79%
 
 
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4
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Photo of msubulldog25
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6-pack while in Slidell, LA, last week. Twist-off 12 oz. brown bottles; consumed 4 while visiting and brought 2 back to Portland. Poured to a tapered pilsner glass.

Maybe I'm confused, but I believe 'Covington Brewhouse' is just another name for 'Heiner Brau'; regardless, the tagline on this one is: "Refreshing as a Gentle Lake Breeze".

A: Light golden/straw color, just a little on the 'pale' side. Clarity isn't quite 'crystal-clear' but gets pretty close; a healthy finger+ dollop of white cream fizzles atop. Plenty of carbonation and broken shards of lace.

S: Pleasant malty nose, a sweet 'graham cracker' breadiness with a subtle 'honey'; floral/grassy hops in the nose, herbal and of good strength.

T: Grassy and hay-like, flowers; a 'meadow-like' flavor. A heavier lean on the bready-malty side; just sweet enough. Dash of pepper and a sprinkle of Hallertauer hops but tapering off in body

M: A bit doughy at first, crackery and dry; ends thinner. Plenty creamy, very smooth.

D: Light and refreshing and perfectly drinkable. The website states: 'creaminess of an American Pilsner and taste of an Old World German'. Quite creamy and flavorful enough - enjoyable enough to want it again and sessionably light enough to have again and again.

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Photo of teovaldi
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in an awesome trade with NewGeneric

Pours a clear golden straw with a very small white head that left a bit of lacing.

Smells slightly of hops and even slighter of malts.

The taste is much like the nose. Smooth hoppy finish.

The mouthfeel is creamy, crisp and light bodied.

Very drinkable pils. Nothing too over the top or ambitious, just a nice easy drinking brew.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beer was a golden straw color with a thin, white head. Lacing present throughout.

Smell: Nice crisp, clean aroma with a nice subtle hoppiness and sweet maltiness with hints of lemon zest.

Taste: Like the aroma it was a crisp, clean lager as it should be. Had a nice grassiness with just enough hops to balance out the sweet bready maltiness. Very easy beer to drink.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean with medium body.

Overall: An incredible local pilsner. Something that is very easy to drink during the oppressive Louisiana heat. I think this one will be a great seller here locally if marketed properly. It's that good.

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Pontchartrain Pilsner from Covington Brewhouse
3.51 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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