Pontchartrain Pilsner | Covington Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse
Louisiana, United States

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

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of avaughn
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth taste! Love to drink this as that go to beer.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- a light golden straw color with very little head and a slight haze
S-very sweet aroma with hops coming thru in the background
T-not as sweet as the smell but some is there, and the hops still comes thru. It has a smooth aftertaste that leaves the mouth clean
F-light body and medium carbonation
O-light hop taste with very little aftertaste, would be great on a hot summer day

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Photo of wesley777
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great beer for the style

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%

Covington Pontchartrain Pilsner
12 oz. brown glass bottle

Unfortunately Covington's Pilsner is a fairly average craft brew that could probably be confused for a blonde ale. It looks alright, but not great, and it just doesn't have a pilsner aroma. I find neither pilsner malt nor noble hops. In the aroma it's slightly floral and slightly grassy/lemony but the malt doesn't shine. In fact, as the flavor reveals more fully, the malt is fairly dull, and a bit too sweet. Had it been labeled differently I'd certainly give it a higher recommendation, but as a pilsner (Czech, German, or other) it lacks finesse and balance. Otherwise, basic and drinkable (especially cold) but unremarkable.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.12/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Served from the tap in a shaker pint glass.

Pale yellow color, brilliantly clear with bright white head. Mild pale malt aroma and taste, with just minimal earthy hops. Light body, medium carbonation.

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1.84/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.16/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Pontchartrain Pilsner from Covington Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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