Notch Session Pils | Notch Brewing

Notch Session PilsNotch Session Pils
BA SCORE
41.9%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 227 ratings
Notch Session PilsNotch Session Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Notch Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
notchbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Czech style pale lager known as Světlé Výčepní. The 10 plato strength (4% ABV) is the most popular in the Czech Republic, as opposed to the 12 plato strength (5% ABV) that is more familiar in the US. Brewed with European malts, Czech Saaz hops and soft water.

Added by PEBKAC on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,977
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
227
Liked:
95
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TWStandley
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of u2carew
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a big white head that keeps its retention quite well. Clear body, golden to straw in color.
S) Musky grains. Subtle hints of citrus fruit.
T) Sweet yet bitter grains. Some fruity notes - apples. Some astringent notes. Bitter dry finish.
M) Light body. Dry finish.
O) Overall an average pilsner, just a bit more bitter than the norm.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Aiming for the Old World rustic version of the Czech lager. Mild haze, but golden color still shines bright in the light. Enough froth for a Pils to be proud of. Fresh-cut crabgrass, wild herbal hop and a dusting of biscuity malt in the nose. Smooth, with a snap of crispness on the backside of the light body. Malt comes forth on the light side with a sticky, biscuity, almost husky flavor throughout. Hops are slightly oily with spicy, herbal undertones; bitterness balances. Biscuity, husky tone lingers. Finish lands dry. Some fine tuning and softening would do this lager great. Hard pressed to put back more than one.

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Photo of Kayakguy
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are much better Pilsner beers available. This is the third beer from Notch that ai have tried and I am not a fan. This beer lacks flavor. No hop taste.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.12/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: The hazy honey colored liquid is topped by an inch of foam; the retention was reasonable and a few shards of lace hang around

Smell: Slightly bready, with just a hint of grass

Taste: Golden-syrup malt flavors buttress the herbal, grassy hop bill; very rustic flavors

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with relatively crisp carbonation

Overall: Well, they got the mouthfeel right, but I am afraid the unusual malt and hop flavors here make this beer rather hard to enjoy

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear honey color. Frothy white head forms. The head is small but retains. Leaves random lacing.

S-Soft nose. Barely any noble hops. Sweet, a bit grainy. Just not very attractive. Boring.

T-Started off with a rather odd flavor that caught me off guard. After the confusing beginning, As it settles on my palate, a more conventional Pils flavor sets in. More noble hops than in the nose. Still sweet and somewhat grainy.

M-Light bodied and lively cartbonation. A tad bit watered down. But no big negatives.

O/D-Just bland. I can see why they named it Session Pils, but I'd prefer both my session beer and my Pilsener to have a bit more personality.

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Photo of dental
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Warrior2187
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Janeinma
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Larrydoherty
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of dcisco44
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can at The Burren. Looking for low-ABV for weeknight music. Got it, but flavor is nothing special.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbarletto
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Notch Session Pils from Notch Brewing
Beer rating: 41.9% out of 100 with 227 ratings
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