Pfeifferhorn Lager | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
52 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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Pfeifferhorn LagerPfeifferhorn Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full strength and quaffable American lager with a hint of European flavor. Pfeifferhorn lager has a subtle malt flavor, and clean, crisp finish. A fine spicy and slightly herbal noble hop profile which barely lingers on the palate.

Added by Wasatch on 06-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chill haze and pale yellow with a proudly standing white froth.

Has a complex aroma for a lager. Mostly grass, faint spice, faint candy, and a ton of light fruits and herb.

Waves of grain and hops across the tongue followed by flavors of orange, lemon zest and a drop of honey.
Dry and crisp through and through.

One of the best lagers I've had in a long time, and could see myself killing quite a few of these this summer if they were readily available here.

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Photo of Darhawk
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at the tap takeover at Beer Revolution - 8 selections, which is actually more in tune with the concept.

This beer appears a mostly clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of puffy, melted marshmallow bone-white head, which leaves some chunky hovering Casper the friendly ghost lace around the glass as it quickly falls away.

It smells of grainy, crackery, and lightly toasted pale malt, white grape juice, and leafy, floral, and grassy hop bitters. The taste is bready, doughy, and crackery light cereal malts, a further wayward yeastiness, ripe red apple and green grape fruity notes, a tame flinty stoniness, and mild leafy, herbal, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is nice and active in its swirling frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, nothing pushing the matter, as such. It finishes off-dry, the inherent malt sweetness pitching for overtime pay, while the lesser fruit and hop essences start to fade.

Overall, a pleasant and flavourful lager, enjoyed on an unseasonably warm late January day, all sunshine and slushy streets. Anyways, the beer - a well-made version of the style, with a few nods to old-school examples that I am too busy/lazy to research right now.

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Photo of Vylo
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beinerso
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of McAfee85
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of littledreamer87
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of birchstick
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Irish12
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Bamwaterski
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden colored beer with a thin white colored head.

Smells malty and a bit on the sweet side. Mild noble hop aroma mostly I get grass. Mildly floral and flowery smells quite tame.

Starts out tasting like beer, not as sweet as it smells. Biscuit malt with a slight hint of metal and a medium strong level of bitterness. Decent lager with an unusually high level of bitterness. Could pass for a Pils.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is an OK lager. I have had better but they brew this stuff 1 mile from where I work. Will buy again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very standard yellow beer type lager, nothing unique at all, and honestly not a whole lot different from the blueski lager, save the pilsener malt. this has a similar color, yeast, and feel, perhaps a bit more body here, but a very familiar beer here. clear and well carbonated, it smells of american and european malt, a little sweet, a little bready, a little dusty. its all the lager yeast can apparently handle, as this is sweet in flavor too, with just a gentle hopping for bitterness, maybe a tad underdone. very drinkable, but a bomber has bored me half way though. only a true lager head would buy this more than once, because there just isnt that much to it, but i do like the tickle of euro pale malt for flavor and texture. nothing i really need to drink again, but its well enough made. one thing about epic coming to denver is that some of the sex appeal has worn off for me. their high end beer is still world class, but beer like this is proof that they put out some average stuff too.

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Photo of Underdogbisco
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of CesarLopes
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of drpimento
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, off-white head that slowly settled and good lacing. Color is a clear, dark gold with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma has, at first, a bare whiff of skunk, then malt, hop, fresh beer, minerals. Flavor's like nose, carbonic tang and malt sweet are in front with a quick smart bringing up the rear of bitter. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, pleasant, and very drinkable. Too bad I only have this bomber. And no more access.

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Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bambam2517
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 22oz bomber to a pint glass, served at 35F and drank in the course of yard work on an 85F day.

Reminds me of the lagers from some of the larger breweries in Germany. Almost exactly like a Radeberger.

A - Buttery golden body, nice layer of head that dissipates quickly, lazy carbonation.

S - Biscuity with a little herbal tinge.

T - Decent enough, nothing special I care to relate.

M - Nice except for the funky aftertaste that most euro lagers seem to evoke if you drink enough of them. Too bad Epic couldnt splice that out...

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Pfeifferhorn Lager from Epic Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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