Potts Pils
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

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German Pilsner
Ranked #86
Ranked #16,805
3.94 | pDev: 8.88%
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
Very Good
Potts PilsPotts Pils
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 35
Photo of kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initial pour yields a pale pastel yellow that's mostly clear but still has a little bit of opacity. Second pour including the dregs at the bottom of the bottle leave it much cloudier than that. Gorgeous massive delicate white head is fluffy and stick and leaves gorgeous lacing. If it were the classic crisp clear body this could be a 5.

Nose is classic pilsner with a little more straw.

Flavour has some nice lemon and grassy notes to go with the straw and classic pils malts and spicy hops.

Again, it sacrifices some of the traditional crispness in service of giving a slightly softer smoother character. It works and is quite enjoyable, but may rankle traditionalists. Very drinkable.

It's definitely a new age pils in a lot of ways which may not appeal to everyone, but I find myself really enjoying it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can - did they actually use the term 'herby' to describe the hops in this product? LOL! Reminds me of my little guy's first time describing the aroma of herbal tea.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and gently fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves some random splotchy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of biscuity and crackery cereal malt, a faint pome fruitiness, subtle gasohol, and some peppy leafy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, white saltine crackers, wet straw, faint petrol, and more zingy herbal (!), leafy, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its lackadaisical frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of a swell time at this particular point in the process. It finishes off-dry, the malt and complex hop structures in a lingering death match.

Overall - well, they certainly brought the goods with this offering, providing a crisp, hoppy version of the northern German style. Full of flavour, easy to drink, and quite satisfying on a December afternoon where it is actually sunny AND above freezing.

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Photo of leaddog
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a slight cloudy pale gold with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - grassy and straw aromas, grainy malts, spicy noble hop.

Taste - Spicy noble hops start this brew off. The grainy malts follow suit. The grassy and straw aromas round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes crisp alongside a pleasant lingering bitterness from the spicy noble hop.

Overall - A good example of the German Pilsner style. The spicy noble hops add a nice bitter punch to this sessionable beer.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on a sunny, Sunday afternoon from a bomber into a Pilsner glass on a warm spring day. Paired with a chicken pesto dish. The pour was very carbonated; adjusting my pour to the centre later than usual.

Appearance: Medium straw colour that was mostly clear with a slight bit of haziness to it. Big, fluffy, white head that stuck around until the second half was poured. Tons of lacing left down the glass on both pours. Settled to a 1\8th inch thick head for the remainder of the beer.

Aroma: Mostly subdued aroma, which is typical to expect with a Pilsner, let alone a German-style Pilsner. The dominant aroma is of Noble hops. Lots of herb-like aromas with some definite spiciness from the Saaz. The Cascade hops definitely poke through and had a delicate citrus smell. Mostly lemon, with tad of lime, along with some aromatic bitterness. Speck of bready malt character.

Taste: Light, clean, refreshing. Somewhat weak, but the ABV was certainly not 3%. Nice clean bitterness with this one on-through to the end. Definite herb notes with more citrus in the taste. Certainly some lemon and lime with a dash of grapefruit. A little bit of malt character that was not too bready.

Mouthfeel: Certainly highly carbonated. Moderately light on the palate. Somewhat watery (certainly not a bad thing), with a cool temperature to the beer.

Overall: Probably one of the best Pilsners I've had. Not too weak or heavy with the breadiness. Nice strength, leading to its sessionalableness (is that a word?) . A good mix between between the Trans-Atlantic Pilsner styles with the German and American hops. Wonderfully carbonated and pleasing to the last drop. Positively one of the best lighter-coloured, sessionable lagers that I've had. I would without-a-doubt recommend this beer to anyone who is a fan of Lagers and even to Ale fans if they are unconvinced of Lagers.


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Photo of jackarthurs
4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of EspressoGuy
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle... 38 IBUs
A: clean and golden
S: citrus rind, papaya, pine ... nice complexity. Not too big or overly intense.
T: fresh, clean, very nicely balanced; bitterness is crisp without going overboard; long lingering bitterness to finish
M: medium bodied; good carbonation; fresh and full
O: This is a Goldilocks beer: not too bitter, not too floral/hoppy, not too carbonated ... just right. Really nicely balanced. I'd love to try it on tap...

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Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moon Under Water Brewpub's 'Potts Pils' an unfiltered German Pilsner @ 5.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is straw/gold into a medium size white head with lots of lace along the pilsner glass after every sip

S-lemon citrus , big floral , hoppy

T-big flavour like the side label says 'not your Dad's pilsner' , almost too hoppy/sour on the swallow thou

MF-lots of carbonation , medium body ,

Ov-still haven't found my beer with MUW , I'll keep looking

sampled alongside 2 other Moon Under Water beers & 4 G Schneider beers

prost LampertLand

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Potts Pils from The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 35 ratings