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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blue Pants presents our German Style Pilsener: Featuring a blend of hops from the Hallertauer region, Premium German Pils Malt, and yeast that comes from a famous brewery in Bavaria.

33 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,447
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
73
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of WoodBrew
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had faint earthy hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain and peat finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of rooster1970
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can (not dated) poured into a 16 oz Full Sail pint glass.

Mild haze to this one, a nice hay colored body with a tall creamy cap of 2 fingers. Nice lace left up and down the sides of the glass in streaks.

Aroma is both clean and funky at the same time. Very green grains here, with a slight honey-cereal sweetness and grassy hop.

Flavor is prominently grassy, with baked grain, slight pepper, lemon peel, and grapefruit. Some odd tart thing going on. Nice herbal bitterness as well.

Feel is crisp, not really clean, kinda palate scrubbing.

Overall a pretty darn good Pilsner. I heard this was like 4th in the nation, but there's two pilsners in Nebraska that beat this hands down (Brickway Pils and Blue Blood 6-4-3, my personal #2 and #1 respectively). Still, check it out if you find it.

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Photo of Icekrispy
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of justinm4bama
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shocked to find the rating as low on this as it is. Perhaps that's because it toes the line between German and Czech (IMO)? Even so, this is a great product, hands down. Starts off a little too excited as the foamy white head explodes up the glass, leaving behind circles of sticky white lacing. The beer itself is a touch more hazy than what I've typically seen in a pils, but still golden and nearly clear after some haze fades off.

Crisp, bright nose full of sometimes earthy, sometimes floral and sometimes grainy aroma but always a peppery undertone.

Taste is massively floral upfront with an extremely bitter component that ends up becoming slightly balanced out by an earthy finish and that same pepper in the nose making up most of the bitter aftertaste.

Thin in a drinkable (not watery) way makes this beer just a terrific treat.

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Photo of rudzud
3.11/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Received as an extra in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear straw hue with a thin wispy head that fades to leave nothing.

S - Aromas of light grains, faint light cracker malts, faint tartness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of cracker, very weird tartness. Same for a weird bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O - Overall this was a very mediocre beer. Really really underwhelming.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
2.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 4/11/16

Pours a light fizzy head fades instantly, slight hazy yellow pilsner color.

Nose weird, little mineral and sulfur, strange flowery chalky aroma, mild lemony tart, hint cereal malt, more like a gose, hint grassy floral hop.

Taste mild sulfur minerality, weird floral herbal hop fair bitterness, chalk, briny little toasted pilsner malt, touch doughy, weird lemony tartness. Finish more sulfur tartness lingering and spicy herbal bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb, tartness little flemmy even.

Overall terrible.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pilsener glass. It's pretty old, with a stamp saying "born on 2/25/2015." It's quite an attractive pour: a cloudy, golden-straw color with an enormous, fluffy, gelato-like head of cream color, and significant lacing that didn't dissipate. Adding to the appearance are myriad tiny, champagne-like bubbles quickly surfacing, adding to the head. It has a rather hoppy nose for a pilsener with a nice aroma of lemon and biscuit. I'm impressed with the depth of flavor: it begins with sweet pils malt that gives it almost a vanilla taste, followed by citrus, biscuit, and a crisp, bitter, hop finish. This beer is light and crisp but it also has a creaminess I didn't expect. At 5.6% ABV, It's easy to drink, particularly on a hot day. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a well-crafted pilsener. It's not marketed in my area but hope to find it again some day.

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Photo of BigGold
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped born on "02/09/2016," into Pilsener glass. Brewed from all German ingredients, this is a big, malty but 5.60 ABV Pilsner that rivals "imperial" pilsners for depth of flavor.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seanote
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sewellk1
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamSkylar
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dper
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crystal clear straw with a nice head. Smells hoppier than your normal Pilsner. Almost like a pale ale. Tastes like a light pale ale but finishes crisp like a lager. Finishes clean. Overall this is a great beer. Clean and crisp with great flavor. My new favorite Pilsner.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the slightly warm bottle, it pours golden with a large white head (due to the warmth, I suspect). Hops is noticeable in the nose and the Pils bitterness comes through. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Davidstan
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice pils.
A. Yellow straw
S. Some floral notes and crackery hints
T. Great hop taste and crisp finish
O. Will buy again when in the mood for authentic German Pils

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to RichJ1970 for including this in the great box he sent as part of NBS BIF #3. 12oz bottle, born on 2/9/16, poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy yellow, with 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and light lacing.

The aroma featured a nice grain scent and some gentle hops. Fairly typical for the style. The taste profile was pretty similar, just with the features a bit brighter. The body was smooth and even, but perhaps a bit fuller than typical. Not that it hurt my enjoyment at all. ;)

Drinkability was very good, this is one of those smooth and easy drinkers that you can pour down all day. Overall, a very nice, solid, and enjoyable example of the style. Certainly worth your time if get the chance to try it..

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Photo of Georgedisrespectful
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a good beer. But what's up with the never ending foam ?

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gamblebc
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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