Greens Fees
Crossroads Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Pilsner - German
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
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Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
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Crossroads Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Notes: German Pils & Oat malts create a crisp & refreshing body for this golden colored lager. The moderate addition of Mandarina Bavaria and Hüll Melon Hops add a pleasant bitterness & soft floral & fruit aroma. This Pils is there for you… even when your swing isn’t.
IBU: 33
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crossroads Brewing Company "Greens Fees Pilsner"
12 fl. oz. can without production codes or freshness dating
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well just looking at the label I wonder what I'm getting into. A pilsner brewed with oats? That seems a little odd, but OK, if they've filtered it that'll be fine. It's also hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon which is certainly not usual, but OK, times change and you want to try to innovate a little bit. 33 IBUs and 5.4% alcohol by volume make sense. So let's see... it's not exactly clear but it's not too hazy either. It's got a nice head of fluffy bright white foam atop it. That's dropped a bit but it seems as if it'll have some very good head retention to it. What's it smell like? Fresh and fruity. Floral. There's a little bit of orange to it but I'm not finding any melon. It's not the brightest of aromas but it's not restrained either. On to the taste... it's got a good bit of grassy Pilsener malt to it, and some nice hop flavor as well. The melon comes through, and although they're not traditional hops they don't really seem out of place. Crossroads hasn't overdone it with the amount of flavor they're getting and that's the key. Except for the fact that the malt and hop flavors don't mesh together really well - it's kind of like malt, and then hops, with a little space in the middle - it's actually really well balanced. I'm impressed. It finishes with the fruity hops fading and it becomes nicely dry as the sweetish malt erodes and the bitterness comes forward. Very nice! In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp with a slightly less than standard carbonation level. Looking back, the head held really well and it's left some thin but pretty full lacing across the entire glass. If it was completely clear I'd score it 4.5 out of 5.
Review #6,894

Jan 14, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Welcome to the opening salvo (tee-off?) of Happy Take Your Pils With A New Beer, We're Heading to Media, PA This Sunday (Week 752)!

From the CAN: "German Pils & Oat malts create a crisp & refreshing body for this golden colored lager. The moderate addition of Mandarina Bavaria and Hüll Melon Hops add a pleasant bitterness & soft floral & fruit aroma. This Pils is there for you… even when your swing isn’t."; "IBU 33".

A Crack! of the vent & I was off & running, often running. A slow, gentle C-Line Glug still led to the quick formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. It is already hot & humid & expected to increase as the day progresses. 8=( Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a biscuity maltiness acCANponied by a variegated fruitiness ranging from bitter lemon to sweet honeydew melon. Mmm. I could really go for some lemon biscotti right about now! Mouthfeel was medium, big for a Pils. The taste was definitely that of a GER Pils, led by the biscuity maltiness & followed by a fruity hoppiness that did not evoke Saaz or Noble hops. There are currently only two (2) types of Pilsners so it becomes a binary question/solution. If it is not Czech. it must be GER, but this was also imprecise. Oh well. It was certainly crisp & refreshing which was exactly what the doctor ordered to beat this heat. Finish was crisp & dry. Mmm. A great start to the day!

Jul 21, 2019
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Kendo from New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to the can: "German Pils & Oat malts create a crisp & refreshing body . . . . The moderate addition of Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon Hops add a pleasant bitterness & soft floral & fruit aroma. . . ."

A: Canned on 4/15/19. "Tiger Woods y'all." Poured into a wide, v-shaped glass (sort of a shorter, fatter pilsner glass). Body is clear golden, more palish-yellow when backlit. Small head of white leaves behind some lacing.

S: Not a big nose, but then, that's expected for the style. Soft floral, perfumey and fruity aromas. Hint of grass.

T: A nice pilsner - soft cereal grainy malt foundation is followed by generically-fruity hops and some grassiness. Underlying fruitiness of ripe melon and orange peel. Finishes with a bitterness that shows up - somewhat surprisingly - as a lingering aftertaste.

M: Light in heft, carbonation is modest, both of which make this an easy drinker.

O: Very good. Spent the day working in the yard, and this hits the spot afterwards. Tastes like a softer, slightly Americanized version of a German Pilsner.

May 26, 2019
Greens Fees from Crossroads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 6 ratings