Technical Ecstasy | 2nd Shift Brewing

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3.88/5
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46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
2ndshiftbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Monkeyknife on 06-21-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,321
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
46
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by t8dd:
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4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i always say its hard to get me excited about a pils. its an enjoyable style, but never quite dynamic and interesting enough for me to get all jacked up over it. this one is one of the very few worth an excitement level like that. its simple beer, thats for sure, possibly as simple in this case as one grain one hop, pils malt and saaz, although i could be mistaken there, it has a very elegant but familiar flavor profile, not way apart from a million others, it just seems dialed in to a rare degree, like its made by the master and all others are trying to get to where this one seems to effortlessly be. there is a round summery sweetness in the middle before the lager yeast dissolves it in a very fresh and upbeat finish, maze zesty and zippy by more hops than are usually found in an import, but not enough to be sloppy american style overdone. the balance is sensational, and the drinkability is unrivaled. still not a style of beer i often reach for, but if this was on shelves here in colorado, i would have it in my fridge all summer. maybe the best american made straight up pils i have ever had.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine, one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly grainy biscuit malt with a little fresh bread, hay and grassy hops, spot on pilsner. Flavor is also whole grain biscuit malt with an unusual fresh bread crust component, dried hay and grassy hops with that nice bready biscuit flavor lingering. Very nice creamy body, unexpected for this style. Well, this is a style that I just don't have much any more, tending towards IPAs, but this was one of three cans from 2nd shift that arrived (briefly) on the Seattle market, and I'm really glad I tried it. This has one of the best and flavorful pilsner malts I can remember and with the nice creamy body, this is very enjoyable. Not sure if this is the most authentic pils I've had, but definitely one of the ones I've enjoyed the most. Quite nice, I really like this.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with excellent clarity. There’s a fingernail of dishwater white on top. The aroma is of grassy German hops, well water, and light malt. The taste is spot on for a Czech pilsner. Grassy German hops and pale malt pair well. The mouth is light, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sahd-1
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Thou Mayest.
Pale saturated gold with a light chill haze. Ample foam that settles to a thin patchy skim and spotty lacing. Aroma is clean with a light dry pils malt cracker note and a vague noble hop presence as well.

The light hop note is more assertive in the taste, which is simple but very well balanced. Lightly grassy with a soft botanical note and a light biterness. Crisp clean yeast and a light crackery dry pils malt flavor. Very light and drinkable with a smooth texture and zero astringency. Nice stuff!

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice at 2nd shift, with Filipino food

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Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured probably too aggressively from a big ol can, clear golden color with a big 2 and a half finger fluffy white head that slowly receded down to a nice cap which has stuck around more or less. Nose picks up a touch of hops and biscuit-y malts, hints of floral notes creep in as well. Taste follows with more hops than I expected, which is not a complaint at all. Super light and refreshing feel, a beer that almost requires you to have two.

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Photo of whistler55
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Floral and tasty. Draught Firkin October 27, 2017.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveJeremy
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Suds
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a large can, this brew is a hazy gold color. Slim head and lots of haze . The aroma has a bit of sulfur, grain, and spicy hops. Grain and bread. Sweet, fresh baking bread taste. Light hop bitterness. Medium body. Okay,

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Technical Ecstasy from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 46 ratings