Beach Haus Classic American Pilsner | Beach Haus Brewery

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Beach Haus Classic American PilsnerBeach Haus Classic American Pilsner

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Beach Haus Brewery
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerthulhu on 12-31-2010

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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by outdoorbrewer:
Photo of outdoorbrewer
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a large white head over a clear sparkling dark yellow brew that keeps the head going for awhile and produces some nice lacing. Light malty flowery aroma. Flavor begins slightly sweet with a light hop flavor and bitterness quickly fading to finish with some bitterness of average duration. Medium-full body that holds the palate. Really clean beer, would like to see a little more hop flavoring and presence.

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Photo of TopherBreski
2.01/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful color and carbonation with a head that lingers forever. Good smell as well. But this beer tastes horrible. It's so pale and bitter. So horrible.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of rickster71
2.12/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

They aren't brewed at the Jersey Shore. It's contract brewed in Rochester, New York, by a company that also produces Magic Hat and Genesee and imports Labatt’s.

Found it to be just OK. Wouldn't seek it out again. It may be a stepping stone for beer drinkers looking for something better than the usual lite beers.

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Photo of Skabiski
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Being a Jersey Shore guy, I was excited to give this beer a try.

It pours a deep gold color, the head fades away quickly and no lacing was present.

Medium bodied, seems much heavier than your typical macro lagers. Not sure what the ABV is but I am sure it is a little higher than average.

With a name like Beach Haus, I was expecting a lighter, more drinkable beer.
This would not be my first choice after a hot day on the beach.

It is easy to drink, but has some bitterness to it.

It is more full bodied and complex than your typical American beer.

It is a nice beer, not outstanding.

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Photo of earlholman
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of broller
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Caddant
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of crafbrewwhore
1.86/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured a bright yellow, with not much head retention.
The taste and mouth feel were off big time.
To be honest it tasted like sweaty gym socks.

Should have just consumed the calories and had an IPA instead.

Sorry, I'm ftom Jersey, but I think this brew has alot to be desired. Think they have some work to do before they expand to any other styles. Perfect one then move on.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light gold with no foam (or very little). Hazy, partially see through. Fruity smell & bubblegum too. Malt and straw taste, some citrus. Pilsy hop close. Light and breezy. Smooth. Strong carbonation, more so than expected. Nice beer - easy but flavorful.

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Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and golden in color with about half inch of bubbly white head which recedes to a thin white lace. Smells malty with lots of biscuit scents coming through.

drinking the beer itself is nice. It has a breads sweetness in the middle and finishes with a moderate hop presence. The beer is light bodied heavily carbonated and easy to drink. Definitely a good brew to convert the adjunct lager drinker to the craft world. It has the tastes he'll know, but just done cleaner and better.

This is an extremely clean easy drinking session beer with decent flavor and I just want to remind everyone how hard it is to craft as clean a pilsner as this one.

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Bright gold with a crystal clarity. A head of modest proportions, bone white in color, exhibits only a fair rate of retention, dissipating within a minute or two.Carbonation was centered in the glass with a bubbly shower, fairly dense and rapid in rise.

S: After much agitation the aroma was still hard to bring out and didn't factor much strength wise. Mealy hints and dry cereal grains with a bit of greenery but ever so light and ever so insignificant.

T: Some sugary cereal grains at first, things progress to a graininess of fresh grain. A bit of fresh grass, lemon grind and some wet hay factor in as well. The hops come on fairly strong on the finish giving this some redemption, though the grain base I thought was way to sweet and sugary for the first half.

M: The body is light, albeit per style, with not so much carbonation comes about. Slippery feel but ultimately just an average experience.

D: Single serving at best, but falls into purgatory of sorts, most likely doesn't pack enough bang for the discriminatory palate (victory prima pils, great lakes dortmunder) and probably a bit to hoppy for the adjunct drinker. A light affair, overly sweet, not particulary to style, prefer dry and crisp to sweet and sugary. Only could handle one.

end note: this is referred to a american pilsner. since no option exist not sure if this would fit better under the american blonde or american pale lager catergory.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a yellow color lager with an average size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma consists of lightly sweet malt with some cereal also being noticeable. Taste is also a mix between some lightly sweet cereal notes with a subtle dry finish. Body is average with good carbonation. Still to sweet in my opinion to be a true pilsner.

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Photo of Goldndomer
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of AndrewBV
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PJ, a rep from Beach Haus, came to the store I work at on the night that we had a tasting. Thanks for being really nice and professional, and for providing insight into the brewery expansion process to staff and customers who had questions about it, myself included. It was a fun night with great beer from a brewery I had otherwise not heard of.

The Classic American Pilsner was my favorite of the three offerings (the others being the Cruiser IPA and Winter Rental Schwarzbier). It had a standard appearance for the style, with a bit more of a pleasant yeasty and grainy smell than I expected out of an American pilsner, although I admittedly don't drink them too frequently. That smell continued into the taste, which made for a very nice offering. Crisp mouthfeel as expected made for an overall enjoyable and easy drinking beer.

It's not the kind of beer that'll blow anyone's world, but for something that I'd never heard of before, it's a very nice casual beer to replace the BMC staples. This may end up being my light summer beer when the time comes. Good luck, Beach Haus!

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Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cde1218
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of bilhelm
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of devinoconnor
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As I've gotten more into craft brews and discovering the world of beer, once in awhile I still desire a crips lighter beer which isn't exactly the norm in the independent brewery sect.

Beach Haus is exactly that - a nice light lager which is perfect for summer.

It certainly reminds you of a Miller Lite, but it has a little more body and hops to it.

It's not going to win any craft brewery awards, but I enjoyed it. I'll get it again next time I'm down at the Jersey Shore.

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Photo of DuncanIdaho86
4.46/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a fresh pint of this poured from the tap at a beer dinner at a new speakeasy in my area and it exceeded my expectations - maybe I set the bar too low for pilsners.

The rep there was from the company which helped as he was actually engaging and super knowledgable about the beer ( this guy had hops for me to sniff!) The ale was clean and clear from the pour and had all the substance of a real beer.

Smell? Semi-sweet. Kinda cereal, like Special K but actually looking forward to consuming it.

Taste? Is where the gravy is. It starts off sweet but you get a bite of bitterness too and then it drops off. Clean finish.

Me gusta.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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