Ringneck Spaltz Bomb Pils | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ffejherb on 09-01-2009

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Photo of sixerofelixir
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle purchased at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH. A drawing of a Ringneck Pheasant appears on the label.

Pours ultra-clear and gold. Head is tall, fluffy, and ever-so-slightly off-white. Lots of carbonation trails. The smell is grainy as a silo, and sweet. First taste is nice toasted barley with as much Spalt hops kicking around afterward. Good balance. Very tasty and easily drinkable. Bitterness and spiciness comes through on the end, along with some oiliness, once again bringing varied character to what adds up to a very good brew.

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Photo of slaintemhor
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got to try a bottle of this last August thanks to a friend who got it in a beer trade. The colour was a true golden with a thick off-white head. The aroma was somewhat grain-like but with some hints of clover honey. On the palate, plenty of noble hops a delightful burst of CO2, honeysuckle and besswax with a lengthy, crisp finish.

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Photo of steve8robin
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in a recent BIF. Finally got around to trying it. 22oz bottle...

A: Golden honey yellow color with a tiny white head that quickly fades to a lace on top of the brew. Decent.

S: I get some malt and barley quickly upfront with some candied sugars and caramel quickly followed in the middle. Some bready rye on the backend. Very good.

T: I get some clean crisp barley and malt with a hidden hop bite. Some bready flavors in the middle with some watery sugars on the backend. Good.

M: Medium body with a light carbonation and a fantastically clean finish. One of the cleanest finishes I have ever had in a beer. Just tastes so crisp and super clean. Very good.

D: This one goes down very easy. Very good.

All in all, this one surprised me. I have never been a fan of pilsners, but this is the best in the style I have tried so far. It just tastes very, very clean and a super easy drinker. Definitely give this one a try if you like low ABV session beers.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AltBock
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was on tap at the Brew Kettle on 9/21/2009. The chalkboard said that it had a 5.5% ABV with 30 IBUs. They served it to me in a cool looking Pilsener glass.

Brew Kettle's take on a German Pilsener poured a clear golden straw yellow with a tiny pure white head of foam. I'm positive that the lack of foam was due to the glass than the beer itself. Despite its small size, it still had nice retention that left behind a string of white rings and a number of big blots of lace around the glass.

The beer was lightly dry in the nose with toasted malts, a gentle touch of juicy fruits, and then it ends with the scent of peppery hops. Swirling it around will only increase the impact of the peppery hops on your sense of smell.

To me, the taste screamed German! The taste was crispy and carbonated with toasted malts, dried fruits, and then it settles down with peppery hops and a touch of yeast. I've had quite a few true German Pilseners and I have to say that this beer was the closest to those true German Pilseners.

Light bodied Pilsener with the right amount of carbonation and a minor aftertaste of toasted malts, peppery hops, and a hint of yeast.

Some people might think that I'm out of line by saying this, but I think this is Germany in a glass! The best part is, is that it was brewed fresh right here in Ohio. If you want a standard session German Pilsener without making the jump across the pond, order a pint of this beer the next time you're in the Brew Kettle.

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Photo of Danielcase
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice pilsner from a solid brewery. This beer has a nice white head and yellow color. Carbonation was a little low but that was most likely an anomaly. This beer paired well with my fish and chips. Bottom line I would hrab a six pack for a hot summer day.

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Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Brew Kettle on 8/6/09.

A - Crystal clear golden/light amber body with no noticeable carbonation bubbles and almost two fingers of pouffy white head that quickly settled into a patchy retention, leaving very little lace.

S - Fairly muted nose with hints of fruit and spices. Malt character is quite grainy and biscuity.

T - Spicy and fruity initial flavor with citrus hops, grape sweetness and some peppery spiciness, all of which is anchored by a toasted grainy malt character. Finishes with moderate hop bitterness and plenty of toasty and sweet malts to balance.

M - Medium body with an oily texture and moderate, bristly carbonation. Crisp hop bite in the finish with good deal of bitterness on the tongue.

D - Another fine pilsner with excellent drinkability and a crisp, hoppy presence that made for a very flavorful brew. This struck me as hoppier than the 30 IBUs indicated on the beer menu. Great pils overall.

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Ringneck Spaltz Bomb Pils from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 7 ratings