Kaiser 2nd Reising | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Cresant on 01-31-2007

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
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2.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had two 20 oz. pints at Rich O's. Minimal white head faded quickly. Clear golden body had a tint of milkiness. No visible carbonation beads.

Smell was slightly sour, like an old dish-cloth. Corn/grain. Somewhat floral.

Taste was sweet. Grain, corn. More of an New Albanian take on a macro than a pre-prohibition pilsner (as billed). I wasn't around before prohibition so I'm not sure if this is an accurate duplication, but it does not replicate the better contemporary German Pilsners. I suppose I'm judging this beer to a modern pilsner style.

Mouthfeel was smooooth. No carbonation or pils hops zestiness. More of an ESB mouthfeel than a German Pilsner. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy it, I drank two in one sitting, but I'm sure they could have created a better pilsner than this.

From the website:

"OG: 1.072

ABV: 5.9%

MALTS: 2-row and 6-row barley malt; corn used as adjunct

HOPS: Fuggles, East Kent Golding and Hallertau

YEAST: San Francisco/California Common

MISC: Pre-Prohibition pilsner

The most renowned brewery in 19th-century New Albany was owned by Paul Reising, a German immigrant who set up shop at the corner of Spring and West Second. Like other continentally trained brewers in America, Reising found it necessary to adapt Old World recipes to New World ingredients. Expensive imported German hops were reserved for aroma and flavor, while less delicate homegrown varieties provided the bittering. American six-row barley replaced European two-row, and some corn was thrown in for good measure. The result was your great-grandfather’s pilsner."

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3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmoneyba
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at New Albanian.

Poured clear amber color with average white fizzy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

Good drinkable brew and was good with My Big Ten Pizza.

Very interesting brew.

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4.07/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pale golden color, with an eighth of an inch head, with a white colored head, that soon dissolves away quickly. A mild bready and biscuit fragrances, is followed by a citrus and floral aroma, with a touch of pine. The malty, bread flavor is strong at the front of each taste. That is followed by a citrus bitterness, mostly of an orange and a touch of pineapple. It finishes with a strong grassy flavor. A watery mouthfeel at the front with the tingle of carbonation coming in halfway, but is not foamy. It ends crisp, with a clean dryness on the back of the palate. This is a strong offering of a pilsner in often dominant world of brewpubs. It gives the hoppy flavor one looks for in an ale, but as the crisp feel and easy to drink characteristics of a lager. This is a beer I will try to grab a growler of the next time I go camping

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Kaiser 2nd Reising from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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