Laser Pants
Holy City Brewing

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Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #229
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,565
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.09%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
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Holy City Brewing
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: With our year-round pilsner fully dialed in, we decided it was time to dial things up to 11 - or at least 8.5 - with this imperial version, brewed as a one-off specifically for Brewvival 2012. The plethora of malt drives a sweet character, subdued by that familiar crisp edge of German hops. It’s all the pilsner, with less of the water.

30 IBU
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy City Brewing "Laser Pants"
on tap at Craftsmen Tap House, 21 DEC 2014
$4 for an 8 oz. serving

With a name like "Laser Pants" you've got to try it right? But then I find out that's actually the name of an Avett Brothers song... ? WHAT!? At least I love the Avett Brothers (but I don't have that song).

Notes: Hazy golden-amber beneath a creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Sweet malt and fruit in the nose. Flavor displays vanilla sugar cookie and banana - surprisingly not found in the nose... yeast, some grainy malt, apple/pear, gentle citrus and tropical fruit, grass and spice. Medium bodied and crisp. Rounded and balanced. Nicely polished. Worth the high price tag.

Jun 24, 2015
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jsanford from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Brewvival 2012

Pours a hazy dark gold with a dense white head. Nice aromas of bubblegum, banana, and honey with a touch of crisp malt. Taste is very similar to the nose, typical BSPA flavors of grainy malt, banana, and honey with a nice tropical hop bitterness. Smooth, with a medium body and good carbonation. Solid BSPA, a bit forgettable given the stature of the other beers drank that day.

Apr 22, 2012
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A much sweeter aroma than I expected, with some fruit, malt, and yeast coming through.

T: Tasted of yeast, though not as strongly as with some beers of the style, a little malt, light fruit, and a bubble gum like flavor (a little unusual for the style). A pretty straightforward, tasty flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, drinkable beer.

Mar 17, 2012
Laser Pants from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 15 ratings