Von Pilsner | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combining our brewery’s super soft water and the finest German hops, this unfiltered keller pilsner is crushable. Brewed as a traditional European continental pilsner, this is what beer tastes like pouring from the wooden vats used to make lager beer for centuries in the Czech Republic town of Plzeň.

Added by kmanjohnson on 10-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,876
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
53
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by tylerstravis:
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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned April 23rd 2018.

It pours a hazy lemon yellow with a finger of foam, has lacing but it's not very sticky.

Spicy hop aroma with some lemon citrus and some cracker malt. Smells pretty earthy as well.

Cracker malt and lemon citrus up front; both provide a very crisp flavour. That crispness lasts through each and every sip. Though this is 5%abv, drinking back to back would be a pleasure rather than a chore.

Medium describes the body and carbonation.

Excellent brew!

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Photo of juicebox
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Redlight. Hazy golden yellow. Smells of pilsner malts and spicy hops. Tastes of spicy malts up front. Lightly sweet malts. Grainy. Spicy hop finish. Light and very drinkable. Not bad, but in the end it wasn't the most flavorful, even for its style.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A keller/pils hybrid? Ok...
Pours to a lacey and permanent head and hazy straw gold. Aroma is a slightly funky but true to style pils with noble hops and soft pale malts. Flavor is clean, crisp, malty and softly hoppy. MF on target. Get some.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amurrayswank
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mikeg67
3.12/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden with long lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops and biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. OK brew.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adusso415
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the can says, this is a crushable pilsner. Super smooth. Flavor has all the hallmarks of a traditional Czech pils but they managed to smooth out the finish beautifully. Refreshing and leaves you wanting another.

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 10 Jan 2018.

A mildly hazy straw yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is bright, doughy, lemony and mildly minty. A little bit of dust, and the complex dough note of a good kellerbier is present. Just a touch of sulfur is present. The palate opens mildly bitter with a doughy, preserved lemon hop note followed by a blend of mint and a wonderful malt note. Moderately crisp, the complex malt character of kellerbiers is present - soft and bready. Drying on the finish with a mild lingering bitterness, this beer is soft on the palate and moderately carbonated. Very good.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unrefined and rustic, the pilsner how we know it takes on time travel, at least in taste. This historic and rudimentary pilsner-like lager puts Crooked Stave on the "classic ale" map with a kellerbier that retains all the grain, hop, yeast and mineral quality through its unfiltered, unpasteurized and an haphazard, open air aging.

Von Pilsner pours a hazy golden color, caught somewhere between traditional lager and German wheat beer. Its cream, soapy foam floats upon the glass and pulls forward with a spicy, grassy, and pleasantly vegetal scent. Floral, citrusy and carrying the savory aroma of fresh sourdough, its pilsner malt influence is front and center, even through a bready sweet taste of vegemite and powdered sugar.

As the excessivley hopped beer strays in its pilsner grain sweetness, the cereal quality is replaced with a blend of honeysuckle, lemongrass, lemon pepper, apple and lemon esters and a scant sulfur character. Bitter with peppery hops, a taste of straw and fresh cut grass begins to allow the lager to resemble farmhouse and biere de garde in a dry, spicy and grainy finish.

Medium bodied, the beer's weight is slightly more elevated than bohemian pilsner, but its mild acidity and assertive hop bite seems to lessen the malty weight and promotes the earthiness of a mossy and sod-filled character. Spicy, peppery and bitter grassiness finishes the taste while the medium length aftertaste is one of dry hay and fresh dough.

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Photo of Donkster46
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of khargro2
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another variation on the hazy beer trend, but one that reaches back to a traditional unfiltered style. Attractive white foam lingers in the tall goblet. Color is amber-tinted yellow, not quite clear. Crisp and very tingly with carbonation. I think of a Kölsch with all the perfumey aroma and flavors. Then there is the lemon and crackers. Light and sharp but full of flavor.

They do something interesting with the hops plus a hint of the barnyard, somehow. It's quite interesting and certainly flavorful for a moderate ABV brew. I wasn't so crazy about it after a glass, but trying it another day it's unusual enough to catch your attention. From the 12 oz can in the six-pack purchased at Haggen Market in the Northwest.

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Photo of grover37
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Von Pilsner from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 53 ratings