Perikles Pilsner

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #220
Ranked #20,370
3.79 | pDev: 8.71%
May 24, 2020
Apr 11, 2015
Very Good
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3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 24, 2020
4.04 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Dec 27, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a hazy texture. There was a small amount of creamy, bright white head that lasted an average amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A decent, but not powerful, aroma of hops, malt, citrus, yeast, and wheat.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of citrus fruit (lemon, orange), a tinge of yeast, a slight grassy quality, a fair shot of malt, some hops, and a bready quality. A solid enough flavor that seems to get better as it goes on. Oddly, it's a bit thin and watery at first, but then levels out into a sweet, malty palate. Not bad.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a zesty finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer certainly has its flaws, but ultimately it works. Drinkable, but nothing spectacular.

Jan 22, 2018
3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Jan 18, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to a tumbler glass.

A: The body is bright yellow and hazy. The head is white, it's half a finger thick but shows good retention and lacing.
S: The aroma is yeasty and malty, but there's in the back a very small hint of citrus. Probably some cool hops were used here.
T: The taste has a small citric touch of blood oranges and lemon zest, and then finishes with the usually empty and minimally bitter finish of a pilsner. Cool innovation on the beginning of the sip.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is high and almost perfect. Bitterness is low but it dries out the mouth a bit.
O: It's a good pilsener due to the twist on the taste using citrus but nothing remarkable.

Aug 11, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mothman from Minnesota

White head. Golden straw yellow. On tap at the hatt.

Bready and malty with earthy hops. Biscuit with a touch of pine. Ends with a floral bitterness.

Light bodied. Okay but not my favorite pilsner. Worth a try.

Dec 26, 2016
3.69 by JamFuel from Sweden on Dec 15, 2016
4.35 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Jul 17, 2016
3.77 by mytu420 from Romania on Apr 27, 2016
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 19, 2016
3.91 by thumperskibum from Indiana on Mar 02, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a hazy, straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of wheat, pale malt, slight Euro yeast, hint of sulfur, hint of caramel malt, hint of grass, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is harp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a distinct dryness. Tastes of hint of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hops, hint of caramel malt, slight Euro yeast, and a hint of wheat. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Dec 27, 2015
4.33 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2015
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Nov 20, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a completely unfiltered color, with a small head, immediately collapsing to a bubbly lacing.

Smells of rich, bready wheat, together with a lime note and marzipan. Has a pleasant soft yeast sourness above these aromas adding to the lime, evoking the impression of this being a very smooth drinking beer.

Has a higher carbonation, which is entirely entangled into the beers profound wheat qualities, leading to a very soft mouthfeel with a refreshing quality to it.

Tastes of so much lime, the aromas didn't reveal these at all. Packs a well build hop punch, hitting the palate at the same time as wheat does its work, smoothing out the taste, creating a pleasant balance. Lime goes all the way in this, while never unbalanced, it is allowed to blend into soft wheat, warm toffee and coppery carbonation bubbles at the end, providing a great depth of flavors while remaining easy drinkable. During the finish, wheat and bread prevail among an aqueous quality, joined by a very late, pleasant dryness.

This is certainly a unique approach for a Pils, very headstrong and still focussed. One might argue that it is closer to a pale ale rather than to a Pils, which might be true, if it wasn't for the soft mouthfeel, resulting from the smooth combination of an aqueous quality, wheat and hay.

Nov 01, 2015
2.56 by YvesB from Belgium on Oct 27, 2015
4.06 by sludgegnome from Pennsylvania on Oct 23, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: cloudy, silvery-gold hue with a thick finger of frothy white foam. Not a bad look overall, but way too cloudy for a Pilsner.

Smell: lightly sweet and grainy with a big, fresh, green noble-hop aroma. Fantastic hops for the style.

Taste: beautifully delicious grassy green hops with a somewhat grainy, yeasty foundation. I kind of love this.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and very satisfying creaminess.

Overall: it doesn't look the part for the style, but its aroma and flavor are especially heightened and delicious. Fantastico.

Oct 20, 2015
3.81 by dcmchew from Romania on Oct 07, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Marius from Netherlands

Dark golden pour, hazy, with a dense but thin head. Kind of smells like a pilsner, but with citrus and wheat thrown into the mix. Lemon, lemon zest, wheat and yeast taste. Very drinkable and refreshing, with a light body, medium carbonation and a citrusy bitter aftertaste.

Sep 18, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/17/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, lime, orange zest, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, lime, orange zest, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange zest, wheat, cracker, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is a very nice German pilsner style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Sep 05, 2015
3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Aug 31, 2015
4 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Aug 19, 2015
3.94 by Jamato14 from North Carolina on Aug 19, 2015
3.86 by begske from North Carolina on Aug 12, 2015
3.78 by Waggman from Sweden on Aug 02, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Came out a little more clouded than a classic pilsner but just a bit hazy. Has that crisp aroma of a good solid pils. It is a good smooth taste that rolls over the tongue, not too bitter or not too sharp as you might get from a european pils. For me, felt a little, not bland, but weak in the body without that little more sharpness to it. Finishes easy and smooth and lingers pleasantly over the tongue.

Jul 29, 2015
3.75 by shirtless_mike from Indiana on Jul 27, 2015
3.89 by TrulySlide from Virginia on Jul 26, 2015
3 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jul 25, 2015
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 25, 2015
3.93 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jul 25, 2015
3.91 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Jul 25, 2015
4.31 by dedbeer from Illinois on Jul 20, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by emerge077 from Illinois

Cheers to Chris for the growlers and assist!

Pale gold, light haze, one finger of frothy foam on the surface. Decent retention and coverage, spotty lacing, rising carbonation visible.

Slight lemony aroma, crisp pils malt.

Taste is much the same, light lemony hop with a mild bitterness, clean and refreshing, light crackery pils malt taste. Light bodied, crisp, and quenching. Overall a good pils, slightly hoppy but otherwise fresh and well made. Doesn't reinvent the wheel but it's nice enough, although pricey.

Jul 19, 2015
3.52 by Doublechar0517 from Kentucky on Jul 18, 2015
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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

one of the better pils types ive had this year, this is a wheated pils, and the wheat adds a whole lot to this extremely crushable brew. just a bit more going on here than a lot of the classic ancient imports, its not any more fuller bodied, but its much more flavorful, and hoppy too. these guys have some element of flavor that is in almost all of their beer, and its here too, maybe it comes from the higher hops dosage, maybe it comes from their special yeast, but this is a lager right? so it cant all be the same. hard to figure this one out, but its lightness is so awesome, dry as they come and majorly well carbonated, maybe the most refreshing beer I can remember from this summer, as early as it is. hoppy but not bitter, with a smoothness from the wheat that the citrus notes of the hops linger too, limes and even grapefruit in and out on the back end. I like the wheat in this, and wouldn't mind seeing a few more like it. we all dug the art too, very simple but very different. these guys are climbing the ranks pretty quickly with beers like this...

Jul 13, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a hazy medium straw amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grain, light biscuit malt, lemon citrus, grassy hops; good pilsner profile. Flavor follows with light bready, mildly biscuit, grainy malt, lemon citrus, grassy and citrus hops. Finish is dry, but a nice mildly estery orange/lemon flavor is revealed that is lightly floral. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A lighter bodied pilsner that has nice fresh hopping flavors. The flavor progression into the fruit and floral finish is quite well done and left pleasant after flavors that increased my enjoyment of this beer. Probably a bit more citrus hoppy than a traditional pilsner, but better for it. Enjoyable.

Jul 13, 2015
4 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Jul 11, 2015
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3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

After a few stints with exotic hop displays and sour flirtations, the Omnipollo gang gets back to basics with a no-frills German-style pilsner that celebrates the barley kernel that put pale beer on the lager map.

Perikles pours the the expected bright straw coloration with perhaps the most supple of hazes. Its cottony white froth reveals the husky and lightly toasty barley aromas with a stern hop wallop. Its honeysuckle and lemongrass floral notes precede a crisp, light and bready sweetness to set its initial taste.

As the barley and hops nestle onto the palate, its sweetness quickly relaxes as the beer's taste tightens up. In its fade, the rise of hops comes equally as rapid, bringing its light apple and lemon character with a bold grassy nod. With soft sweetness lurking in the background, the beer trends hoppy late.

With a crisp and light body, the beer's bubbly effervescence and residual malt starches keep the hops supported while the bitterness intensifies with a peppery, hay-like property. Playful sulfur notes allow the floral aftertaste of orchard blossoms to return in a faint echo.

Jul 07, 2015
Perikles Pilsner from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 44 ratings