Brau Pils | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brau Pils is a straight forward Pilsner with a light body, moderate carbonation and an assertive yet restrained hop character. Aromas of earthy, spicy noble hops are chased by a rich, cracker-like note backed up with clean, malty notes and a neutral lager yeast profile.

Added by Drknight on 04-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,417
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
126
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
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Photo of geryeb624
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoeSzsylak
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silopanna63
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this Pilsner fresh on tap at a restaurant by the wharf waterfront in Southwest D.C.

This beer is emblematic of a true northern German Pilsner—pleasantly bitter at the start (without any hop bouquet) and bread on the backend, and dry, clean and crisp throughout. Although this beer style doesn’t have the layers of complexity that many other beers possess, the best northern German-style Pilsners are what they’re supposed to be—crisp, dry and refreshing with a nice bitter bite at the beginning and a bready finish, and without the hop bouquet found in many American-style craft Pilsners and other lagered beers.

I can’t attest to how this beer is in cans or after it has sat a while, but it’s a very nice Pilsner when fresh and on tap. It’s been at least a couple years since I’ve been to this brewery because of past disappointments. But because of this experience, I now feel that it’s time to go back for another tasting to see if their other beers live up to the quality that this Pilsner bears.

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Photo of Heeenrik
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DC Brau Brewing "Brau Pils"
12 fl. oz. can
$2 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice bright yellow and green label - hard to miss! It's poured a slightly hazy yellow-gold body beneath a short head of bright white foam. I might have a less than "beer clean" glass here but I'm inclined to think that the head retention and lacing should be better. Moving forward, what I'm looking for in a pilsner is Pilsner malt and Saaz hops. I'm getting a decent amount of malt, and it's grainy, but I'm not sure I'd say it comes across as Pilsner malt, and there are some grassy hops but they're not like the spicy and floral Saaz hops that I usually expect. Of course there are no rules and you can make it with whatever malt and hops you want. On to the flavor... hmmm, it pretty much exactly matches the aroma. It's got a solid bitterness to back it, and it finishes dry, earthy, and lightly spicy. It's nicely balanced. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and crisp. I don't really see any flaws to it but it does lack a certain magic.
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Photo of JamFuel
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cear yellow with fine head and lots of visible carbonation.

Smell is bready and clean with nice floral notes and a hint of saltine crackers.

Taste is crisp and clean, with a crackery, bready base and some spiciness along with a nice, balanced, floral bitterness and just a hint of popcorn.

Mouthfeel is medium, and creamy as a pilsner should be, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, no frills German pils.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amandaswe
4.52/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear gold with a thin white head of bubbles that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Bright malt, straw, spicy hops.

Taste: Mild malt with a hop bitterness backbone to start, leading into a bready taste as you swallow.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick and creamy with high carbonation.

Overall: A solid, if unassuming, Bohemian pilsner.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw transparent golden. Noble hop aroma abounds. Good crackery character, more saltine than biscuit. Lots of finely ground pepper bitterness. It's refreshing and clean. A very nice pilsner from my new home.

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Photo of Rammed96
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMan247
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light and refreshing Pilsner

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, served in a shaker pint. Pours a slightly cloudy, unfiltered golden yellow body, one finger white head, short retention, a few rings of lacing on the opposite side. Smell is crisp, freshly baked biscuit, a touch of straw, floral notes, malt sweetness. Flavour follows, grainy sweet malt, bread, a bit of straw, light mineral, floral bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, appropriately carbonated, clean and mild bitter floral finish. Solid german pils, nothing too extreme but a reasonably drinkable local pilsner.

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Photo of hairnic
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meatyard
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrDarcy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brau Pils from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 126 ratings