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:
#25,506
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
121
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by maybrick:
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3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy, Bready, Dry, Clean

Pours bright, pale golden with a creamy white lacing and aromas of soft bread and herbal hops. The body is firm and smooth on the palate. A lemony rind bite introduces a grassy, herbal bitterness. Light bready sweetness with a crackery dryness define the malt bill, and it finishes clean with a soft hop linger. Brau Pils is a strong nod to the German Pilsener with a slightly hoppier profile for the American palate. I wish I had a case of cans to crush.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #103 (August 2015).

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Photo of Jason
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, sample from the brewery. 12oz can ... really guys? ;-)

Love the lacing from the two fingers of head, clear pale golden hue. Fresh hay, herbal hop, clean breadiness, and a cooked veggie tone in the nose. Superb crispness, spicy hop, dry crackers, ample bitterness. Extreme refreshing quality here. Pint cans, tallboys, liter draft pours ... one could only wish.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
Review# 6,342

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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekP
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap: Looks like a German pilsner, smells like a German pilsner and tastes like one too with a hops character that is considerably spicy. I enjoyed this with a shrimp po' boy with remoulade cole slaw at the best restaurant in White Stone, VA: Willaby's.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuccoFan
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is just a flat-out tasty beer. I find it as good as Victory's Pils, and with a lower ABV, it's an even better session. Love the can too.

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Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamFuel
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
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 apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, that can comes from the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler. Has a bright yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of grains, some light hops. Taste is grains, grassy, malts, hops are present, a touch of lemon. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beejay
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Yellow in color, with a bit of a haze cloud drifting around in there. A large white head on top which gets a few craters as it settles.

S: Herbal and earthy, with an odd bit of spice in there, as well as a touch of hay or grass.

T: Peppery with spice, earth, and grass. A slight sweetness with a bit of bitterness, almost a bit of plastic in there....

M: Light in body, with aggressive carbonation. Clean finish with some bitter cling.

O: Quite an odd fellow. I can't figure out if I like it or not... I've been enjoying a number of pils lately, and this one falls a little short of the mark.

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Brau Pils from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 121 ratings