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Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #196
Ranked #20,019
3.82 | pDev: 10.99%
May 06, 2023
Jun 15, 2011
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.51 by IronTom from Illinois

May 06, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Notes from 5/25/2020.
Poured from a 12oz can into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is clear golden with 2 fingers of white head. Retention is above average leaving a island of foam, a collar around the glass, and a little lacing.
The intensity of aroma is slightly below medium. There are notes of white grape peal, biscuit, grass, malt, and some spice.
The intensity of taste is medium. The flavor has sweet malt, biscuit, grass, some spice, and a bitter finish that's slightly below medium. The finish is not very crisp.
The feel is a little above medium in thickness. it's a little creamy, has a moderate level of carbonation, and an astringency level that's slightly below medium.
Overall, it's not very traditional but it manages to be easy drinking and still be somewhat interesting.
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is sinply quite a good lager, not too exciting but okay. I would not describe this as a real Pilsner, but still respectable. Beats the TV beers hands-down.
May 27, 2022
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Rated by tracycramer from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not a lager person, but this is very decent. 5.3% ABV. Goes down very easily, but still has a full feel. Enjoyed Jan, 2022.
Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by bubseymour from Maryland

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by Gregwa from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2021
Rated: 4.67 by Stone7Stein from Texas

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a very nice pilsner, crisp and refreshing- as you would expect from a good pilsner.

Had it from draft, poured into a tall pilsner glass. Bright clear yellow color with excellent head and lacing. Sweet herbal, grassy smell and taste. Pleasant back bite at the finish. Highly recommended.
Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
it's snappy, sexy, and easy. flaky lager malt forward with fruity zips and pops. clean and mildly punchy at times. slightly bitter and dry finish that isn't pushy. the carbonation is a bit forward, however, which is honestly why I reach for the Peacemaker instead. still a solid brew, especially in a session sense
Jun 11, 2020
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Rated by RichardKnox

5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the beer that got me into craft beer.
Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 3.76 by bigfoot675 from Texas

Feb 09, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a golden straw color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades fast to leave a little bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is strongest of a caramel and grainy smell mixed with a hint of herb and grass.
Taste - The taste begins with a grainy and lightly hopped taste of herb and earth. As the taste svances a little bit of citrus and a light caramel taste come to the tongue and leave on with a slightly grainy, but easy going flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is rather light and crisp with a carbonation level that is average. Good for the style making it very drinking.
Overall- A decent easy drinking pils overall.
Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 3 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by BoozerBrad from Texas

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've already reviewed this, but apparently I haven't typed up my handwritten notes. Here's a brief impression from a can nabbed at a Trader Joe's in Austin for $1.42 USD.

Tastes like an over(American)hopped pilsner, but it's less effective than I recall, say, Victory's Prima Pils being. Floral and oily hop flavours (I'd guess at a C hop - probably Centennial?) dominate, eclipsing the pilsner malt backbone. Lacks the grassiness and spiciness of a great German expression of the style.

Drinkable, though, and it'd be very refreshing in the Austin heat. I also applaud the softness of its mouthfeel, and the oiliness it has accentuates its hop profile nicely. Yeah, it's more an IPL marketing itself as a pilsner, but I can't help but like it.

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY
Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri

Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 14, 2018
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz canned 11-6-18
1 1/2" white head with very good retention and foamy lacing. Clear, clean gold with a steady stream of carbonation rising.
Light bready malts and a unique, grassy hop aroma. Floral. Not getting a spicy noble hop aroma...some lime/citrus in the background. Minerality.
Unique pilsner, not traditional in flavor although the ingredients are traditional. More of a honey flavor rather than bready/cracker...more of a floral/melon-lime flavor rather than grassy spicy hops. Different - but very good.
Soft mouthfeel with a medium level of carbonation. Not quite "crisp" pilsner. Good dry finish and definitely leaves you wanting another.
I've drank a lot of this but never sat down to really dig in - I'm surprised what I am smelling and tasting. It;s a unique take on Pilsner. Another very good Austin lager.
Dec 10, 2018
Rated: 2.43 by lmcDoctor10 from Texas

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by brantleysmith from Texas

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by aasher from Indiana

Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by sdubz from Illinois

Aug 25, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
i crushed these my whole time in texas. not that its the best pils in the world, heck, its not even the best pils i had most days when i was there, but its basically everywhere, refreshes like no other when its ice cold, and its a pretty wonderful defense against the hot texas summer heat. right from the can is how i like this one the best, but it does have an appealing yellow glow and significant white head on it when it makes it to the glass. aroma and flavor are light on the malt, its not the heavy crackery even doughy czech type grain base, not as bold, and i like that in a hot weather and high volume drinking context. the hops are lightly citrusy, maybe a mix of noble and northwestern varietals, but well proportioned and timed in here, this has a little snappy bitterness when its ice cold, but that falls off nicely when it comes up to temperature, which i think is an awesome little feature. light orange and lemon at the end, the dry cereal grain, and a mellow lager yeast that does contribute a little flavor as it dries this out. carbonation is huge and the beer never feels watery in its lightness. always quenching, i am a fan of this one. nice with some of the heavier foods too, fried things, bbq, all of it!
Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by maxbarto from Ohio

May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by stewartea from Texas

May 02, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by denver10 from New Mexico

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 3 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas

Feb 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Austin Ale House.

Like drinking hoppy bread. 4.0

A - 3.75

S - 3.75

T - Biscuits and crackers. Noble hops. 4.0

MF - Smooth almost creamy. 4.25
Dec 19, 2017
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Reviewed by mintzmeet from Washington

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
It's a good beer, but I don't really like it. Just my own preference. Almost a gin and tonic flavor to it. Tastes like a spritz. Slight lemon flavor as well.
Dec 03, 2017
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Rated by Froyd from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Good take on a Pills. Quite aromatic compared to traditional continental fare, but not over the top.
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Oct 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Moon_Man33 from Texas

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Sep 06, 2017
Rated: 2.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Aug 11, 2017
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