Kelowna Pilsner | Tree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The clean, crisp taste of our traditional European Pilsner is complimented by just the slightest taste of hops. Smooth and light to medium bodied this is an excellent beer for any occasion.

Added by elricorico on 06-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
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3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlendonTT
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rempeba
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I have a soft spot in my heart for this beer. It pours and looks like most Euro lagers, but the good folks at Tree have managed to add a lovely twist to this beer. I like the malt/hop combination that sets this brew apart. It is easy on the palate, but substantial enough to enjoy of its own accord.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall can poured into a pils glass. A dark golden yellow with an inch of bright white frothy head that keeps its shape rather well.

Crisp clean aroma. Subtle graininess and buttered toast, floral/herbal hops. Hints of caramel and musty vanilla bean. Palate is similarly mellow, flavorsome but far from robust. Corn flakes, white bread, grass, hay, faint licorice and flower bulb, radish, tarragon. A grain husk astringency comes on late. I want to say I'm getting a marmalade or lemon fruitiness but this is ephemeral.

Thin bodied and highly carbonated although the latter is not overdone. Finishes clean and with a classy smooth bitterness. A slight whiff of sulfur perhaps, and a root cellar mustiness. Drinkable, not cloyingly sweet. Decent noble hopping. A few rough edges but these add character in my estimation.

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3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy white foam. I'm not sure what more you can ask of a Pilsner-slash-pale-lager.

Smell: sweetish malt with a bit of grain and even a bit of fruitiness. Not much personality, and not much in the way of hops.

Taste: simple, with a little bit of sweetness and grain, much like the aroma. Bitterness is light but present. This is a totally serviceable pale lager.

Mouthfeel: light body but with tons of carbonation which keeps things interesting enough.

Overall: like I said, totally serviceable. The beer is par for the course when it comes to craft lagers. I'm doling out extra points here to reflect its easy-drinking quaffability.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ZachT
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mattsander
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Kelowna Pilsner from Tree Brewing
3.33 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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