Progress Pilsner
Market Garden Brewery

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #83
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #16,709
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 6.85%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
36
From:
Market Garden Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 36
Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 5/7/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit fruity/yeasty in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of big lemon, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a delicious German pilsner style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering, and pristine style example.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Local Roots in Powell, OH. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that left some lacing. The scent had hints of grass. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent pilsner.

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure how long they've made this, but I've been to Market Garden a couple times and may have tried this before. It is an outstanding pils.

It's pretty in the glass. A little cloudy from the cold with nice fizz. The aroma is a nice finishing hops smell. Subtle.

The taste is a nice bitter balanced with malts. Not as subtle as many pilsners, and thus far superior.

This is a great pils and a welcome break from my usual stronger brews.

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Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a pale yellow with a subtle haze; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving thick retention and nice lacing. Bubbles are racing upwards. The aromas are nice. Very floral. Lots of lime. Pilsener malts are there. Also hints of pear and green apple. The flavors follow the nose. Very refreshing. Lots of citrus notes. More lime with hints of lemon. Fresh grass is there. Slightly earthy. Very solid bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great pilsener. It's extremely refreshing. It's a traditional example of the style. Well crafted. Recommended.

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Photo of tjwarren
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bready, very grainy, spicy hops. Plenty of taste and goes down easy. Nice job with this. Since I can get it so fresh I really enjoyed and will try again.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint glass tap pour-tasty brew from Market Garden. Nice classic Pilsner. Flavorful and easy drinking. I could crush a lot of these on a hot summer day. Glad Market Garden is finally putting their stuff out. Recommended.

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Progress Pilsner from Market Garden Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 36 ratings