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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #16
Ranked #8,458
4.06 | pDev: 7.14%
Sep 17, 2022
Oct 24, 2016
Notes: Luppolo is an unfiltered dry-hopped pils brewed with European malts and hops.

Named after the Italian word for "hop," this "Italian-style pils" is an homage to the hop-forward pale lagers produced in Italy.
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Rated: 4.31 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 3.3 by nickb2000

Jul 06, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by caffeinelogic from New York

May 08, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No date? Poured from a tall-boy can into my Radeberger pokal.

While I haven't had many Italian pilsners - I know Pivo Pils (one of my favorite offerings from FW) was similarly inspired by Tipo and other pinnacles of the regional style.

Unfocused (unfiltered) pale jasmine body supports three fingers of dense stiff peak foam up top. Head keeps threatening to climb out of the glass - rocky lacing; superior retention.

Powerful noble hop aroma - grassy, herbal, and woodsy.

Suffused with crackery, distinctive pils malt flavors, but balanced immediately by a lasting moderate bitterness and some gently spicy hop elements. Crisp, fairly dry finish. Clean/well lagered with little yeast presence.

Creamy, medium-light bodied, with just a hint of stickiness. Full carbonation, rich yet refreshing.

An excellent hoppy lager - would love to have this on tap (or cask!) sometime.
Mar 08, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Draft at Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro. Awesome pils. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color. Great head retention, spotty soapy lacing on the glass, and some streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big lemon, pear, apple, lavender, cracker, bread, dough, wood, ginger, pepper, pine, herbal, flowers, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate pine, wood, herbal, grassy, pepper bitterness on the finish. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body. Balanced bready/grainy malts and sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Crisp, refreshing, drying finish. Very clean lager flavors. No astringency. Very flavorful and spot on German style example.
Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by mrovelli from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by RMR from Vermont

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the prince of pilsner, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, lemons. Taste is malts, grassy, some lemons, finishes dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Nov 07, 2021
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
9/11/21 Canned 8/13/21. Low ABV, Pilsner, a change of pace. Clean, dry, crisp.
Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a slightly hazy straw with a fluffy white head.
S: Grassy, cracker malt
T: Crisp, spicy hops, hint of lemon
F: Light bodied, crisp, clean, slightly drying finish
O: Great! Wish this style were more common.
Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can born on 8/13/21. Pours slightly thin yellow with one finger of head that rapidly recedes. Tastes of slightly sweet & biscuity bread with slight hop bittering. Very refreshing & good.
Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear golden color with a two finger head; good retention with a few shards of lace

Smell: Grassy and bready with a peppery, lemon-lime element

Taste: The bready flavors commence and are a platform for the hops with grassy elements dominating and a lemon-lime zip, after the swallow; just a bit of sweetness in the finish with an herbal element

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Refreshing hoppy pils
Sep 29, 2021
Rated: 4 by edthehead from New York

Sep 28, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by travelguy from Ohio

Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent Pilsner gifted to me by WunderLlama, thanks man!
Poured into a pilsner glass and was taken aback by the haze. But I think it’s supposed to be like that.
The aroma was faint, my nose is overwhelmed by fire and smoke so missed that part.
The taste was very good, grass and biscuits and maybe some pepper. Still seems strange to list pepper as a flavor and have it be a good thing.
The feel was excellent, very quaffable.
Definitely would be happy to drink this on a regular basis.
Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by syguy from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 2.75 by wildman69 from New York

Sep 01, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can.

Pours a cloudy straw color with an effervescent white head. Good retention. Leaves a ring of lacing around the glass.

Very grassy aroma, with some mild citrus, honey, doughy malt and cracked pepper. Floral and hoppy.

The flavor follows the nose: Grassy and floral with light citrus, namely lemon and orange. Bready, grainy, peppery. Some mild honey sweetness on the finish. Incredibly clean.

The feel is light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp, clean, and absurdly drinkable. Has a subtle lingering hop bitterness.

Overall, this is a great Italian-style pils. I'm no expert on the style, but I love the assertive hop character. Really balances out the sweetness of the malt and gives the beer a nice bite to it.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 13, 2021
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
08/07/21 can from Alphabet City Beer Co. @ Moxy East Village
Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a glass

One finger white foam cap , clear golden liquid

Aroma is grassy , malts hops , whiff of lemon lemon

Taste is grassy, grains, bready, hint of lemon

Mouthfeel is crisp, hop bite, dry finish

Good beer
Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 13, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can from Mike, thanks for the hookup.
Lightly hazy deep yellow bordering on gold with a thin white head. Crackery pilsner maltiness with earthy spicy hops to counter. More spicy hops linger in the finish. Nice.
Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear, golden body; fine, moderate carbonation; thick and frothy white head; small patches of foam dot the glass. Beautifully scented smell; fresh berries and tropical fruit; floral. Light malt base flavor with a bold, upfront hop bitterness. Medium body; mildly coarse on the palate; semi-dry throughout.

The can label describes this beer as a take on hop-forward Italian-style pale lagers. I think Oxbow succeed with their efforts.

Poured at 52° F; CANNED ON 12/04/20.
Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Clear but kind of murky pale yellow pour, tight white head and very thick lacing. Dry yet grassy hops lead the nose, lemon zest and grains compliment. Taste has the lemon be more juicy than zest, grains serve as a backbone, plenty of dry yet expressive hops: grass, pine and herbal tones all lightly present. Feel is bright, crisp, soft before the sharp hop finish, bone dry by the finish. Feels more bready than it tastes or smells, very expressive mouthfeel for style.
Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by CreightonSM from New York

Mar 02, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 28, 2021
Luppolo from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 144 ratings