Zeit Pils
Oxbow Brewing Company

Zeit PilsZeit Pils
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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #50
Ranked #8,202
4.17 | pDev: 5.52%
Thursday at 04:41 AM
May 07, 2022
German-style Pils brewed with noble hops and European malts.
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had this on draft 11/29/23 @ the Hopleaf.

Semi-opaque orange/yellow appearance.

Nice white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lacing remained.

Honey & mild pine notes on the nose.

Medium mouthfeel. Honey & wheat flavors up front; a dry pine bite on the finish.

A bit sweet for a pilsner, to this palate at least; this tasted like a Helles Lager / Pilsner hybrid in my opinion. Still enjoyable, however.
Thursday at 04:41 AM
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 07, 2023
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Reviewed by DS_Long from Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Flavor-wise, this is a big German pilsner. But it's not over-hopped. The hops are on full display, but they are sufficiently balanced out by a crackery, bready malt backdrop. Hefty carbonation helps as well, because you shouldn't just toss this one back; each sip deserves its due. There's a peripheral lemony zest at play. This is a fantastic entree to craft pilsner for an IPA-head, because there's no denying the hop-forward character, but the bitterness (and the ABV) are wisely held in check.
Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy golden color with a substantial foamy head and awesomely messy cling to the glass.

Aroma is Pilsner malt, bready, a little sweetness, a mild touch of lemon, floral/herbal hops with a little grassiness.

Definitely liking the malt here, slightly sweet, bready. The hops aren't shy - big impact of herbal and floral, a bright note if lemon, then fading into a slight spiciness. Bitter comes on mid-taste, fades a bit then finishes with a decent smack to the taste buds. Once that fades, there's some more peppery spice that lingers pleasantly.

Medium bodied, fairly robust carbonation, soft except for the bitter.

Overall, another Oxbow offering that screams to be paired with foods - its just meant to be. It's a solid Pilsner with the slight nitpick on the bitter finish.
Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by pkalix from California

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
5/30/22 can from Blending and Bottling in Portland, ME. Pours a clear pale yellow golden with a finger of rocky white head that sticks around, nice lacing; smell is biscuity/cracker malts, oats, buckwheat, mild grassy funk; taste is wheat biscuits, bran cereal, funky hay, grassy finish, hints of lemon bars and sunscreen; feel is medium bodied, creamy carbonation, crisp/snappy finish. A very well executed grain forward crispy pils.
Jul 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 2022/04/22
Pours a frothy foamy 1 finger head with good retention, fair messy lacing, very clear golden straw color

Nose big grainy pilsner malt, straw, bread dough, sweet cereal, hint lemony cereal, light floral herbal hop

Taste more grainy sweet pilsner malt, cereal, bread dough, straw, cake batter and fair sweetness, soft lager, big hops, herbal floral turning very spicy, med bitterness fades to high bitterness and spicy crisp bitterness on the finish

Mouth is med bod, higher frothy carb, soft lager

Overall pretty nice, good base pilsner although too sweet, big lingering spicy hop bitterness, general Czech pils level bitterness but German pils finish
Jun 12, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

May 27, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down and left a thin collar around the edge and some lacing on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with notes of spicy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of underlying bready malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, crisp and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a hop-forward pilsner that is easy to drink and has a refreshing mouthfeel.

Serving type: can
May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pale golden straw. A bouquet of herbaceous spicy hop character greets the nose. That hop character certainly dominates this beer, unsurprisingly. It's got some spice, some lime pith, black pepper, it's tingly but not overwhelming. Not as biscuity or malt forward as other American-made German Pilsners but not in a bad way. This stands out and is unique.
May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 07, 2022
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