Retitled Pils
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #279
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #28,570
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 11.67%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
 
Kentucky, United States
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into lager glass, best before 1/18/2019. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big cracker, white bread dough, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of bready malt and light-moderate earth hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earth hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero fruity notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an awesome German pilsener! All around great robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earth hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Very clean and nicely rich pale/Munich malts, with nice noble hop presence/balance. A really enjoyable offering, and great style example. Glad they went went traditional on it, instead of their usual American over hopping of lagers I've had in the past.

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5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: from a can, the way I drink it. 5/5.

Smell: pretty good, considering it’s from a can. 5/5.

Taste: delicious. This is how a good beer tastes to me. 5/5.

Feel: whether you take a tug or a chug, it’s a good beer. 5/5.

Overall get it. This is a beer that satisfies the craving for beer. It isn’t a smoked double-sour milk IPA, it just tastes good and you can pile it in you.

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Becoming quite adept at beer making in the Pilsn tradition, the Against the Grain team unites with distributors of Dauntless to create yet another iteration on the easy to drink European lager.

Pale golden in color, its near bright clarity sparkles with streaming carbonation and topped with a creamy white froth. Retitled Pils draws in the nose with a bright and floral scent, slightly of potpourri but also of orange blossom and honeysuckle. Sweet on the tongue, its grain influence is bold as a rounded cereal-like taste ensues.

Its pronounced grain sweetness drifts slowly away during the middle palate and the hops bring a mix of flavors, starting with a floral taste that turns spice and with a rise of citrus undertones. Freshly zested lemons and oranges pop on the palate before trending peppery with an herbal, grassy and tea-like late palate. Apple esters and a faint sulfur spice aids in a balancing bitterness until the very end.

Medium bodied and holding onto a firm malt foundation, its bready substrate adds flavor and texture although the lager continues on a crisp and refreshing finish. A brief aftertaste of cereal and tea exits the palate cleanly and without fatigue.

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Retitled Pils from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 17 ratings