Workingman's Pilsner | Fountain Square Brewing Co.

Workingman's PilsnerWorkingman's Pilsner
BA SCORE
3.65/5
73 Ratings
Workingman's PilsnerWorkingman's Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fountain Square Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
fountainsquarebrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lukafer on 03-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,556
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
73
pDev:
13.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 9
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3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

any beer with a grateful dead or marx reference is cool with me, and this can be interpreted either way, so props for that. the beer aint bad either. its a real pale straw color, like second runnings of a pale ale in appearance. the head is tall and mighty, and although it settles fast, the beer looks really crisp and nice for a minute. the nose is unremarkable really, generic czech type pils malt with a little body to it, and then the hops, which are noble region for sure, and pretty well dosed, above the european average for sure. the flavor is bright for how reserved the aroma is, fresh grain and a healthy helping of the hops, which add an herbal quality along with a rather prominent bitterness. this beer is supremely refreshing, and its not nearly as light as it looks like it is. clean finish though, save a little bitterness. overall a cool beer from these guys, my first. one i could hammer a sixpack of on a warm day while splitting wood no problem. workingmans beer, i like it.

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Photo of emerge077
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2015: revisiting this one, bbd: 060815
Bready biscuit, more of a crisp feel this time around, clean and smooth.
Bumped up feel/overall scores.

2014:
Served in a tumbler glass, canary yellow with a light haze to it. Thin ring of foam, not much of a head on it. A tiny bit of lemon shortbread aroma, soft florals, that's nice.

Bready taste, lightly floral, dry and clean in the aftertaste. Feel is a bit limp and watery with a bit of slickness. Needs more carbonation and crispness. Tastes ok but just doesn't feel right. Kind of a mixed bag overall, it needs a little fine tuning to sing.

Thanks to Howard for this one!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of psmith161
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

“Fountain Square Brewing Company: bringing science to the art of brewing.” I like where this is headed.

A: Pale yellow, translucent body with only a split-second of bubbly white head until it diminishes to nothing. Very little lacing and retention, as such, making it look like your run-of-the-mill pale American lager.

S: Though faint, the nose extends typical bready qualities with a spike of unexpected fruitiness; toasted, buttery bread melds with pear and raspberry iced tea to give off a reasonably tart apple pie scent. Clean lager yeasts are mild but noticeable toward the finish.

T: On the forefront it’s citrus and grain, exhibiting a soft blend of pulpy orange juice and wheat bread. Though slow to start, the yeast is evident in every moment of the drink, making chewy dough the major sensory experience of this beer – a warm, floury wholeness that fills the palate to the brim. Slight black pepper and mint flavors of the hops bring out crusty baguette tastes in the finish, giving a dry, grainy aftertaste.

M: A bit slimy and undercarbonated for my tastes – I feel like this would be better on tap. More fizz to bring out the hops and keep this from becoming a chore by the bottom of the glass.

O: This is an interesting beer because of its inconsistency; that is, some areas (like the genuine bread flavors) are above average and some areas (like the faint nose) are below average. As I said above, I’ll try this on tap if I can, and as of now, I’m still interested in picking up a few more bottles from Fountain Square – though not of this one.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden, with a huge head of white carbonation. Not much lace, though, oddly.

Nose is light grains and malts, yeast. Very mild.

Taste is crisp and malty, with only a tinge of citrus hops at the finish. This is a smooth and easy-to-drink lager -- not overly memorable but solid and quite session-worthy.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A definite hit of malt and grain, a hint of floral hops come across in the nose. The taste is crisp cracker malts, a fine bitter finish. A clean feel, and very drinkable. One of the better Pilsners I've enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Workingman's Pilsner from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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