Take Two Pils | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Take Two PilsTake Two Pils

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 06-11-2014

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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 71
Reviews by SinHippie:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Herbal, Bitter, Grain, Fresh

Coming from a brewery that primarily brews ales, Take Two Pils is Sweetwaters answer to the craft lager movement in the US. Big on crispness, nearly bone dry with a light fluffy body. Clean throughout with a spot on hop character. Sport this beer in half liter mugs due to its drinkability to keep it proper.

STYLE: Germand Pilsner | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #91 (Aug 2014)

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.41/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweetwater Take Two Pils brewed by SweetWater Brewing Company,with an ABV of 5.50% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. The smell is rich with grains, malts and , some sweetness. Now for the taste, it bold with flavors, and a mild sweetness. You pick up some nice hops in this Pilsener. I like the taste of this brew. There is a lot going on in this brew. I like how bold it is at first , but then goes right to smooth. Sweetwater Take Two Pils has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel is rich, bold, and smooth. SweetWater Brewing Company did a nice job with this brew, I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5.

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Photo of merock1402
1.49/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Really did not enjoy this beer. I actually poured it out. I NEVER pour a beer out. I just could not drink it. Gross! LOL

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a pilsner a pale light golden with a thinner bone white head atop with good carbonation.Toasted bready notes in the nose with some lingering leafy hops,pretty delicate aromas.The palate is great for the style with pizza crust and mild sweetness with quite a smack of herbal hops that are pretty assertive and lingering.I like the hops on the palate and it goes down pretty easy,a good 4th of July warm weather beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ziggae
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddiestep
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Appears filtered golden colored body with a bright white head fine speckled lacing. Aroma crisp hop notes including citrus, dank qualities, and herbal fresh cut grass light biscuit malt base. Flavor is bitter and brash but is balanced by the delicate two row and pilsener malts, punch of dank herbal grassy hops really does well in this beer. Mouthfeel finishes bone dry easy drinkability what more can one ask for in an accessible craft beer pils?

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Take Two is a deep gold-yellow color, on the translucent side due to a mild haze. The head is a white one that caps at about half a finger. Retention is moderate and lace is a mix of spotting and patching in equal moderation.
Some dust and grass with a touch of pepper, some apple and a mildly lemony note greet the nose up front. It goes lightly grainy but leans more toward bread while a bit of perfume eases in.
The taste follows suit though it goes a bit grainier in the middle. It evens out with the aroma in that it's a bit stronger. Hoppiness is easy, herbal and grassy notes balancing with earth and a very light tartness while a slight sweetness keeps underneath.
The body is light but almost fuller than expected with a firm crispness and a smoothness that keeps up almost to the end. Graininess takes away from the cleaner aspects, but not exceedingly.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sourd
3/5  rDev -13.8%

poured into a 16 oz jar glass...be burley

rich, metallic golden

biscuity with a slight earthy hop nose

bready and slightly musty with a dry bitter (almost tinny) finish

thin and classically "lager-y" with little to no residual sweetness

a liitle too metallic for my tastes, but im going to give this another shot sometime based purely on reputation

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lcdawg
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of dramer
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mackeyse
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Probably echoing a lot of reviews on here by writing that this is a truly nondescript beer--does nothing to stand out from the pack. Guess that's not a fault really. But nothing really redeeming other than it goes down quick. Aroma is pretty decent. Had a bit of an "adjuncty" taste to it. Malt liquor-like perhaps? Aftertaste is not altogether pleasant and it lingers waaaaaay too long. Not a beer you enjoy, more like one you just throw back and move on to something better. With 3 as an "average beer" this rates just a notch above only because it goes down easy and I'd take this over a BMC beer.

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean golden, with a rich, frothy head of white carbonation. Lovely lace, too.

Aroma: Crisp lager malts. Nice but pretty much standard.

Taste: Crisp and malty, as expected, with a sharp infusion of hops at the finish. This one is a well-executed and highly enjoyable pilsner, and a perfect fusion of a classic style with an American touch.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Take Two Pils from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 487 ratings