RED PLZ | Pinchgut Brewing Company

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Pinchgut Brewing Company

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 08-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by laituegonflable:
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2.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a gold-amber colour, clear with sparse white head that doesn't stick around. Not really red, and also just looks a bit thin and bland.

Big diacetyl character on the nose. Malty-sweet and buttery and really nothing else to recommend it. Maybe a touch of honey, but yeah, very disappointing.

More sweetness on the palate, more diacetyl. Thin and sweet and overall just bland. Maybe a touch of proper grain upfront, but overall it just tastes like watered-down syrup.

Watery, flat mouthfeel. Meh.

Yeah, actually pretty unpleasant drop. More by-products than pure flavour characteristics coming through, and nothing to balance against that or hold my interest.

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1.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Had on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne. I've chosen to classify it as a Czech Pils rather than an American Red Lager, due to the Zatec Red hops and Czech used in its brewing. Unfortunately, this ended up being one of my least favourite beers at the festival, despite my general appreciation for Czech lagers.

Pours a dark golden colour. Yes, that's right, a dark golden colour. Not by any stretch of the imagination is this red. Haze is mild, but haze at all in a pils is probably unwelcome. Head is a bubbly, inconsistent white leaving no lace. Not much visible carbonation, making it look flat and insipid. Unimpressed. Deeply unimpressed.

Nose is strongly flavoured with honey, giving a rank syrupy character like turgid blossoms. No greenness from the hops, not crispness: in short everything a pilsner should be it is lacking. Quite appalling really.

Front palate has more of that cloying blossom character, entrenched sweetness, moving towards a grainy nothingness mid-palate. Here we do get a little hops, but it feels like dusty old improperly stored hops: their dullness and tiredness is rife. On the back we get an unholy melange of honey along with a fouling yeast character that cloys onto the finish. Urgh...

Feel? It's... smooth, I guess? But that may just mean flat.

Overall: DO NOT WANT. I just hope the batch at GABS was off, improperly transported or intentionally tainted. No beer described this way should taste like this.

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RED PLZ from Pinchgut Brewing Company
1.73 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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