Rye Pils | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by imasloth on 03-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Looks like these folks have gone ahead and brought this one out of retirement.
12 oz can to pilsner glass, can dated 3/15/16.

A: Mellow gold with a tinge of copper. Kind of a sudsy head, but good retention. 1.5 fingers. Moderate lacing. Medium carbonation from the look of it.

S: Spicy and fairly grainy, almost a corny smell, which simply should not be in my book. Papery as well. Sort of an AAL smell. Wispy hops, small touch of grass, tiny amount of caramel, nothing to write home about.

T: Bitter, sort of flavorless otherwise. Hops are really only here to impart bitterness and a slight earthy touch. A little bit of spice, a very, very small touch of sourness. This doesn't really smell or taste much better to me than a macro lager would taste, all I get is the flavor of corn with a touch of rye, barely any barley at all.

F: Too foamy. Instead of finishing clean and feeling crisp like a good pilsner should, this foams up way too much in the mouth and leaves a film on the tongue. Could be worse, though. At least it isn't watery.

Overall, this is very disappointing in how little depth of flavor and character there is. Maybe a rye pils just isn't for me, but I feel like this is more a matter of the brewery missing the mark than anything else. I really love Deep Ellum's ales, but for the most part their lagers have been very subpar.

To good health and good beer.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look of a pilsner, pale gold. Smells of fresh hops, inviting. Nothing exceptional here, but having just completed 35 miles on my road bike, it was fresh and satisfying.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was in the mood for something crisply hopped, refreshing (it was a balmy evening) and not too strong since I was winding down for the night. This seemed like a good choice—plus it’s from Texas. Drink local!

This poured a golden straw color, with some foam that quickly died down.

It had a light aroma with a hint of rye spice and not much noticeable hop aroma.

The flavor had more of a hop presence. It was grassy, but not like a freshly mowed lawn. Rather, it was more like a lawn that was mowed yesterday morning.

There’s some spice on the finish. Some hop bitterness on the flavor comes through.

It’s definitely sessionable and summer-appropriate, but despite the premise its just not very exciting.

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Rye Pils from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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