Hoyner Pilsner | Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Hoyner PilsnerHoyner Pilsner

Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
On the third night, I handed my sweetie a tall slender Pilsner. Perfectly poured. While holding it up and gazing either at it, or through it at me, she said softly, “you are so fine to me.” It was hard to tell if she meant to be heard. “Ambiguity, thy Name is Woman”, I nearly uttered. Whether she was speaking to me, or to the beer, it was merely semantics. The deal was sealed. I would make it my life”s work to make fine beer.

Added by LampertLand on 01-30-2012

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 46
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of biboergosum
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, finally nice to see this brewery's wares available in Alberta! Oh, and their marketing description above, here - fucking sublime!

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a near-teeming tower of puffy, somewhat loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some random island chain lace around the glass as it very lazily recedes.

It smells of biscuity and cereal-forward pale malt, clover honey, faint estery yeast notes, and some proper leafy, grassy, and floral noble green hoppiness. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a now lesser wan graininess, some mixed domestic orange and lemon citrus fruitiness, an extant earthy yeastiness, and some still heady leafy, floral and piquant grassy hops. Prost, or Na Zdravi, or what have you!

The carbonation is rather active in its palate-taunting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with a subtle airy creaminess arising as things warm up a bit out of that relic basement refrigerator, yeah? It finishes barely off-dry, the grainy maltiness and still impressive Bohemian hoppiness keeping this camper more than happy.

Overall, wow - I know that I've made allusions to both German and Czech influences here, and why the hell not - no restrictive cultural or governmental controls exist in our country for this kind of stuff, right? Right - and good on Hoyne for making a stellar Pils, in their own way, with the best of all worlds as their muse.

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Photo of Dontcomecrying
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best Pilsner I've had outside of the Czech Republic. This is what a Pilsner is supposed to taste like. Malty, hoppy, pungent, crisp. It's got everything. This might be the beer I'd take to a desert island. If I could brew any beer I wanted, this would be the benchmark.

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Photo of Brahdz_Von_Steiner
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

An excellent example of a nice, crisp, flavorful Pilsner. Everything you want in a pil.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice Pilsner, crisp and clean.
I feel that the Longwood Pilsner from Nanaimo on Vancouver Isl. beats the Hoyne
by a few points though

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Photo of ChuckGnarly
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of LampertLand
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoyne Brewing "Hoyner Pilsner" @ 5.3% served cold from a 650 ml bottle ,
A-poured into a pilsner glass a lovely golden hue , nice head leaving lacing around the glass
S-not strong , pale malts , mild hops
T-how a pilsner should taste , good
MF-nice body , lightly carbonated easy on the palate
Ov-very pleasant beer , I looking forward to more from Hoyne ,
Cheers LampertLand

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Photo of Aggro
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of GregBeer
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Lived in Germany for four years, and outside of Germany this is the best German Pilsner I've ever had.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.24/5  rDev -45%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 650 mL bottle poured into a 0.3L Pilsener glass.

Appearance: Pale, clear gold with a lush, billowing head of white foam. Leaves nice patches of lace. Visible carbonation.

Smell: Pale malts, bread and big floral hops.

Taste: Gentle but solidly malty body, cereal notes, slight honey sweetness and plenty of grassy hops towards a crisp, herbal bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy smooth with moderate carbonation

Overall: Subtle, well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of Seangrdn
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, golden yellow with a huge white head, good retention & lace.

Huge floral aroma, with a bit of steelie grass. Hops are up front in the flavour as well. This ain't no domestic fake, this is a real pilsner. I could go for a bit more bitterness, but it's good.

Well-attenuated, moderate body is smooth with a crisp finish.

We need more hoppy pils like this!

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iamstevetay
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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