Pfaffenheck | Night Shift Brewing

PfaffenheckPfaffenheck
BA SCORE
62.6%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 131 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pfaffenheck is a bright, crisp, traditional pilsner. Floor-malted German grain delivers soft notes of honey and biscuit, balanced by a floral, zesty hop profile.

Added by costanzo_mike on 10-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,506
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
131
Liked:
82
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
9.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of liquorpig
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

From the 16 oz. can with a canning date of 8/10/17. Sampled on September 6, 2017.

It pours like a Pilsener with its straw yellow color and modest white foamy head that fades. Busy carbonation. Good clarity.

The aroma brings out a sweet Euro-malt note, toasted bread, and grass but I also pick up a vegetable oil, paint thinner note, which is kind of a put off.

The body is medium and fairly smooth.

The taste has a hint of Euro-malt sweetness and grass but that same cooked vegetable mash is evident and disappointing. Mild to moderate dry finish.

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wford
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a high sided pilsner glass.

Look is a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thick strong head.

Aroma is biscuit Malta continental hops and lager yeast.

Taste matches aroma, classic pilsner maybe a little too tangy at the end.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayakguy
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold , head dissipated within a couple of minutes. Looks unfiltered. Taste and mouthfeel not as crisp as some other top rated Plisners. Very smooth drinking.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm always game for new pilners. Let's see how this guy stacks up. There aren't enough beers in the world that start with Pf.

This one pours a clear golden straw yellow, it looks honestly quite nice. There's a small but persistent white foamy head, and not much lacing.

This smells like biscuits lightly drizzle with honey, grassy and spicy hops, etc.

This is honestly really, really nice- and one of the best American-made pilsners I've had. It nails the delicate interplay you need between malt and hops to make a truly great pilsner. The malt character is just super lightly sweet, with a nice snappy biscuity character.

This is incredibly drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

This is quite a beautiful beer. It's all that I want a pilsner to be.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Admiraldinty
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.Canned 05/17/17.

L- Thick foamy white colored head that stands 1 finger width talk,with moderate retention and no lacing.Crisp gold colored body with very good clarity.Medium amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get spice and floral hops,wheat,lemongrass,banana,and bready malt notes.

T- On the palate I get banana,bread,and yeast up front.On the back end I get spicy and floral hops,with some lemon zest.

F- The mouth feel is medium with a slightly chewy texture.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a slightly dry finish.

O- This is a pretty good example of a German pilsner.Pretty well balanced,with a good body.Good beer to drink on a hot summer day.I would drink this again,and recommend if you are a fan of the style.

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Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Crystal clear and golden colored, the beer pours with a modest head that fades quickly though there is a lot of carbonation rising through the liquid; no lacing

Smell: Bready, with lemon, pepper and grassy tones

Taste: The bready base underpins the hop tones, with lemon and pepper, up front and the grassy element building through the middle; the finish has some residual sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A little disappointing, as I would like a bit more carbonation in the style and a dryer finish

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bylerteck
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Canned: Feb-10-2017 (Consumed May-12)


A:
Pours a Crystal clear gold with two fingers of light, white head that settle as a svelte cap. Decent retention; no lacing. (4.25)

S:
Mixed of hop spice and lemongrass. Lemon zest, dough, grassy herbal zip, pils malt. (4.25)

T:
Follows the aroma. There is some lemon aromatics, crusty bread, pepper, zesty hops, herbal bite and a hint of DMS at the end. (4)

M:
Light-plus body with active carbonation, a crisp feel and a dry-ish finish. (4.25)

O:
Really tasty pils.
I wasn't expecting much but got a solid, quenching, well-made, balanced pilsner. (4)

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chriswjr
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dope
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newcastlemike
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can from Colonial Spirits
Slightly hazy deep straw color with a decent sized tightly bubbled white head that persists. Bready pilsner light fruit and a hint of earthy floral touch of grass apple on the nose. The flavor is lightly cidery with a sweet bready pilsner malt base. Not a whole lot of hops in the aroma or flavor here and the overall profile is not lager like clean. This recipe needs a little work.

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Pfaffenheck from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 62.6% out of 100 with 131 ratings
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