Prost Brewing Co. - Denver

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #171
Ranked #30,379
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Notes: This is a northern German staple and our flagship beer. This is a crisp, pale and dry interpretation of the style. Well hopped with noble German varieties and a special strain of yeast from a German monastery. Prost Pils is pale gold in color and capped with a thick, brilliantly white, dense collar of foam. With the first sip spicy hop flavors come to the forefront. As the hop begins to fade, the wonderfully soft imported pilsner malt is revealed. The finish, with its herbal, pleasantly lingering hop note balanced by a rich malt counterpoint, demands another taste. (ABV 4.6% 37 IBU'S)
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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L- Big 3F Off White foam head with medium gold 90% transparent color.

N-Blend of malt yeast and hops, rather mild yet the hops lead the nose. Maybe an onion or some sulfur.

T-Hop forward presentation, with a spicy green hop bitterness that is more aggressive than some other Pilsners. The malt is there in body and smoothness, but in a subservient role as far as taste characteristics.

M-Medium bodies, not slick or dry. Above average carbonation as Pilsners can be, with a bit of acid like sensation.

O-A nice beer with a dominating hop character. A bit mouth puckering when you combine that with the laid back malt profile and the acidic note form the carbonation. I wish the hops were dialed back just a bit.

May 29, 2021
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jadpsu from Georgia

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Pours a crystal clear, very light almost feint pale straw yellow with a decent all white head that has
average retention but some excellent glass lace.

AROMA: Some mild herbal hops along with a faint lemon scent. Bread a biscuit malts.

TASTE: Moderate bitterness from the Nobel Hops. Clean refreshing, drying. Very Pils like.
OVERALL: If you like a Pils this is one you'll enjoy.

Apr 22, 2021
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Golden to yellowish in color with a large white head. Malta and noble hops evident in the smell. Biscuit and malt with a little bite to it. Refreshing.

Sep 07, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:. Pours a clear very pale straw yellow with a fizzy medium white head and several fingers of lacing.

S:. Fresh baked bread, a nice floral hop. Smells simple but inviting.

T:. Fresh baked bread, a slightly sweet malt, nice floral Noble hops. Simple but tasty.

F:. Crisp and light body, some prickly carbonation.

O:. This is a very solid American made oils.

Jul 05, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored; the head rises to an inch and floats above the liquid; squiggles of lacing

Smell: Bready, with a hint of lemon and a nice grassy tone

Taste: Bready, with a lemon cream sweetness that builds through the middle; after the swallow, the grassy bitterness balances out the sweeter tones

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: One of the best domestic-brewed German pils I have encountered

Jun 15, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light gold pour with a finger of foam that leaves lacing behind.

Noble hops crispness in the smell with some bready malt notes.

Unmistakable noble hops zing with light bread that personifies the style to a T.

As German a Pils as one can get in the US, imho.

Oct 12, 2016
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a nice thick/foamy/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice malty, slight yeast note, some hops, lemony. The taste is very nice malty, kinda yeasty, very nice sweetness, with some hop notes, lemony. Medium body. Overall, this is hitting the spot, very nice thirst quencher. This one is true to style.

May 26, 2016
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant gold, lots of rising carb trails, a two finger head of foam with long lasting surface coverage.

Aroma is crisp and grassy, with an interesting faint note of lemon sorbet. Taste is grassy and crackery, plenty of noble hop bitterness. Dry clean bitter finish. Body is light with a crisp feel, quenching and well balanced, slightly hoppier than most, maybe on similar ground with Jever Pils.

Overall this is a great German Pils, refreshing and true to style.

May 08, 2016
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle; into a pub glass.
Apperance - crystal clear, plenty of bubbles that create a medium to thick foamy white head. Lacing is strong.
Smell - black pepper and cracker malts, yeast and perhaps a touch of honey.
Taste - the German hops stand out in this pils, making it far better than most!
Feel - light, mildly bitter and an easy drinker.
Overall - not my style, but this is far better than most.

Apr 01, 2016
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felsenpils from Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was hoping for a great Pils, but this is not one of them. It pours a cloudy, dark golden colour with a white head. I have noticed that some of the bottles pour clear, but others pour very murky at the same temperature. The aroma is clean with no perceptible hop aroma. The taste is quite thin, very little malt character followed by a fairly aggresive bitterness. Despite their claims to be authentic German, this tastes to me like they are using cheap Canadian grown malt instead of continental malt. I am pleased by the fact that this Pils is not dry hopped like most of the other American craft Pilseners, but Prost Pils leaves a lot to be desired particularly because of its lack of flavour layers: you get an astrigency and a bitterness and that´s it. Even mass produced German Pilseners like Bitburger and Radeberger give you a lot more complexity than you will find here.

Dec 10, 2015
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CO-Bloom from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite pilsners I've had. Huge hit of noble hops which I love but the delicate malt character gets a little lost - which is a big part of a pils so If they could tick down the bitterness while maintaining flavor and aroma of the hops to bump up the malt presence it would be too notch.

Sep 17, 2015
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ZAP from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Dark golden colored(darker than expected) with a great frothy, pillowy white head..

S-Herbal grassy hops and soft bready malt.

T-Spicy grassy hops, and a great bready maltiness....biscuity....both the hops and malts are assertive in flavor and nicely balanced as well.

F-Medium bodied. Slightly dry on the finish.

O-This really hits the mark for me. Very well done.

Jun 25, 2015
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sjccmd from Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear golden pale yellow. Frothy white head. High carbonation, decent lacing.

Light DMS but in acceptable range. Grassy hops, cracker malt. Some honey-like sweetness. No fruity esters. Minerally and nice.

Graham cracker malt with some sweet corn. DMS seems within reason. Just enough hops to balance the beer. Hops are herbal and grassy.

High creamy carbonation. Slick mouthfeel but still light body. Very quaffable. Mostly dry finish with lingering hop bitterness.

Would prefer this drier and if it had a tad more hop bitterness and character. Still, quite drinkable and refreshing.

Apr 27, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of grains, caramel and citrus. It tasted of caramel, grains and a mild bitterness.

Mar 26, 2015
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dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very solid pilsner. Lots of times people think pilsners are too light and mellow to have any flavor, but that's just not true. This one has plenty of taste and is still very drinkable and low-alcohol at the same time. The commercial description given by the brewer is right on the money for this one.

Dec 09, 2014
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timontheroad from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, hazy straw yellow with one finger of light head that faded to a thick fluffy quarter inch of tight tiny bubbles. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma is grassy and just a bit of herbal spiciness from the noble hops. Also got some bready biscuity notes as well. Taste is identical to the smell, grassy notes with light malt notes, very crisp finish, very true to style. The mouthfeel is pretty light, nicely carbonated. Overall this is a very nice representation of the style- makes me feel like I'm back in Germany again.

Nov 25, 2014
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 10/08/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head which fades into a thin patch.

Smell: A bready and spicy malt forward aroma with hints of biscuit and earthy hops. Pale malt with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, straw, cracker, and yeast. Solid hints of spicy and earthy Noble hops. Subtle fruit hints of apple and lemon zest. A very solid Pilsener aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely crisp, bready, and spicy malt driven taste with notes of biscuit and spicy hops. Pale malt with bready notes of biscuit, straw, grains, cracker, and yeast. Good presence of Euro Noble hops with some spicy and earthy notes. Nice undertones of fruit with some notes of apple and lemon zest. A pretty good Pils taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on the German Pilsener style. Good biscuit malt taste with some nice spicy hop and fruit notes.

Sep 23, 2014
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Reivewed at Big Meadow Campground, Shenandoah National Park, VA. Full notes taken.

A- Fairly clear golden bodied pour from the 12oz bottle to a goblet. White head builds to a finger with fair retention. Eventually just a small ring and one pillow remains with spotty lacing.

S- Noble hops bring spicy, herbal and grassy aromas with a slight bit of lemon zest from those or the yeast. The bugs also bring some lagery notes of bread and pale fruits.

T- Spicy, grassy and herbal hops responsible for most of what is presented with some straw feel as well. The yeast is mostly clean allowing the hops to really stand out but some spice and fruits come to mind. Slight cracked grainy Pils malt.

MF- Crisp and semi light bodied with a fizzy and frothy texture. The bubbles are at a high level and add some tinge to the palate which compliments the hops. Light to medium bitters linger in the finish.

Clean enough yeast to allow the hops to shine yet you can still tell its a lager and a German style. Crisp delivery of fresh Noble hop flavors.

Aug 18, 2014
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bsp77 from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold with good sized, stark white head.

Smell: Apple. straw and pepper. Fairly mild.

Taste: Strong semi-sweet apple core, with additional elements of straw, pepper and floral notes. Fairly spicy and bitter finish.

Feel: High carbonation, light body, very dry finish.

Overall: Very straightforward Northern German Pilsner, but fresh and well executed.

Aug 09, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What a head; soft, foamy, thick and luscious. Good clarity, active bubbly appearance. Smell is minerally, herbal/oily hops, mouth-watering toasted malt aroma. Wow, the taste! Crisp and flavorful. Biscuity malts up front, clean finish. Nice mild hoppiness, longer than expected linger on the palette. Exquisite hops flavor; mild, but flavorful. The water taste is great, really comes out in the glass. Mouthfeel is quite nice, bubbly and lively but not rough at all.

My first beer from Prost and so far, I am very impressed. Excellent representation of true German pils.

Jun 27, 2014
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BeardedBoffin from New Mexico

3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer was enjoyed from a liter-sized mug on site at Prost. The beer a large cap of white foam floating above darkish yellow liquid. The aroma has splendid grassy hops along with a clean malt bill. The beer was served at what seemed to be the correct temperature--i.e. not ice cold. The flavor profile has a large emphasis on hops--grassy herbal earthy and bitter. An appropriate blend for a pilsner and satisfyingly bitter. If anything I would have liked to see a little more malt present in but overall an enjoyable beer.

Jun 02, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

by far the least impressive of the prost brews ive had. on tap at bike café on 17th and Lafayette, this pours a mostly clear washed out yellow color with soda fizz and an inch of slowly receding soft white foam. the nose is more hoppy than most beers from this genre, but I think the yeast ratio is way overdone. I don't get much of the german malt profile im looking for here, and it all seems to be washed out by an ale yeast that is a little out of place. the taste confirms what the nose accuses, yeasty and hoppy, not how a true pils should be, but has shades of the wonderful victory prima pils going on, with the quick hopped up finish. this one is really lacking the wow factor and the authenticity of the other prost beers, but its plenty drinkable. light in body, almost watery except for the heavy carbonation. its still too thin for me, and the aftertaste is a mix of standard hops and past their prime gains. it seems to me like if you can make an epic dunkel, hefe, and big ass bock, that you should be able to handle a basic pilsener, but this is not the case here. prost has nailed so many of their beers, but this one falls far short of the mark they've set.

Feb 28, 2013
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beergoot from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a growler at Coaltrain Wine and Liquor in Colorado Springs.

The pour produced a solid yellow body with a thin but thick and creamy white head; lots of sticky lacing remained on my pint glass. Light malt aroma leaning towards caramel with a faint ester scent; faintly biscuit-like. There is a strong malt flavor with a strong hop bitterness. Almost medium-bodied with a biting hop bitterness on the tongue; crisp and dry.

Prost seems to have nailed this classic style. The beer exhibits a smooth malt presence coupled with a nicely complimentary hop bitterness and feel.

Feb 02, 2013
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Prost in Denver into a pilsner glass.

A real looker. Clumpy white and bright head, an extreme amount of aggressive lacing. Body color is a hair darker than most pilsners, a real gorgeous dark golden faint bronze. Lively carbonation a real impressive looking brew.

Ever get that first visit brewery smell? That rank yeast and spent grain smell? It smells exactly like that. Nothing more i find this welcoming but really shocking though.

Taste is a crisp huge thick pilsner malt rush with a wonderful hop popping lime juice finish. Giant baked bread and rolling dough. Manages also a real clean and dense with crisp finish.

Overall this is spectacular for a domestic pilsner.

Jan 26, 2013
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Falling Rock and I've had it at Prost as well. Yellow color and a surprising lace in the glass. Do pilseners usually have good lacing? Smells like minerals and lager yeast. Flavor is more minerals, dirty in a good way. Overall, very easy to drink but nowhere near my favorite pils. Maybe I just don't know enough about German styles yet.

Sep 20, 2012
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