Prost Brewing Co. - Denver

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German Pilsner
Ranked #130
Ranked #27,143
3.79 | pDev: 12.14%
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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Reviews by FarmerTed:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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Photo of Parmesan
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.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ZAP
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.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Bitterbill
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.

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Photo of brentk56
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

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Photo of emerge077
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of psmith161
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of zeff80
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.

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Photo of ArrogantB
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.

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Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.68/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeardedBoffin
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of sjccmd
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.

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Photo of Smakawhat
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.

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Pilsner from Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 110 ratings