Hirter Privat Pils
Brauerei Hirt GmbH

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Brauerei Hirt GmbH
Pilsner - German
Ranked #541
Ranked #29,638
3.29 | pDev: 17.93%
Saturday at 08:19 PM
Nov 25, 2002
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4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Saturday at 08:19 PM
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4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned 1/28/22; drank 5/12/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through pale yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Bread, fresh corn & faint pine notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Bread, corn & dry wheat flavors. Nice!

May 13, 2022
3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 24, 2022
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5/5  rDev +52%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Qwiktruk from Iowa

I only recently found this beer and it has become one of my all-time favorites. The taste is one of an authentic German or Austrian high quality pilsner. It reminds me of the EKU28 as well as the best-beer-in-the-world (for me), Samiclaus (although not quite up to the Samiclaus level). I'm hoping that I can find it again.

Mar 23, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Mid gold, clear, pours with 1cm white head, plus some gentle rising CO2. Retains well, and leaves lacing down the sides of the glass.
S- Typical grainy pilsener.
T- Oh, more to it than expected. Some hoppy front, into a richer and deeper than expected finish.
F- I like it. Pilsener to me (at least German ones IME) are well hopped and thus dry, though a few stand-outs muster a deeper character. This seems to have a more enjoyable and broader flavour profile. It comes over to me as being higher ABV than 5.2%, which is unexpected, if I blind tasted it and was told this was say 6.0% I'd likely agree.
O- If I consider pilsener as generally a beer for summer, this one with a balancing body would seem more versatile. I do not note anything here out of place or balance.

I like it. It's not THAT memorable that I'd specifically keep an eye out for it in future but I'd certainly drink it again. I haven't read any other reviews below yet ('so as to keep my thoughts pure' ;)) but I'm quite surprised that it has only merited 3.27/Okay so far.
500ml. Bought in the UK from BeersOfEurope. BB: 16/06/2019.

Apr 24, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

Had on tap at Tricycle in Chicago.
Super crisp fairly clean golden with a white head. A little cracker. Pretty easy to drink. Style is true for the most part. Couldn’t find any flaws really. Good beer

Apr 15, 2019
3.53 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 21, 2018
3.35 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2018
3.69 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on Oct 09, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine half finger white head with great retention and nice lacing. A little skunk on opening the bottle even though it is a sensible brown bottle. Aroma of pilsner malt, grain, grassy hops, a touch of lemon and skunk; a pretty standard pilsner profile. Flavor is grainy biscuit and pilsner malt, a touch of adjunct style sweet malt, grassy hops and mild lemon. Finishes with mellow grainy, but not husky malt and grassy hops with a slight tartness. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. I suspect a somewhat older bottle here, particularly from the skunkiness, which should not happen in a short period of time in a brown bottle, but given that, this is a nice mellow tasting, classic German pilsner with a to-style grainy malt and continental hops. A slight lemon tartness in the finish balances with the malt. I'm not sure why this is getting such low scores, because even this probably old bottle tastes pretty good and while a little on the mellow side, is a satisfying pilsner.

Sep 30, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

This was actually a nice Pilsener (has that crisp, snappy flavor) and I'm surprised it's not rated higher. The beers were a little old, and yet I though they was a fine example of the style.

Sep 06, 2017
2 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jul 07, 2017
2.67 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Oct 26, 2016
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2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: super crisp clean dry finish, maybe a hint of cider. Crisp cracker nose.
Gold, mostly clear, with a refine white head. Lite body, appetizer ale.

Jul 14, 2016
3.5 by iftcoach from Germany on Jul 10, 2016
3.26 by Hanglow from Scotland on Jul 08, 2016
3.02 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jun 13, 2016
3.07 by PsenicnoCRO from Croatia (Hrvatska) on May 06, 2016
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2.31/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

review from notes
Pours a lovely deep golden color with a white head. Aroma of stale grains, buttery dms and some sweet malt notes. The flavor has some light grainy elements, sweet creamed corn, and butter. Pretty gross.

Apr 13, 2016
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2.8/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas


Apr 10, 2016
3.14 by BartMcStout from Belgium on Nov 24, 2015
2 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Nov 12, 2015
3.49 by samEBC from Belgium on Oct 14, 2015
3.38 by JTuomi from Finland on Jun 28, 2015
2.83 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on May 04, 2015
3 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Mar 02, 2015
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3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by LacquerHead from Illinois

It's a good pilsener. Nothing extraordinary but it's tasty. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it or buy it again. It has a standard pilsener taste.

Feb 18, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Hirter Privat Pils
,5l brown glass bottle coded "09.06.2014 5 343 3 M" on 30 Dec 2014

Notes: Crystal clear golden body beneath a short head of bright white foam that holds very well and leaves good lacing. Clean aroma of golden, grainy malt and herbal hops with just a hint of yeasty sulphur. Medium-light in body with a crisp carbonation. Flavor delivers solid grainy malt peppered with herbal and gently spicy hops backed by a solid bitterness. Lingering dry finish with herbal hops and some residual malt.

Jan 28, 2015
3.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Jan 09, 2015
3.53 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 24, 2014
3 by carmike813 from Illinois on Oct 28, 2014
4 by Oidmoe from Austria on Aug 26, 2014
3.5 by koladiola from Belgium on Aug 06, 2014
3.25 by cbiskit from Georgia on Jul 13, 2014
3 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 13, 2014
3 by Boki from Serbia on Jul 05, 2014
3.75 by mkrass from Colorado on Jun 08, 2014
4 by dedbeer from Illinois on Jun 01, 2014
3 by jsh420 from Illinois on May 19, 2014
Hirter Privat Pils from Brauerei Hirt GmbH
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 94 ratings