Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

Ol' Factory PilsOl' Factory Pils
BA SCORE
3.74/5
472 Ratings
Ol' Factory PilsOl' Factory Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional in concept with a Two Roads twist…dry hops. We use a combination of classic German as well as American hop and malt varieties in our Pils. We renovated a 100 year-old factory building and designed this Pils to have “extra” aroma…so, pardon the pun! Crisp…refreshing…refined.

Added by nebula1999 on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,651
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
472
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
133
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of StormAles
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JT23
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very slightly cloudy straw color with a well retained half inch white head that left ample lacing. Smell is fairly mild-herbal, grass and sweet malts. Taste follows the nose but is much better. Tastes of herbs, grass, sweet malts, crackers and a slight citrus element. Light bodied, well carbonated, mild bitterness, slightly dry finish.

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Photo of BallsDeep
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy yellow with one finger head into a Pilsner glass. Not much smell but a lot of flavor. Very easy drinking and not overly malty. Feel is an almost perfect amount of fizz. Would definitely buy again

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Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vivs85
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pale yellow color. Nice white head that retains well. Plenty of lace.
Herbal, grassy hops. Sweet malt.
Nice crisp hops. Grassy/herbal.
Good bitterness.

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Photo of argock
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass stemmed flute. Pkg date in May 2017 on bottle neck.

A: Clear golden yellow with 1-2 fingers of white frothy head with good retention and decent lacing with a lot of effervescent bubbles rising.

S: Aroma is very floral and herbal/honeysuckle with crisp pils malt graininess with some lightly toasted bread in there

T: Waves of moderately bready pils cracker graininess hits first but is quickly extinguished by the heavily bitter herbal, floral nobler hopping. The bitter comes down like a sledgehammer and then builds through the beer. I think this is too bitter even for the German Pils style -- it detracts from the drinking experience and mutes both hops and malt. Clean with no esters.

M: Crisp and clean with light body and dry finish owing in part to the lively carbonation.

O: I think reducing the bitterness by 7-10 IBU would do this beer wonders. Good flavors but the bitterness kills a lot of them and leaves it a bit harsh. Nothing should be this heavy in a subtle beer style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice hazy golden with a one and a half finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There is a slight lacing coming here and there. The smell had a decent citrus to tangerine to grassy to herbal to a light biscuity sort of flavoring. The taste was basically the same flavorings with an added dry grassy sort of herbalness to let a slight crispness coming through. On the palate, this was fairly light and pervasive as a Pilsener with a fairly decent malt driven loveliness flowing about this. Overall, for the most part, this was a good Pilsener I’d have again.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 472 ratings
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