Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

very good
463 Ratings
Ol' Factory PilsOl' Factory Pils

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

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

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Photo of bankboy66
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vivs85
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -4.2%
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 -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
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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Photo of PJCarnell
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap:
Pours a light golden, body is clear save for a chill haze. Loosely packed bubble slowly fade to a small sheath over the surface. Lacing is decent.

Nose is a very herbaceous grass, and foreshadows a bitterness. There is a barely noticeable shade of citrus.

Hop forward, I don't really feel I get a chance at the Pilsner malt. Grassy bitterness first, and though carbonation might have an effect, the rip on the palate is pretty strong. I'd say this effect is my least favorite part, though the style guidelines say it's not abnormal.

Warmth, as it usually does, calms this a tad, but exposes a herbal bitterness added mid-taste, and a dirty, dry grassy bitterness by the end (and into the aftertaste).

Pretty much all bitterness to my palate. Really only get the impression of malt lingering after my tongue shakes off the bitter notes. This one just didn't work for me in the enjoyment category.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frykid
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a light straw color with a bit of chill haze and a one finger, sudsy white head. Retention is pretty minimal and there is barely any lacing to speak of.

Smell is floral and grassy with a good dose of lemon that feels a bit out of place. Also some perfume. There is a bit of crackery malts too, but the hops run riot.

Taste is similar, but the lemon is less of a force and there is a nice bit of peppery spice on the finish. Malt is more noticable than in the smell.

Feel is light, smooth and very drinkable. The finish is not as dry as I'd like and certainly not very crisp, and to me that is a must have for a pilsner.

Overall a solid offering, but there are so many great pilsners out there that I do not think I will revisit this. I will definitely have no problem finishing off the other two of these that came in the variety pack though.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear straw with streams of bubbles. Huge creamy white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Very floral, grassy, and lemony, with a lightly sweet cracker, honey, and almost doughy malt aroma. A touch of white pepper, but mostly flowers, grass, and dough.

T: Grass and lemon upfront, followed by a kiss of honey and that chewy, doughy malt. There's a touch of crisp lager yeast, graininess, and minerality, followed by a very light herbal bitterness that finishes quickly and lightly dry.

F: Light-bodied, lots of carbonation, very sluggable and refreshing.

O: A great American pils. Awesome aroma and drinkability.

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Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Straw colour. Dissipating head.
Aroma of cereal and dough. Underwhelming hops.
Standard lager flavour.
Moderate carbonation.
I was unable to distinguish this from a decent euro lager.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kendo
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a pilsner glass. Body is pale yellow with a near-3-finger fluffy white head on top, which is fortified nicely by continuously-rising fine bubbles of carbonation.

S: Like a good clean pilsner, this one smells of straw, modestly bready malt and a touch of grassy hops.

T: A little bit bready to start, then a bit of grassy, leafy hops finish it. Touch of aspirin. Not overwhelmingly bitter, despite the dry hopping advertised on the can.

M: Light in heft, nice creamy feel to it, makes this an easy drinker.

O: A very good pilsner; easy to drink. I'm drinking this on a cold day, but this would be great in the summer.

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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
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