Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
454 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
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
130
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving patches of bubbles on the surface, a thin ring around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is also dominated by flavors of grassy hops, which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness, and also has underlying notes of bready malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be an enjoyable American version of a German-styled beer. It tasted a little hoppier compared to other beers in the German Pilsener style and the hop aromas and flavors seemed more resembling that of a Munich Helles Lager.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Brief impressions from a bottle:

C- (2.68) / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives golden with a decent enough head that leaves a bit of lacing behind

Smell: Biscuity, with a hint of caramel and some citrus

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a growing sweetness that is subsumed by the citrusy hop elements; reasonably well-balanced in the finish though the sweetness is rather pronounced for the style

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate but crisp carbonation

Overall: A pretty interesting take on the style, with a bit more sweetness and a totally different hop profile from what was expected

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another neat local brewery, hopefully making some good beers. I haven't had much from them yet aside from the so-so style beers. A pilsner or lager is one you really need to pay attention to details, so hopefully this was done well, which really tells a lot about a brewery. even a bottling date! 4/11/14

Pours a nice fizzy fluffy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, lots of little bubbles popping on the sides, a hazy fairly sediment laden straw colored beer with a nice column of bubbles rising up in the center.

Nose is quite nice! I could smell it right from the pour with plenty of pilsner malts, nice toasty straw malts, pilsner all over, mild grassy grainy notes as well. Also mixed in is plenty of noble hops, grassy and aromatic, little floral like even, great hop aroma. Well done and true to the style, reminds me of hte original Noble Pils from Sam Adams before they redid it and made it year round.

Taste starts again with the straw malts, toasty pilsner malts and straw all over, fairly toasty and grainy like. nice and soft with a great lager crispness. Then plenty of hops, tons of noble grassy hops again, floral and a bit leafy, with fair bitterness, nice hop presence again. Finish is dry and crisp again, soft feeling lager too, with tons of grassy hops lingering, it actually turns a bit spicy even, long lingering bitterness, and a faint orange rind like note as well.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft and crisp lager notes, and plenty of nice carbonation.

Overall quite nice, a really well done lager, with a nice grassy hop noble hop character that turns almost American like on the finish, spicy too, with nice pilsner malts and lagering qualities. Quite nice and happy with this brewery now. Can't wait to try the others.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two Roads Brewing Co. "OL'FACTORY"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLD 04/16/15 09:10"

I absolutely love this beer! Brilliant. The hop character is spicy, grassy, lemony, herbal, and even a touch piney. The malt expresses pilsner malt, but there's subtly biscuity and nutty side to it as well which is probably coming form the residual yeast. It looks great, maintaining its fluffy white head for seemingly forever while leaving beautiful lacing behind (I don't mind the slight haze, and in fact like it, but I guess I do have to ding them there a little bit). Does it fit exactly what I think of when I think of German pilsner? No, but that's the beauty of it in a certain way. The body seems lighter (not that it necessarily is), and the hops really give it life. It's unique. Excellent! When I saw this I knew I had to pick it up based on the quality of their Saison, and from this point on I'll try any of their beers that I see.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then some mild malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is strong for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to session with for a long time.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy bright yellow color with white head. Aroma has grains and sourdough with a hint of hops. Taste is mainly grainy with some breaddy notes. Finish is slightly hoppy and gets more bitter. Body is medium but fells smooth. Carbonation is on the light side. Bottle is pretty old so the aroma hops might be gone already but apart from that it's a decent pils.

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Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lumpy, large head. Leaves plenty of three dimensional lace on the glass after each sip. Green-light gold and slightly hazy.

Excellent soft, pale pilsner malt with just a bit raw grain. Light hop in the background.

Really true to the style. Lots of soft hop bitterness. But the pale malt predominates. Leans to the full body side. Overall, very nice.

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For those that may have missed The CANQuest (tm) during its recent hiatus, it's back with a vengeance! I have been diddling around with the bottle backlog, but a shift on my part away from my usual AIPAs and DIPAs has led me back to CANs. These are glorious times in which we live!

From the CAN: "Dry-Hopped Pils"; "The Road Less Traveled"; "Dry-Hopped Pilsner"; "Built to Please All the Senses!"; "Here's to taking the road traveled, in life and in beer!"

I Crack!ed the CAN open and I was met with a good bit of foam coming out of the vent. I decided to employ a gentle Glug since I am not a fan of cleaning up a huge mess when it foams over the lip of the glass. Sure enough, it came rising up like it was angry at me, forming three-plus fingers of soapy, eggshell-white head that fell as quickly as it rose. Color was a hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose smelled like lemon biscotti - bready, malty with a lemony tartness. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was very lemon tart-like with a mild grassiness underlying it. It was definitely not a Czech-style Pils, but it was a bit intense for the German-style. Personally, I liked it, but intensity does not bother me. The finish was semi-dry and I really tasted lemon biscotti on the extreme finish.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a Lazy Dog
Brilliantly clear deep yellow with a huge frothy bubbly white head that persists forever. Grainy light crackery pilsner malt on the nose with bits of citrus spice and earth. The aroma is more macro lager than German Pils. Grainy bready pilsner malt base with a solid hit of spicy earthy hop flavor. Light fruitiness with hints of green apple. Moderate hop bitterness medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation. I'm missing the bready sweet melanoid laden pilsner maltiness I normally expect and honestly I've had traditional German Pilsner beers with a whole lot more hop character than this beer. Decent quaffable beer though.

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Photo of BMart
2.7/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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