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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of williahd
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asuburbanman
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mwt
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Bready maltiness stands out in front of a solid grassy and lightly spicy hop note. Some fruity and light citrus notes pop surprisingly as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some bready maltiness and pulls in some of the spicy and grassy hops. Breadiness takes over for a little while as the hops slowly wane down. Finishes with lingering bready notes and hints of the spicy and grassy notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid pilsner with great drinkability. The dry-hopping really makes the hops shine and pop more, which is nice. Worth checking out if your a fan of German pilsners or pilsners in general

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Photo of emount91
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HermitDan
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TeachChefs
4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfitzbrew
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Real quick because how much can you say about a Pils. This is a good one from a great brewer.

A: Pours light golden yellow with a deep white head that leaves a lots of lacing behind, and fine bubbles.

S: Biscuity, a hint of caramel and citrus/ lemon spread. lemon butter.

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with mounting sweetness that is balanced by lemony, citrusy hops; well-balanced in the finish though the sweetness is greater than most Pils.

F: Light body with moderate, crisp carbonation. Too cloying after a while. Drink cold.

Overall: The bright hops save this. Good for my guests. A bright, brassy take on what they're used to.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Clear pale golden color, white head that fades. Aroma of earthy grassy hops. Taste is grain and some of those earthy hop flavors. Thinner bodied, easy drinking

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A bit more tart and expensive than other pilsners, but an excellent beer.

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Photo of I3eer
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dsa7783
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle copped at Total Wine and More. A surprisingly decent stab at a classic German style. Mild hops on the tongue with faint hints of pine and grapefruit. Easily drinkable. Worth a try.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. can
03/02/16
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my friend James for bringing this as part of a Two Roads mixed twelve-pack to our pizza party.

Pale golden yellow appearance. Just a touch hazy. A nice steady stream of bubbles ascended the liquid. The beer was topped by an inch-tall, fluffy, eggshell colored crown that quickly dropped to a barely-there film. I was hoping for a bit more head retention and/or some lacing. As the beer sat, the chill haze dropped to reveal a crystal clear body.

Bready, biscuity malts dominated in the nose. Slightly sweet and doughy. A touch grainy. Pleasant but a bit simplistic perhaps. As the beer sat, subtle grassy hop notes were detectible. The lager yeast presence also came forth.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose except more complex. There was a fleeting, semisweet, bready malt presence on the front end before the hops kicked in. Strong grassy hop notes. Some graininess appeared in the center and on the back end. Good amount of lemony tartness too. The beer finished crisp and moderately bitter with lingering earthy hop notes and a touch of pine.

Nice frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Light and sprightly on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence that gave the beer a pillowy soft suppleness.

Most Two Roads beers have been rather mediocre, but Ol' Factory Pils is a solid, American take on a classic style. Lager fans should especially keep an eye out for this.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Ommegang stemmed glass. Bottom of can says 03/02/16.

A- Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small side patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- The dry-hop aroma has probably faded significantly in the four months this has been sitting. What's left is some crackery malt and a bit of honey sweetness.

T- Grainy malt character. Smooth and mild with some hop bitterness on the back end. A bit of sweetness rounds things out.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Not bad for not being all that fresh. Could knock back a few of these on a hot summer day like today.

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Photo of sourlinus
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of irrevjim
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

from a can to a tall pilsner glass
look; yellowy golden, lots of bubbles, nice 1 1/4" head that leaves a covering and some lacing
smell; some bready malt, hint of honey, a little heavy on the yeast
taste; mild honey roll with a bitter finish, maybe from hops, not overly bitter by any means, balanced but a little tinny
feel; looks very carbonated, doesn't feel it. light, a little sharp
overall; a little different than a traditional pilsner, not bold enough to be an american prima pils type, not bad but so many better out there

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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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