Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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488 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:
#25,639
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
488
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
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18
Gots:
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Photo of cshaffer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvnsks
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iski100
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurzman
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, BTLD 10/11/16... poured into a fluted goblet

L: slightly hazy, almost jade yellow liquid... tall mound of cotton-candy spun sudsy foam, rocky and sparkly... medium thick islands of crunchy-crystalline lace, but not much retention on the surface

S: powdered dinner roll, flowery as hell, salt water taffy made with citrus peel... lovely overall potency and density of aromas... essence of sorbet... smells exotic sort of - certainly a Czech pils-like base, but with some perfumy lip balm flourishes and Asian citrus(?)... very faint crackery malt, little toastiness

T: vibrant, spectral blanket of fresh flowery and herbal hops (soft touch of bright parsley? spicy coriander?)... the underbelly does show a little sweetish cereal malt flavor, however, the sweetness may be the vaguely orange-y hop oils... delectably bitter, spicy aftertaste

F: quite light, crisp... delicate malt/hop oil viscosity slips by atop a lightly fluffy-foamy wave... the finish drops off quietly, while a softly spicy-hot static hum in the back of the palate creates some separation making it seem drier in the aftertaste

O: didn't know what to expect, but quite pleased with the product... excellent dryness, spot on, much like a German Pils should be... the pungent punch of the hops is great too, and it doesn't stray into experimental territory - nice noble hop character... I will get this again, very enjoyable

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can.

Ultra Clear golden color, rather relaxed look with a small white cap, recedes pretty quick.

The aroma has a corn and sour yeast thing, classic pils. Very light malt that has a gentle honey sweetness. The dry-hopped effect gives off subtle fruity aroma's. The sweet and sour funky malt and yeast smell is simply excellent.

Wicked crispy, light bodied pop on the taste buds. Light, sweet malt with a classic "cream o corn" flavor, but crispy and light ! This is a classic Pilsner in almost every way, a subtle dry hopped effect brings out slightly more hop flavor. The feel never really finishes dry however, crisp til the end. The excellent earthy-sour yeast flavor from a good pils is in full effect. Balance for the style is just right, even with the slight boost of hops.

A new go-to classic Americanized Pilsner.

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Photo of williahd
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asuburbanman
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mwt
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -28.5%
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 +6.7%
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 -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HermitDan
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.62/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfitzbrew
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +16.8%
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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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 488 ratings