Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

very good
462 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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Ratings: 462 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
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 +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. can
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 -2.1%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of irrevjim
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Photo of Eziel
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the Poynt restaurant in Newburyport, MA. The beer had a clear orange-yellow appearance with little to no head and lacing. Really nice, balanced bread malts filled the nose to this beer with a light spice to the smells. I liked how this beer tasted; generally followed the nose of bread malts with a spiced hop flavor in a refreshingly carbonated textured beer. Overall, really enjoyable, well bodied beer.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iuliusnepos
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE: June 16, 2016... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... OCCASSION: Cavs/Warriors Game 6 starts with a bang--can they keep it up?... strong three-finger snow-white head craters well and simmers slowly... body is golden yellow with large bubbles clinging to and jetting up the glass... rather clear too... tracing is sporadic, like barnacles...the hops are front and center, lemony, zesty, andf slightly floral...some ping exists, but the dry hopping settles it to a relaxed, welcoming garden... dough is definite, with a slight dampness suggesting the "ol' factory" pun... one word--crisp... second word--smooth.... this has a medium-bodied mouthfeel, with a forceful end... the finish doesn't hold long, but what is left is welcoming... the flavor is lemon zest, lemon grass, a bit of mango and other citric hops.... the dough is soft, and slight malts do the trick to balance this in a most agreeable way... matching the Cavs' first half, this beer drinks well and true, with enough nuance to distinguish itself from other pilseners... a sessionable, refreshing, tasty offering that makes the second beer sampled from the Two Roads Beer Bus another winner...

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a pale straw color with an enthusiastic white head. Initial impression is herbal hops and a nicely balanced malt presence. Medium mouthfeel and slightly above average carbonation. Overall effect is very refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of WillMesinger
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Canned March 2nd 2016?

Real fascinating body color, deep brass and dark lemon yellow, with a beaming almost green color as well. Moderate carbonation, some fast some slow, but interestingly a good stream only on the edges of the glass. Head is frothy and a beaming clingy mass of white fluff. Light lacing an pill sheets with a settling island puck and swiss cheese bubbles. Really unique body color real nice looking pils.

Bready classic malts right off the get go on the nose, clean crisp bread, a nice herbal character, and a touch of faint possibly citrus that just peaks out. Hints just a hair of juicy character but is mostly just a good solid classic pils aroma with an orange twist. Very nice.

Palate just pushes the right buttons. Excellent herbal washing hops and pasty light lager depth in the mid palate. Wonderful popping bready bakery notes on the finish, and more hops that play just a little bit. Clean but with a larger herbal bite that doesn't distract, even a bit minty on the hop angle.

Real nice classic pils with a bit of kick. Real nice brew.

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Photo of tedho21
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not typically a Pils drinker, but this one surprised me, overall I liked it a lot.

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Photo of mikr
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psg5062
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 462 ratings.
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