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Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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474 Ratings
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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:
#23,635
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
474
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
135
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dacrza1
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | 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 +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
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 -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psg5062
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stocktradersreport
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tregan_20
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BWED
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a willibecher.

A- Hazy golden straw. White head retains rather well, with a nice fluffy consistency.

S- Classic Pils aromas with a citrus/fruity front. Spicy hop and some bready pale malt.

T- Pale bready malt, with a good spicy/herbal bite of hop. Hint of fruit.

M- Light, crisp. Finish clings on to some hops.

O- Nice. Dry hopping complements this well.

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Photo of dgherm
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrevFlory
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've heard positive and negative on two roads, and i must agree. This beer to me was just meh.

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Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a slightly hazed golden yellow with a 1" white head that soon recedes to a thin layer of form and a small island of foam, leaving a 1/4" ring of foam around the glass. Sipping creates some scattered speckles and legs of lacing. Mid-way through the beer the undisturbed part of the foam still clings to the side of the glass and there's still a thin, visible island on the liquid.

The aromas have some biscuity malt mixed in there, as well as the grassy, herbal notes from the hops. Way in the background there's also a light, almost lemon character.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose so there's the biscuity malt in the background supporting the hops, which provide some grassy, herbal bitterness and a hint of lemon. There is a light touch of malt sweetness that soon dries out and disappears amidst the grassy, herbal hop notes.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly crisp with the persistent carbonation. The finish begins as a touch of sweetness sides into the background allowing the herbal, grassy hops to run the show as they fade to leave some persistent bitterness in the back of the palate all "interwingled" with the dryness that invites another sip.

I've enjoyed this beer and would be fine with having another, both now and in the future. While I don't think the traditionalists would approve of what Two Roads has done with this Pils I'd say its a nicely made Pils that offers some interesting complexities of flavor and aromas.

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Photo of JC333
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Herbal and grassy hops and pale malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and very hoppy. Very good Pilz.

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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 474 ratings
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