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 Walkinbeauty
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of Johnct
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ucmike11
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of RobeMcRobe
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of 1/29/2016. Sampled on February 9, 2016.

It pours yellow with bubbly carbonation that leads up to a thin white head. The head becomes a ring.

The aroma smells clean all around and fairly traditional albeit subdued. I get toasted bread, pale malts, and grass.

Light body.

Sweet toasted malts and bread start the tasting experience but the dry-hopped bitterness takes it over at the end.

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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 sanitarium16
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

12 oz can. Straw gold with slight haze, tall fluffy head with good retention, spotty lace. Light cracker malt aroma with a little grass. Nice clean pils with dry finish. Lemony grassy bitterness in a crisp sip. Medium slick mouthfeel.

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Photo of Icemann383
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schmenny
4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a two roads pint glass. Purchased in a variety pack in north providence RI.

Pours a straw yellow ever-so-hazy body with a frothy while head that reduces to a ring of foam.

Aroma is definitely pils-like , grassy, light citrus, grainy, light skunk. Tongue matches the nose with a light grassiness, citrus and a light hop bite on the finish. Light refreshing body, medium carb.

A nice thirst quencher, I could crush this in the summer.

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Photo of huron663
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Petegrieco
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nootch23
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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