Ol' Factory Pils | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Ol' Factory PilsOl' Factory Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsner

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:
#25,701
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
493
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
18
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138
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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Photo of garuda
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Straw body, thick fluffy white head has great retention and good lace. Slight haze in the body, though.

S/T - Fragrant, just as the name suggests. Floral, grassy hops with some lemon sweetness, clove, herbal, grainy pale malts. More of a hop forward pils.

M - Light body, lively carbonation yet maintains a smooth consistency and finishes crisp and clean with moderate bitterness for the style.

O - Nicely surprised with this new one out of CT. Great depth of hop aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours very clear bright gold. Thick half inch of white foam. Nose is light pilsy bitter. German style. Clean open firm hop that balances out. Nice blend, with a notch higher bitter than a typical pils. Crisp finish. Some citrus. Very good.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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Photo of Hautacam
4.79/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Birght, clear golden. Nice head with some lacing.
The smell is earthy Euro hops. Really nice.
Starts off with a hint of bread dough, then quickly the earthy, crisp hops take over. There are a lot of layers of grass, lemon, hints of honey, and wonderful noble hop goodness.
Pilsners are not a style I usually get excited about , but this one is special for sure.
Drinkabilty at 5% is really nice.
Absolutely one of the best pils I've had !

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of fank2788
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Clear pale gold in the glass with a big frothy white head that is lacing a lot. The smell is a bit faint but of pale malts and spicy hops. This beer is described as a dry hopped pilsner and that seems evident by the fresh hop bite in the taste which is actually much more noticeable than I was expecting. Noble hops provide much of the base which is appropriate for the style, bitterness and hop flavor is a bit higher than normal but in a good way. The base of this beer is a pale malt providing a fresh bread taste and mouthfeel. The yeasts provide a typical lager profile mostly clean but with a touch of spice. This beer is quite lively as the result of a good dose of carbonation and the tingly hop bitterness. The finish is pretty clean with just a hint of the pale malt and slightly bigger hit of hoppy spice and bitterness hanging around. Overall I'm pleasantly surprised. This is a good example of an often overlooked style perhaps updated a bit with the extra dose of hops. This brewery happens to just a short drive from where I live so I'm excited that it looks like I'll have a good local brewer to support, something that there are too few of in CT.

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3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear orange/gold. Head is a thin crown of foam. Head leaves dense lacing squiggles. Body is very clear.

S-Light nose. A bit soapy and floral. Lager yeast. Pleasantly sweet cracker malt. Sweet croutons. Hops seem to be a mix of noble and US but I could be wrong.

T-The flavor brings much more noble hoppiness. Clean, green grass hops. Grass turns into sudsy hops. Semi-sweet, dried cracker malt and buzzing yeast. A tickle of pepper.

M-Crisp and bubbly. Dry with solid bitterness. Carbonaiton is a bit excessive; it seems to explode in my mouth and expand.

O/D-Tasty but could have been better. Not my favorite from this new brewery but its actually a pretty legit US Pils. Probably won't get a six pack for myself again however, I would buy this for a friend or take it to a gathering as it is very agreeable yet still has enough zing.

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent light straw color with a half inch of head. Very little lacing. The aroma is of spicy hops, grass and sweet bread. The taste is more of the same. Bready at first followed by some spicy hops. Some floral notes along with some sourdough bread. Slightly bitter. Has a bit of a sour flavor to it. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. A little hoppier than most beers of this style. Overall, its not a bad beer to grab once in awhile.

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Ol' Factory Pils from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 493 ratings