Riverwalk Empire Pilsner | River Dog Brewing Co.

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Riverwalk Empire PilsnerRiverwalk Empire Pilsner

Brewed by:
River Dog Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Riverwalk Empire is a light, refreshing, & snappy Pilsner that’s the perfect complement to life here in the Lowlands. Expect really clean cereal-like notes, rustic hop flavor, and a clean finish. You’ll feel like a million bucks after one or two of these puppies!

Added by DrMindbender on 10-23-2015

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ordybill
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at River Dog Brewing in Ridgeland South Carolina. The appearance is a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. The taste is buttery, to the point of overpowering. A good beer.

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Photo of psmith161
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cereal grain + bready malts with minimal amounts of sweetness and light aromas of grassy + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain + bready malts with a light hint of grainy sweetness which fades away quickly. That is followed by slightly stronger than light flavors of grassy + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a short amount of time.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol. Would be a really easy drinking beer for the hot Carolina summer.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting off with flavors of bready malts and finishing with grassy hops, the latter of which contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Zylod
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First I would assume this is a new beer from a newer brewer. I purchased a 6 pack of this at the local beer store. The 6pack comes in a well designed and handsome fold top box. The can design is well done so I have to give some credit to the presentation of the packaging. The beer pours nice and clear with little head. The smell is in line with what you would find with most German Pilseners. The taste is quite dry and follows suit just the way it should. It's a light beer, with low carbonation. It doesn't have a watery feel or taste though because the pilsener bitterness and dryness attributes are both there. This goes down quite well on a hot summer day and is very refreshing and would be equally good on a cold day because it packs enough to have a little complexity. A good beer. Pilsner's are my favorite style and I prefer the Czech style over the German but this one is a good representation of the German style. Solid beer and more than worth a try if you enjoy the style.

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Photo of Portleyporter
4.94/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnBradSC
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Riverwalk Empire Pilsner from River Dog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 9 ratings