Paradox Pilsner | Paradox Brewery

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85
very good
22 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paradox Brewery
New York, United States
paradoxbrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
cross between a Czech and German style lager. We use an old world pilsner malt to provide a bready background and hop this beer with a blend of noble hops. Crisp and highly drinkable.

33 IBU

Awards – Bronze Medal, The Great International Beer Festival, 2015

Added by tobelerone on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
22
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ClarkHimself:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a clear straw color, very bubbly, with a huge fluffy white head. The retention is near perfect, and lacing is copious.
The aroma is very grassy and floral with fresh green herbs. Lots of khale and green pepper and clover. Behind it is a big bready backbone of slightly toasty white bread with a just tangible honey sweetness.
The taste follows the nose pretty closely. Upfront is mostly clover and sweet green pepper with some lettuce. It quickly transitions to a toasted white bread backbone with a touch of honey, before a final kiss of khale/spinach bitterness. Finishes lightly dry and is quite clean and crisp.
The mouthfeel is medium-light. Very carbonated, and it moves very quickly on the palate. Finishes a little dry and clean, and quite crisp.
Overall, a very solid pilsner. Worth buying for any fan of the pilsner style.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of FeloniousDrunk
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Golden straw in color, with a frothy 2-finger head and a slight haze. Notes of grass and lightly toasted malts on the nose. Light and inviting, with hints of grass, lemon zest, and bright malts in the mouth. Smooth, easy mouthfeel. A great Pilsner that helps illustrate the potential of the style

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Photo of Ela
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of utopiajane
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light straw color gold but not quite clear. Thinner soapy head that fell pretty fast and left no lace behind at all. Nose is good and breaddy with a light tropical breeze and some seductive citrus. Billowy grasses and as the beer warms it shows some earthy spice. Drinks a bit sparkling and bubbly with a lasting bitterness. The brewer said a cross between Czech and German style. The citrus finishes the beer and the cool bittering hop not the spice and I say that makes it German.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Red Onion, Woodstock, NY.
Champagne blonde with crusty white cap. 4
Soap and flowers. 4.25
Sweet shortbread, then more flowers, hay, and grass. 4
Long bitter linger with some chalk.
Round, halfway to medium, dry. 3.75

Execution. Real hop dose with good Saaz character. Maybe could be snappier, but that’s splitting hairs. “On point,” says James. 4

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Photo of American_Hawk
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deonreds
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a fine pils, nice for summer, and a solid introduction to this brewery for me. its a pretty basic beer all told, pale yellow in color with a half inch of fast receding white head and a nose of grassy hops a little more robust than the style usually calls for, with a very mild lager yeast and great carbonation. its super light in body, very very sessionable, and quite clean in the finish despite the higher dosage of hops. I kind of like its slight lack of clarity, sometimes these are too refined, and I like this being a little rugged, like the Adirondacks themselves. the malt is white bready, very simple, and the yeast is as efficient in fermentation but somewhat less flavorful than some of the imports. its fine beer, easy enough to drink a whole bunch of, but I am much more interested in their other styles. curious to see how they do with some of the other ones they make. do they package beer at all? I have only seen it around on tap...

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Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bushybeerbuf
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great pilsner with smooth yet full flavor and a smooth finish. Best in a chilled pilsner or pint glass/mud on draught

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Paradox Pilsner from Paradox Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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