Nebo Pilsner
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Pilsner - German
Ranked #273
Ranked #19,351
3.79 | pDev: 8.97%
Sep 13, 2021
Feb 06, 2019
Very Good
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Notes: Pouring homage to the history of the farmhouse pastures we now call home, Nebo Pilsner helps to immortalize Whippoorwill Farm. As a working dairy farm in the early 1900s, they as many dairies did turned to crafting and selling ice cream as a monetary necessity and very important added-value product. The illustration on this can reflects on those early Nebo dairy-blazers while simultaneously referencing how we as brewers prefer to have our pilsners poured.
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4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Sep 13, 2021
3.92 by SFNC from North Carolina on Jun 07, 2021
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

This beer talks a big game. On the can is this and that about this and that. And then they detail a special way to pour it... Yeah, sure, why not? Raul thinks. And? Ok, like a volleyball player, I can dig it. It’s just well and good, and good and well. Nothing special like Anita Ekberg being photographed by a water fountain, but it’s still ok enough like that Sylvia Plath liking chick that seemed a little freaky that sat next to you in your second year of bio.

At the end of the day, just drink it and drink it good!

Jan 12, 2021
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3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by pkalix from California

meh... lemon? lacks/needs carbonation. NEEDS carbonation....

Nov 14, 2020
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2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Can date missed the bottom of the can (I can see a tiny bit of it on the side)
Pours a med-smaller fizzy head with moderate retention, very clear slight chill haze and lots of bubbles on the sides straw-pilsner color

Nose is a bit off, some peppery phenol notes like actual green pepper and vegetal corn notes, some grainy-sweet pilsner malt, little floral grassy hop, but weird off characters for a pilsner

Taste brings more of the peppery phenol flavors, like black peppercorn and green pepper notes, a little corn and DMS from the pilsner malt as well, grainy-sweet pilsner malts, med bitterness with grassy floral hops getting herbal and spicy late, dry crisp finish, med bitterness lingering bordering astringent, and lots of pepper

Mouth med to lighter bod, med to lighter foamy carb as well, bordering astringent

Overall they didn't mention anything about adding pepper to the beer so I can only assume it came from the yeast or hops, which definitely doesn't belong. Even if they added it it doesn't belong. Plus the borderline astringent character, this was a poorly made beer.

Sep 16, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hops_for_thought from New York

Poured from a can (12Apr2020) into a pint glass

L: slightly turbid straw gold with a rich, thick white head. Light lacing, would have expected more

S: nice, slightly sweet pilsner nose. Corn, dough, grass. A little more “full” aroma than I expected but still pretty crisp

T: this delivers a bit more of that crisp, tea-like pilsner character. Lemon, tea, dough/flour. Full flavored pils but easy to drink, medium-long finish

F: medium carbonation, medium/light body, refreshing

O: solid pilsner I would have again - little more full in both body and flavor than I typically expect in a pils

Jun 26, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by argock from Virginia

042120 (I think) stamped across bottom and bottom rim of can. Poured (per the directions on the can) into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Slightly hazy straw yellow with 2-3 finger frothy white head which eventually settles but surprisingly leaves very little lacing.

S: Aroma is very grassy both from the pils malt and the noble hopping which also is slightly spicy.

T: I simply don’t care for this pilsner flavor profile — very grassy and haylike with a slightly nutty-peanut aspect to the maltiness. Medium bitterness that seems more due to the spare maltiness.

M: Light bodied and finishes very dry with high carbonation.

O: Just not up my alley for a pilsner - look for more crackery maltiness with spicy, somewhat herbal, floral hoppiness.

Jun 19, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a narrow collar around the edge fo the glass and delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of pilsener malts are present in the nose along with notes of noble hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, having lots of flavors of pilsener malts along with hints of noble hops, the latter of which mostly serve to contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell and taste of this pilsner is dominated by the malts, but it is easy to drink because there is a nice dose of bitterness.

Serving type: can

Feb 15, 2020
3.87 by baklo from North Carolina on Nov 23, 2019
3.46 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jul 23, 2019
4 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Apr 08, 2019
4.03 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Mar 10, 2019
4.1 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina on Feb 08, 2019
Nebo Pilsner from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 13 ratings