Proclamation Ale Company

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German Pilsner
Ranked #127
Ranked #22,029
3.88 | pDev: 6.96%
Proclamation Ale Company
Rhode Island, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Amendm
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A moderately strong pour from a 16-oz. can (6/3/19) released a finger of fizzy white soapy foam with lots of large bubbles, short retention and no lacing.
Pale yellow-straw color, brightens to light yellow-gold in sunlight.
Chill haze at first, clears to lightly hazy with a few fine bubbles.
Sweet smell of malt with crackers and toasted grainy bread, very faint hops.
The taste follows with added toasted malt, light citrus rind and a building floral/piney hop bite. Semi-sweet and mildly bitter, it drys to neutral as bitterness reaches above average at the crisp fast finish. The hop bite and a boozy astringency linger.
Light body, good carbonation despite the slow start. Smooth and light, great for summer. Points must be deducted due to the fizzy short-lived head, haze and boozy taste, still enjoyable just not true to style. 5.2% ABV per label.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at the kickoff party at Hombrewcon
Mostly clear deep golden color with a good sized bubbly white head that persists. Bready toast malty beer with a bit of floral hops to counter.

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Photo of waughbrew
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 5/24/2019. I think it was $12 or so from Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA.
Slightly hazy pale gold, small white head with little retention or lacing. Great aroma mixes the traditional spicy and minerally profile with some extra pepper and white wine. Flavor is cream soda but less sweet. Still, I want the flavor to develop more and to have a drier, more refreshing finish. Body is on the bigger side.

Well-made and enjoyable. The aroma raises my expectations pretty high, but compared to my preferences, the bigger body, sweeter finish, and higher price tag will keep it from being on my regular shopping list.

Musical Equivalent: Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Tuesday's Gone"

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Photo of Gatch
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 05/2/2019 “Ale Cop”
Out of all the beers I picked up at the brewery, this is the one I took home in a 4-pack. Can’t pass up a good Pilsner from a great brewery. Has everything you want in the style with a deliciously yet subtly hopped finish and insane drinkability. Grainy, malty, grassy, just damn balanced. Fantastic!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint can pouted into a traditional Polish Pilsner glass

A rush of activity and spazy bubbles with a clear golden coloration. 1" high, pure white foam cap holds up for a while.

The aroma is filled with seriously musky/sour earthy notes, beefy malt, slightly smokey, buttery and honey sweet breads. Dense herbs and earthy spices in the hops and even more sour tones from the pils yeast. Pretty intense for the style.

The Flummox sure has the body and texture of a traditional German Pilsner, ultra crisp, and the slightly malty smooth with a dry middle and refreshing finish. The malty side is very impressive, almost more if an amber malt taste with a unique smoked meats effect. Spices and herbs from the blend of hops and yeast. Sweet and sour, and burnt wheat come across in subtle ways. The malt seems to ge a bit heady, not as clean and light as some of my favorite versions. Certainly a unique if not strange overall flavor.

Overall, most aspects of this Pilz is spot-on, I feel the smokey malt taste is a hit off for a standard traditional pilz? Still, interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 oz. growler poured into an Alpaca Magi stem (only glass in my possession right now). Pours a pale gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, quarter inch, cream-colored head the dissipates towards the edges. Nose is totally on point for the style - clean, grassy, pilsner malts. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a hint of fruity esters towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even, semi-crisp carbonation. Overall - spot on for the style. A great American exemplar for the style.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 5/28/2016 from a 32oz growler that was filled at the brewery on 5/27/2016, into a Pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a light yellowish gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains large yeast, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops for the style.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then a strong-for-the-style hops presence comes in. Some malt sweetness provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Flummox from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 31 ratings