Grits 'n' Greens
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

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German Pilsner
4.22 | pDev: 5.92%
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: We brewed Grits 'n' Greens with our good friends from @creaturecomfortsbeer and it has Georgia grown grits and wheat and was hopped entirely with NZ hops: Wakatu, Wai-iti and Nelson Sauvin. Our first Pilsner ever and just in time for summer.
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Photo of AgentMunky
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Haymaker.
Bright yellow with creamy head. Clear and effervescent.
It smells fantastic. All hops, no lager. Bursting with fruit and bitter flowers.
Kind of flat and creamy, as odd as that sounds. Vaguely nitro-esque. This is a mild mouthfeel complaint that fades by the aftertaste, which is crisp and carbonated. The flavor is muted, but still pleasantly hoppy, with a grassy, lemony feel.
Points for style. As far as pilsners go, this is an interesting and tasty one.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy yellow golden color with a one finger, creamy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves many tiny spots of lacing it it's wake. Smell is actually pretty pilsneresque and not the major hop bomb I was expecting. Don't get me wrong there are strong aromas of floral and lemon zest, but the crackery malt is the most notable scent. Taste is a different animal. Lemon zest, orange, floral and grassiness, spiciness, and a hint of tropical fruit are all front and center with the pilsner malt taking a back seat, but still provide a nice backing for the hops to shine. Feel is light, but the crispness seems to be covered up a bit from the sticky resinous onslaught of hops. Overall a very enjoyable beer. Crushable, flavorful and perfect for summer. Maybe not quite to style, but I care more about how enjoyable the beer is, not how on point it is stylewise.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up during the last can release, as this had "Bacon Egg & Cheese" on the bottom with a date of 6/3. Not a huge German Pilsener fan here and even though this didn't quite taste like one, there's enough to like here and enough traits present that were reminiscent of Other Half's better offerings

The pour to this was not clear and golden as would be expected, but was a hazy straw topped with a fluffy head that settled relatively quickly. Only one diagonal ring of lacing was left behind in my pint glass as I worked my way through this, and the aroma wasn't strong either. Just some lime, straw, strawberry, and European hops in a funky mix. The body was thicker than a typical Pilsener as well since this beer had a strong, bread mouthfeel to it and the hints of lemon zest future reinforced the notion that this wasn't a typical beer when it came to this style. Almost seemed like a hybrid between the City Slickers because of the faint trace of prickly pear and the Lime Green Galaxies, as there was hints of the Kaffir Leaf and tangy citrus here. The New Zealand hops gave this a nice softness and the grits and wheat gave this a body unlike any Pilseners that I've ever had.

Not a lot of alcohol here but there was enough to be felt by the time I finished this off. Such a hard beer to pinpoint since it wasn't completely crisp, light, and clear like a Lager though it was easygoing enough to go down like one. If a beer called for a new style, this would be it. A Pale Lager? Kiwi Pilsener? American Kolsch? Let the fun begin!

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can into a perfect pint glass.

Got that haze, but still shows the straw-colored body and champagne-like carbonation. The head was pretty damn thin and that wasn't exactly to my liking. 4

I get a lot of bubblegum floral aroma off of the nose and a sweet minerally quality. Zesty citrus too. Smells really nice, if clearly not a true-to-style pilsner. 4.25

Right off the bat, this doesn't taste like a pilsner. Pale ale or IPA-like. Maybe an IPL. But that's okay, because it tastes nice. Citrusy as all hell. Turns a touch bready eventually and the finish is the grassy, slightly spicy hop flavor of a pilsner, so at least they tried to do such. 3.75

Just as with the taste, this isn't feeling very pilsner-like. Very prickly, citrusy, zesty and fuller-bodied than a pils. But it eventually moves into pils territory and finishes crisper, spicier, grassier and with a touch of that crackery, middle of the loaf of bread flavor. 3.75

A nice hybrid, if less a pils.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really love how the New Zealand hops blend with the Pilsner malt. Reminds me a bit of Jack's Abbey type hoppy lagers. Still get some of the Pilsner bready taste, but being a hops guy, I love the hop bite that comes in. Now I wish I got more than a four pack.

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Photo of slammo
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I am drinking this beer as I write and can say it is most enjoyable. Thank you guys for the chance to drink the best beers and not wait on line, today anyway. I have had Pilsner all over Europe and can say this is different yet somewhat true to style. Much more fruit forward than German counterparts. I really like it. Got it this morning, need to try another to confirm my evaluation. Good thing I bought a bunch!

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Grits 'n' Greens from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 56 ratings