Creature Comforts

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German Pilsner
Ranked #23
Ranked #9,640
3.96 | pDev: 10.61%
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
Very Good
Notes: Bibo (pronounced bee-bo) is a crisp, dry, and classic pilsner. A distinct continental hop flavor and aroma creates a well-balanced and tastefully crafted brew.

Bibo was named after Albert Einstein’s parrot, which he received as a gift for his 75th birthday. Bibo also means “I drink” in Latin.
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 188
Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rating to style more than personal preference.
Light straw yellow, mostly clear pour with two fingers fluffy white head.
Sweet grains on the nose, light hoppiness.
Taste follows, sweet grain, light earthy hops.
Light to medium body with good carb levels.
Overall a good hot summer day crusher!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a can of this from a beer store in Atlanta just before my appendix went cray cray. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had faint grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Legacy, single shelf purchase.
LOOK: Pours a most clear, very, very light pale yellow with a two finger head that has very good retention and maintains solid side glass lace.
AROMA: Some mild aromatic hops, grains, a little toasty, cold metal.
TASTE: More malts here, refreshing, easy drinking. A Pilsner with a little more than the norm in Pilsner complexity.
This one had some of the same characteristics, especially in the look as the recently reviewed Jekyll, MAMA PAJAMA.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours clear straw color with big fluffy white head, great retention. Sheets of lacing.

Aroma - Light wet hay, sweet grains, caramel, malt and a very light herbal scent.

Taste - Wheat, malt, grains, light floral flavor. The flavors are a little watered down or maybe muddled.

Feel - Light bodied good carbonation not as crisp as I expected lays a little heavy at the end.

Overall - I feel like this is just a touch away from being a Pils I would really enjoy.

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

looks like this is one of the more popular beers these guys do, and i can see why! its a really light and crisp example of the style, even more than most, with a nice dry cereal european pils malt complexion at its core, and a nice little slightly higher alpha hop thing going on, but noninvasive for the most part. the lager yeast has a light german character to it, but is pretty mild as they go, when lends to the clean taste and feel of this, majorly drinkable and refreshing when its freezing cold, but it warms up ahead of the curve too, clean all the way, light minerals and dry soup crackers, a lighter body, and very high carbonation that also lends to drinkability. simple stuff, nothing radical or experimental or wild here like their best beers seem to be, but this is every bit at the quality level of their best. nice to have something so easy drinking in their lineup, i enjoyed this a lot, definitely a hot weather pils, maybe a three season pils. nicely done overall, these guys never miss!

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Photo of beergoot
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, light gold colored body; lively carbonation; one-finger thick head, soapy. Strong toasted grain aroma; wheat; faint herbal quality. Strong hop bitterness throughout the taste; a mild cereal grain flavor lurking below. Medium bodied; crisp and prickly on the palate; mainly dry feel overall.

A very satisfying pilsner, perhaps a bit more bitter than what would expect for a classic German pilsner, but the toasted grain aroma and gentle malt bill base play well with the hops.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold body
Smell of wheat, corn, lemon zest, cucumber
Taste of sweet malts, grain, corn
Light, smooth feel
I guess it checks all the boxes for the genre, maybe I just don't like pilsners

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Photo of donspublic
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into tulip, good 3 finger cream colored head, good retention, epic lacing. Crystal clear pale yellow in the glass, slight chill haze. Smells floral, grassy and a hint of lemon. Taste is slight sweetness on the front with a floral almost herbish note to it, there is a grassiness lemon in the middle and it has a spicy crisp finish. The mouthfeel on this is great, it has that crisp finish and it just fades away. Nice beer, great pilsner. I had someone bring this to me from Atlanta when I was in Florida on vacation. Of all the beers I could have requested, this was the only one I really wanted to try.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Porter in Atlanta. It's rare to find a well-made, traditional German-style pilsner in the US, but this is one of them. Poured with thick, frothy head that kept it the entire glass. Nice grainy nose and similar taste with good hop finish. A bit thin in mouthfeel but all-in-all a great German-style pilsner.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice pale gold, with a luxurious and creamy 3 finger head, very clean looking.
S: Clean, noble and spicy, with a strong, grainy base note that carries the rest.
T: Clean, crisp and bready, with a nice, spicy hop bite at the end of the take.
M: A little silky for my taste, but it's not a ruiner.
O: Pretty much an impossibly well executed pilsner beer, I will definitely buy this again. Good stuff!

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Photo of ordybill
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a light golden color with some murkiness. Has a medium sized white head. The aroma is a hops with some grass. The taste is a nicely balanced blend of hops and malt.

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Photo of oldleadbelly
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not one of the best or strongest German-style Pilseners out there, but I did enjoy it. I've bought it several times since my first trial, because it is fairly light and easy to drink on a hot Georgia day!

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Photo of tempest
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Whoa, this pils caught me off-guard. What a hoppy kick from the Saaz and Motueka. Floral lemon aroma. Dry finish, but not astringent. Damn, this is a hell of an amped up German pils.

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Photo of DVMin98
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow color. Smell is slightly bready. Flavor is very light, but crisp. I have to say I do not care for Pilsners. They are too light for my liking, but this is probably one of the best I've ever had. Could see myself revisiting this.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours clear straw gold, thick white foamy head. Light clean grain aroma. Light grain and German hops balance very well, semi dry finish. Mouthfeel stands out for a Pilsner. Solid brew for the style.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep straw producing almost 3 fingers of foamy, moderately lasting, white head that diminishes to a surface skim but leaves a thick collar with rings & webs of lacing suspended above it. Aroma is crisp, clean & dry pilsener, biscuit & cracker; leafy, black pepper, lemon & grassy. Taste is Pilsener yeast, cracker/biscuit malt, thin clean grain, earthy, lemony, grassy noble hops, peppery with a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp, clean & dry with a nice peppery prickle. A good but not exceptional example of the style. It is nevertheless very pleasant & drinkable. Strangely the ABV is 4.9 on my can, 5.5 on the Creature Comforts website & 5.2 on Beeradvocate.

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Photo of llherron
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go to beer. It looks clear and clean, Smells delicious and hoppy with a nice pepper aroma. Tastes true to the Pilsner style. And feels like a beer I would grab any day.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can in a glass. Fresh: 27 Sept. 2016 canning date.

Look: The light golden body is not quite as sparkling clear as expected for style. Plenty of rising carbonation topped by a durable white head. Nice lacing.

Aroma: just OK. As hoppy as expected. Grassy with some floral and herbal notes. A hint of lemon.

Flavor: appropriate strength and balance of hops and malts. Notably better than the aroma. .

Feel: medium body with medium carbonation; semi-dry finish; full and smooth for style.

Overall: a pilsner from a brewer known for unconventional beers? Good but not great.

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Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Can:092716 on bottom of can.

A: Clear straw yellow with frothy 1-2 finger white head with good retention and a cuff of lacing at the tp of the glass.

S: Minerally with some floral and slightly spicy hop notes on a crackery and lightly bready pilsner background

T: Big burst of bready pilsner maltiness, not much if any sweetness, which allows the floral, spicy, and earthy-herbal hop notes really stay up front with a lot of flavor and medium+ bitterness which is minerally and a bit abrupt at first.

M: Crisp and easy to drink with a light body and high carbonation.

O: A great example of the German pilsner style with big flavor and strong but not overbearing bitterness.

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Photo of BigGold
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from growler, purchased at Wise Owl Growlers, Kennesaw, Georgia, into Pilsner glass. A Pilsner should be a good test of a brewery. Creature Comforts aces that test with this my first beer from the brewery.

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a pleasant beer with a nice subtle flavor.
It's exactly what a pilsener should be: clean, refreshing, and pleasant.
It is a welcomed example of delicious lager.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can - Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

ON: 08/02/16, BY: 12/02/16.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, straw-hued body with am inch of tight, white foam. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Little, light touches of white bread, of cereal, faintly sweetish. A very distinct pepper quality backed by very subtle lemon peel with some pineapple water.

Taste: Lightly bready, lightly crackery malts with a small pinch of powdered sugar sweetness. A little muted lemon tossed with ground pepper and a hint of background tropical fruitiness. Relatively light bitterness. Black peppery element grows into the fairly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid pils.

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Photo of rajendra82
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked exactly like a Pilsner should- pale, clear, bubbly, and drinkable. The head was one finger thick, and fleeting. The aroma was not as hoppy as some of the other craft Pilsners I've had. I could detect toasted cereal grains, hay, a touch of caramel, and faint smell of allspice. Tasted clean, crisp, and restrained, with a smooth malty sweetness, a mellow bitterness, and a hint of lemon. The body was very soft, and feel somewhat creamy. Good beer to grab, when you are looking for something familiar and uncomplicated.

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Photo of rudzud
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice thin head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of very doughy cracker, light sweetness, nice light grassy hops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of cracker malts, lightly sweet, very grassy but there is a rather prominent herbal bitterness .

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp.

O - Overall this was an average offering. Still trying to find an awesome American pilsner.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/01/16

Very light fizzy head fades fairly quickly little lacing, mostly clear watery light pilsner color

Nose light doughy malt, cereal grain, light toasted pilsner malt straw notes, little grassy hop.

Taste brings some grassy herbal hops, fair bitterness, herbal mild spicy, mild toasted grain, little doughy, cereal grain, but mostly the grassy hop. Finish dry big bitterness, spicy herbal grassy bitterness lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, fair crisp.

Overall not bad, hops a little overpowering malt not bad.

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