Hoppy Pilsner
New England Brewing Co.

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German Pilsner
4 | pDev: 7%
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6.28.18, opened 8.10.19 -given to me by my dentist

“I’m on pils for that”

Poured into an antique Pilsner urquell glass, fluffy white two finger head, settles to a ring, scant lacings

Aroma is grassy, malts,

Taste is malt, bit of earthy hop

Low sudsing, dry finish, hop nibble,

Good beer

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Photo of woosterbill
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks, Matt!

A: Crystal clear, bright gold body under an inch of fine white head. Great retention, spidery lace. Lovely.

S: Pure, crisp bready Pilsner malt alongside clean herbal hoppiness. A hint of pine and walnut. Simple, balanced, and enjoyable.

T: Leafy hoppiness up front, followed by some robust (but never sweet) toasty malt. The malt/hop balance carries through to a dry, crisp, piquant herbaceousness on the finish. Long, clean, moderately bitter aftertaste. Simple, delightful, supremely refreshing lager.

M: Light body with soft, lively carbonation. Effervescent without being unsubstantial, solid without being heavy. Terrific.

O: As soon as I heard about the existence of this beer, I knew I had to try it. I've long been an Elm City devotee, and the promise of an even hoppier version of that already deliciously hoppy Pils was almost too much to handle. This growler wasn't as fresh as would have been ideal, so I can only imagine how amazing this was fresh from the tank, but even after some time and a trip to Kentucky it's one of the best Pilsners I've ever had. It's not as hoppy as Prima or Pivo, but the malt character couldn't be more delectable and the balance with the herbal/earthy/piney hops couldn't be better. It's a (well-deserved!) pity NEBCO is drowning in demand for their ales, as their lagers are every bit as amazing. Well done as always, gentlemen!


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Photo of BeerEsquire
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Light mouthfeel, light carbonation, clean drinking classic pilsner. Consistent hue, golden summer sun. Only lacks the creamy white head which would put this brew over a 4-rating.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a loose white head that dissipates towards the shoulders. Nose is light, grassy and clean - everything a pils should be. Taste follows nose with an earthy hoppy bite at the finish that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light) with a mild, even carbonation and a slightly oily texture. Overall, a solid hoppy pils. A very nice twist on a classic style.

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Hoppy Pilsner from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 22 ratings