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Stanley Park Noble PilsnerStanley Park Noble Pilsner

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Stanley Park Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our brewmaster takes a full 28 days of great care and attention to detail to exact the balanced yet subtly complex character of this true Belgian Style Pilsner. Stanley Park Noble Pilsner is named for the careful blend of the noble hop varieties Hallertau-Mittelfrueh and Perle, which result in delicate and refined aroma and flavour. The use of these hops, 100% malt, a unique strain of yeast and carefully hand ground natural Belgian ingredients results in a mildly intense Pilsner with a remarkably pleasant finish.

Added by wordemupg on 01-26-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 42
Photo of HipCzech
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (Vancouver), served in a stemmed Pilsner glass. Clear, light yellow gold with a soft, frothy head and intricate lace. Light taste and aroma, mild malty body with hints of grass, spice and floral hops. Little bitterness for a dry finish. Medium body and crisp carbonation. And decent, clean lager - perfect to wash down a dozen, creamy, briny happy hour oysters.

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Photo of kitsgrad84
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

yes as stated by others, this is a very average to good quencher. Drinkable and more lager-like than pil. A little bubbly and over carbed but I am enjoying a few.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Final selection from my Stanley Park mixer pack. I've had this before, both on tap and out of the bottle, but never paid much attention. A more thorough tasting reveals a few things more clearly. First, this is a beer that finds a middle ground between the green bottle imports and the tastes of the masses. It pours nicely and bubbles happily throughout my tasting. The nose lacks any skunk and the best way I can describe it is "leafy." The overall flavour is decent - citrusy, with a very faint hop finish. It is definitely a step up from the average macro, but in the end, it is probably best suited to quick thirst quenching.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed a bottle snagged from a "make your own six pack" craft beer wall, poured into a Pilsener glass. A light lemon yellow brew with around three inches of white foam, with an aroma that very much recalls Heineken or perhaps Stella Artois but with no detectable skunk: Cracker and slightly sour green malts, a yeasty shortbread and dough sweetness, and vaguely spicy and floral hops. Palate closely approximates the aroma but with an added fruitiness that recalls lemon zest and apples, with hints of vanilla and menthol (Perle hops?). Very fizzy but fortunately does not sear the tongue, thin bodied but with a decent dose of residual sweetness. Finishes reasonably crisp but does leave a fruity sweet echo with mellow sweetgrass or hay emerging after a few sips. Not Belgian from a taste perspective, although I suppose there is a little spice in there. Perhaps this is indended to be a reference to craftsmanship. This beer is in fact a pretty good craftbrewed Euro pale lager with little of the DMS and skunked flavors you usually get with this style (its not a pils either ... nice work, wordemu). This is an appealing concept on a certain level, worth a look for those who like green-bottle imports.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another decent lager that is on par with so many others in BC ( no one has a really great one). The colour, the nose , the clean finish hit the spot on a hot patio. I could drink a few of these and can't really fault it but hoped for more. No shame for a brewery that it starting to make some better beers.

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Photo of maclean25
2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I've had this a couple times. I realize it is a macro-brew pretending to be a micro.

It pours with a small white, bubbly head. The body is clear with a straw-yellow colour. The aroma is mostly of grain and lemon. The taste is heavy with a sweet malt. It has high carbonation and is a little watery.

Overall, I have come to associate Stanley Park Brewery with mildness and averageness.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml, sexy, contoured bottle. Just sayin'...

This beer pours a clear, bright pale straw colour, with a half-finger of thinly foamy white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of persistent lace as it readily recedes from sight.

It smells of weedy, grassy hops, with some doughy, yeasty and grainy malt sweetness. The taste is sweet cereal grain, mild kitchen yeast, some industrial lemon, and more dead, somewhat skunky, grassy, and mulched leaf hops.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a gentle fizz abounding, the body medium-light in weight, and generally quite smooth, with no interlopers from the usual sources. It finishes off-dry, the generic cereal graininess running the show, amid the echo of the yeast that once was.

If "Belgian" style pilsner means dumbing down the hop profile and adding a smidgeon of yeastiness, then what we have here is not only a new style, but a wholly unnecessary one. At least Belgian IPAs tend to retain the hop intensity of the base beer. Ok, Hell's Gate - state of the art, sustainability, all fine - how about focusing more on following through on your admittedly interesting marketing?

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Photo of leaddog
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beer Revolutions.

Appearance- Pours a pale straw yellow colour with a 1/2 finger width of foamy white head.

Smell- Grains, barley, citrus

Taste- Citrus is predominate followed by grainy malts. Crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad watery.

Overall- A refreshing pilsner. It is a little light on flavour. Definitely geared towards a hot summer day.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into pint glass 25/1/12

A golden straw yellow with lots of bubbles but little for head or lace

S grassy hops with a little yeast, corn and skunky cereal

T some lemon on top of what I smell, tastes better with no skunk but still a little corn flake

M light, crisp and fairly refreshing, thin but satisfying

O great for a macro but that still leaves room for improvement

better then major brands but pretty basic for a craft brew, it went down quickly so that says something

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Stanley Park Noble Pilsner from Stanley Park Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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