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Platform Beer Co.

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Platform Beer Co.
Ohio, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #328
Ranked #23,829
3.71 | pDev: 12.4%
Jan 07, 2023
Jan 26, 2015
New ClevelandNew Cleveland
Notes: Crisp German malt body + refreshing noble hop finish.
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Rated by BubbiesR

3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Yum. One of the cans in the six pack fell out… wonder if it’s ok
Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. No dating information found.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One thin finger of white head. Leaves a few spots and trails of lacing.
Aroma is toasted malts and floral/fruity hops.
Taste follows the nose, with toasted bread crust malts and fruity/floral hops, with a touch of sulfur. All continue in the aftertaste.
On the lighter side of medium for mouth feel. Crisp and clean on the palate. Very good carbonation.
Very easy to drink, with a clean and refreshing experience.
Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
It would be nice if 10 plus six packs of this beer or some of their others didn't have cans falling out because they're not sealed tightly enough. Anyways the beer itself is actually decent and acceptable. Won't be having it again as there's 9000 pilsners out there comparable or better but overall a decent beer.
Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jul 09, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Manta200 from Kentucky

May 28, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by akopczyk from Ohio

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 3.58 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio

Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Scott_G_Fisher

4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Extremely good flavor, smell, and feel. This "palesner" is very good quality for a decent price. A hoppy taste, but not overbearing. A good choice for any occasion. Highly recommended.
Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by loganburgh from Michigan

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 2.95 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Mar 25, 2019
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Reviewed by HackmanBrewHaus from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A German esq beer that carries a stronger malt taste for a light beer. Even with the lightness, hops effectively balance this beer leaving you with that slight pale ale dryness at the end. More German-Belgium-ness shows through with a hint of yeasty esters lingering throughout. Well balanaced, easy drinking bier.
Feb 05, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Revisited January 6th, 2021

Original ratings: 3.5 3.25 3.5 3.75 3.5 (November 8th, 2018)

Nice lasting, thick and creamy white head; body is a soft golden amber, a bit cloudy. Faint but agreeable citrus aroma with an element of sweet malt grain. Very mild biscuit flavor with some tangy citrus notes; low to moderate hop bitterness. Medium body; soft on the palate; semi-dry.

This go around comes across fuller, rounder, and more balanced overall. Pleasant and unassuming in nature; an easy drinker.

Original review notes:

Light gold body; lively carbonation with a somewhat thin yet sticky head. Aroma of low-key orange and other indeterminate citrus. Some light grain flavor with a slow developing ester-like sweetness; a note of citrus and spiciness; bitterness is also subtle. Medium bodied; mildly prickly on the palate; semi-sweet finish.

This is a tough one to evaluate. Based purely on its own appeal, it's so-so. Then again, evaluating it along the lines of a pilsner or pale ale also brings a so-so leanings. Well, perhaps it isn't so difficult. An interesting hybrid but with so-so results. 'Nuff said...
Nov 09, 2018
Rated: 3.91 by norinco from Ohio

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by bierzeit from Ohio

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by dlin0sbb from Ohio

Sep 17, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by dtevans5 from Tennessee

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by travelguy from Ohio

Sep 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Aug 23, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy dirty straw color with a thin layer of head. The nose is a bit corny. The flavor has that distinct pilsner malt essence and is accompanied by a cracker-like taste.
Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by Psquared93 from Illinois

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Skillz from Illinois

Jun 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by maxbarto from Ohio

Jun 17, 2018
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Rated by ckaire69 from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Certainly better than many of the macrobrewes pils coming out of Europe; Stella, becks and Heineken.
Well balanced and refreshing
May 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 22, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by Determined419 from Ohio

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by CaptainHate from Ohio

Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Zanico from Ohio

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the prince of pilsener, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. ca. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of biscuit malts, light grains. Taste is biscuit malts, some lemons, light grains. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing beer.
Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 3.57 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by rjd722 from Maryland

Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 3.86 by Tgunz247 from Ohio

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by nstygles from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by GoBlue16 from Ohio

Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
And now, the aftermath of the Fourth of CANuly! I had laden my reefer with CANs that day, not really expecting to run through all of them, but more as a stopgap from running out before the day was over. The result is that now, I have a buncha cold CANs that I do not want to simply pull out & have get warm again. Ah, the trials & travails of The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Crisp*Easy*Refreshing"; "Pilsner-Hybrid Beer"; "Ohio Craft Beer"; "Malts[:] Pilsen[,] Munich II[,] Vienna[;] Hops[:] Saaz[,] Galena[;] Yeast[:] San Diego Super"; "Fresh CLE Beer".

The Crack! revealed a brimful craft CAN, so I celebrated with an inverted Glug, or as much of one as I could muster without a messy overflow. This created two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled just like what I would expect in the style - a big biscuity malt presence underlain by grassy, hay-like hops. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, right for the style, just nothing to get wound up about. Taste was on the sweetish side with the biscuity-bready malts at the forefront, underlain by the grassiness of the hops. Finish was semi-dry, very refreshing on a hot, humid summer's day. Hello, Cleveland!
Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Blonde. Good clarity. Light carbonation.

Cracker, graham cracker, and biscuit.

Cracker, biscuit, and graham cracker. Light leafy hop aroma.

Light bodied, crisp, clean, and off-dry.

It's a great Vienna Lager, but a shitty "Palesner." Maybe my can was just old...
Jun 19, 2017
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
6/15/17 draft @ BLU Jazz
Jun 17, 2017
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