Pulaski Pils
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

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German Pilsner
Ranked #76
Ranked #16,925
3.92 | pDev: 7.4%
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Illinois, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Classic meets Chicago in our Pulaski Pils. This crisp, light-bodied lager is brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malt, then dry-hopped with Santiam hops for a hint of floral notes. Together these ingredients create an exceedingly drinkable Pilsner, properly lagered for beer lovers everywhere.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 45
Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can. Pours a pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and floral. Taste is citrus, floral, grass, and a bit of spice. Refreshing.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured a clear olden white with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints earth and grass. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with pleasant biscuit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a finger's worth of white suds that subside in short order. Mild aroma smells of pears, melons, and noble hops.

The taste features grain husk, zesty, herbal hops, and crackery malt on the front end, with astringent bitterness lingering into the finish. Warming reveals white grapes and floral notes that add some welcome complexity. Light body and high carbonation make for a crisp, vigorous mouthfeel.

While a little wobbly at first blush, this is ultimately a solid Pilsner that offers bolder flavor than the style demands.

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3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pale, watery look with lemon tint. A crisp white head that is strong and lingers around for a bit.
Aroma: Lemon citrus and pineapple. Some flower. Not much grass. Sweet honey malt aromas.
Taste: Lemon citrus upfront. Some pineapple and flower, but again not much grass. Followed by a honey-sweet middle. Slight hop bitterness to dry the end. Alcohol is non-detectable.
Feel: Definitely lighter bodied. Light and crisp on the body. Good carbonation. Appropriately bodied for a pilsner. Crisp and dry.

Overall: Overall, I wasn't wowed by this pilsner. A lighter and citrus-forward pilsner. A little sweeter and less bitter than I expected. Lemon and flowers with a underlying honey sweetness. The lack of grass and bitterness makes the flavor accentuate the malts and taste similar to a helles, an American blonde, or even a pale European lager. Positives are the lighter body is done just right and makes it extremely drinkable. Although, I prefer a grassier, bitter, and more hopped traditional German pils.

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Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill haze pale gold with a fluffy white head leaving a persistent film.

The crisp to fluffy medium-full body delivers clean notes of corn flakes with a nice, hoppy bitter bite and some light wheat
before the semi-dry swallow.

This is very refreshing and drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a good sized, white head of foam. It smelled of grains, caramel and floral notes. Sweet toasted caramel with subtle citrus notes and a mild bitterness.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

these are recent appearances here in my neck of the woods, needed something light for after work so here i am dumping one into a pint glass. golden yellow beer with a big fluffy white head that clings like crazy. nose is lots of grassy, earthy hops, hints of black pepper like spice, and a very light bread-y pilsner base. slightest amount of sweetness seeps off it all. the first drink shows the same profile, with a good balance of grassy german hops and spice. bread dough holds it all together. it leaves the slightest tinge of bitterness in the mouth but mostly a nice sweetness and spice. crisp and refreshing. i trust people who can pull off a solid pils so i guess i'll be digging into more maplewood soon

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3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp fresh dry hopped notes, some malt to balance, clean finish. Slight grainy nose. Golden straw color hue, slight haze, white delicate head. Medium to med/light body. 25 IBUs

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Photo of beardown2489
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 finger worth of head fades quickly leaving decent lacing, eventually becomes soapy lacing all over, leaving classic crystal clear golden pilsner beneath.

An initial burst of bright yet earthy German hops, sits on top of a light Pilsner and Vienna malt backbone. Malt is light, light dough and straw.

Initial tastes follows the nose to a "T". Afterwards, finishing slightly creamy. Mild grassy hops hit initially, leading to a herbal character and a hint of spice. Perfect amount of bitterness, which makes the beer finish both clean and crisp. To me, the most important thing is this finish isn't followed by any sort of lingering bitterness. The beer leaves you with a sweet minerality and gentle spice. For me, it's spot on, calling me back for more almost immediately.

One of the better lagers in Chicagoland. Hits on all levels. Only complaint for some might be a thin body, but if you're looking for body, find another style. This beer is designed to be consumed in large quantities. That's why I hope it makes its way into cans instead of the 500mL bottles it has been introduced in.

Comparison: shares many characteristics with Pivo Pils. Not quite as bright on the finish, and a tad more more minerality. But overall, I would expect fans of Pivo to be very happy with this one. I suspect Maplewood has another winner on their hands.

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Pulaski Pils from Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 45 ratings