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Hera Pils | Fort Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fort Hill Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
forthillbrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditionally brewed Czech-style Pilsner. Dangerously light and refreshing, this brew uses exclusively Pilsen malt. Czech and Nugget hops give this Pilsner a delicate hop flavor. She gets her name from the goddess Hera, Queen of the Gods.

Added by suedad344 on 12-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,936
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of smb71481
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsouza
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pickngrin
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDarcy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snilsen13
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It doesn't taste like any Czech pils I've ever had but it is very well balanced citrus-flavored beer that drinks easy. I have it on my short list of beers to buy this summer.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw golden, as a Pils should look. Not terribly aromatic, but some floral notes. A lot of saltine cracker. The malt backbone clearly plays the key role here. The hops are less present, but not in a bad way. As the description says, it's dangerously light and refreshing. I can confirm that. It lacks the spicy herbal hop character of some Czech pilseners, but I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours clear and goldenstraw colored with a thick layer of foam; nice retention and a few strands of lace

Smell: Floral, with sugar cookie tones and a hint of grass

Taste: Sugar cookie and light fruit tones of melon and strawberry, with sweetness building through mid-palate; the slight grassy tones appear after the swallow and linger into the finish, cutting into the sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: An American take on the style, far less grassy than what you would find across the pond

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Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

FORT HILL HERA PILS 5/20/17

Draft served in shaker pint at Brewmaster Pub in Williamsburg tonight.

a: Translucent gold with just a ring of foam.

s: Slight biscuit malt.

t: Follows the nose with a little hop bite. Dry finish.

m; Medium, good body and light carbonation tingle.

o; A refreshing pilsner, surprisingly mild considering its cloudy, rich look. Will have to buy a sixpack of cans to compare to this draft.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can
no best by date

Crystal clear and straw colored, small champagne bubbles, thin white head the recedes to a film
Smells of feint biscuits, yeast, lemon, cotton candy. None strong
Tastes briny at first, more biscuits, back bitterness, sweet up front
Feels full in the mouth but not cloying, though not dry either. Good carbonation
True to style, Another great beer from Fort Hill. A good palate cleanse for the hazy IPAs

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Czech Pilsner. Toasted grain malt, rye bread and spicy noble hop earthiness. A bit of sweet malt flavor mid-palate. Clean and crisp. Bitterness hangs around for a while on the finish. Pretty good. Could use a touch more carb.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rorjets
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samibr
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flounder57
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, spicy, herbal, and earthy hops followed toasted and biscuity malt flavor and lager yeast.

Taste: Nice delicate hop flavor with traditional pilsner malt flavor, some chewy notes, and a slight lager yeast bite.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, medium carbonation, and easy drinking.

Overall: I like this beer so much that I'm grabbing another.

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Photo of cbutova
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Can poured into my glass with a crystal clear, extremely pale straw yellow body. A massive cap rises atop the brew to over several fingers high with good retention and a thick puffy texture. A few small webs of lacing.

S- A fairly clean aroma with fairly sweet malty Pils aroma and pale fruits. A touch of cereal, spicy hops and bready hints.

T- The yeast picks up a bit more here with the pale fruits coming out more somewhat reminiscent of pear and white grapes. Balance is struck by base Pils grains and just a bit of spicy, herbal hops. Fairly sweet.

MF- Creamy, close to chewy body which really helps prevent it from ever feeling too thin despite the light overall body. Medium level of carbonation and a touch of bitterness.

Simple and clean as pils grains, pale fruit and herbal hops strike a fine balance. The sweetness does get to be a bit much as time goes on and that is the only true flaw.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brureview
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Rendezvous in Turner Falls. very fresh.

Poured a light golden color with a 2F head.

Excellent aroma: malt, sweet, fruit.

Crisp, dry lightly bitter malty. Excellent MF for the style.

Good fruit and malt in the taste.

Overall excellent Czech style pils.

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Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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