Bare Bones Pilsner
Lost Forty Brewery

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #124
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,287
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 6.43%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
From:
Lost Forty Brewery
 
Arkansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden color with slight effervescence and a fat finger of dense white head that leaves strong lacing. Love the can art, too.

Clean aroma of crackery malts, floral hops, with a little sweetness and a nice crisp edge.

Great tasting, with a kiss of sweetness from some almost bready malts at this point -- like the soft crust of a white bread. Mild bitterness appropriate for the style, that's a somewhat peppery, a little grassy and very slightly metallic. Not quite as crisp as the nose, but still with more of the pepperiness from the hops lingering in the aftertaste than any malt character.

Just a tad thicker bodied and more syrupy than I expect from a pils, with a strongly prickly feel to it as well.

I really enjoyed this one. Bare Bones is the perfect name for it, and is exactly what I look for in a German Pils. Don't get clever -- just brew a perfect, clean, crisp beer.

Mar 26, 2017
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Prager62 from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A twelve ounce can with no visible date poured into a Lost Forty nonic pint glass.

Look- Pours a transparent dark gold leaving a finger of soapy white foam. It slowly settles to a thin ring around the glass with no lacing left behind.

Smell- Cereal and malt up front followed by some corn. There's a slightly floral smell that emerges in back.

Taste- Crisp malt, cereal, floral notes and corn in the finish.

Feel- Crisp and clean with a slight hop bite and semi dry finish.

Overall- A very drinkable pilsner with a wonderful kiss of hop flavor in the finish. It's a style that doesn't get any love these days, but when it's done right, it's worth checking out.

Feb 24, 2017
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a lasting and lacing white head and textbook golden pils color. Aroma is grassy, floral and spicy hops and clean crisp pilsner malt. Flavor is nondescript maltiness along with a bracing bitter finish. Mouthfeel is correct for style. Good looking beer with a clean and crisp flavor profile.

Apr 05, 2015
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SCW from New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 31, 2015
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 05, 2017
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent bronze/honey color with 3 fingers of pearl white head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Bready & crackery notes, a little bit of floral & grassy hops

T: Follows the nose, a touch of honey malt & dryness up front. Some leafy hops & dryness as this warms, mostly crackery & bready sweet notes, faint metallic hop notes. Finishes crisp with hebal hop bitterness, & little grassyness

MF: Light/medium body with firm carbonation, pretty nice balance

Drinks easy, a fairly nice Pilsner. I coulld drinking a few of these over the Summer

May 16, 2015
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champ103 from Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Big Orange Midtown, in Little Rock.

A: Pours a perfectly clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms and recedes after a minute. Good lace is left behind.
S: Sazz hops up front for sure. Grassy, herbal, and earthy. Biscuit malts, and lingering bitterness.
T: Again, that great European Sazz hop bite. Grassy, herbal, and earthy. A mineral like lager yeast character. Biscuit malts with some sweetness, which builds a bit as this warms. Then a lingering, but soft bitterness.
M/D: A light to medium body. Soft carbonation that is not undercarbed at all. Smooth and refreshing. Easy to drink. All day with this.

A good, simple American version. Really enjoyable, and something that would be a staple of mine if I lived in Little Rock.

Dec 29, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2016
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 13, 2015
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doowhat from Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 28, 2017
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arkansastroy from Arkansas

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Pils! On par with Victory's Prima Pils. I am not much of a Pilsner guy but this is delicious.

Dec 31, 2014
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BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 23, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 05, 2017
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 05, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 17, 2015
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tripledbrew from Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 25, 2017
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 16, 2018
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ubenumber2 from Arkansas

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 28, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a medium golden yellow straw body, one finger white head, good retention, not much lacing. Smells of crisp bready malt, grass, biscuit, minerals. Pretty damn good nose, even for the style. Flavour is similarly grassy with a freshly baked bread and biscuit sweetness to it, good noble hop aromas and bitterness on the backend. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp and perfectly refreshing for a warm day. Overall, a very nice pilsner that was perfectly balanced in terms of malt and hop. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

Jun 05, 2016
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capnamerica from Arkansas

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 19, 2015
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dhump1967 from Arkansas

3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 06, 2015
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 10, 2016
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KLHBB from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color, floral and grassy smell and taste, light mouthfeel. Plays nicely with food of all types. A goto style and a goto beer. Very good.

Mar 12, 2017
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klittle250 from Arkansas

4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 14, 2015
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

December 29, 2014

Draft, pint glass

A – Dark straw to light gold, with some orange tinting. An inch of white foam with long retention. Nice effervescence.

S – Lightly cooked sourdough bread, some spicy Saaz-type hops, peppery. Very crisp and clean.

T – Sourdough bread… dough. Slightly undercooked. Fairly pronounced bitterness with an undercurrent of peppery spice.

M – Moderate carbonation, very lightly sweet but the hop bitterness steals the show.

O – Excellent interpretation of the pilsner style, actually more in line with traditional pilsner versus Americanized versions.

Dec 30, 2014
Bare Bones Pilsner from Lost Forty Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 37 ratings