The Austinite
Strange Land Brewery

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #657
ABV:
5%
Score:
77
Ranked #45,707
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 20.31%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
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Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
77
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Kevin30462112 from Arkansas

3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy gold. No head and lacing. Has a malty lemon smell. Moderate carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel and taste. Sweet and decently hopped. A good option on a warm afternoon.

Oct 29, 2019
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depechemode1983 from Texas

3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out cloudy pale straw in color. The head is white with decent retention. Lacing is minimal. There is a bit here and there around the glass.

The nose is sour up front. I do get grains but the lemony cucumber smell dominates. Floral hops makes an appearance as well. Very aromatic non the less just a bit odd.

Floral hops bitterness in the taste and again watered down it seems. Grains are there as well a lemon grass in the finish.

Mouthfeel light to medium bodied and under carbonated. Feels flat.

Pour out of a can.

Sep 16, 2018
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kojevergas from Colorado

2.64/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

$1.08 for a draught pour at Hat Creek Burger Company, Austin, TX.

Has more body than your typical pilsner, which isn't necessarily a good thing. Pilsner malt, odd metallic off-flavour (probably an unclean tap line?), floral hops. I imagine the hops used are American given the lack of grassiness or any obvious Noble hop character.

Overcarbonated - almost sharply so. Unrefreshing as a result. Slightly dry, inexplicably.

There is a lot wrong with this pilsner and I reckon it might be one of Strange Land's furthest-off-the-mark beers. Drinks like a mediocre American pale lager but it's drinkable. The overcarbonation is the biggest issue, but the metallic off-flavour is up there too. I'll stick to Warsteiner or Pilsner Urquell when stateside.

C- (2.64) / BELOW AVERAGE

Jan 26, 2018
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Hillgod from Missouri

1.4/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Grabbed a 6 pack of cans when the store was out of another pilsner. The beer is immediately off-putting upon opening. It tasted incredibly similar to Bud Light, along with the rest of the characteristics. I truly hope this is not representitve of other Strange Lands beers. It's hard to imagine ever having another after two from the sixer.

Jul 21, 2017
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Matt_Parsons from Texas

1/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst 'craft' beer experience yet! Seriously a sad little beer, utterly lacking in character and quality. Even the color was offensive! Really, I've never seen or tasted a beer that reminded me more of piss.

Oct 10, 2016
The Austinite from Strange Land Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 30 ratings