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Pilsner | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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132 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When we set forth to brew a Pilsner, we wanted to pay homage to a region that is legendary in its brewing tradition. This beer is brewed the German way, and you can taste the difference. We even sourced the hops and malts from Germany! It’s light, easy to drink, and it goes just as good in a boot as it does in a stein. We use German Pils malt, 2-Row malt and wheat to create a firm malty character with a crisp finish. This traditional Pilsner malt bill is complimented by German Lager yeast and German noble hops. Pilsner’s 40 IBUs help it finish dry, the way a German Pilsner should.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,311
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
132
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkh895
3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewerdrew
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in pint glass ... nice straw color a very clear. Head dissipates fast

Clean mouth feel with a hop bitterness but not much Hop flavor

Decent Pilsner but certainly not one I am running to or seeking out

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of edthehead
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottK22
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calebc10410
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rfgetz
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw color, slightly hazy, with a pillowy white head. Small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of subtle grass and lime. A bit spicy. Not a super strong aroma but it is spot on.

The taste is light with grassy and lime hop notes. The malt is light. Not necessarily cracker like but it's dry. A touch of metal in the finish.

The feel is light almost watery with prickly carbonation. Dry with a grassy bitter finish.

An ok Pils. Needs a little more presence.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/20/17 can

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a half-pint stein. Stamped 18 May 2017.
4/3.5/4/4/4.5
Fluffy head with heavy lacing. Mild effervescence. Pale gold.
Smells pleasantly sulfuric with a light sweetness. Floral hops.
Mmm, yes. This is the beer I've been looking for. Mild citrus, beautifully crisp lager that's compellingly unique (read: lagery) without being upsetting at all. Clean and lovely and imminently compelling. Highly recommended.

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2.66/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of biscuit malt and light hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of herbal hops and biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. Ok brew.

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright pale-yellow with a creamy white head that rises to about a finger. Froth continues to build and hold the head steady. Lacing is moderate in density, leggy and persistent.
S: Grains up front and throughout, a touch of biscuit, leaf and herb with a somewhat nondescript pith. Yeast is dry.
T: Grains persist in the flavor, a touch of spiciness in the floral and herbal hops balance against crackery malts with a lemony undertone.
M: Light-medium with a bite, plenty smooth and extremely crisp all the way through. The feel is the best aspect of this one.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's nice to see one of my favorite brewers doing something that's not an ale and succeeding so nicely.

It opens nice and clear and yellow with random sized bubbles. The aroma faintly teases you with yeast, malt and some finishing hops, all appropriately tame.

The taste is nothing you shouldn't expect - generally tame as well, but very nicely delivered, with a clean aftertaste.

Recommended whether or not you know what this style should be like.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

JK thought she didn't like German pilsner (don't like Victory's version, for instance) but this one very nice; DL wants to buy next time at Elkton

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Pilsner from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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