Line Street Pilsner | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sure, we love our big beers, but sometimes we just want something lighter without sacrificing flavor. That’s Line Street Pils. A hoppy pilsner with great flavor and a not-so-menacing ABV. This brew pours a bright and deep yellow with a pleasant, light citrus aroma. Our twist on a Czech pils using Centennial and Mandarina Bavaria hops, this beer has a crisp, refreshing bitterness up front that fades into a dry, palate quenching finish. Bright, crisp and hop forward – that’s Line Street Pils.

Added by jaydoc on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of kflorence
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Snagged a single bottle on my recent trip to Philadelphia.

Pours a deep, golden yellow with a half inch of foam atop. Lots of lacing on the glass as you drink. On the nose, this one comes off as quite complex with grass, light fruits, butter and cream. On the tongue, it's light and sweet up front, followed by a buttery middle and finishing crisp and dry with a lingering grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is a little thin with solid carbonation and some oiliness.

Overall this is a very easy drinking and flavorful, hop-forward take on a Czech style pilsener. I'd enjoy having another. Cheers!

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. This beer came gushing out, resulting in a yellow color with a 1 1/2inch head. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is malts, lemons, light hops are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We have achieved the kick-off of New Beer Sunday (Week 626) & I am using the occasion to kick-off my long-awaited & much-needed horizontal of Weyerbacher B.C. beers. I have a LOT of their beers in my Bottle Backlog and it may take several days until they are depleted. Enjoy the ride!

From the bottle: "Hoppy Pilsner".

I Pop!ped the cap and began a gentle pour since I was kind of distracted by the hockey game on TV & I did not want to have to clean up a mess. Once enough had been decanted, I employed an in-glass swirl to raise two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with modest retention. Actually, it fell away while I was looking away, but it left some great lacing as a souvenir. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity, but it looked more like a urine sample. Czech that - I have made water that was darker than this beer! Nose had a grassy, grapefruit/lemon citrusy hoppiness and a biscuity maltiness. Mmmm. At last, some hops into which I can sink my hophead teeth! Mouthfeel was medium. This was more bitter than a standard Czech Pils, but that was fine by me. It had a distinct Northwest hops character, but it was not so strong as to overwhelm the Bavarian hops or the biscuit malts. Finish was semi-dry to dry and very refreshing. I was turned onto Czech Pilsners by my FerMentor, Lew Bryson, many years ago and once I understood that they relied more heavily on hops than German Pilsners, I was off and running! Now, if they would just put this in a CAN, I would happily drink it all summer.

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Photo of SWOhio-aquifer
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think they nailed it! Was afraid it would be imbalanced. Yes, a bit hoppy but balanced and refreshing.

Five out of Five if I could give it that but I just finished my second so time will tell.

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Photo of reizorc
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

part of a mix a six picked up from good ta go in chambersburg yesterday. best by 11/20/16, so about 6 weeks past its best by.

faintly hazy yellow body. small white head,. faint lacing.

not getting much aroma, just a "clean" smell.

quite mild tasting overall. though there is a tang on the tongue at first, the hops have clearly faded due to the age. which may or may not be a good thing depending on how you feel about hoppy pilseners.

close to medium on the mouth.

overall, given the age, an okay inoffensive beer. might have more oomph to it within a couple of months of bottling.

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Photo of FBarber
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
2.13/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Why do brewers insist on over-hopping every beer? I was actually very excited to try this beer as I typically enjoy beers from this brewer, especially since they are a PA brewer, and since it is becoming increasing hard to find a very good plis. However, this one was a drain poor for me. The beauty of the pils is the balance...and this beer was all hops. Honestly, I would not have even rated this beer as a good IPA. No balance at all...all hops...too many hops. Back to the drawing board please.

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Photo of BeerMeister8
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with about a finger of head. The nose has the classic pils malt notes. The flavor is crisp and quite dry and hoppy for the style.

This is not terribly true to style but it diverts from tradition in a way that I very much enjoy.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.77/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mwt
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bert's
Hazy deep yellow color with a small bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Citrus and fruit on the nose with bits of earth grass and a crackery maltiness. Lemony citrus flavor with a crisp crackery light bready malt to counter. This beer has that weird earthy smokey aroma and flavor that apparently only I get from Mandarina Bavaria hops. Serviceable beer, and more drinkable to me than some others with that hop

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass

clear pale golden color, bright white head. good head and lacing. aroma is grain and earthy grassy hops. taste is clean, a highlights the mild hop flavor well. thin bodied, appropriate for the style.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

07/05/16
11/05/16

Appearance: Pours a deep yellow body, clear were it not for a fine haze of sediment. Two inches of airy white suds. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Cereal edged toasted grains with some fairly subtle floral, citrus hints.

Taste: Lightly grainy breadiness, doughy with some cereal sweetness. Floral, zestful, lightly citrusy hops. Medium bitterness. Drying, lightly spicy finish with a small zing of crispness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not great, just a decent, serviceable pils.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a lightly hazy golden straw with a medium head that poofs. nose; skunky cracker malt, & light pear. taste; clean grain, easy toasted malt, citrus pith, very light & dry fruit zest (apple, orange, & pear), & grassy hops. very dry finish with simple grain expressions & some ethanol standouts, ie "crisp & clean". medium carbonation & mouthfeel. i believe weyerbacher stated that this beer was a simpler & smaller offering to their lineup of titans, so that's exactly what we have here. easy to drink, but it's not going to win any awards.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on 2016-08-26 in Cable town, PA at Brass Rail Deli.

Clear gold. Nice lace. Mild cracker, floral, lemon and a good amount of bitterness. Fresh and dry and quite tasty.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/5/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze; fluffy eggshell white that falls leaving great bubbly retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of pilsener malts. Some sweet cracker and fresh bread in the mix. The flavors are crisp and clean. Hints of lemon, lime and grapefruit. Some pine in the mix. Fresh grass is present. It's slightly earthy. Nice hop bitterness. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with active carbonation, but remains fluffy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid pilsener. It's very refreshing. Calling it a "hoppy pilsner" is appropriate. It stays true to style with a nice hop bite. Enjoyable stuff. I like it.

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Line Street Pilsner from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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