Line Street Pilsner
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Line Street PilsnerLine Street Pilsner
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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
76
From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
84
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Line Street PilsnerLine Street Pilsner
Notes: 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.
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3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
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 drtth
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear pale yellow color with a snow white head that slowly but visibly recedes, leaving a ring of foam around the glass. Eventually the foam becomes a very thin layer on the surface but the lacing on the sides of the glass persists. Sipping creates sheets of foam that turn into scattered patches of long leggy lacing.

The aromas include some spicy and some citric and floral character and a touch of malt in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose but with the spice, light citrus, floral and malt sweetness components mostly in the background while the earthy, herbal hop bitterness seems the star of the show.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with a slight prickly character from the low but persistent level of carbonation. The long finish begins as the sweetness from the malt moves slowly off stage entirely and the other flavors slowly fade leaving the herbal, earthy bitterness behind but slowly following them into the dry finish that invites another sip.

On the whole i'm enjoying this beer a bit more than I expected to and would be quite pleased to have another. Actually I think that for me the use of an American style hop and the new Mandarina Bavaria rather than Saaz hops may make it not completely true to style but, for me, they make it more enjoyable than most Czech style Pils beers I've tried.

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Photo of kflorence
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
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 Wiffler27
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours gold with a solid head, one of the best looking pilsners i've ever seen.

best smelling pilsner i've ever been able to appreciate. nice hops aroma, not much pils skunk at all.

taste is clean and rounded, grassy notes to this. this is a damn good pilsner. one of the best pilsners i've ever had.

this is damn good, i like this alot. easily my new favorite Pils. would love this stuff fresh! this was bottled 4/8/16. would love to have more of this! thankfully this is readily available.

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Photo of larryi86
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, dated 4/8/16, poured into a pint glass

A- Clear golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Nice combo of honey and Pilsner malts, hints of citrus, earthy/spicey hops, slightly grassy.

T- Definitely a hoppy Pilsner, Pilsner malts, touch of honey, hints of citrus and lemongrass, great earthy/spicy hoppy finish.

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body.

O- A well done hoppy Pils. Smooth, crisp and easy drinking. Definitely worth trying, lot of good Pilsners are being brewed in Pennsylvania and this is another to add to the list.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

L---Golden yellow with a large whitehead that quickly disappeared with minimal lacing.

S---You can certainly tell there's hops there. Citrusy.

T---Crisp & lemony. Hops are obvious.

F---Crisp& refreshing. Mouth watering, even.

O---Excellent pilsner. I mean excellent. Nice work Weyerbacher folks.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Weyerbacher Brewing in Easton, PA.

12 oz pour into a tulip glass. Pale gold and mostly clear with a very slight haze to it. Moderate hop aroma with some earthiness and light citrus to it. Flavor is grassy with plenty of spice from the hops. The pils malt gets overshadowed and it finishes dry but still feels slightly under attenuated and not as refreshing as I would prefer a Czech Pils to be. Medium bodied with a little too much of a sharp bite to it.

When I think of Weyerbacher, I think of a plethora of strong beers, so I was excited to see a draft-only pilsner at the brewery. Not bad by any means but could benefit from a little fine-tuning.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
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 jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

A - Medium gold color pour with a thick white, creamy lacing ring.

S - Crisp honey malt, slightly grainy, lemons, and earthy.

T - Honey malt base has some slight toastiness, some floral, grassy notes, lemon peel, and ends with a sharp and piney lemon citrus bite that lingers for a good long time, long after the sip.

M - Medium body, coats the mouth with a thick floral pine bitterness, carbonation has just the right amount of sharpness.

O - This is a very solid pils, I'd buy it again.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

thanks to Mark for sharing this, I am glad I got to try it -poured chilled in a willybecker chilled.

The color is resplendent golden with thick white head with fine bead and very good retention with thick lace that sticks and carbonation is visible. The smell is somewhat spicy and floral with hop aroma forward and light citrus type hop smell with a light toasted malt odor and slight yeast ester. The feel is great -lots of hops which are resinous and moderately bitter without going over the top with some malt sweetness and medium carbonation with a semi-dry finish

The taste is great - light citrus flavor in the hops up front with slight herbal and gentle citrus/spice combination with a good amount of malt flavor to balance with subtle earthiness and dry finish with lingering bitterness from the hops. This is a very good American style pilsner nice interpretation of a Czech pils since it has the bitterness but enough malt to balance. I could enjoy this as a summer quencher -still very flavorful hoppy Lager, great job Weyerbacher!

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dodo2step
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- yellowish green like that of dying grass. minimal head and average lacing around the inside of my pint.

S- minimal skunky pils smell with a background of floral hops.

F- floral hops come to the forefront with biscuity skunk malt to round it out in form.

M- hoppy for a pilsner but smooth and crisp. goes down with ease

O- a nice beer for a hot humid day and its flavor is decent.

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Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 johnnnniee
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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 bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

DATE: July 29, 2016... OCCASION: Having returned from visiting with Brad and his family, I toast his friendship with this pilsner, as he has taken to them as a genre (next, of course, to scotch)... GLASSWARE: Ommegang Hennepin pokal... pours a sallow, light straw body with effervescence concentrated in its center... the head is white, two-fingered and chunky, leaving impressive lacing as the glass drains before entrenching a half-finger above its body--a substantial presentation for a pilsner... crisp, bread malts that present barley as it should be... light, dry, fruity hops that evoke apple, pear, and lilac--flowery inflections.... a mild, rather smooth body that doesn't deliver a big or bright taste... however, it does provide a drinkable, even beer that works okay as a stand-alone and better as a sessionable brew...

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
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 PhineasMcClintock
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass with a light amount of straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy biscuit malts with a touch of honey sweetness. Slightly stronger aromas of grassy + floral + spicy hops. Hints of lemon citrus.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy + biscuit malts with a light hint of honey sweetness. That is followed by very light flavors of lemon citrus and moderate flavors of grassy + floral + spicy hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy drinking and enjoyable pils, very nice offering for the summer with just a touch more hoppiness than is the norm for the style. I could easily have a couple of these.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dense hazy orange, N.E.I.P.A. style, with a dirty ivory head that was thin, a bit washy and quickly dissipated. Really like the bright orange coloring.

S: An aroma of fresh barley stalks right from the field. Clean, softly hopped with some dry flowers and dry grains. A touch of sugary grain malt. The hoppiness was rather refrained.

T: The flavor had some sugary sweetness and a spicy bright nature of hops that provided a Czech like zing along with some citrusy-tropical notes. Bright oranges, fresh barley and dry grains with background notes of fresh wet citrus and fruitiness, almost tropical in nature. White grapes, fresh pear slices and honeydew add to the fruity and bright nature of the hopping. Finishes with some grapefruit-lemon, a wet tartness with some dry lemon peel and herbal hops upon warming.

M: Medium body, tart and tangy mouthful, smooth texture.

O: Overall like the addition of the Mandarin Barvarian hops in this, a pleasantly, fruity and new experience that spices up a pilsner malting. While the coloring is a bit darker, no worries, it was a bright spot in the appearance and made the perfect compliment to the wet and fruity nature of the hops. Soft herbal notes and a lingering lager yeastiness rounds things out for a crisp and refreshing summer time quencher.

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Line Street Pilsner from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 76 ratings