Valkyrie Pilsner | Mickey Finn's Brewery

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Mickey Finn's Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kjc51478 on 06-22-2011

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by kjc51478:
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2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Appearance is pale yellow color with light, off-white head.

S: Aroma is weak but with grains and slight floral notes.

T: Taste is sweet malts with a strong grassy hop flavor.

M: Palate is light-bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a slightly cereal bitter finish.

O: This is a very nice Pilsner and a very drinkable all-around beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Mickey Finn's Brewery on April 7, 2018. Pilsner using specialty German malts and Czech hops . The color of the this beer is very pale yellow and has the aroma of fresh Saaz hops. The flavor of the beer is that of a hop bitterness and crisp, clean malt taste. Because this beer is a lager as opposed to an ale, it has a very clean taste and crisp finish.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a mug at the brewpub.

We need more Tom Cruise beer references in beers... This one pours a clear light-amber-straw topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, grass, flowers, very light lemon peel, and a touch of dark greens. The taste brings in more of the same, along with an underlying backbone of light toffee. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, kinda dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice pils, nothing outstanding, but very enjoyable in the Summer heat.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beric
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 4 oz sampler
Served: 7 April 2015

Appearance: Pale yellow color with a minimal head. The color looks a bit thin. Crystal clear. Left little to no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Almost non-existent, and easily the most disappointing aspect of this beer. The beer smells very sterile- there is almost nothing in the nose except a faint malt sweetness and almost a dry medicinalness.

Taste: Much different than the nose, thankfully. There are soft malt notes with some of that classic biscuity crispness. Solid bitterness without being overkill. Soft expressions of noble hops add a nice pinch of spice without being overkill. Really a nice drinkable beer. Finishes semi-dry.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Man, if only the nose was better on this beer. Overall, this is a good to-style German Pilsener, and one that is very drinkable. I'd like to see it a few ticks bitterer and with a more profound nose, both with malty flavors and some noble hoppiness. Would recommend.

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Valkyrie Pilsner from Mickey Finn's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 5 ratings