Palatine Pils
Suarez Family Brewery

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From:
Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #1
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,336
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.26%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
168
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 11, 2022
Added:
Jul 06, 2016
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  20
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: None
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Rated: 4.41 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by AD17 from New Jersey

Aug 13, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the source.


Clear yellow with a dense white head. The nose is beautiful, clean, snappy, crisp, raw, rustic, earthy, lemony. The palate opens rustic and snappy, brilliant focus and texture. Mildly bitter with earth and lemon. The mouthfeel is fabulous, creamy, clean, soft and firmly bitter. Just a great beer.
Aug 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2022
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Rated by Beers-es from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I say that when it comes to lagers, there are only great ones or bad ones. This is a great one.
Jul 19, 2022
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Rated by bluelight33 from New York

4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very good pilsner. Picked up cans from the brewery in the end of May. Very well balanced, no flaws are discernible. Wish I had bought another case.
Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Beer_Economicus from Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Tonight is a new to me beer

Suarez Brewing – Palatine pils

5.2% ABV (per BA; none listed on can)

The beer is listed as “Pilsner – German” on BA.

The beer was removed from a 45ish degree temp fridge after having been refrigerated for approximately… 3 Days. Beer poured into a dimpled HB stein.

First Impression: A real beautiful pour. Mostly clear, but a bit opaque. Nice head that doesn’t immediately fade into nothingness. 4.4

Appearance: Mostly clear, but a bit opaque. What appears as a beautiful golden straw color quickly changes to a more obvious clear-yellow with a hint of white as though someone dripped a drop of cream in. Nice white, thick head. 4.5

Smell: I’m never good at describing smell for styles like this. I get lemon, sour, perhaps a real small amount of hay with perhaps a touch of bubblegum esters (something I know I report in many styles that others never seem to). If I search hard, I get a bit of that fresh-risen bakery ‘put your head in the bread bowl’ yeast. The only reason I am not giving this a higher score for smell is because it isn’t very fragrant, not because it is malodorous. 4.35

Taste: Does delicious count? I’m never good at describing what I taste in lagers. It’s bright, crisp, with lager yeast and a bit of lemon. It tastes very similar to how the nose smells. Something to note: No hops! Yay, just as the german style should be. If I want to be real picky, I suppose it could stand to be a slight amount more carbonated, although perhaps that should go under mouthfeel. 4.85

Mouthfeel: It’s the perfect viscosity. Very comparable to a perfectly well done marzen. 4.85

Overall: I love this beer. I’ve never had this beer. Hell, I haven’t even had many pilsners. Until recently, I didn’t even know there was a hoppy vs. not hoppy variety. This was news to me. Since then, I am ISO good german pils! I’d drink this 50% of the time in the summer if I had access. Fantastic. 4.85

BA Review Score: 4.71
Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Suarez Family Brewery "Palatine Pils"
on tap at the brewery on 1 September 2018

Notes: Despite the fact that it's unfiltered it's only got a very slight haze to it. The body is straw gold and the head is bright white. It displays excellent head retention and lacing. The aroma displays sweetish and grainy Pilsner malt with some delicate floral, grassy, and lemony hops. The flavor brings on some adittional nectarine and a brighter note of lemon. Perfectly balanced by a median bitterness it finishes dry with some grassy, herbal, and lightly spicy hops lingering. Medium to medium-light in body and gently crisp with what seems like a natural carbonation. Really well done and highly quaffable.
Review #7,800
Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by maxarvo from England

Oct 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by socon67 from New York

Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by fthegiants from California

Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by crobinso from Colorado

Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to Roy_Hobbs for this one, from a recent ninja box. 16oz can (dated 12/9/20, with a drink by date of 3/3/21. Squeezing in just under the wire.) Poured into 14oz teku. Poured a lightly cloudy golden-yellow color with 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was as expected, nice earthy grains, floral hops with a bit of spice.

Similar on the tongue, hits all the expected notes, but doesn't jump out in any particular way.

The body was light, clean, and crisp, but did have a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Drinkability was very good, you could easily drink these all day.

Overall, a very nice version of the style. Certainly a must-try if you see it.
Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent head production; clear and lively golden body. Excellent head retention.

Leans on a wonderfully mild honey aroma, perfectly balanced with grass, touches of citrus and bark. The emphasis is on the delicate floral notes, and while it's not leaping from the glass, it's fantastic.


Very delicate on the palate, which really matches the nose. Slightly crackery malt base, not overly sweet nor earthy. The bitterness and hops are very grassy and brightly herbal, almost like parsley or basil. Quite dry, especially on the finish.

Very lively, with a light overall body.

This is a fairly classic German Pilsner, absolutely crushable if you wish, but worth savoring every sip.
Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.9 by Deniedground from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.91 by mmalley from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by SpaethJam from New York

Dec 30, 2020
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Rated by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hop forward lager. Nice crafted lager. Dovetail is still better though.
Dec 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Beer is a crystal clear goldenrod with a foamy, coarse white head that sticks around. Nose is lightly tart lemon zest, iron, and a bright hop bitterness. Beer opens crisp and clean. I get notes of iron, wheat, husk and straw. A mellow but staccato hop bite in the middle announces this one nicely. Finishes with a hint of sweetness and a dry, resin bitterness. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down crisp and clean with a dry finish and aftertaste. Super drinkable.

Weel made, solid, and very very drinkable.
Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by hops_for_thought from New York

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a can (16Sep2020) into a large weiss glass

L: beautiful clear light straw gold (srm ~3), with a large and fluffy white head. Fades after a few minutes, leaves some nice chunky lacing. High visible carbonation, great lacing left with each sip

S: lovely malt-forward german pilsner nose. Lots of bread, dough, and biscuit lead the sweet aroma, with some grassy/peppery/floral notes from the noble hops shining through. Very inviting, ideal nose on this thing

T: the nose doesn’t mislead, with the swallow delivering and then some. Really amazing waves of flavor, with excellent sweeter malt character (again bread, dough, biscuit) playing so well with a noble hops showcase (grassy, slightly spicy, some lemon maybe?). Medium-long finish, with this great fading bitterness that welcomes (or demands) the next sip

F: medium- body, high carbonation, very easy drinking, refreshing, slightly drying

O: don’t think this is shocking, find this to be an ideal pilsner. One of those beers that’s solid at first smell and swallow, but truly amazes in depth and drinkability with each sip/can/opportunity. Think if I had it onsite/side-pull it would be 5s across the board
Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thank you EMH73 for this
16 oz can, dated 9/16/20, poured into a mug

A- A clear golden straw with a small white head head.

S- Sweet bread, some biscuits, pilsner malts, slightly earthy, floral, a little herbal.

T- Biscuits, sweet bread, earthy, pilsner malts, floral, slightly herbal, hints of citrus.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- Another great lager from Suarez. Very well balanced and easy to drink.
Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a gorgeous golden straw color with the slightest bit of suspended haze and a soapy snow white head that provides the requisite lacing expected in the style (at least by me).

The nose is a noble hop smorgasbord of bready, grassy aromas with a subtle lemon note and crackery aromas from what I’m assuming is pilsner malt. I am in pilsner heaven.

The bread and grass flavors are forward, and the lemon is more substantial on the taste, and balanced by the crackery malt flavor. Everything is perfectly balanced and finished with a crispy mouthfeel.

Suarez’s lager game is truly world-class, IMHO. They are more than worthy of the hype they receive.
Oct 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by EMH73 from New York

Oct 02, 2020
Palatine Pils from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 229 ratings