Palatine Pils
Suarez Family Brewery

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Suarez Family Brewery
New York, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #3
Ranked #1,318
4.31 | pDev: 6.26%
Friday at 11:20 PM
Jul 06, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw color with a two finger head; strong persistence and clumpy, streaky lacing

Smell: Bread, mowed grass and sulfur

Taste: Fresh bread forward with a sulfur aspect building; grassy, through the middle, with a crisp, bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: While this is currently the #3 rated German Pilsner on BA, I actually prefer their Nimble Pils by a wide margin
Friday at 11:20 PM
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Rated by Neelbeer from New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Creamy saltine crackers in you mouth... but refreshing. Terrific stuff
Sep 14, 2023
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can purchased from the fridge as part of a mixed 4-pack for $18. No canned on date, but I think that this is relatively fresh based on from where it was purchased.

Look: Pours a light straw color. It's perfectly clear with lots of small- to medium-sized bubbles rising up the glass at a fast pace. There was about a finger of frothy white head that reduced to a thin layer. The bottom of the can gave the beer the slightest haze along with slightly increased head retention.

Smell: It has a very nice crackery malt aroma, along with some white bread crust and cereal grain. I also get some grassy and white grape notes. On my next pass, I get a very strong note reminiscent of rubber; this must be from the hops (Noble?) and it almost has a petrol characteristic that is common with Riesling wine. I also get allusions in the aroma to mild acidity; let's see if this holds true in the taste. It's hard to pick up because that earthy/rubbery note is so strong but there is a secondary toasty/nutty aroma. A bit of sulfurous lager funk too. After pouring the bottom of the can, I pick up more floral notes reminiscent of Jasmine and I also get some honey.

Taste: There's actually not so much to say here. It's just really crisp, clean, and drinkable. The finish is very dry and to me it is reminiscent of a traditional German pilsner. There is a very mild bitterness lingering on the palate. The flavors on the palate very much mimic the nose and there is a super subltle acidity present. Mild lemon zest and pith notes on the finish.

Feel: It's light to medium bodied. The carbonation is spot on. Super drinkable.

Overall: This is my first Suarez Family Brewery beer. It's such a well-made beer and it tastes so authentically European, which is super impressive. This beer is insanely drinkable, as it should be. So simple, yet so delicious.

From instagram:
unfiltered classic German pilsner
Sep 06, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - never thought I'd give a pils this high of a raiting. Pale Clear yellow with a nice white head that's sticky and leaves a thick rimming for a very long time
Smell - earthy grass with some lemon and a slight bubble gum belgium yeast scent
Taste - earthy grass with slight lemon like the scent with some bready cracker and a slight spice, no real bitterness
Feel - Very clear with a light body and a light slight crisp carbonation
Overall - Really complex and fantastic
May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can, dated 5/24/23

pours a brilliant clear light yellow golden, bright white head. Decent head retention. aroma of crackery malt and grassy, woody hops. taste is clean and crisp, short drier finish. thin to medium bodied, lively carbonation
May 29, 2023
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2023
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Reviewed by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
L: clear straw, quickly dissipating head
S: soil, grass, cracker
T: lavender, crackers, grassy, e
F: Starts full, almost slick, but ends dry

Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Crystal clear golden pour with a full eggshell white head, plenty of trace lacing on the glass. Really nice and dialed in pils with equal crisp malt, bready yeast, grassy hops, slight rustic grain in both smell and taste. Taste adds some mineral water. The feel is perfect: crisp and clean, light and crushable. One of the best pils that could be had whenever. The wife liked it
Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by eluvah from New York

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear straw with good carbonation and a thin white head. Fresh bread and a little grassy boutique. There is a nice bready flavor with a perfect amount of bitterness and spice. This is a fantastic Pilsner
Jan 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Crystal clear gold with a nice head. Crackery, bready aromas, which is the primary taste. Slightly sweet with some minor bitterness. Very flavorful. Creamy, bubbly feel, very filling for this style.
Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany

Dec 05, 2022
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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