Palatine Pils
Suarez Family Brewery

Palatine PilsPalatine Pils
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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #2
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,205
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.5%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
203
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Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  33
Gots
  17
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Saurez Family Brewery in Hudson, NY

After driving all day in the sweltering heat, this thing was a sight for sore eyes. Light golden and bright, with a huge pillowy head. Once I took a sip, I didn't put it back down. Crisp, slight hoppy bitterness and so damn clean. Best American made pilsner I've ever had. Simply incredible.

Jul 06, 2018
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mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/12. Consumed 1/15.

User rpjterp pretty much summed up today's beer scene in his review when he said, "Even a great pils is still a pils."

Even a great pils is still a pils, bro. And this pils is pretty great.

Pours a nearly translucent straw yellow with a pillowy white head that sticks around a bit throughout.

The nose is just wonderful. Bright lemon. Maybe a touch of gym sock. Some peppercorn cutting through it all.

Taste is much of the same. For as light of a body as it is, it sure does have quite a bit here to chew on. Nice bready characteristic without being overwhelming. Finishes with a really nice subtle sweetness that just drags you back for another sip.

Feels a little on the lighter side, but it's exactly where you want it to be.

Overall, this beer is totally fucking dope. This is pretty much exactly what I want in my fridge at all times. It has enough going on where you can think about it a bit if you want, or you can just drink it.

Cheers to all that new money out there overlooking a quality pils and leaving them for me to drink.

Jan 16, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale yellow with half a finger of head that recedes to a faint collar leaving trace bits of lacing. Crisp light malt aroma. Light bready taste...Very refreshing.

Jul 17, 2016
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap @ Suarez Family Brewery in Livingston, NY.

Pale gold and clear with a large, fluffy, white head. Bready and cracker-like pils malt aroma that is so fresh it's almost as if the grain was cracked and mashed right in front of you. Sharp, herbal hop bite that is balanced beautifully with the malt. Crisp and beyond drinkable. Medium-light bodied.

Hands down, one of the best pilsners I have ever had. The gentleman who poured this for me told me it was a single malt, single hop beer; proving that sometimes less is more. The attention to detail is impressive. Understated elegance in a glass. Close your eyes and get swept away to a German biergarten... or just sit in Suarez's taproom and gaze out the window at the beautiful rural landscape while enjoying multiple glasses of this.

May 20, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Duvel tulip and also on-tap at the brewery.

L: Crystal clear light golden pour. 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Light grains... fresh from the field, light citrus hops... lemon and grass.

T/F: Follows the nose. Fresh malts/grains... barley. Crisp hops... citrus, lemongrass, and thyme. Mild spice... subtle hop bitterness. Ridiculously drinkable. Clean, crisp, and delicious.

O: This is what a pilsener should be. Outstanding... crisp, clean, amazing. Changed my understanding of what a pils can be.

Mar 20, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled a few days ago.

Nice creamy rich head hits a finger and fades semi slowly nice lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed golden pilsner color.

Nose nice toasted pilsner malts, straw, doughy bread, toasty grain, nice grassy floral hops, noble hops, sweet pilsner, little soft lagering aroma too.

Taste brings awesome toasted grainy straw pilsner malt, juicy sweet pilsner, with nice soft lagering, slight layered effect but doubt it was decoction, little bitterness then nice grassy floral hop finish, long lingering grassy floral hop finish, some decent bitterness ramping on the dry crisp finish.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bod, decent carb, a little crisp.

Overall awesome, maybe the best American made pilsner I've ever had, very well executed, great ingredients, nice levels of everything, well lagered, etc.

Jul 07, 2016
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smithj4 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 01, 2017
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 02, 2016
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mmalley from Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 04, 2021
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 08, 2019
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Travitten from Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 05, 2020
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 25, 2017
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JLindros for sharing this. Per the growler tag this beer is spelled "Palatine Pils".

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger white head that fades to leave thin lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of nice grassy hops, very floral. Excellent sweet pilsner yeast, little doughy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose very nice straw and cracker malts, great pilsner yeast. The grassy hop notes are very pleasant, lightly sweet, the finish is nicely bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, light bodied.

O - Overall this was a very good pilsner. In fact, this may be the best "made in America" pilsner I've ever had. Just really, really well done and right out of the gate too! I could drink this all day long.

Serving Type: growler

Jul 07, 2016
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Sulty from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 25, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 01, 2016
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2016
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 06, 2016
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psychgawsple from New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2017
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VonZipper from New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Feb 20, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

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.

Sunday at 05:47 PM
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 04, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 01, 2016
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pinebarons from New York

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 18, 2016
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Duncian from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 27, 2020
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alexsergio from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 03, 2016
Palatine Pils from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 203 ratings