Qualify Pils
Suarez Family Brewery

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From:
Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #3
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,716
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
104
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 11, 2022
Added:
Sep 05, 2016
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  7
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Qualify PilsQualify Pils
Notes: Our Euro hop-accented unfiltered German-style pils brewed with Tettnang Hallertau and Spalter Select hops.
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Rated: 4.33 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 07/20.

Clear light yellow with a dense white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is crisp and hoppy, intensely so with a strong floral, perfumey and bitter lemony hop character. A clean, water cracker base malt with minimal sweetness is present. The palate opens clean and bitter with loads of hops, floral, almost whole leaf character present with a real resin depth. Lovely texture. Cracker sharp malt character, dry as a bone with a mild mineral character. Drying, mildly floral and oily finish. Excellent.
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First beer from a long sought after brewery

Suarez Qualify Pils, rated #4 on Beer advocate for its style

Brewers Notes: Our Euro hop-accented unfiltered German-style pils brewed with Tettnang Hallertau and Spalter Select hops.

Can poured into a Nordic Ipa glass, golden liquid, active carbonation streams capped by a frothy one finger foam cap, good retention good lacings , settles to a solid foam layer

Aroma is grassy, malty, bread

Taste is malty, bread , slight peppery hop spice

Clean, crisp , refreshing , nice hop presence but without overpowering the maltiness

Good beer, recommended
May 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.76 by bklynj from New York

Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16oz can stamped “CANNED ON 03.02.22 DRINK BY 07.13.22” to a Pilsner glass at fridge temp.
An obligatory super-white 2-inch head sits on top . The body is clear, light gold and nucleation bubbles rise hypnotically.
Aroma is grassy and light.
The taste is clean with hops and malt both playing together well. The malty biscuit flavor is in the front of the taste and the hops finish.
The mouth feel is medium-light. This Pilsner does not have the slight oiliness I have sensed in other German pils.
A fine execution of a style that give brewers nothing to hide behind.
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampling this 16 oz chilled can poured into my .5L mug.
The beer pours a bright clear golden color, with bleached white fizzy head of about 1.5 cm. This foam fades to a thin edge layer soon after the pour. This edging does leave scattered lattice when I drink or swirl the mug.
Aroma is is biscuity malts and a bit of lemon mixing with some grassy hops and a bit of floral note too. Nose fits.
First sip light and crisp body with fine and tingly carbonation. Drinks really easy and my glass empties fast.
Flavor is a bit of biscuit and bready then again some lemon and the beer moves to some bitey rindy hops and a dry finish.
Abv hidden and my glass is empty. Very nice pils! Glad to have had this can.
Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours an effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of eggshell colored head. Above average head retention & fantastic lacing

S: Bready, floral & soapy hops

T: Hawaiian King Bread, a little lemon, grassiness, & a little soapiness, mineral hoppyness plus dryness up front. Bready sweetness, lime, soapiness & a touch of dryness as this warms. Finishes with mineral hoppyness, bready sweetness, lemons & dryness/crispness

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, great balance

Super drinkability, top rung Pilsner > most I had in Germany
Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by rab53 from Washington

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Oct 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by socon67 from New York

Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by falloutsnow from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a good, fairly traditional southern German-style pilsner. All the right notes are there, and played with enough subtlety that a few half-liters of this could easily be enjoyed at a sitting. Everything is subtle overall, but not to the point where it's missed unless strained (and imagined) for. Somewhat below fresh German pilsners in Germany, but at least in the same league.

Pours a white foam that has longer than average retention, fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, not great, with some blotches/patterns/dots on nearly all sides of the glass. Body is a very pale yellow color, with light bringing out even paler yellow hues. Transparent.

Aroma of lightly lemon-citrus-like hops, mild peanut/grape-like lager yeast character, hint of sulfur, and curiously, a touch of blueberries that fades as the beer breathes.

Flavor of slightly citric hop character with medium bitterness, spicy noble hop character, a hint of peanut/grape-like lager yeast character, light hay-like pale malt sweetness. Front: present yet mild lemon-citrus hop note, subtle peanut/grape lager yeast character, mild hints of pale malt sweetness/character in form of white bread and hay, a touch of spice as from noble hops. Mid: light peanut/grape-like lager yeast character mixed with light hay and white bread-like pale malt sweetness/character joined to a mild lemon-citrus note from the hops along with a moderate spiciness and medium intensity bitterness. Back: moderate noble hop bitterness with a mild dose of spice and lemon-like citrus; hints of pale maltiness in the form of very subtle white breadiness. After: lingering medium-light bitterness with a lemon citrus tinge, mild noble hop spiciness, a touch of lager yeast character, and a hint of freshly crushed pilsner malt.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of fairly low intensity, resulting in a lightly foamy, mostly smooth, easy-flowing mouthfeel that works well for the beer and style. Closes very dry, with light stickiness on lips.

Canned 7/21/2021
(B, B/B+, B+, B+, B+)
Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drank from a 16oz. can purchased at The Grand Delancey, New York, NY
Canned on // 5.12.21
Drink by // 8.11.21
Served in a Willi Becher

Impressive appearance. The crystal clear, golden yellow body was capped by a tight, fluffy, two-finger tall, bright white crown that slowly fell to a clingy halo. Rings of patchy, streaky lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was really crisp and bright. Lemon notes came through strong. Lots of wet hay as well. There was a snappy, crackery malt quality too. Dry, powdery, lager yeast notes were also apparent. Hint of graininess.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but hoppier than I anticipated. Big lemon presence up front. Good dose of cracked wheat and graininess. More hay-like notes again. Grassy hops appeared in the center. The hops crescendoed on the back end and the finish, turning quite spicy and bitter.

Medium bodied mouthfeel. Fluffy on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence that seemed a touch understated for the style.

Qualify Pils is supposedly Palatine Pils slightly hoppier brethren, but they taste nearly identical to me. Both are solid beers though nothing I would actively seek out.
Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by SpaethJam from New York

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a mug

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

S- Biscuits, toasted malts, pilsner malts, herbal, earthy, touch of citrus.

T- Toasted malts, biscuits, touch of honey, herbal, earthy spice, some pilsner malts, some citrus.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A tasty and well balanced pilsner, very easy to drink.
May 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Apr 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2021
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from the brewery in Livingston NY. Pours a clear straw gold with a foamy white head that sticks around, nice lacing, smell is seed filled wheat bread, doughy malts, hints of light caramel/honey and a slightly peppery/sour grassiness, taste is light wheat bread, doughy malts, light floral honey and lemon, mild apple flesh and apple skin, nice sour hay/wheat twang, hints of sulfuric cider, slightly funky citrusy grass finish, feel is light, bright, and crispy. A clean and crushable wheaty, funky, and sour Pilsner.
Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hazed yellow with slow effervescence and two fat fingers of lightly-yellowed head. Good retention gives way to spotty lacing.

Sulfur, dough and grassy hops in the nose.

A little dough and kiss of sweetness up front, followed closely by firm grassy bitterness backed by sulfur in the finish and aftertaste.

Medium bodied with the perfect, lively zip from the carbonation.

Great mouthfeel and aftertaste in this one. Deserving of high praise, but a lot of breweries are catching up.
Mar 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark yellow/golden like color. A moderate sized head retains well.

Aromas open mostly clean with notes of moist cereal grain and dry biscuit.. Aromas open up to include hoppy notes of dewy grass and earthy spice.

It’s unbelievable how clean and quenchable this is during the opening. Smooth yet semi crisp malt flavors of cracker, honey and biscuit impart a moderate sweetness. Very well balanced with a slight edge for the malt at first. However, some really tasty grassy and earthy hops spices take over the palate midway, imparting a smooth bitterness and a touch of citrus.

Medium bodied with a smooth, yet, semi crisp mouthfeel. The finish is dry with notes of earthy spices and a touch of lemon. The carbonation is moderate to even slightly gentle, however, it seems to work.

Delightful Pilsner. It is sublime and so tasteful. The balance, cleanses and simplicity are amazing.
Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by CreightonSM from New York

Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - pint can purchased at the brewery and poured into a standard pint glass. pale yellow in color, slightly cloudy, a two finger head with above excellent retention, especially for a pilsner.
Smell - cracked malts and light peppery spiciness, with hints of citrusy hops in the background. the smells are all subtle but balanced, and is very pleasant.
Taste - hop aroma, including citrus and some grassy flavors, and bitterness are the first to hit the palate. this is followed by a strong wave of malts. the finish is clean and perfectly crisp. pretty damn perfect.
Feel - light bodied, high carbonation, and average on ABV at 5.5%.
Overall - Palantine Pils's hoppier cousin. I have a slight preference for Palantine, but both are world-class pilsners that each has its own merits, and both are among the best pilsners I've ever had in my life.
Nov 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by Benish from Utah

Nov 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.65 by Travitten from Iowa

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by wafers from New York

Jun 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Good head production, lacing, and retention. Body is a sickly off-yellow, and while transparent and lively, there also appears to be a light haze, almost as though it is an unfiltered Pilsner.

Wow! Wonderful aroma! Clean and bright, bready and hoppy, smooth and inviting! The aroma is nothing less than stunning for a pilsner, up there with the absolute best in the style. Lightly peppery, equally delicate citrus, rye bread, crackers and white bread, pine, bark.

Similarly smooth on the palate, with a clean, simple, moderately bitter and grassy up front taste. Malts follow behind, biscuity and crackery, dragging behind mostly neutral hop tones of pine, bark, grass, and light citrus. Earthier on the back third, with just a dash of the pungency that pilsner malt can bring to the table.

Lively and crisp, but with a slickness that clings to the throat, and prevents this from becoming a really crushable brew. Which is a good thing: hop oils lightly cling, leaving a pleasant aftertaste, and encouraging but not demanding the next sip.

This is a really good pilsner, and exactly the kind of "light" beer I'd love to have available locally. Sometimes you're just in the mood for a bit of a throwback - a beer-flavored-beer, so to speak - and this one knocks it out of the park. There's not a stray tone to be found anywhere.
Apr 28, 2020
Qualify Pils from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 153 ratings