Idyll Days Pilsner
Brewery Ommegang

Idyll Days PilsnerIdyll Days Pilsner
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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #9
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Ranked #11,273
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 7.76%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
14
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Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
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Year-round
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Idyll Days PilsnerIdyll Days Pilsner
Notes: Inspired by the tradition and ambience of the pastoral world around us, Idyll Days is a beautifully rustic Belgian-style pilsner. Brewed with authentic floor-malted barley from the Czech Republic, fermented with a Belgian lager yeast, and then patiently cellared until mature. Presented in its essential, unfiltered form, Idyll Days is glorious in its simplicity.
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3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: May 17, 2020... OCCASION: a day hiking at Washington Crossing State Park and an evening of cooking out, fire pit, and whiffle ball deserves something special--a recently introduced Ommegang product... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... this pours a healthy three-fingered snow-white head that immediately attracts the attention... crackling with life, it pillows above a surging, somewhat opaque golden yellow body, its bubbles fighting against the natural diminishing of its froth... immediate biscuit, clove, floral hops akin to spring, light herbs, lemon zest--and little of the sharpness often accompanying pilsners... smooth, lively, and worth sipping... the front end has a little bite, while its back end has some heft, with a crisp, refreshing follow-through... lemon, banana yeasts, cracker, toasted bread, and perfumed floral tastes... medium-bodied, sweet, and pleasant in its aftertaste... as pilsners go, not unique or outstanding, but Ommegang should expand its offerings, and this works well within the style's expectations...

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dacrza1 from New Jersey, May 18, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I’m drinking this can just 1 week before the best by date. It’s an exceptional pilsner all around. Bready and sweet. Great carbonation. Only complaint is that the hops are missing in aroma, flavor and lack of crispness in finish. Maybe this is the age. Regardless I think it’s very well crafted.

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bubseymour from Maryland, May 11, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. Pours hazy pale straw with long lasting foamy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops, lemon and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops nicely balances on the palate with biscuit malt. Finish is medium and dry. Nice brew.

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mikeg67 from New Jersey, Apr 27, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best By: 5.14.20

A - Pale yellow gold color with lots of tight, small carbonation cascading up, dense white creamy foam hangs on top with no dissipation and clings to the sides of the glass.

S - Delicate earthy spice, some peppery notes, nice yeast / crackery dry malt on the nose, with some delicate citrus.

T - Grass, floral, citrus, hay, earthy spice.

M - Huge medium body with a somewhat soft finish and a "bone dry" finish on the palate. Would have scored the Mouthfeel higher but felt it was a little too thick for the style.

O - This is a pretty fantastic Pils and highly recommended.

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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania, Apr 19, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored white head that receded to a skim cap; nice lacing;

S: floral, grass, and a little spice;

T: very floral; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: for a brewery that focuses on Belgian styles, this was a very pleasant surprise;

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CTHomer from Connecticut, Apr 18, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, is this good! Delicate seems to be what they were going for here, not "light" or "unchallenging", and boy do they walk that tightrope with confidence. The malt is crackery and crisp, building as she goes; the hops shade towards lemony/lime peel, but there's some fresh hay in there as well, It starts with a gentle kiss of sweetness, but finishes nicely dry, while the bitterness is sufficient to wrap it all up in a nice trim bow but doesn't overstay its welcome. Easy on the palate, but also made with character to boot.

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TongoRad from New Jersey, Apr 12, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Best By 05 14 20
Poured into a 12oz pilsner glass.
Slightly hazy pale yellow, with ample fluffy long-lasting head. Sheets of 1/2-coverage lacing. Beautiful beer.

Smells of bready malt, barely-wet straw, with some noble hop tang.

Taste is cracker, faint lemon/lime minus the tartness, finishing with white bread with a barest touch of honey . Light bitterness at finish, and lingering a bit.

Feel is light-side-of-medium, not watery, initially creamy, ,with very,very fine, but sharp, crisp carbonation bite on the finish. the combination of lingering bitterness and carbonation prickle adds a drying effect.

Overall, just a joy to drink. I've had 9 or 10 of these previously, but in analyzing it for this review, my appreciation of it has gone up . Generally though, this is one of those beers that is so enjoyable to drink, that the tendency is to not even notice it, or think about it...........until it is gone . The end of the experience seems premature, and quite disappointing. I.e., if you like pilsners, & you see this, don't hesitate to grab it . & if the style is a "maybe" , &/or others have left you disappointed , try it, & it may convert you. :)

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mikeinportc from New York, Mar 31, 2020
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4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Just slightly hazy straw-yellow color. Fluffy white head. Good retention.

Smells of lemon-lime, hay, white cracker and grass.

Pops of lemon-lime upfront, followed by crisp white cracker malt and a dose of barnyard dried hay. Green grape, gliding into a crisp, clean finish with grass and white oak.. Not that bitter for a pilsner, though the hops dominate, and it dries off nicely with a bit of residual hay.

Medium-light feel, well carbonated, crisp, clean, and smooth.

An exception pilsner. Very well done!

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Photo of Navanation
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16oz can. Golden state color with a thin consistent head. Nice carbonation. Delicious light malty smell. Taste has some texture to it. Not too light and not too heavy. Malty feel in the mouth. Slight aftertaste, but not unpleasant. Different from some other Pilsners. Exceptional overall.

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Navanation from Pennsylvania, Feb 29, 2020
Idyll Days Pilsner from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 14 ratings