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Blue Testament | Back Pew Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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29 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back Pew Brewing Company
Texas, United States
backpewbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gagnonsux on 11-26-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,064
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Premo88:
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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. on-tap poured into pint glass at Whole Foods, Houston (Waugh)
(on June 21, 2016)

L: 85-90% clear, just a slight mist, yellow to dark yellow but not gold; creamy thick 1-finger head of white foam that's sticking like glue; tons of activity in the glass; clears up as you go and laces nicely ... an easy 5

S: sweet crackers; light malt showcase just short of bready

T: grain, cracker, pinch of bread dough, subtle earthy hop bite under all of it; a big grain flavor shows up first as you get into the glass, and it's smoothed out by a light-malt sweetness; grain is corn and rice; backend sweet cracker malt is a highlight

F: creamy ... drinking through the foam is like drinking a mix of nitro and carbonated, super creamy; a little soft for a lager, but it works fine

O: very good brew ... the grain flavor is good and the sweet light-malt flavors are on point; very tasty and as pretty a beer as you can find

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Marketed as a pilsner, but doesn't really fit the definition. I added it as an American pale lager. My review/scores are a mixture of evalutation based on brewer's reported style vs. taste impressions. Solid malt body and more hop flavor than expected. A bit heftier than any type of pils and lower is carbonation. Not a bad first beer from a new brewery, but not sure it's what's intended based on the company's description of it.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilsPils
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Backyard Grill, Houston. Very light-tasting and crisp with no off flavors. Well-made beer. If you like the style, I can just about guarantee you will like it.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenThumb
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is an American Pilsner, not a German Pilsner. I really like this beer. It has a light crisp, cracker/bready start and ended with a dry finish with a grassy/apricot fruity hop note that I liked. Very drinkable. Back Pew knows what they are doing and do it very well.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a very cloudy golden color with a thick rich head that settles slowly leaving moderate lacing down the glass.

The nose is citrus and wet earth with some semi-sweet malty notes, camphor, fructose and black pepper.

The flavor is a dry malt bed with peppery notes, bitterness, bread, pine and a subtle fructose sweetness that is dry.

Overall this is an exceptional pilsner and a real pleasure to drink. Back Pew is new to the scene but they are making one helluva entrance with some exceptional offerings just like this one.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not as pilsner, a nice lager of sorts.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Definitely misses the mark for pilsners (lower ratings bc its advertised that way from the brewery) That said, it's not a bad beer. Sort of taste like a lager version of a cream ale.
Nose is biscuity grain, bread, crackers, corn.
Taste follows. Biscuit, bready, sweet corn. Very light, grassy hop presence. Nice and refreshing. Good lawn mower beer.

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Photo of BryantForestry
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of champ103
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Liberty Station in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and lace left down the glass.
S: Pale malts, light grains and biscuit. A bit doughy, a touch of grassy hops. Not bad at all, if nothing exceptional.
T: Like the nose, grains up front with a biscuit and doughy flavor. A touch sweet, with some grassy hops. Simple and enjoyable.
M/O: A light body with good carbonation. Crisp, smooth at the same time, and clean. Easy to drink. This is gone in no time and something I can come back to.

Almost reminds me of a cream ale...I guess lager would be a better of coarse. The blue corn seems to add a touch of sweetness and grainy character, and more in the line of New Glarus Spotted Cow than a light lager. Enjoyable and well done for what it is.

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Photo of Smanke
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmills3
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm giving it the high score based on how much I enjoyed it. Another reviewer said it was more of a Pale Lager than a Pilsner, and I agree. This brewery is literally about five minutes from my house. God help me when their tap room opens.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brbremer
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall really good, but unimpressed by look and smell. Like the LCMS Blue Hymn, don't judge a book by its cover. Very drinkable.

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Blue Testament from Back Pew Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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