Roger's Pils
Georgetown Brewing Company

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #276
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,721
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 15.08%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
80
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Georgetown Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just five weeks old. Poured into a classic pilsner glass, shows proper head, lacing and aroma. It has a solid taste, dry and no off notes. Light touch of hops over clean malt flavor. As previous reviewers have already mentioned, it's hard to make a pils head and shoulders above the rest, but a well crafted one meets the need. Good to have on a warm summer afternoon sitting on a shady deck.

Apr 22, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2019-12-22
12oz can served in a tulip. Dated 12/17/2019.

Pours clear golden with a moderate sized, coarse head and lots of carbonation. Smell is hay and yeast and biscuity maltiness.

Taste mostly malty, biscuit and a sort of jasmine/honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel is lightish, dry. Overall, not the best pilsner I've ever had, but not bad.

Dec 22, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a tasty and drinkable, but very generic pils. this could have come from anyone with a clue what they are doing in the brew house, not a bad thing, sometimes thats true of this style that all the good ones taste kind of the same, but there really is nothing here to set this apart, and the quality is a step below the ones that are iconic and timeless, so its just sort of another one to me. yellow in color, pretty clear, lazy white head on top but lots of carbonation. aroma and flavor show some mellow noble hops, fresh but in the background, a little snappy aspect added, but not a ton of character from them, a simple, clean, crackery european malt base, and a lager yeast that seems real familiar. the flavor has more yeast to it than the nose, which i like in the style, and overall this is real dry, so nicely done on the fermentation and conditioning. subtle grassiness to it, dry cereal dust. some clean minerality as well, like a fancy bubbly water. refreshing but not overly light on the body, best when ice cold. the beer these guys make always seems sort of classic to me, and this one does too. good, even real good, but not great enough to be memorable.

Sep 01, 2019
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BorisNorris from Idaho

3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours brilliant gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is grainy with a hint creamed corn, earthy hops, and light spiciness. Flavors of bready malt, spicy/peppery hops, and a very subtle sweetness; pleasant bitterness, malt dominant. Medium body, and medium-high carbonation. Finishes soft and dry. Overall, non-abrasive, sessionable beer with good, clean lager character.

Jan 16, 2018
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from ABV.

A clear light orange with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a ring rapidly. The nose is a blend of dough and dull, grassy hops, along with a touch of lemony and earthy brightness . The palate opens mildly bitter and a touch watery, with eath, grass and dough. A little caramel is present on the mid-palate. Drying, bitter on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body and quite refreshing. Solid.

Nov 11, 2017
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, grassy hops and lemon. Flavor is grainy biscuit malt, lemon, light grassy hops with a slightly tart finish with residual husky malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice pilsner with authentic grainy biscuit malt and appropriate grassy hops. The lemon flavor is a little forward in this one, perhaps due to American rather than continental hops. Easy drinking and pleasant as expected from Georgetown.

Jul 03, 2017
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TwoTrees from Washington

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Bellingham, WA.

Light, lively carbonation, decent nose of grass and faint hops. Light malt backing at sessionable weight. Good pairing with spicy food.

Georgetown can do some outstanding work, and while Roger's Pilsner isn't a bad beer by any stretch, it does leave the drinker wanting a little more depth and finish.

Mar 16, 2016
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gandres from Philippines

3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From tap at the brewery
Appearance: light yellow color minimal head, some lacing
Aroma: not a lot
Taste: Good, not a lot of character
Mouth feel:
Overall: good beer, but not something to look forward for a stout follower like me
Drank: February 13, 2016

Feb 13, 2016
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mactrail from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Adrift Restaurant in Anacortes. Pale golden in the pint shaker with a pleasant spritzy mouthfeel. Light body but richer with malt than typical Pilseners.

Clean and tangy, even fruity. Inviting resiny hop flavor. Light flowery aromatics. Really a tasty and hoppy quaffable brew. This has the right touch of bitterness and the resiny zing adds to the drinkability.

Jul 05, 2015
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grittybrews from Washington

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale gold with minimal head. Typical pilsner appearance with a mild aroma of wheat and grass, although there's some pine there too. Moderate carbonation and a light mouthfeel.

Flavor was a pleasant surprise, with full flavors of lemon, wheat, and a lingering and slightly bitter hoppy finish. Light and very refreshing pilsner with some nice American hop flavors to boot.

Aug 22, 2010
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barleywinefiend from Washington

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a glowing light gold color with a small white head

S: Hops, grains and some sweetness

T: Sordove mute. Grains and a little bit of hop bite and sweetness on the end but boring from begining to end.

M: Well carbonated just not that great

D: Not one I would recommend

Jul 12, 2010
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Briken from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Light pilsner malt aroma. Sharp pilsner malt taste with a light hop balance. Not overly sweet but nicely blanced. Smooth crisp finish with a light bittering linger. Very clean and easy to drink.

This is a great easy drinking pilsner and according to my brother only $6 a growler (if you have one of theirs, $8 if you don't). We easily drank the whole growler. Even the non-beer drinking wives liked it.

Jun 06, 2010
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blackc5 from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, I have to mention I am not a big lager or pilsener guy. Generally find them underwhelming. But, having this on tap, I could see giving them more of my time and beer budget. This was actually quite good and refreshing, even here in the middle of (a mild) winter.

Overall, I just really liked the hoppy flavors this offered. Yeah, its generally mild to all of the ales usually being consumed, but I liked that this had a nice bit of citrusy hops to it, balanced by some grassiness and malty backbone. Not a bad effort at all, and I would choose it over Urquell any day.

Jan 31, 2010
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flagmantho from Washington

4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap in a pint glass at the 9lb Hammer in Seattle, nearly adjacent to the Georgetown Brewery.

Appearance: clear gold with a hint of opaqueness, which characteristic I'm not normally seeking in a pilsner. Thin head with nice lacing.

Smell: sweet malt and light hops aroma.

Taste: spicy hops first and foremost; delicious. A nice medium bitterness; in my mind, this beer is what a pils is all about. Would be spectacular with hot foods but is great alone too.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with an OK level of carbonation; I would like to have had a little more.

Drinkability: despite some of its style-atypical characteristics, I still think this is a fantastically tasty beer and would enjoy quaffing many pints.

Sep 02, 2009
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RedDiamond from Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wish Georgetown had a brewpub or a more formal tasting room. That way I'd know exactly what this pilsner should be instead of having to rely on secondary sources that may not show the beer as much care as it deserves. Even though I drank a pint of Roger's at the 9 Pound Hammer directly across the street from the brewery, I'm not convinced that this lager should be as undercarbonated as it was. The bubbles were few and far between. And the pale yellow-gold beer wasn't nearly as clear as a lager should be despite its dapper white head.

Roger's delivered the taste of toast and tang with some grassiness and bitterspice. Its smell was also of a bready, yeasted tang. Splayed lace adorned the glass as the beer receded.

Not a bad beer at all. But with only a secondary source to turn to, my impression is that Roger's just isn't as inspired as the rest of Georgetown's lineup.

Feb 16, 2009
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erikm25 from Texas

3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Growler aggressively poured into a pint glass. The color resembles fall leaves drained of chlorophyll sitting ripe and yellow off the end of their branches. Translucent and crisp. The head is a medium cloud of ivory with great retention and moderate lacing.

S: Impressive sharp flowery aromas. Freshly cut grass and sweet confections. A bit of pepper in the back. I thought the smell was energetic, clean, and engaging.

T: Toasted malts coupled with a slight citrus zing. A grainy taste as it warms up but generally very crisp. Lemons, honey, and a subtle pinch of spice. Nothing too complex but still very solid and enjoyable.

M: Light mouth feel that is clean and fresh.

D: A six dollar growler makes this nothing short of a perfect deal. I would recommend this offering for anyone who has the chance. Throw on some High on Fire and pound these back.

Oct 26, 2008
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canucklehead from Canada

3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BC is full of lagers by craft brewers. It was nice to see a decent pils by a local Seattle brewer on tap. I had it after a PBR so the hops and full body came to my attention. This is not an earth shattering beer but rather a nice patio lager with enough body to stand up to a burger.

Apr 21, 2008
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dnichols from Washington

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was served a 6 ounce sample from a growler filled at the brewery.

A: Bright gold hue with a bone white abundant head that left a light lacing down the side of the glass.

S: It had a light toasted sweet malt aroma. However, overall its aroma was not terribly dominant or complex.

T: There was a bit of sweetness and a tangy zest from the hops I detected some citrus fruits and creamy pears.

M: Light and watery. It had a little dryness and sour aftertaste.

D: Easy beer to drink on during a long hot summer session.

Oct 10, 2007
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cltcprd from Washington

3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at the Grand Re-opening of Barking Dog Ale House in Ballard. It's a great pilsner (which i'm not a huge fan of) that goes down easy and is very sessionable.

I can't wait to get it on tap in my home kegerator. Now Georgetown just needs to keep an extra 1/4 or 1/2 barrel in stock for me.

Jun 21, 2007
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sockeye101 from Washington

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As pils go, this one is quite good, in my opinion. I had one today on tap and I was very skeptical, but in then end I found it to be a good beer. Clear yellow color with a one finger white head, left a little lace. Aromas were sublte, slight hoppiness and twinge of grass. Tastes started with a nice little hop bite and finished with a very smooth malty flavor that lingered much longer than I expected and was really rather nice. Mouthfeel was nothing special, crisp and dry. Drinkability was good, you could definitely sit back on a hot day and put several of these back with no problem. As others noted before, nothing earth shattering in this beer, but still, for an American brewed pils, it's quite tasty.

Sep 12, 2006
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a pint of this at Virginia Inn near the Pike Place Market.

This beer is gold with a slight chill haze. It has a dense white head & great lacing.

The aroma is of fresh grass, pepper and some soft floral notes.

The taste is slightly spicy with a bit of bitterness. It turns a bit metallic after the first sip. It is kind of like when you put a penny in your mouth when you were a kid.

The beer is a trifle thin. That, along with the metallic taste make this just an average drinker.

Sep 01, 2006
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Gavage from Nevada

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head that falls quickly. No lacing develops.

Smell: barely a hint of grass. Nothing else.

Taste: very simplistic beer here. A little more malt sweetness than expected, with some grass tones, very little bitterness, and a touch of lemon zest. Mildly refreshing, but slightly dull too.

Mouthfeel: light crispness throughout. Clean finish. Light in body.

Drinkability: you can throw these down like a glass of water, but the flavor profile is pretty weak. Try at your own risk.

Jul 21, 2006
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woemad from Washington

3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on-tap at the Elk in Spokane for $4.

This was a pale, semi-clear gold color, with a huge white head. Not much in the lace department.

The smell was of mild, grassy hops and mildly sweet malt. No offensive odor here, but not much going on, either.

The taste is like the smell: bland and inoffensive. The mild grasspy hop flavor seems to balance the mildly sweet maltiness, but neither stands out in any way. If bottled, this would be a decent lawnmower beer, but that's about it. Definitely not worth $4 for a pint in a restaurant.

Light bodied, normal carbonation for the style. Yawn.

A very average beer, in no way worth seeking out. The best that can be said is that it is inoffensive and goes down easy. I liked Manny's Pale Ale from this same brewery, but this one I'd have rather skipped in favor of something that was actually distinctive.

Oct 26, 2005
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RoyalT from Ohio

2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This one poured a light yellow in color and very clear and sported a beautiful white head.

Smell – The light grain here is a bit harsh. There are some grassy hops along with a harsh sweetness that reminded me of Gummi Bears.

Taste – The grain here could gag a maggot. It was rough and very harsh on the palate. It was more like an Adjunct Lager than a Czech Pils.

Mouthfeel – This one is a bit bigger than light-bodied and very fizzy. The carbonation was more like a soda than a beer.

Sinkability – This one was way off track from the style and ended up in the pipes.

Mar 27, 2005
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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 80 ratings