Roger's Pils | Georgetown Brewing Company

Roger's PilsRoger's Pils
BA SCORE
42.6%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 61 ratings
Roger's PilsRoger's Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
georgetownbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RoyalT on 03-27-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,537
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
61
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
15.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 19
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RoyalT
2.51/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

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Photo of rab53
2.96/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of woemad
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.15/5  rDev -11%
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.

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3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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

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Photo of gandres
3.22/5  rDev -9%
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

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Photo of Gavage
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of dnichols
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of RedDiamond
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of Arkay
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bondjedi
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mkrass
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dello
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Roger's Pils from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 42.6% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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