Pendulum Pilsner | B.W. Beer Works USA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
B.W. Beer Works USA
Maryland, United States
ravenbeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tone77 on 05-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
10.83%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Nosquatch
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice pils, with some fruity hints on the nose. It probably won't be anyone's favorite beer ever, but I'm guessing you'll really enjoy it. Worth a try, especially in the summer. It's hot here. Too damn hot. And don't get me started on the humidity.

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Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks transparent gold in color with a bubbly white head, tons of streams of carbonation (looks especially impressive in a pilsner glass) with thin lacing. Smell is faint, but what is there is yeasty and bready, with hints of white fruit like pear, white grape, apple, etc. Taste has hints of hay, yeast, and the same white fruit smells. Overall fairly sweet with just a hint of hops to offer some balance. Feel is thin and prickly due to the somewhat high carbonation, and not quite as crisp and clean as I would have expected for a pils. Overall, a soft, enjoyable beer but one that just doesn't stand out much.

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Photo of ChrisKayler
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanByorick
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Carolvs
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Baltimore Washington Beer Works "Pendulum Pilsner"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating... brewed at the Peabody Heights Brewery, Baltimore, MD
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

While lacking the finesse of a great Czech Pils (it's a little too malty, and lacks noble hop character, particularly that of Saaz), or the bold bitterness and crispness of a German pilsner, Pendulum Pilsner is nevertheless a solid offering. Oddly it lacks any yeasty sulphur, and at the same time displays a subtle fruitiness... could it be that this is actually more of a Kölsch-style beer? It's a little on the sweetish side, but there is a firm bitterness to it, and some grassy hops help to cut through it. Conclusion? In my opinion it's really more of a blonde ale, regardless of whether lager yeast was used or not, but it's a decent beer regardless. It's not worth seeking out, or trying as a pilsner, but if you were to happen to come across it you'd most likely enjoy it.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sneth019
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NumberNone
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of miguelre06
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyguyjg
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not blonde but light in color and clear. Slight notes of citrus and a hint of pine. Hops very subtle. Lasting effervescence. Not my cuppa tea and not really comparable to a German pilsner such as Jever but a quality lager for those whose taste runs in those directions.

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Photo of Cook82
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light gold with little head that was gone quickly. Slight lacing as I drank. Not much to the nose, typical pils with maybe a little fruit, green apple maybe, definitely not strong. But then the taste, surprising. A tasty beer. Sweeter than most pils which I enjoyed, seemed to be a fruity malt for lack of better description. Very clean and easy to drink but also enjoyable. Blows away the macro brews if you want a quantity beer. Enjoyed and one of few pils I would buy again.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%

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Pendulum Pilsner from B.W. Beer Works USA
3.6 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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