Feel No Way
Hudson Valley Brewery

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From:
Hudson Valley Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #253
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,715
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.97%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 28, 2023
Added:
Jul 03, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
Pilsner Beer lightly hopped with Sterling & Hallertau Blanc.
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Ratings by hoponit:
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Rated by hoponit from New York

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 06, 2022
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Rated: 4.06 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 28, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by eluvah from New York

Jun 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by Taenim from Maine

Jul 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Drank from a 16 fluid ounces can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a Willi Becher

The beer poured a brilliantly clear, pale golden hue when decanted and later turned a hazy, straw yellow color when the yeast was poured in. A fluffy, inch-tall, bright white crown topped the liquid and dropped to a lasting, soapy looking collar. Impressive lacing. A thin blanket coated the back portion of the glass and multiple streaks stuck along the front.

The nose was outstanding. Really crisp and bright. Lemon notes came through big time. Some lime peel as well. There was a dry, powdery yeasty quality that dissipated as the head receded. Crackery malt notes were also apparent. Nice grassy hop character. Touch of fruity hops too.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose and just as impressive. Big lemon-lime presence up front. Pleasantly tart. Lots of fresh hay too. Grassy hops appeared as the beer moved along the palate. The hops turned more spicy and peppery on the back end and the finish. There was a subtle, lingering hop bitterness after the swallow.

Excellent soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a medium bubbled, fairly zippy effervescence that turned creamy, slick and smooth on the palate.

Decanted, Feel No Way drinks like a clean and bright German pils, but with the yeast poured in, this beer is more akin to a full-bodied, hop-forward Kellerbier. If there ever was a pilsner designed for your typical hazeboi, this would be it.
Feb 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jan 21, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
No can date
Pours a large frothy foamy 2+ finger head with moderate retention, soapy sticky lacing, semi hazy light pale color (looks kinda like a Kellerbier)

Nose brings cereal grain, grainy-sweet pilsner malt, little straw, hint of corn, bready, with light herbal hops, touch of

Taste brings fair pilsner malt, light straw and bread dough, with a grainy cereal note, hops ramp up and dominate quickly, med bitterness, with herbal spicy flavor, then increasing again on the crisp spicy hop finish that ends med-high bitterness, a little fruity in the middle as well and a strange tangy character

Mouth is med bod, very higher frothy carb

Overall not that great, seems a lot more like a Kellerbier than pilsner, with the haze, the random fruity characters, the overall malt being a bit light, the bitterness on the finish also ramps a bit too much but probably due to lack of malt support. It's not a terrible beer, but definitely some flaws, and no idea on the age.
Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
draught
A tiny bit cloudy, light golden straw color. Slightly tart, floral and a bit spicy, on the nose, with a bit of funk, to the aroma. A touch bitter at first, then a slight grassy, spiced flavor comes out, though the bitterness persists.
Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 2.65 by Mwpfh from New York

Jun 22, 2021
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Moderately hazy body with a nice, fluffy, lace-producing head. Nose is herbal and grassy, with aspects of grain. Unfortunately, to me, the grain isn't showing as bready in any fashion. There's also a little bit of a pungent note that evokes wet grass a day after being cut.

The taste initially reminds me a little bit of a local Pilsner, Sunnyside Dweller. The bitterness in Hudson Valley's beer is a notch or two higher. A soft water feel along with the drawn out bitterness seem to run a little contrary to the cleaner feel of many pilsners. Dirt and hay open the flavors, with a grassy, lightly vegetal bitterness rolling in pretty soon after. There's a bit of of a musty farm house vibe in there as well. Lingering chlorophyll notes draw out the bitterness. With a little time on the cans, the notes turn a little sulphuric.

I think overall, this is running a little bit out-of-balance to the bitter end, especially with the part that lingers. The dryness is refreshing, and I think a cleaner cutoff of the hop notes would make this beer a bit more enjoyable overall.
May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pale straw. It is translucent, so it looks like it is well lagered. Floral and zesty on the nose. Possibly even tropical - like a starfruit or something. Very intriguing. It is soft with a touch of mandarin on the front end that evolves into a dry pithy lime peel, alongside a touch of lime. It is very floral. It is supremely soft for a pilsner. The carb feels similar to a NEIPA and as a result, it feels like a pilsner made by a NEIPA maker. It's not bad, but it lacks some of the snap that carb provides. It's lacks some of the crispness. The softness lends for that hop character to be more prominent and, for me at least, this is a negative. This isn't bad, but it is missing some of the key elements that I look for in a German Pils.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can. Pours out a brilliantly clear yellow color. Thin head that has popped away to a ring of lacing, like a white crown. Softer nose but it's pleasant. Floral hops, grass, sweet crackers. Flavor is about the same. The hoppiness turns toward bitterness on the tail end. High drinkability still but the bitterness is a little too much to gain very high marks. Solid Pils.
Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Zywiec tulip

L: Crystal clear light golden pour. Big foamy white head... lasts forever and leaves great lacing.

S: Crackery grains, lemon, and spice.

T.F: Just like it smells. Grains and a bit of light malty sweetness. Lemon/rind, peppercorns, and herbal notes. Some nice hop bitterness... light bodied. Crisp and clean. A mix of lemongrass and spice to finish.

O: A very well executed Pilsner. Super easy drinking... clean and delicious. Should be rated higher for the style.
Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of white grapes and herbal are present in the nose along with hints of herbs.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the flavors of herbs are a bit stronger.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this pilsner to be very hop forward.

Serving type: can
May 29, 2020
Feel No Way from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 57 ratings