Tranquil Pils
Foam Brewers

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #49
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #11,841
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
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Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: Biscuity, spicy, crisp
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very clear light yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells very spicy and a bit minerally, with biscuity malt, a nice crisp aroma for sure.

This is very light, but there's a surprising amount of flavor here anyway. The hop character is refreshing, zesty, and pretty spicy, with some grassiness as well, and a bit of mineral. The malt is simple, but supportive, bready, and biscuity. It's hard to break this down super analytically. It's just a well done pilsner with no off flavors.

This is super crisp and clean, with a good level of carbonation, and a very high level of drinkability.

Foam again kills the lager game. They're quietly one of the best lager producers in the country.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a golden burnt yellow color. A finger’s worth of white foamy head started and dissipated at a nice pace. Stringy lace sticks nicely. The aroma brushes biscuity sweet malts against some lemongrass, grass, somewhat like white pepper spice. The flavor takes the previously mentioned aromas to arouse a nice sweetness blending with that subtle spice. Nicely combined sweet to spicy aftertaste with a quick finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good - fairly low, still balances between the harshness of the carb to the spice nicely as it runs along my tongue. Overall, really nice Czech pilsner brewed by an American brewer, no less.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Foam Brewers "Tranquil Pils"
on tap at the brewery on 8 June 2016

How could I not have reviewed Tranquil Pils, my favorite beer from Foam Brewers? I initially thought it might be a kellerbier, and I guess it could be, because it was a bit hazy. The bright white head held remarkably well, and left impressive lacing. The aroma was as you'd expect: clean, grainy, and softly grassy and spicy. The flavor was a little more biscuity, and it was remarkably well-balanced and rounded; and soft across the palate following an initial soft bristle. It reminded me of a kellerbier I sampled in Germany, outside on a surprisingly warm day in December. Immensely drinkable!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is very much a lighter take on the pils, right on for summer, and without the heavy bready notes we usually see from the malt and the yeast, and a much cleaner finish than the hoppier examples of the style tend to have, its really good. very pale in color, perfectly clear, and bubbly as can be. very low alcohol results from a lighter approach to the grain bill, this is truly a light beer in every sense of the term. it has a grassy hop aroma but much less of that in the flavor, a super clean lager yeast, patient and complete fermentation and conditioning processes here, bone dry, refreshing, easy. one of those beers i could just drink by the gallon, and super flavorful for how light it is across the board. not a lot of great craft pils types this light out there, hoppy pils seems to be the trend right now, and this is a defiant strike out in a more classic direction. i think a lot of their beers are well suited to canning, but this one especially would kill it in cans. im sure those developments cant be far away with beer this good!

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Tranquil Pils from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 19 ratings