Hans' Pils | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
393 Ratings
Hans' PilsHans' Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by champ103 on 08-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,341
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
393
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
98
Trade:
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

my colleague described this one as style defining, and while i liked it a lot, i wouldnt go that far with it. to me it is quite americanized, even though the hops are quite obviously noble type, they are boldly dosed, more so than any traditional german pils i am familiar with. that is not a knock against it though, and the contribution of the hops is in a lot of ways what sets this one apart from all the clutter in the style. its light and fresh and simple and clean from a malt standpoint, very little there really, so light. the flavor of the hops is pretty robust, saaz-esque, limey and grassy and dried, herbaceous, and plenty bitter. the thing that really made this for me above all else though was the texture, this is so dry its insane, and the carbonation is like a topo chico or something, enormously fizzy, which for me makes it a great fighter of the texas summer heat and a real refreshing can to slug down. well balanced for how light it is, ramping up in flavor as it comes to a finish, and almost rushed through its progression by all the bubbles. it needs to be ice cold, but when it is, its pretty darn good, especially this time of year!

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Photo of GingersHaveSouls
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best pilsener I've ever had

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Photo of Jodio
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stebbi7833
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brief impression from a can nabbed at a beer store in Austin, TX:

Probably Real Ale's best beer. Crisp and clean with a nice floral yet grassy hop profile atop a fresh pilsner malt backbone.

B- (3.33) / WORTHY

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Photo of monorailred
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarioH
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kjager13
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brew-Ed
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasbrew
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One benefit that we have living in Texas is that we can get Real Ale, only sold in the Lone Star state. We feel that one of their best products is the Hans Pilsner beer. Most pilsners that I have tried are light in color and taste, however, this beer is a (German) pilsner i.e. darker in color and heavier in taste with a slight bitter aftertaste. I could reach for one of these all year round if I lived in a colder climate. If I’m out in the hot sun, especially in Texas during the summer, I wouldn’t grab this beer because it isn’t a thirst quencher. Overall great taste and a true lone star beer.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jondoeworks
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snyders2002
3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juneof44
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2185
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Epopt
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DEstlund
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you want to define a Texas Pilsener, this is it. It's bigger, bolder, and a little more bitter than most, but it suits us just fine.

Head: Healthy foam leading to consistent lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, grassy. Definitely a lawnmower beer.

Flavor: Honeysuckle water, sweet floral, with just enough bitterness to give it an edge.

Mouthfeel: Light and fizzy, with just enough maltiness to balance refreshing with satisfying.

Overall: This could be the truest Texas beer out there. Try it with smoked brisket and tell me it's wrong.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.61/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clear, golden color with a beautifuly persistent  lacining. Well balanced with the hops just pushing forward. A nice bitter aftertaste mingles with a rich, malty sweetness and leaves me wanting more. Not as crisp as some pilsners, but it's mellow, medium body is very drinkable.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour reveals a hazy golden straw-colored beer with a slightly off-white head. Gorgeous beer.

Aromas are grassy hops and bready malts - perfect. The taste is very rich for a 5.3% beer, with the hops maintaining the grassy note, and adding a slightly floral character, but not overwhelming the pilsner malt. Just a fantastic lawnmower beer, IMHO.

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Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 393 ratings