Hans' Pils | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Hans' PilsHans' Pils

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by champ103 on 08-08-2010

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

Photo of acurtis
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw with a bountiful head that leaves a fair amount of lacing behind

Smell: Bright lemongrass with bready undertones

Taste: Wheat bread with a bright, lemony tone building; slightly grassy through the middle but the lemon drop flavors underpins from start to finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not true to style but I love the slightly sweet, slightly bitter lemon flavor here

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

The only Hans I know is a rambunctious ten-year-old who's likely gonna be quite the badass when he grows up. That said, this stuff right here pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light biscuit, grass, flowers, and a twinge of what almost seems like cilantro way in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, the background spiciness now less cilantro-like and more almost lime-peel-like. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a very nice pils, one I could easily see drinking many of in the cruel heas of a Texan summer.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. The brew pours a light hazed yellow with a finger of white fluff. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain the cap. As the cap fades it produces some stringy lace and maintains a composure of very large sized bubbles for a head.

The aroma has classic pils grain quality that is lightly stinky with a mild cheese odor coupled with sulfur. More sniffs reveal a noble hop herbal quality that is mildly pine-like and earthy with a bit of lemony citrus zest. Overall not a bad smelling brew.

The taste is crisp with a mild fresh grain quality. Some of that stinky foot/cheese grain quality comes into play but very faint compared to the aroma and it mixes with mild hints of sulfur. The hops are present with a mild bitterness and again a touch of lemon zest to citrus quality that brightens things up.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is light and refreshing and a pretty solid take on the style. I could see myself throwing down a bunch of this pretty effortlessly.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of imbibehour
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep golden lemon, shiny, with a bit of haze to it a little, but with lots of ample rising carbonation and perfectly near spaced bubbles from the bottom. Head is bright white and fluffy at a solid three fingers. Rises with soapy retention and hang a bit with pill and some clingy lace. The body color even has a bit of green hue to it. Nearly perfect looking real impressive.

An extemely clean and very subtle classic nose. Clean malt and crisp sensing with a mild herbality. Good notes of thick bread dough and classic hinting chewy quality. Gets virtually mouthwatering after quite a few snifs.

Palate really sings. First sip fills with a bit of classic bread dough but is a bit hammered down by a controlled crisp effervescence and hop flash. Big huge lemon lime hop flavors in the mid palate, with a good rush. Chewy and crisp with a big classic density, and large almost champagne wash and dryness, but thick honey just a bit with some warmth and time to stay true to pils character.

Great flavorful and tasting pils, this one is a winner.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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Hans' Pils from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 388 ratings