Slow Pour Pils
Bierstadt Lagerhaus

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Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Colorado, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,235
4.33 | pDev: 7.62%
Friday at 06:51 AM
Aug 12, 2016
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Notes: North German-style Pils.
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed this slow pour at the source.

Time to see what all the hype and/or fuss has been about!
This pours beautifully. Certainly, the creamy tuff of foam atop makes this visually distinct. Gentle aroma, with an underlying spiciness on the sip.

It’s the experience that makes this. I didn’t get anything to go, because I just don’t think it would compare.
Friday at 06:51 AM
Rated: 5 by DOCRW from Washington

Wednesday at 04:14 PM
Rated: 4.32 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

May 08, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Golden yellow with large cap of white foam. Nice malt with a good bite and cracker from the malts. Crisp.
May 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by blackcloud from Alaska

Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz can. Stamped on can bottom is '2.05.22'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. First pour produces a three finger white head which reduces to a bubbly cap and ring. Each successive pour results in a one finger head which stays around a bit. Leaves behind strings and spots of lacing.
Aroma of toasty malts that smells of bread and biscuit products and herbal/grassy hops.
Taste is sweet bready malt with some spicy hops that express herbal and grassy. Slight mineral note at the end. All tail off in the aftertaste.
Fuller mouth feel, with carbonated bubbles. Dry finish. Crisp finish. Excellent carbonation.
Crisp and clean sweeter pilsner with a very good balance of malts and hops.
Jan 23, 2023
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The presentation was classic--a tall, thin cylinder pilsner glass, filled with liquid of the brightest gold, with a thin pure-white cap. As refreshing as this beer looks in the glass, it is twice as crisp going down. Snappy, crisp bread and biscuit flavor with that authentically German DAB bite. Bierstadt should be proud of this one--highly recommended.
Jan 19, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by mkh012 from Colorado

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by jakecattleco from California

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
At the Bierstadt, this was memorable. Served in a narrow pokal, the head is like nothing I've ever seen -- kind of hard-shaped foam that sticks around for ever, and leaves some nice lacing. The nose is pilsner malt -- fresh and bready -- and the noble hops are solid but not aggressive. Taste: Wow, this is incredibly smooth and soft, like pillowy. A little hoppy edge, but no bite, and it doesn't dry out, either. Guess that tells me that I'm used to amped up and more aggressively hopped American-style pils. Well, this one isn't in your face at all, but it has some great depth of flavor. There's a little mineral quality in there, too, which I wasn't expecting. Construction of this beer is top notch.
Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had on tap at the brewery with the true slow pour.

On arrival to the tablet he head was almost stylized, looking like soft serve ice cream above the rim of the glass. The body is a clear golden straw with quite active carbonation. Some nice lacing is formed.

Aroma is decent lots of fermentation character backed by earthy noble hops. Some malts are detectable but they are quite light compared to everything else going on

Taste is nicer than the aroma with a nice noble hop bite and some lingering bitterness without becoming a hoppy lager. A crackery malt shines through in the flavor quite nicely. Spicy, light, and malty, a true traditional pils with just a little extra bitterness.

Feel on the slow pour is beautiful. I could see myself drinking this as a great refresher too bad I'd have to come to the brewery to truly experience it. Creamy head up top with a body that carries a good carbonation bite. Some good contrast. Extremely drinkable, even with coming here on the last stop of a brewery hop, the first glass was gone quick.

Overall this is a very traditional German pils brewed here in denver. Flavor is spicy and malty with a good bitterness, and the slow pour at the brewery is very nice even if you gotta wait for it.
Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pale yellow with a clear transparency. Three fingers of white fluffy foam sits on top. Worth noting, these notes were taken during consumption at Bierstadt's brewery location, and this sample was served from a proper slow pour.

Aroma is crackers, wafers, and bread malts with grassy and herbal hops just beyond. It's crisp with a spry arrangement of notes. Very refreshing, simple and easy-going. Flavor profile builds on familar malt notes - crackers, wafers, and bread, and adds in biscuits. Again, grassy and herbal hop notes follow, but feature minor floral and medicinal notes in addition. Crisp, but not as spry as the nose. Smells like fields and meadows. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a thin crispiness that keeps it drinking very refreshing. Overall, a crispy, refreshing lager where patience pays off.

Slow pour draft. Reviewed from notes.
Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bierstadt Lagerhaus "Slow Pour Pils"
16 fl. oz. can coded "ONLY 1 SLOW POUR PILS 05.17.22"
$7.99 @ Foodery Beer, Phila., PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: I have before me a beautiful looking pint of beer. It's absolutely clear and straw golden beneath an inch of bright white foam. The aroma is grainy, grassy, and herbal. The taste follows the aroma with some additional floral and spicy character. It's clearly Pilsner malt, 100%, and it's sweetish, grainy, bready, and grassy. The balance between the malt and hop flavors is excellent, as is the balance between the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness from the hops. It's solidly bitter but it's a soft rather than harsh bitterness which makes all the difference. It finishes dry with lingering grasiness, spiciness, and herbaceousness. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and crisp with a fine-bubbled, effervescent carbonation that's seemingly natural. It's more of a north German Pilsner in my mind than a Czech or southern German Pils and they've done an excellent job with it.
Review #8,137
Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz tall boy can poured into dimpled mug.

Appearance: Translucent pale yellow bodied beer with a tall bone white head. Lacing all over. The head pours thick and tall, but becomes whispy and drops down to nearly no head at all by the time you are finishing the last third of the lager.

Smell: Slightly sweet grain profile type aroma. Corn. hint of honey. Lightly spicy and soft floral hops.

Taste: Starts with a light & smooth grassy hop bitterness. Sweet in the middle with malt profile being mostly biscuit notes with a little bit of Jiffy corn casserole. Minerality / Well water notes. Building bitterness in the finish that is clean. Grassy and lightly spicy hops linger on.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied lager that gets a little heftier as you drink it. Crisp and clean with a decent, but not to dry of a finish.

Overall: This one is right there with Goldfinger's year around Pilsner offering. Colorado is brewing some damn fine lager. So glad I finally get to try a can of this! It's an instant classic. It's well crafted lager for sure. Hard to find any flaws. It's a bucket list beer for any one who proclaims themselves to be a lager head.
Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by bret27 from California

May 11, 2022
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Rated by Beers-es from Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had on tap. The best pilsner I've ever tasted. So good!
May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
There’s nothing quite like an expertly brewed lager. Crisp, bready, mildly dry. Just enough hop bitterness on the tail. An absolute crusher, and I had to get that perfect meringue of head!
Apr 28, 2022
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by QuakeAttack from California

Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a lovely, translucent yellow with a dense, one inch, bright white head. Nose is clean with grassy notes and hints of noble hops. Taste follow nose, with a medicinal/herbal hops bite that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation. Overall, lovely, delicate and quite drinkable.
Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by CreightonSM from New York

Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Kinda cloudy for a pils but the head is beyond impressive.

Smell is zesty, crackery, peppery. Almost has a hefe thing going on.

Taste idk. Im not loving it. Im just not. Its got a lemon dish soap thing going on and I cant get past it.

Feel is dry and incredibly light drinking. Not low on carb just very light feeling body.

Overall. Id like to revisit it again because I really wasn't in the mood for a lager when drinking this.
Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by brewskis from Indiana

Dec 29, 2021
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.91/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A big thanks to Jeff for this one. Been hyped to try something from this brewery.

As clear as it gets. Big foamy white head that leaves a 'stach. Nose is slightly metallic, hop bitterness. Clean, bright. Beer opens pine, fresh hop oils, and a biting, clean bitterness. There's a piney twang tartness in the middle mixed with grassy, soil bitterness at the finish. Pretty impressive. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive on the palate and goes down crisp, clean, and refreshing. Crystal clean finish. Super drinkable.

Really good. Super drinkable.
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had on tap. The slow pour is beautiful with that fluffy huge white head atop the clear straw yellow body. Light grains, grassy hops, lemon zest, a kiss of minerality and decent biscuit in the nose. Taste is much the same but with more bready depth than the biscuit in the nose and light floral notes. Feel is so soft, airy, grainy and smooth, incredible. I love slow pour pils, and this is one of the better ones I have had
Oct 09, 2021
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