Slow Pour Pils
Bierstadt Lagerhaus

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German Pilsner
Ranked #6
Ranked #3,307
4.31 | pDev: 7.42%
Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Colorado, United States
Notes: North German-style Pils.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 46
Photo of brentk56
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives clear and golden colored with a two finger head, good retention and spotty lacing

Smell: Grassy and grainy

Taste: Grainy and bready forward, with a grassy buildup, through the middle; crisp finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A fine domestic pilsner

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Photo of TwoTrees
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In Denver on business...had this pilsner at the Cherry Cricket.

Light, straw gold clarity in a glass. I usually don't put much stock in appearance, but this was a great looking beer. Subtle florals and unmistakable German yeast in the nose, slightly sweet on the palette and crisp in the finish. This pils was perfectly weighted and hit all the right notes that one wants in the style. One of the best American brewed versions I've ever had. Will definitely order it again when I'm in CO.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden clear with fast rising carbonation white head sticks well as lsce
Smell is herbal with mild citrus floral scent and mild pepper with mineral yeast
Mouthfeel and taste are both spot on for the style with clean crisp and mildly spiced aspect yet gently sweet malt as it finishes dry
Overall this is a great pilsner wish it was available near me

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing pils, so light and refreshing with a crispness and no strange residual sweetness. Could drink this all the time.

5 minutes to pour at the brewery

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO.

10 oz pour in a tall, slim Bierstadt glass. Very pale gold, almost straw colored, with a creamy white head. Great head retention and brilliant clarity.

Fresh crackery malt expertly balanced with herbal noble hops in both the aroma and flavor. A little bit of a hop bite in the finish.

Medium-light bodied with lively carbonation. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Dry finish. Absolutely stunning pilsner!

This beer can battle it out with Suarez Family's Palatine Pils for best pilsner being brewed in America right now. Hard to find any flaws at all. One of those beers you could drink endless amounts of. Prost!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 32-oz. crowler
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: ucsbmullet on Beer Advocate
Price: $5.00
Purchased: N/A; Received Sept. 22, 2017
Consumed: Sept. 27, 2017
Reviewed as: German Pilsner
Misc.: Crowled on Sept. 22, 2017 (I think)

Thanks, Nick!

Got this from Nick on a recent work trip to Colorado Springs. He specifically picked this one out because it was supposedly the best pilsner in Colorado. Did not know anything else about it (or the brewery).

Poured a pale clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy off-white head, which dissipated rather quickly. Lots of fast-moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, like a good pilsner should look. Good spotty lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled skunk, grain, wet fresh-cut grass, sourdough bread, white saltines, marijuana and some spice (think Saaz, but more of a skunkier version). (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted much smoother than the nose. That skunk was practically gone. Very clean and crisp. Grain, grass, sourdough bread, white pepper, skunk, saltine crackers, biscuit and leafy green vegetables. (Taste - 4.50)

Light body. Thin texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, clean and crisp finish. Awesome. (Feel - 5.00)

This was just a world-class German Pilsner. I don’t think I’ve had one better. (Overall - 4.50)

4.33 | 96 | A

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Photo of dcscientist
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is exactly what a pilsener should be. Very well representative of the style, and was served in a Bierstadt pilsener glass to accentuate all of its good characteristics: light, flavorful, bubbly, and refreshing as all get out. Would definitely try other beers from this brewery if this one is any indication of their authenticity. High marks for this beer.

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Photo of spoony
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a fresh 32 oz crowler to a pokal.

A-The beer is clear and light-golden hued. My gentle pour produced about a finger of white head that faded quickly to a film of foam and a collar that hung around for a while. Some chunky carbonation floats up from the bottom of the glass.

S-Wow. This stuff smells great. It is moderately bitter for the style, which I guess verifies that this beer is German Pilsener not a Czech Pils. I sniff dry grass and straw, cracker malts, hints of lemon and white pepper. Very intense aroma for a pilsener.

T-The taste is less heavy on the dried straw and grass, i.e., less hoppy, and leans more toward biscuit and and cracker malt notes at first. I still pick up some lemon zest, and then there is a burst of noble hops on the slightly spicy, floral finish. There is a lot of flavor here.

M-The beer is semi-crisp and easy to drink Heft is medium to light, and carbonation is moderate.

O-This may be the best pilsener I have ever had. I tried it once in the special Bierstadt glassware at Falling Rock and remember thinking it was good. This crowler fill confirmed my recollection and then some, and I did not even have the special glass. Flavorful, drinkable, and (unlike many IPAS, sours, BA stouts, etc.) very sessionable.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the best american pilsener I have had, period. I could seriously drink 40 ounces of this daily and be content. Thank you so much to Bierstadt for keeping the lager craft alive and strong!

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Photo of Parmesan
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear Straw gold color with a creamy white head and nice lacing around the glass.

S: Honey, crackers toasted malt with a nice floral spicy notes of noble hops.

T: Sweet honey, toasted cracker malt, with a nice floral hop presence.

F: Light and crisp, very easy drinking.

O: A fantastic German pilsner.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

after all that anticipation and reading about this dude, its nice to see his beer finally getting out there. its hard not to be a little skeptical, especially when you hear it can only be served in his glassware, and that you have to have one to get the others and all of that politicking crap, but the beer in the glass is truly amazing. right when you think you cant improve much on the better pils types out there, this comes along, and if the glassware makes a difference, than so be it, this is wonderful beer. paler than many, extremely light in both color and body, but very well charged on the carbonation and holding a tall white head in the skinny silver rimmed glass. aroma of a saaz type hop over a very mild pale belgian pils type grain, clean and crisp already, and the flavor follows. light grassy bitterness not just at the end but through it all, notes of untoasted plain bagel, floral honey, and distinct but mild german lager yeast as well. its beautifully balanced, just flavorful enough, and positively a crusher. the glass should be about four times lager than it is, this goes down as easy as can be. after several years of anticipation on this, and after thinking prost brewing had really sort of been the final evolution of german lagers in denver, it is great to finally get into this stuff. i think it wont be long before you see it everywhere, glassware mandates or not. one of the better pils types i have ever had to be honest...

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Slow Pour Pils from Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 46 ratings