Slow Pour Pils
Bierstadt Lagerhaus

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #5
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,353
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 7.66%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
71
From:
Bierstadt Lagerhaus
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  12
Gots
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Slow Pour PilsSlow Pour Pils
Notes: North German-style Pils.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 71 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Clear golden. Nice white head. Smells of spicy and herbal hops and bready malts. Tastes of spicy hops right up front. Some bready malts. Herbal and grassy hops with a nice crisp bitterness. Lingering grassy hops. Light body. Sorry for using the word "crisp." Very well made and flavorful. Excellent.

Oct 30, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear sparkling gold with a wonderfully dense yet fluffy white head.

Super clean with no off-notes whatsoever, a semi-bitter, crisp herbal bite accompanies a fine accent of toasted corn.

The frothy medium to full body finishes perfectly bone dry.

This seems like a really short review, but it really is amazingly well-crafted and flawless. So much so it's hard to extract individual notes, which in this case is not a bad thing at all. Immensely drinkable.

Sep 15, 2020
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a pilsner mug thanks to @ArrogantB

L: one of the palest yellow craft pils I have seen clear bright yellow
S: smell little yeast sulfur and spicy floral hops - post
T: yeast sulfur on 1st hit than some nice saltine like a cracker
F: Crisp as all heck

wow all I can say is Im enjoying this one and the 3 others can I still have

Sep 04, 2020
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dfillius from Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in a can While visiting CO thanks to a long time friend in Stapleton. Nearly perfect all the way around. Crystal clear, pale straw, with pillowy bone white head. Crisp smell and taste, clean malt and abundant noble hops. It is strongly bitter, maybe a bit more than I expected. Nowhere near a west coast ipa, but still maybe a bit more than I expected. Can’t say I didn’t like the bitterness though. This is a darn good beer. Seek it out.

Aug 21, 2020
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argock from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

7/17/2020 stamped on bottom of can. Aggressive straight pour into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Brilliant straw yellow with 4-finger frothy head with amazing retention but skimpy lacing.

S: Mainly cereal grains with a sharp floral noble hops note and touch of sulfur

T: Flavor is masterful with exceptional balance of pils malt cereal grain character with Graham cracker notes and spicy, floral, lightly grassy-herbal noble hop in the finish. Moderately bitter and clean.

M: Light bodied without being watery with even carbonation and smooth crisp, dry finish.

O: An exceptional example of the German pils style with unique malt expression and the snappy hop flavor and bitterness you expect. Thanks to my friend Eric for lugging this back from Denver for me!

Jul 31, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can thanks to Steve. Clean golden pour, small white frothy head. Aroma is where it needs to be, grainy, crisp, some cereal notes. Taste brings some meadow, grassy notes and a clean hoppy bite. Pretty good.

Apr 30, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If ever there was a need for one of those dumb "if you don't give this a 5 in appearance we can't be friends" worthy memes, this would be it.

The nice thing about visiting Denver twice this summer was getting to drink this beer multiple times at multiple locations. Its appearance is simply perfect. Amazing clarity, golden waves of grain, ample 4/5" white head with so much retention everyone gets a retirement watch. Aroma was back to those golden waves of grain with the kickback of noble hops.

Taste is sublime, seems like super authentic pilsner malt, like you can legit taste the nuance without looking for it, without trying to be that guy with a leather bound notebook writing every possible descriptor into a beer review. Mild breadiness alongside the prickly noble hop mellowing into a grassy interior. Super refreshing mouthfeel on the back end. The yeast is expressive but not overbearing and adds to the back end dryness I've surmised. Everything is traditional and everything is on point. Could drink boatloads of this. Hey look at that, we have another perfect score!

I think that makes 3 perfect scores out of over 4000 reviews. PTY would be perfect if they made it year round. Of course my Chocolate Rain perfect score stands out, its not year round, but I hoard TF outta that beer, so I have year round access to it, so it counts.

Nov 22, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Crowler from the source. Poured into a Bierstadt glass, so this is as close to the real thing as I'm gonna get without actually going to Denver.

Attempted slow pour to have this as "authentic" as possible - there's a clear golden body, with a big fluffy white head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like bready and just very slightly sweet malt, grassy hops, crackers, and a touch of herbal spice.

This could go toe to toe with basically any pilsner in America...and honestly, the world. There's some grassy and slightly spicy hops, a super crisp and clean crackery malt character, and a great bite on the back end.

The body on this is so soft - the beer just disappears from the glass like it was never even there in the first place. This is so unbelievably drinkable, clean, and crisp.

This is beer in its purest and most traditional form. This is utterly delicious.

Nov 22, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Sep 29, 2019
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TwoTrees from Washington

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.

May 26, 2019
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

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

Oct 09, 2018
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

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

Sep 14, 2018
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

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!

May 12, 2018
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BucannonXC5 from California

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

Oct 20, 2017
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dcscientist from Colorado

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.

Apr 24, 2017
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spoony from Colorado

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.

Mar 19, 2017
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tylerstravis from Colorado

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!

Mar 05, 2017
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Parmesan from Colorado

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.

Sep 24, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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...

Aug 30, 2016
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