Necessary Evil
Manhattan Project Beer Company

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Manhattan Project Beer Company
Texas, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #156
Ranked #14,189
3.95 | pDev: 7.09%
Jul 25, 2023
Dec 14, 2018
Our version of a Pilsner is dry, crisp, and has a hint of hop character. The floral aspects of the hops, not the bitter, so please make sure that H word is never mentioned to your light beer friends. If you get real nerdy during your tastings, you will also pick up on herbal qualities. Like all Pilsners, ours is light in body and color.
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Rated: 4.09 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2023
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Rated by agentguntler

4.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Perhaps the best Pilsner I've had yet.
Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by jakecattleco from California

Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
L-Two finger rocky headed beer that is pale and straw in color and heavy in carbonation. Looks like a pretty standard German pilsner. Can't fault it there.
S- Grainy, funky, and slightly malty. Some Brett yeasty aromas and some lemon grass is there as well. A bit earthy and grassy with some decent herbal notes. Bread-y as well with some definite sour dough aromatics. A slight sweet and floral base at the end.
T-Sweet and grainy upfront with some nice funkiness. Good pilsner hop character with some slight spiciness. Delicately bitter and tart at the finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink but memorable in the fact that it's interesting and not by the numbers for this type of beer. It has character and I like that.
F-Light bodied with sight carbonation. A little flatter then I would prefer, but it isn't terrible.
O-A very well made German pilsner that has some interesting qualities that help it stand out. Probably the most authentic pilsner I've had in DFW so far, but it also is its own thing. A very drinkable and delicate, yet interesting take on the German pilsner. I'm pretty impressed with Manhattan Project here.
May 28, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Highlonesome1 from Texas

May 15, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by BeerKegger

Jan 16, 2023
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had Necessary Evil poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped (apparently) canned on "20220802," into pilsner glass.

Pours straw-gold with clarity and 1-finger near-white head, with good retention and leaving some scattered, chunky rings of lace down the glass. Floral and mild sweet pilsner malt aromas off pour, soon joined by some bitter herbals. Begins crisp, with herbal bitterness, then mild sweet malt, and some floral fruitiness over a creamy body, before a crisp finish.

A clean, straightforward and crisp German Pilsner, notable for its herbal bitterness and smooth body.
Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a beautiful straw color with a nice white head, and aromas of fresh cut hay and some cracker notes.

Nice grassy flavors and the aforementioned cracker note, with a bright, crisp mouthfeel. A really nice summer crusher/lawnmower beer.
Jul 18, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by lonestarshield from Texas

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L: Pours a pale gold with a tall white head.
S: Smells rich of hay, floral hops, yeast.
T: Taste follows the nose, really nice bready taste with a slight hop bitterness.
F: Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, smooth, crushable.
O: Would buy this again!
Jul 22, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas

May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by 60sFolks from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Color is that of top pilsners, golden.
Smell is appealing..dried apricots and cherries.
Taste verifies the promise of fruit from the smell.
Much heavier body than most pilsners.

Overall, I will be back for more.
Mar 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a pale gold with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Very floral aroma up front with hints of citrus and pilsner malt.

Nice pilsner malt taste up front with some standard hop bite. Very light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth/thin with a hint of lemon and floral hops.

Overall, a solid pilsner and one that is easier drinking than certain other Texan-brewed variants of the style.
Nov 04, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by BKotch from Texas

Oct 13, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is easy drinking and it is thirst quenching in this heat

Look: semi-clear yellow with a thick white head

Aroma: pilsner malts and hops, some citrus

Taste: The flavor is a typical pilsner, a little bit better, some lemon and grassy hops.

Body/Overall: light easy drinking
Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Sep 01, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Gregwa from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2019
Necessary Evil from Manhattan Project Beer Company
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