Necessary Evil
Manhattan Project Beer Company

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Manhattan Project Beer Company
Texas, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #200
Ranked #16,864
3.89 | pDev: 5.4%
Jan 16, 2023
Dec 14, 2018
Very Good
Notes: 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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Ratings by GarbageMan10:
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Rated by GarbageMan10 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 04, 2019
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Rated: 4.19 by BeerKegger

Jan 16, 2023
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -2.6%
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 -3.1%
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 -2.6%
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 +3.1%
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
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
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
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz canned 1-22-19 (opened 2-9-19).
1" white head with decent retention down to a full cap. Pale golden pilsner with plenty of active carbonation. Laces the whole way through.
Pilsner malt nose with a lively lemon and grass-y hop aroma.
Nice crisp, crackery malt flavor. Zesty and spicy hops...light lemony finish that's nice.
Light bodied but definitely crisp and a good hop bite. Medium-high carbonation and mid-length finish. One knock is it feels a touch thin / watery in the finish.
Well done and has me wanting another one...good sign.
Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Techichi from Texas

Dec 14, 2018
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