CB Pilsner
Hansa Borg Bryggerier ASA

CB PilsnerCB Pilsner
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From:
Hansa Borg Bryggerier ASA
 
Norway
Style:
European Pale Lager
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.2 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 25, 2023
Added:
Apr 30, 2006
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
August 2003: As CB Pilsner. Sampled from bottle, can and on tap at numerous occasions. This is a light golden coloured Norwegian pils with a pleasant, fruity (but not very strong) aroma, easily drinkable, too lightly hopped (even for me, who's far from being one of the extreme 'hopheads'), hardly any aftertaste.
Jun 25, 2023
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Rated by AndreyKo from Russian Federation

3.22/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
With light and sweet taste
Mar 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Goliath from Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is the first beer I had at a bar in Norway. It was a small bar in Farsund, a nice stop but poor beer selection. It was this, or Corona. Poured a clear golden color with a large two finger white head sitting on top. Retention was decent, and no real lacing. The aroma was subtle. A light sweet malty tone and a slight nuttiness. The taste was ok. Better than say an American macro, but not incredibly special. I enjoyed that it was a little maltier than your average pils. It left a nutty/bready aftertaste. Mouthfeel was spot on. Thin to medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Drinkability is moderate. Low alcohol and simple flavors make it easy to drink, but I would be bored with more than one in a sitting.
Apr 07, 2008
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Reviewed by ElGordo from Oregon

3.55/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Brought to me by my parents from their North Atlantic cruise this summer. Presented in a squat, 330ml can with a lot of Norwegian I can't read.
Pours a pale straw hue topped by a frothy, slightly creamy white head that (surprisingly) leaves a bit of lacing on the glass as it recedes. Aroma of pilsner and adjunct malt, just a bit of Saaz hops, and a touch of yeasty funk. Taste is light, crisp, and clean, with a light honey sweetness emerging towards the finish. Notes of light citrus are also present. Body is a bit thin, and certainly nothing to write home about.
This beer gets the job done. Pleasant, with enough true pilsner character that if - I imagine - you were stuck in Norway with nothing else to drink, it would do quite nicely.
Sep 05, 2006
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Reviewed by Foxman from New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It pours a pale straw yellow, carbonated and crystal clear. A finger of bright white head pops up and then down, to vague frothy traces. Lines of lacing faintly rule the inside of the glass.

In the mild aroma, there's a quick flash of sweet grain, then a measure of corn. A skunky funk duels a grassy hop aura as well.

Upon sipping, there comes lightly sweet malt along with a lesser presence of adjunct corn. Slightly peppery hops spice the middle, and minus the skunky element, a mild doughy yeastiness creeps through toward the close. The finish is a lingering tangy dryness. While somewhat thin, it is indeed quite crisp and refreshing.

Llight bodied, the carbonation steps lively and the hops glow gently on the palate, but it flows away in a flash.

I'll be the first to admit that I didn't expect much when I saw the plastic bottle. Then, the aroma did little to change my preconception. But the flavor, while sparse, still is workable and rather refreshing. It drinks very easily and flows capably. Granted, I can see why Norway is not notable for its beer, but this offering is nothing to be ashamed of. I'll finish the bottle, and next time I'm in Oslo, I'll even have another.
Apr 30, 2006
CB Pilsner from Hansa Borg Bryggerier ASA
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 5 ratings