Lazy River Pils
New Trail Brewing Company

Lazy River PilsLazy River Pils
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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #311
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
83
Ranked #30,408
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
16
From:
New Trail Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Notes: Lazy River Pils is a Hoppy Pils brewed with the German style in mind and an American twist. It's brewed with German Pilsner malt, German Munich malts, and hopped assertively with a blend of German and American hops. Lazy River is brewed in the constant pursuit of a more delicious, flavored beer. Enjoy cold on a hot day or a cold one.
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dcotom from Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pleasant surprise! Poured from 12-ounce can into a Pilsner glass. The body is what I could only describe as a murky dark greenish-yellow. Aggressive pour yielded a good three fingers of thick white head that left some pretty lacing as it settled to a spotty cap. This has a lot of depth compared to some Pilsners I've tried. Aromas and flavors of light caramel and grainy malt, with notes of grassy and herbaceous hops and lots of soft bitterness. Light to medium in body, with good carbonation. The finish is crisp, dry and a little astringent, with a hint of citrus-y tartness lingering on the palate. Tasty on its own or with food, I'd happily drink this again.

Sep 04, 2020
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was actually impressed with this one slightly skunk corny taste smooth easy drinking even slightly warm. Might get it again even though I am not a big fan of pilsners.

Jun 04, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very nice pilsner. Unfortunately, this isn't a style that excites my taste buds as much as the ales. I think that effects my rating, but if you like Pilsners, you'll really like this beer.

May 16, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CANd now, the beginning of the last phase of Happy CANtinuing New New Trail & Feeling Light-Hearted About Happoshu Beer Sunday (Week 784), ironically mentioned first! These will all be CANs for the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm) so it should be interesting.

From the CAN: "American Pilsner"; "Bottle Run Creek 3.7M[,] Rose Valley Lake 15M[,] Mill Creek 5.7M".

Man, the tab really fought me during the Crack!ing open of the vent on this one! It finally let go, giving me a fingertip spritz due to its being a brimful craft CAN. I followed up this revelation with a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting Pilsner glass. It foamed up beautifully, forming just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention, taking its sweet time in falling away while leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a pretty Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was a bit bitter & hoppy for the currently-listed (GER Pils) style & while I get that they are calling it an AmeriCAN Pils due to their inclusion of US hops, it throws it out of whack stylistically. Personally, it would fare better as a Czech Pils since the hops were clearly the focus. J/S. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a pronounced softness in the mouth & on the tongue. Again, more akin to a Czech Pils. The taste had a nice bitterness, grassy and minty, making me curious as to the hops bill. There was no question as to its crisp drinkability. It was definitely thirst-quenching. Finish was likewise hoppy & dry. I would happily fill my beach-bound cooler with this, come Summer. YMMV.

Mar 01, 2020
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Swirling carbonation... Exceedingly pale yellow straw color... Slight off-white head... The nose is subtle and slightly musky with come cereal grain notes... The palate is dominated by sweet grains... A very subtle hopiness on the finish... Smooth, light-bodied and crisp... Goes down easy sip after sip... A very enjoyable pilsner and another fine offering from New Trail...

Mar 01, 2020
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale blonde. Crystal clear. Lively carbonation. Loose white head.

Nose
Cracker, bread dough, honey, florals, lemon, and orange zest.

Taste
Doughy bread and crisp cracker malts covered in honey. Light juice and zest bouquet of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Balanced floral grassiness with a pinch of pine needle.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean, lightly bitter, off-dry, and refreshing

Overall
Woh! Now that’s how a Pilsner is done! The best Pils I’ve had in a long, long time.

Feb 11, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... minimal lacing.

S: Crackery grains.. light lemon and grass.

T/F: Light malts/cereal. Mild sweetness... lemon, floral/herbal, and cut hay. Modest hop bitterness Crisp and clean. Well carbonated... clean finish.

O: A nice easy drinking pils. Great for after a lawn mow.

Oct 09, 2018
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, quite transparent, quite effervescent on the pour, head presents brighter white with fine to small bubbles and 1+ inch deep, head laces the glass well and leaves a light top.

Smell is lightly grassy, floral maybe a hint of catty like note, not much malt.

Taste is pilsner malt upfront, then hops take over with grass, floral notes.

Mouthfeel is moderate to crisp, nearly overcarbonated, lingering mouthfeel is a bit sharp on the tongue.

Overall a well hopped pilsner, highly carbonated pilsner

Jun 15, 2018
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale gold with a white head.

Smells of bright grainy hops, citrus, and floral notes.

Taste bright clear and crisp. Bright grain cereal notes balanced by bitter herb and citrus hops.

May 19, 2018
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 16 ratings