Alfa Edel Pils
Alfa Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #636
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,154
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 14.87%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
51
From:
Alfa Bierbrouwerij B.V.
 
Netherlands
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Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  15
SCORE
79
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Reviews by canucklehead:
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canucklehead from Canada (BC)

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sent to me in the mail by my friend Hein from Holland. A decent pils that is light and refreshing. The hops notes are grassy but not as pronouced as Grolsch. I enjoyed the beer though admit that other euro lagers have more complexity and depth. The dry finish does however make it food friendly and thirst quenching.

Apr 23, 2013
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DvdP from Netherlands

3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sep 24, 2020
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very smooth for a pilsner must be the water from the natural spring unlike some brews that use water from unnatural springs - okay its certified water with a unique bottle number. This pilsner pours with a slight head and leaving little lace. Nose is not distinguishable and taste is more malts than hops giving it a sweetish flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Light bodied. 300ml bottle. The ABV is 5.0%.

Jul 31, 2003
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rastaman from England

3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty nice i think, very nice to drink a lot of, quite a nice malty character, a bit sweet at the start and moderate bitterness, very nice actually, great for session drinking.

Aug 04, 2002
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shamrok from Germany

3.5/5  rDev +2%

Jun 09, 2013
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Absumaster from Netherlands

3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a very full-bodied beer, with more body than the average pilsner from Holland. This also makes me drink it at a bit slower speed than other pilsners. There is something malty and different in taste, something buttery or creamy, but I am not able to point out the taste.
Unlike the other review below, I think this is a pretty good beer for the style.

Jan 16, 2006
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BlackHaddock from England

3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl Bottle: best before Apr 2013, poured into a 'La Chouffe' tulip on 3rd Nov 2012, the first beer in a random tasting evening.

Usual golden pilsner/lager look: bright and clean.

The nose and taste were on the malty side compared to most tasteless/mini-hoppy flavoured beers of this style. I quietly enjoyed this, which for me to say about a pilsner (drank at home) is very unusual indeed.

The malt flavours stayed thoughout the tasting and the body held the alcohol and hop bitterness nicely together which produced a pleasant dry finish.

Nov 04, 2012
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monkeybeer from California

3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Clear Golden yellow with white head that quickly diapered. Sticky lacing that hung around till the end.

S- Light malt and hops

T/M – Medium Carbonation sweet, malty, grassy taste a little watery

D - Very Drinkable, could easily down a few of them. Nice and light

Nov 21, 2007
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Onslow from Texas

2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bought at the Volmeer for half a buck!

....not to bad..has a unique sweetness

..some good bitterness..border lining on not good...smooth and lacking,
but easy drinking..has some odd aftertaste,
but at 50 cents who cares..

..run of the mill stuff...

Feb 26, 2008
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Tomblerone from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +2%

May 27, 2012
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Offa from California

4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a light but tasty, somewhat unique pilsner-type.

Pale straw - definitely on the pale side for the style - it has a huge white head that slowly shrinks and leaves some even rings of foamy lace.

The aroma is nice grass, herbs, a lot of grain, and hints of pear.

The taste is tart, tangy apple, grain, grass, with the grain soon fading to a very weak background element, leaving it dominated by apple, lemon, and hints of herbs and grass. It is lightly sweet with a light, dominant lemony bitterness that controls the finish, leaving a long apple-lemon aftertaste. It has an unusually soft feel and the feel and taste are a little unique. It definitely gets points for being somewhat different.

Nov 03, 2008
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HalfFull from California

3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden straw color with light head and retention. Smell is of light sweet malts and with a typical Noble hop presence. Offers some grassy herbal notes when shaken up a bit, but it settles back rather quickly.

Taste offers some balanced maltiness up front with a decent finish. Not too sweet and slightly viscous in texture, yet somewhat bland overall on the tongue with a rather light carbonation.

Light bodied Pils on the feel with a decent drinkability.

Note: 5.0% ABV per label..

Aug 29, 2008
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whiteskittlz from California

3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

50cl can from trader Joe's, poured into frosted mug...accompaneid with ad hoc turkey tacos

appearance: just the right golden colour for a pilsner. also had typical pils head

smell: typical pils = matl mixed with hops

taste: not the most flavourful, and the hops are not overpowering - leaving it nice and cripsy

mouthfeel: leaves mouth a bit dry and finish is slightly junky, also a bit thin, though this is appropriate to the style

drinkability: not enough flavour for a session beer, but otherwise unoffensive and pretty smooth

verdict: out of trader joe's selection, this is a good throwback beer with less flavour (especially of hops) than their other pilsner offerings (namely CzechBrou and Starobrno)...and being a tall can, it is a good value for a buck a pop.

-ajh

Nov 26, 2008
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bmaggot from Lithuania

3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Oct 01, 2015
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RuudJH from Netherlands

3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dutch brewed lager, a pint in a can.

Looks ok: straw yellow, with a nice creamy head, a bit of lacing in the glass.
Surprizing fresh smell. Malts, yeast, grassy hops, like normal lager pils, but it has the freshness some of the others seem to lack sometimes.
Taste is similar, but a bit faint.
Mouthfeel is thin, watery.
Easy drinkable lager. And cheap.

Apr 11, 2011
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rvdoorn from Netherlands

3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought this beer in the supermarket. Poured into a Grolsch glass. The beer pours a yellow-straw color, with a nice white head.

Smell: typical pilsner smell: malt and hops

Taste: Not to strong. Nice and malty, with very low presence of hops. Because of this, the bitterness is almost absent, but what is there, is just enough to give the beer a perfect balance.

Mouthfeel: thin and watery, but that is normal for the style. Carbonation is medium-high

Overall: I will rate this one, compared to other pilsner beers because of course it will never beat any of the special beers out there. But for a regular pilsner, it is extremely drinkable. The taste is soft (somewhat weak) but man, this one goes down easy!

Oct 04, 2009
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goschool from California

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another new offering from Trader Joe's. How could I resist after trying so many unimpressive singles from their beer shelves?

Appearance: This one pours a light gold with a large foamy white head that rescinds and eventually disappears by the halfway point.

Smell: The nose is not the best ambassador for the beer. There's a average blend of pilsener malts and grassy saaz hops.

Taste: The flavor profile is malt-forward with soft, semi-sweet pale malts. There is an interesting minor creamy note in the, sort of like Boddingtons, in the mid-palate. Grassy malts pick up steam towards the end for a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is light, nearing medium, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability: This is unexpectedly tasty. It's far from thought provoking, but it's a nice, quaffable lager.

Oct 08, 2007
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Scott414 from New York

4.52/5  rDev +31.8%

Sep 17, 2014
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ovaltine from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 02, 2015
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

C / ABOVE AVERAGE

Apr 02, 2016
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djura from Serbia

2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can 0,5 l

A - One finger white head, lasting couple of seconds. Pale golden with huge carbonation.
S - Cheap light malt, metal and skunk aroma, not good.
T/M - A bit watery, but not too much, pale malt, bitter aftertaste..

O - Maybe a one step better classic industrial pale lager.

Feb 02, 2016
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dsreeves from Florida

4.26/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 21, 2016
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DutchBeerDrinker from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Jun 09, 2013
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Daniel473 from Netherlands

3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 02, 2020
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Jose9e from Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Jul 30, 2012
Alfa Edel Pils from Alfa Bierbrouwerij B.V.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 51 ratings