Schlafly Pilsner | The Schlafly Tap Room

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3.69/5
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220 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Pilsner is a golden and crystal clear lager. The hops lend a pleasant bitterness and a lemony, peppery taste. They are added at the beginning of the brew for bitterness and the end for flavor. The subtle and lightly toasted flavor of the malts is the perfect backbone to showcase the special hop blend.

Pilsner can be traced to its namesake, the city of Plzeň (pronounced pilsen) in the western half of the Czech Republic, once part of Bohemia. In 1842, Joseph Groll developed the first light colored beer, an immediate success. Still a popular style, Pilsner influenced the American light lager we know today.

30 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 10-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,273
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
220
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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19
Gots:
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 126
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy, creamy, dense, white head that lingers.

Grainy malt and lightly floral hops form the aroma.

Flavor is slightly grainy, with soft floral notes, and a cracker malt crisp and bitter finish. There's a touch of tanginess.

Body and carbonation are moderate, finishing crisp and refreshing.

Very approachable beer. Nice example of the style, minus that slightly tangy note.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.76/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a yellow color pilsner with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of grainy notes is not the most pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some grainy notes with a dry finish with light spicy finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not sure if I got a bad bottle here but this was not the most pleasant and I had hard time finishing a single bottle which is not what I was expecting considering the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mmva321
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a pale and clear yellow color with very little carbonation that doesn't keep up and about a finger of head that dissipates too quickly and leaves no indication that it was ever there. Not much going on here.

S: My first whiff, I got a good amount of that unwelcome trademark-German funk that I don't sense much of now that I'm trying to discern a little more out of it. The aroma is a little faint, and the hops are sensed only as a faint note. I get a good amount of lemon citrus and pepper. It's kind of pleasant actually.

T: A very full pilsner taste. A good amount of blunt hops and a slight hint of citrus. I get way too much pepper, but it's not a bad taste, and I'll give this pilsner some points for going big with its flavors.

M: A full-bodied taste deserves a full body to go along with it, and this mouthfeel is rich, creamy, carbonated but not heavy at all. It also leaves some dryness after the drink. It once again goes big for a pilsner, but it hits a great note with the mouthfeel.

O: Well, the mouthfeel certainly makes this pretty pedestrian beer something special and unique, at least from what I've had of pilsners. I don't know if this is something I'm really going to want to drink often, but it at least takes risks and is memorable in a style where being forgettable seems acceptable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Schlafly Pilsner from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 220 ratings